The famous Golding Barn circuit is to be semi-retired into a circuit that hosts a few practice and ride experience days but not be a public practice track any more. The West Sussex venue has been a race and practice track for almost 50 years, and has been a practice track for more than two decades.
Track boss Dan Beamish said: Having had time (LOTS OF TIME!) to look at what we do here at Golding Barn and assess the whole set-up, we have decided that WE WILL NOT RE-OPEN AS A REGULAR PRACTICE TRACK OR PRIVATE HIRE VENUE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
The circuit will remain in regular use by Barry Johnson and his KTM mx Experience days and in time we will look at running random events/practice days.
We would very much like to thank everyone that has used our practice facility during the last 20 years and especially those who have used it regularly. It has been a pleasure meeting many nice people and making new friends along the way.
I’m sure this will come as a shock to many, but if you are interested I will explain a little more the reasons for this decision; Firstly, we have put in a solid 20 year commitment to opening on a regular basis which in itself is a huge tie and takes it’s toll.
Secondly, with the weather generally becoming more extreme, in the South East especially, we find ourselves having to cancel more and more days due to the track being un-rideable because of the wet weather followed quickly by running out of water to keep the dust down. The hard packed ground type here doesn’t work well without a proper water source which we don’t have unfortunately. We had a borehole drilled some years ago at a large expense only to find it would not yield enough water to help our cause.
So we feel we will now just look at providing quality rather than quantity events as and when we decide the time is right. For now, thank-you again and we will keep everyone informed of any future events as or when they materialise…