Party in the park with Cadwell!

Cadwell Park is to celebrate its 80th anniversary in style with a birthday party shared with motorcycling legends and featuring fantastic machinery on and off the track.

Three celebration races will head the competitive action on the track, the Classic King of Cadwell, Charlie’s Trophy, and Tommy Wood Trophy covering a host of two-wheeled machinery from across the decades.

A host of celebrity riders are set to take to the track on famous bikes in th! e Classic Racer Champions of Cadwell Parade, including local legends Guy Martin, Derek Chatterton and Steve Plater.

TT, North West 200 and British Superbike Championship race winner Plater, from Woodhall Spa, is looking forward to reliving great memories of his local track: “In March 1994 I had my first race meeting at Cadwell Park and I won a race. For me it was like winning a Grand Prix. There’s always a great atmosphere there and as a rider, when you are sat on the start line, the crowd are so close. It always produces good racing, and nowhere in the world has the Mountain.”

Swallow’s Derek Chatterton raced against the world’s best riders at Cadwell Park in the 60s and 70s and often stole the show. He recalls: “My best memory of Cadwell Park was when I beat Giocomo Agostini on th! e 500MV. Nobody had beaten him round there before. Being local, you realised that everybody was gunning for you, so you’d do the best you can. Cadwell’s a really good circuit, I think it’s one of the best in the country.”

Fans booking in advance can take advantage of camping on Saturday night, with a Clubhouse concert from The Tuesdays. Sunday’s celebrations will include displays of classic motorcycles and cars, and there will be a classic bike trials display, plus more live music throughout the day from The Stolen Fridays.

Tickets for the Cadwell Park 80th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday 3 August are available in advance for £14, or £24 including camping (please note that camping tickets are not available on the gate). For more information spectators should call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.cadwellpark.co.uk