Bringsty Grand Prix 2018 Roundup

 

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at Bringsty Grand Prix over the weekend. The event was an enormous success and we’d like to extend our gratitude to the organisers and supporters who helped bring this historic event back to Bromyard for the first time since 1947, including The Bromyard Speed Festival crew, Cotswold Youth MX and local land owners. You can see some videos and pictures of the day on our Facebook page.

As many of you already know from our previous blog updates, The Bringsty Grand Prix took place over two consecutive years in 1946 and 1947, with the latter being politically significant due to the large public rally that took place on the Common to protest the loss of the basic fuel ration for private motorists. The pressures of post war Britain were too much for the event to continue past this date, which is why it was so exciting to see it launch again in 2018 after last year’s pilot event to mark its 70th anniversary.

Participants on the day included David Weaver, Marcus Doughty, Andy Carter, Alastair Garness, Vincent Hale, William Holden Jon Britton and many more, as well as Richard Williams who won the event and who is pictured below winning the Bringsty Grand Prix cup. The event was a classic ‘grand old scramble’, with ledges, bog watersplashes and steep climbs and as well as enjoying glorious weather, several participants commented on how the 1 mile period circuit was one of the best they’d experienced in years.

We’d like to once again thank everyone who made this event possible, and very much look forward to seeing its return next year.

 

A big thank you to ESL Photography

The Bringsty Grand Prix 2018

The Bringsty Grand Prix will run in the Herefordshire countryside for the first time since 1947 on 7th April 2018.
Supported by local land owners and in keeping with the ethos of The Bromyard Speed Festival, this historic motorcross event will take place at the Tiblands Farm, Linley Green Road, Bromyard WR6 5RE, where motoring enthusiasts from all over the country are expected to gather in celebration of its much-anticipated return.
Assisted by one of the spectators at the 1947 event, the original course has been identified, and it is still possible to follow most of its alignment over one mile traversing bog, stream, ledge and steep climb.
The one-day spectacular starts at 10.30am and is an ideal opportunity for onlookers to get up close and personal with some of the finest classic motorcycles in the country with unrivalled views of the event running across Garness, Brodie and Carter land.
The Bringsty Grand Prix first took place following the end of the Second World War and to reflect the historic link, and money raised this year will be given to charities which will include Help for Heroes. It goes without saying that motoring events such as these are not only a way to promote the area and boost tourist interest, but to also bring people together in recognition of an important time in British history.