Straightliners will host its usual May speed event in 2016 but this year's event has an extra day. Much of it will happen at the historic beach based natural speedway of Pendine Sands, Wales which has seen many world speed record attempts. There will also be a speed event at Elvington, North Yorkshire. At these events participants and spectators will see some of the most powerful motorbikes and cars in the UK in action. They may even be some weird and wonderful four wheel vehicles including mono wheels and two and four wheel jet vehicles as they all attempt to break British, European and "world speed records".
Pendine Sands action from last years event (photo Becci Ellis)
Straightliners will run two courses this year. A long course for the record contenders and a short course for the rider who just want to come for the experience, in fact it will be just like Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah,USA without the very high cost of getting there.
While Straightliners make great efforts to have it's events open to all, this event is regulated by the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). To compete for a national record participants must hold an ACU licence, pass official scrutineering and be a Straightliners Events member. For those not going for records they do not need an ACU licence but they just need to sign up for this event as it is open to all bikes, cars, mono-wheels and three wheelers. Sign up for Straightliners membership here https://www.straightlinersonline.co.uk/membership.html
The dates are as follows:
1. Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire 14th May - book it here https://straightlinersonline.co.uk/events/event/23-speed-week-pendine-sands.html
2. Pendine Sands, Wales - 21st & 22nd May - book it here https://straightlinersonline.co.uk/events/event/20-speed-week-elvington-records.html
Pendine Sands is a seven mile long beach set on the scenic shores of Carmarthen Bay on the south coast of Wales. The village of Pendine is situated near the western end of Pendine Sands.