One of the oldest motorcycle racing events in the UK, running every year from 1966 to 2009. In 2018 we resurrected the legendary competition with Danny Webb taking a hard-fought win on his Suzuki GSX-R1000, a very different machine to the Manx Norton ridden to victory by Charlie Sanby back in ’66. Six-time British Superbike Champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is among the previous Lords of Lydden (1997), as is former Isle of Man TT rider Steve Mercer (2006 & 2009).
Lord of Lydden is an action-packed day of motorcycle racing featuring superbikes, sidecars and small-scale kids’ racers. Classes include Supertwins, Yamaha Past Masters, MZ’s, the BSSO Scooter clubs end-of-season finale and the exciting ‘anything goes’ Open Class. Sidecar enthusiasts are also well catered for with F1 and F2 Sidecars, plus a Sidecar Burn Up formed from the fastest 20 qualifiers on the day. The stars of the future will also battle it out for the Junior Lord title, the riders and bikes may be small but the entertainment in this category is massive. This all builds towards the highlight of the day, the crowning of the new Lord of Lydden in a race between the fastest 32 qualifiers on the day from the Supertwins and Open categories.
If you think you’re fast enough, come along and have a go!
Spectators and supporters can also enjoy classic and vintage bike displays, exhibits from bike clubs and dealership displays. We have our Trade Village, new high-quality food menu and evening entertainment with live music and a fully-licensed bar!
Saturday – Gates open at 7am, track action starts at 9am and finishes by 6pm, with gates closing at 9:30pm
Sunday – Gates open at 7:30am, track action starts at 10:30am and the event finish by 4pm, don’t forget to join us at the presentation!