Photo credit: Lydden Hill Race Circuit
Lydden Hill Race Circuit set for £5.5m investment
Lydden Hill Race Circuit is set for a £5.5m investment, including a new pavilion building after Dover District Council resolved to grant planning permission. The plans will also see Lydden Hill hosting more non-race events.
One of Kent's most popular sporting venues, Lydden Hill Race Circuit attracts over 50,000 visitors annually with over half of visitors coming from outside the county. With 30% of visitors staying overnight, events at Lydden Hill generate 28,500 bed nights in local hotels, B&Bs and camp sites. Visitor numbers are expected to rise to 89,000 by 2025 along with the creation of around 50 new jobs.
Lydden Hill Race Circuit is the birthplace of rallycross and has been operating since 1967. The circuit's natural ampitheatre make it one of the country's most popular motorsports venues. The circuit can trace its history back to 1947 as a grass track when it hosted the Lydden Speedway.
Motorsports race events at Lydden Hill are limited to 52 days per year. Under the plans a series of non-race events will create a more sustainable business model for the circuit. This includes the potential to host corporate events and experience days, motor shows, cycling events, learner and advanced driving courses, and activities to support local motor industry skills and training.
Posted on 31/01/2020