Oliver’s Mount road race circuit is England’s only natural ‘road’ race track. Situated just five minutes from Scarborough’s town centre, the races have been likened to a ‘miniature TT by the seaside’. Edge of your seat racing, the closest action seen at any race venue, friendly locals and a stunning setting are all key features of a race weekend at Oliver’s Mount. Importantly, for the racers, the 2.43 mile track has always been regarded as a challenging, tight and twisty circuit, which tests their skills to the maximum.
The rider list of former Oliver’s Mount winners is like a ‘who’s who’ of motorcycle racing history.
Cecil Sandford, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Bob McIntyre, Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Klaus Enders, Jarno Saarinen, Kent Andersson, Takazumi Katayama, Mick Grant, Barry Sheene, George O’Dell, Jock Taylor, Wayne Gardner, Joey Dunlop, Steve Hislop, Robert Dunlop, Carl Fogarty, James Whitham, Ian Lougher, David Jefferies, Dave Molyneux, Nick Crowe, Guy Martin, Ryan Farquhar, John McGuiness and Ian Hutchinson have all raced at
Oliver’s Mount over the years and stood on top of the podium.
The first race was held at Oliver’s Mount in 1946. Over twelve thousand spectators attended that very first meeting and, quoted in ‘The Motor Cycle Magazine’ was the phrase: “It could well be said that Scarborough has started something” – almost seventy years and over 170 meetings later, little did they know how right they were!
There is no greater thrill for a race fan than to see race bikes brushing the banking only yards away from where you stand - you can leave the binoculars at home when visiting Oliver’s Mount.
We must add that Oliver's Mount is a public highway so if you visit Oliver's Mount outside of race days, please note that the speed limit around the whole site is 30 mph. Please respect local residents and other road users by sticking to these speed limits.
For 2016 there will be 7 events at Oliver's Mount:
2016 DATES - ROAD RACES:
The Spring Cup Bob Smith Trophy Road Races: 16th/17th April
The Cock O'The North Continental Road Races: 18th/19th June
The Barry Sheene Road Races: 23rd/24th July
The Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup: 24th/25th September
2016 DATES - HILL CLIMBS
Festival of Speed Hill Climb - Car HillClimb 30th April - Bike HillClimb 2nd May
National Speed Hill Climb - 21st August
Northern Championships Final - 8th/9th October