News & Updates
Official Oliver's Mount Fund Raiser Launched
Saturday 19th June
We know a lot of people want to help the rebuild effort though at this continued difficult time.
You can donate:
- With 0% commission PayPal payment to email@example.com as a FRIENDS/ FAMILY payment
- With 0% commission BACS transfer to the dedicated Co-op Bank donations account (Sort Code 08-92-50 Account Number 68809450)
- With approx 2% commission by scanning this PayPal QR code
- With approx 4.5% commission by PayPal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org as a goods/service transaction
All donations will be published (anonymous donations are welcome too), held in a new ring-fenced account, and overseen by the 243 Road Racing Association Committee, who will decide what the funds will be spent on, and we will keep you all informed along the way. If we can partially fund a new building from these donations, we can name that building after this effort.
We have taken advice to make sure as much of your donations as possible go towards the rebuild effort rather than in crowdfunding commission charges.
Perhaps the best thing you can do to support us is to keep showing your support at each of our future events and spread the word amongst friends and family to make sure Oliver's Mount remains financially viable for years to come.
Wednesday 16th June
Scarborough Borough Council have recently conducted detailed inspections of their entire estate, including Oliver’s Mount. Their surveyors have found several serious issues with many of the aged buildings at Oliver’s Mount that make it unsafe to hold meetings at the venue at the current time. The safety of the public, competitors, officials and staff must always come first.
Several meetings have been held with Oliver’s Mount Racing, 243 Road Racing Association, Scarborough Borough Council and the ACU to explore all possible options to run the meetings planned for 2021 in a safe manner. Despite all possible efforts, it has become obvious that the meetings cannot be run in a safe manner with the buildings in their current state, and the mutual decision was taken today to cancel The Barry Sheene Classic Meeting on 26 / 27 June and The Oliver’s Mount Festival on 31 July / 1 August.
We will look to rearrange the bike hill climb planned for 17/18 July to a date to be advised in September and we expect the GB Supermoto weekend of 28/29 August to go ahead as planned.
The Michelin Steve Henshaw Gold Cup will move from 11/12 September to 18/19 September, and we expect that to be a great event with the top riders available to compete for the prestigious Steve Henshaw Gold Cup given that date does not clash with BSB or Cookstown.
We sincerely apologise to all spectators, riders, officials, marshals and staff that have these dates in the diary and especially to those that have booked time off work or accommodation for these events, and even more so where these plans are not changeable, or refundable. Please believe we tried as hard as possible to make these events go ahead in very difficult circumstances, but it became obvious this week to all concerned that the events could not proceed.
All tickets for the Barry Sheene Classic and Festival will now be valid for the The Gold Cup with no extra charge. You do not need to do anything. If you are not able to make the Gold Cup you can receive a refund on your ticket by calling Duke on 01723-333322.
All Competitors can have a full refund, or a credit note for our future events, please contact the office to arrange.
We will be working very hard over the next 3 months, along with Scarborough Borough Council to demolish the unsafe buildings within the paddock and make sure that we have a fully functional and safe paddock in time for the meetings planned for the latter part of the season and we all look forward to a fantastic Gold Cup meeting to welcome yet another resurrection of Oliver’s Mount in recent times. We will keep fighting hard to ensure Oliver's Mount is fit to continue into the future. We very much appreciate your continued support throughout these difficult times.
2021 Oliver's Mount Festival Cancelled & Michelin Gold Cup to go ahead on 18/19 September
Tuesday 27th October
Oliver's Mount Racing - 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
Oliver's Mount Racing is now looking for Corporate Sponsorship partners for 2021 and beyond.
We can offer all companies, National and Local, Large and Small, tailored sponsorship packages to suit every budget. With comprehensive coverage throughout National and International TV networks, including ITV4 and Eurosport, as well many other national, local, bike industry and social media outlets.
Packages can range from title sponsorship with headline coverage on TV programmes, to individual race sponsorship, corporate hospitality, unique customer experiences and trackside banner and many more opportunities in between.
Click on the YouTube link above to see our promotional video and email email@example.com or call 01723-339193 for more information.
Oliver's Mount Racing - Director's Reorganisation
Thursday 8th October
Mick Grant and Eddie Roberts, the founding Directors of Oliver’s Mount Racing Ltd., have taken the difficult decision to retire their positions at Oliver’s Mount, and have handed over the helm, to leave Andy Hayes as the sole director, soon to be joined by his wife, Wendy. Former TT racers Mick and Eddie initially negotiated with Scarborough Borough Council in September thru December 2018, which brought road racing back to the historic track. Without their passion, hard work, and enthusiasm, Oliver’s Mount would have been left in the history books. Thankfully, due to their hard work, and help from a never-ending list of volunteers, Oliver’s Mount has resurrected itself to its former glory.
It was an emotional decision for multiple TT winner Mick Grant, “Eddie and I are both extremely passionate about Oliver’s Mount, we enjoyed racing at the iconic circuit in the 70’s and 80’s. It seemed to be the right thing to do at the time to get racing back, we could not let the track fall into the history books like so many great tracks have. Eddie and I chatted with the council back in September 2018, and with mine and Eddie's experience, we were convinced we could bring the track back to life. I’m hugely proud of what we’ve achieved, especially during challenging times. We achieved what we set out to do, the track is alive again and now it’s time to hand over the reins”.
Eddie Roberts, who himself is a former race winner and lap record holder at Oliver’s Mount added, “Mick and I both raced in the 70’s, therefore, our race age is no secret, and although we are extremely passionate about Oliver’s Mount this was never going to be our long-term plan. When we took over, we had two priorities; firstly, to get Oliver’s Mount up and running whilst making the historic track as safe as possible for riders, spectators, and marshals. Secondly, our long-term plan was to discover a younger person or team to take over once the track was up and running. Andy Hayes has the same passion for the Mount as Mick and I and being a fair few years younger is the ideal person to take the helm. Andy and his wife Wendy are now sole directors of OMR Ltd.”
Eddie continued, “There are so many people to thank, without whom the dream of racing at the Mount again would never have come true. Our special thanks go out to Shaun Dalton and Hayley Colebrook. Together with a dedicated team, they formed 243 RRA and 1946 Marshalls Association. To all the Orange Army and 243 Committee members, we thank you. Scarborough Borough Council: Lisa Dixon and Stuart Clarke. Thank you for having faith and vision. Mark Jessup (Clerk of Course), Brett Moor (Deputy Clerk), Gary Thompson and Paul King (ACU) and all of the team in the “Tower”. Many other individuals, Cindy Challis, Val Henshaw, Carol Grant, Bry Bayes, Nige Race, James Corrigan, James Goodall, Robert and Maureen Goodwill MP, Adam Child, Tony Flinton, Peter Duke and all at Duke Marketing, and so many more. Thank you all. It has been an emotional roller coaster; Mick and I are very proud to see Oliver’s alive again to the sound of racing. Don’t worry we will still be in the paddock from time-to-time, we still love our racing. It only remains to wish Andy and Wendy every success.”