We asked you the viewers to vote for your favourite top give motocross tracks in the UK and we are pleased to say following a large amount of votes we now have the UK’s top 5 motocross circuits.
1 – Hawkstone Park
Hawkstone Park is one of the most iconic Motocross tracks in the UK if not the World, the best riders in the World have ridden here and if the circuit could tell stories it would certainly have plenty!
Postcode – SY4 4NA
2 – Desertmartin
In the world of motocross, both national and international, Desertmartin refers not to the village of Desertmartin, which is situated some four miles west of the town of Magherafelt, but to a technically testing and world renowned motocross circuit; a circuit fabricated and developed over a period of 30 years by well known Cookstown & District Motocross Club. The former sandpit known as “Porter’s Pit” is owned by the Porter family but is leased by the Cookstown Club who have developed it into one of the best known motocross tracks in the world, and one of the few with full planning permission. The “Desert”, as it’s fondly known, has been developed over the years with not just the riders in mind but also provides for the spectators. Walkways and spectator areas are plentiful with a large hardcore paddock area for the riders to park and work on their machines. Toilet facilities are good, and on race days catering is always provided.
Postcode – BT45 5QW
3 – Matterley Basin
The Matterley Basin circuit is well renowned for being a staple of the FIM World Motocross Championship calendar. After being originally designed in 2006 for the MXoN and British GP by one of the industries most respected track designers, Johnny Douglas-Hamilton (Created in just two weeks). “JDH” returned in 2017 to make changes to the circuit for the MXoN. These were loved by fans and riders alike!
Postcode – SO21 1HW
4 – Foxhill
Foxhill motocross circuit is a well-known motocross circuit situated near to the small village of Foxhill, around six miles south east of Swindon, Wiltshire.
Established in the late 1980s, the circuit is highly regarded by motocross enthusiasts in the UK. Set in a valley, much of the circuit winds up and down the steep banks of the valley, with a number of large man-made jumps. The circuit is predominantly hard, chalky soil.
Postcode – SN4 0DR
5 – Canada Heights
The course at Swanley, Kent known as Canada Heights, acquired its name during the 1914-18 War when a large contingent of Canadian troops were camped there on the high ground.
It has, however been in regular use for off-road motorcycle sports for many years, and by the Sidcup and District Motorcycle Club since 1952.
Over the years, the circuit has hosted many events, from Club level to International status. It drew large crowds and national television coverage with the BBC “Grandstand Trophy” events during the 1960s.
Despite its popularity and regular use by riders and spectators alike, it still remained just a rough piece of land for motorcycling until 1985, when the Sidcup Club bought it with the aid of a grant from the Sports Council and sponsorship from companies and individuals.
Postcode – BR8 8DX