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Scarborough Gold Cup
« on: 15 January 2015, 01:23:08 PM »
I'm currently reading Guy Martin's Autobiography and keeps mentioning the Scarborough Gold Cup.  With 2 young (8 and 5) children I've got zip all chance of making it to the TT anytime soon so this looks like it could be a goer.


Has anyone been?


Any tips on camping or best viewing spots?


Is it as good as it sounds?
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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #1 on: 15 January 2015, 01:30:39 PM »
Any meeting at Olivers mount is well worth a visit. I've never stayed over, just been for day visits, but the racing is excellent, you're way closer to the track than anywhere else (except the tt etc), if you buy your tickets in advance (for some of the meets at least) you get pit access as well.

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #2 on: 15 January 2015, 01:34:31 PM »
Best spots - my favourite is the hairpin, or trackside on the long blast down through the trees. On the steep climb is good too, the bank above the start finish line gives great views of the chicane immediately prior (the big Bikes are coming down from warp speed to probably 30 for that one). The track is small enough you can do a few vantage points on each race, you're not restricted to picking one and finding you've made a mistake.

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #3 on: 15 January 2015, 01:37:12 PM »
Is it as good as it sounds?

Nope. It's better.

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #4 on: 15 January 2015, 01:50:21 PM »
I bought Guy Martins book too but haven't started reading it yet. There are a few races in Scarborough on the calendar this year which I am hoping to get to the Spring Cup and the Gold Cup. Already booked up for the NW200 and Ulster GP and hoping to do some more from race events below

Spring Cup Scarborough – 11th & 12th April
International North West 200 – 10th to 16th May
Isle of Man TT – 30th May to 12th June
Southern 100 – 6th to 10th July
Cock O’North Scarborough – 18th & 19th July
Armoy – 24th & 25th July
Ulster Grand Prix – 3rd to 8th August
Gold Cup Scarborough – 12th & 13th September
Sunflower Trophy Races – 24th & 25th October

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #5 on: 15 January 2015, 02:36:20 PM »
Il be taking the misis and possibly kids upto Scarborough. Can't wait, I was hoping to attend NW200, Ulster and TT this year but work as stopped that one. Fingers crossed il be at the Classic TT.  Olivers Mount is top of my list at the mo :)

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #6 on: 15 January 2015, 04:36:06 PM »
I've been going since1972 and enjoyed many great races however...make sure you and family are dressed for a walk in the country, there are no spectator stands and it is very hilly.
Another problem is that the organisers will not advertise if a star rider pulls out, I have been disappointed a few times, Guy Martin  the most recent, he had told the organisers he was riding at the Goodwood event but they still advertised that he was riding.
It's expensive, with the Gold Cup being £30 last year, £20 for the other events and frankly the entry was poor at some of them.
If it's foggy (weather, not Carl ) and the meeting is delayed they'll still let you in but won't refund if the meeting is cancelled.
It can be very enjoyable but be aware you may be disappointed, especially if you've travelled a long way.
Greg
P.S. There's a few clips of the racing on YouTube

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #7 on: 15 January 2015, 04:55:36 PM »
I believe that the laws are due to change this or next year to allow road racing throughout the UK so  hopefully it's the future.
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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #8 on: 15 January 2015, 05:16:29 PM »
I hope that's the case Bri. I seen this abit back http://m.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/114921
But nothing since ... fingers crossed! !

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #9 on: 15 January 2015, 06:43:39 PM »
I saw something in a motorcycle news that a chap left at work about a town that closed roads for a time trial looking at road racing in the future so fingers crossed it will go ahead.
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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #10 on: 17 January 2015, 08:39:57 AM »
Hope it does.it is a beautiful area for Families too, stayed at Whitby and York, the latter with the bike and enjoyed an amazing weekend on wonderful roads 8) http://www.auto66.com/roadrace-events.htm this may help
http://youtu.be/rYmc2SMEcKI
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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #11 on: 18 January 2015, 05:11:42 PM »
Here's another good un Grandma ;)
http://youtu.be/03RAVnXj150

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #12 on: 24 January 2015, 08:43:38 PM »
If your planning on making a weekend out of it, you really can't go wrong for roads, you have the entire playground of the wolds, moors and dales to play in, along with Northumberland and even the lakes if you go out for a full day!

As to racing, never been but always heard good things.

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #13 on: 25 January 2015, 07:47:33 AM »
Age is a question of mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!
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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #14 on: 25 January 2015, 11:29:11 PM »
I am going this year

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Re: Scarborough Gold Cup
« Reply #15 on: 23 March 2015, 09:03:31 AM »
Has anyone done the advance booking for paddock entrance ?
I keep meaning to do it, dunno why I haven't yet?? :/ lol ..