Palmer Park Decline


Senior Member
South Norfolk
That's a shame!!


it is, all these places (Reading, Brighton, Mountbatten, are very large outdoor tracks with little if any banking and not much in the way of track characteristics. Possibly Herne Hill (which dates back a long way but has been looked after in the last few years) is an example of how an outdoor venue should be. I know Brighton and Mountbatten are 100+ years old, and look it. They will need serious money spent to sort them out to where they should be safe. Might be better just to rip them up and build 250/333/400 tracks with proper bankings and fences, but councils are strapped for cash and grants hard to come by. So the best to be hoped for is some patching up to an acceptable standard, which still leaves an ongoing maintenance problem to be funded for well out of date facilities. At least, I suppose, they can run road bike events on them as beginners events, once the places are sorted out.
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