Following its highly successful return in 2018 and last year’s amazing event the excitement of motorcycle racing once again returns to Lydden Hill.
One of the oldest motorcycle racing events in the UK, running every year from 1966 to 2009 it made a welcome return in 2018. On its return Danny Webb took 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. Last year BSB Rider Tom Ward took the honours again on a Suzuki. 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) together with former Kawasaki Works rider Tim Bourne winning three times (86,87 & 88), Pat Mahoney (73,74 & 75) and many, many more. This year all riders will compete in several heats over the weekend to claim their place on the grid for Sunday afternoons Lord of Lydden trophy and Sidecar Burn Up trophy races.
The ever popular Sidecars always produce a thrilling race, first introduced in 1970 the Sidecar Burn Up was won by Chris Vincent, a well know sidecar rider of the time and TT competitor, other stars include Norman Hanks (71, 72, & 73) local star and TT competitor Derek Bayley (78, 84, 85) and Bruce Ford Dunn (80, 81 & 82) not forgetting Darren Dixon, twice world sidecar champion. He not only won the Lord of Lydden in 1984 but also won the Sidecar Burn Up in 1990, 94 and 95, the only person ever to do this. Tim Reeves dominated the last four events. (2000, 09, 18 &19). This year along with the F1 and F2 Sidecars battling it out for one of the 20 places on the Burn up Grid we also feature the Classic Sidecars with their series of heats and final.
Lord of Lydden – sidecar Burn Up is an action-packed weekend of motorcycle racing featuring many solo classes including, Production 400cc, MZ’s, Ducati’s, Yamaha pre-86, F1 & F2 and Classic Sidecars. We also once again welcome the BSSO Scooter club who will be holding their end-of-season finale of Super and Stock Scooters. Unfortunately, the youngsters from FAB Racing will not be competing this year.
Due to current pending UK Government and ACU Covid -19 regulations at the time of the event it may not be possible to have the Saturday evenings popular live entertainment and Q&A session.
We will be serving high-quality food throughout the weekend at our own catering outlets. This is a “not to miss” weekend and a firm favourite in every motorcycle racing fans diary. We even have camping facilities so why not make a weekend of it. However, you come, as an individual or in a club you are guaranteed a warm welcome and memorable weekend.
Saturday – Gates open at 7.30am, track action starts at 9am and finishes by 6pm, with gates closing at 9:30pm
Sunday – Gates open at 8:30am, track action starts at 10:30am and the event finish by 4pm.