Bandimere Speedway is a motorsport race track in the United Kingdom, located in Lancashire.
History Of The Track
The track was first opened in 1922 and has been run by the same family ever since. In 2004 it was bought by entrepreneur Eddie Wainman who has spent over £20m improving and upgrading the track.
After Eddie’s passing in 2017, the track was put up for sale but was purchased by a consortium led by Tony Hinge who also owns the Oulton Park Racecourse. It is now part of a sport and leisure business The Hinge Capital Group which also owns the Thruxton Motorcycle Test Centre, Hatton International Speedway and Leyland Touring Sport.
The track is located in the Ribble Valley just off junction 46 of the M65 motorway which connects Liverpool with Preston. It can be accessed from several exits of the motorway, including the M66 which leads to Preston and Carlisle, and at rush hour the M62 London–Liverpool motorway can be very busy. The track is also close to the M65 motorway service station. For further details see the track’s map.
The track is an active circuit with grandstands, paddocks, camping, toilets, food, fuel, marshals, police and hospital facilities on hand. It also features a coffee shop, a souvenir shop, an ice cream parlor and a children’s play area.
There is also a small museum dedicated to the life and career of Teddy Wilson which is open to the public and hosts several exhibits including vintage racing cars, bikes and other memorabilia. For those interested in motorsport history, this is a must-see attraction.
The climate is temperate with warm days and cool nights. Due to its elevation, the track often enjoys some of the best weather in England. In winter the track is snowier than most other British circuits with some sections being closed due to snowfall. However, the track is still open for motorcycle testing in winter. The temperature regularly drops to its lowest at night with a lot of frost appearing on the track and surrounding areas in the morning. This is particularly evident when the temperatures are near or below zero.
The amenities in and around the track are first class with lots of famous motor racing brands having offices there. It also has several five-star hotels within easy reach.
There are several eating places and bars nearby including Jack Wills Sports Bar, which hosts quiz nights and other events, and the Gas Station Bar and Grill which is a must for any petrol head.
Besides racing, the track hosts a number of other activities including concerts, open days, airshows, weddings, exhibitions, parties and shows. The track has also hosted major international racing championships including the Irish Grand Prix, the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Heures du Mans. It also hosted the 24 Heures du Mans again in 2014, as well as the popular Nürburgring24 race which was opened to the public for the first time in its history. In summer, the track also hosts a music festival called Beat on the Beach which attracts top-name British bands and international artists.
The track accepts bets on most sports with odds that are fair and competitive. The track is also open to all bookmakers, ensuring all customers can place a bet anytime, anywhere while at the track. This is important for those traveling from outside of England as well as for those who want to place a bet while at the track.
The track is also available for corporate events with food, drinks and entertainment available close to the venue. For further information, please contact the track’s marketing department at http://www.bandimerespeedway.com/corporate-information-contact/ or call 01274 565 607.
Bandimere Speedway is one of the jewels in the crown of British motorsport and motorsport enthusiasts from around the world visit it to see what all the fuss is about. The track has a fantastic collection of vintage racing cars, bikes and other memorabilia which can be viewed by the public. It also has a great café, bar and restaurants and a selection of shops selling everything from clothing to decorations. Finally, the track features a museum and archives which are open to the public and contain even more memorabilia. The whole track is a living history museum and a tribute to the greats of motor racing who raced there throughout the years.
For even more information, including upcoming events, check out the track’s website at http://www.bandimerespeedway.com/ or follow them on social media such as Twitter and Instagram @bandimerespeedway.