You are able to take your own Car or Motorcycle for a track day at Lydden Hill. For car events, you require a full licence and for bike events, you must have a full unrestricted licence. If attending a bike or car track day at Lydden Hill, all drivers/riders must make sure their vehicle meets the noise limit requirements. The noise limit at Lydden Hill is tested in two ways; there is a static noise test prior to the event which vehicles must pass the 100dB(A) limit. This is measured at a distance of 0.5 metres from the exhaust whilst the engine is revved at 3/4 of its max. Whilst out on track the drive-by noise is also monitored and the limit for that is 92dB(A).
Lydden Hill Lydden Hill Race Circuit Wootton, Canterbury,
KentCT4 6ET United Kingdom
One of the shorter circuits in the UK, but it is very popular with both competitors and spectators. Competitors find the Lydden Hill Circuit quite a challenge. Lydden has a variety of bends, gradient and short straights, which keep competitors very busy. The circuit was designed and built by Mr Bill Chesson in 1965. Originally 0.705 miles in length, it was increased to 1 mile in 1967 when the hairpin was extended up Hairy Hill. Spectators like Lydden because it is a natural bowl. Wherever they choose to view they can see 90% of the track. Started in 1955 by Bill Chesson, the track was originally used for stock cars and grass track racing. By 1965 it had a tarmac surface and hosted car racing up to Formula 3 level. In 1967 the track hosted rallycross on a combined grass/tarmac circuit. Rally Cross is still one of the most popular events at Lydden Hill and recently featured on Top Gear where the Presenters took part in a rallycross race.