New sponsors announced

We are delighted to have three new sponsors this year and would like to thank them for their support.

Spiral Stairs

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Not only are Spiral Stairs sponsoring this years event but they will also be entering their amazing gravity cart again this year. Can’t wait to see how fast it will go!  Spiral Stairs have been supplying custom built spiral, helical and straight staircases with associated balustrading to an international marketplace since 1966. Their design projects include full structural design and recommendations for the design of the supporting structures.  www.spiralstairs.co.uk

 

Glynde Estates

Glynde EstateThe rural Glynde Estate is home to the beautiful Glynde Place, which is open to the public on selected dates through the year and also hosts wonderful concerts by BBC New Generations Artists.  For further information visit http://www.glyndeplace.co.uk

Caburn Cottages

Caburn Cottages

Caburn Cottages are a group of flint and brick self-catering cottages with between one and three bedrooms.  Each cottage is well equipped with electric cooker, colour tv, toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge/freezer.  WiFi is available free in each cottage.  Most cottages have a shower over the bath but some have  a wet room which may suit those with mobility problems.   Bed linen is provided as well as towels and each cottage has a kitchen/sitting room comfortable seating as well as tables and chairs. Visit www.caburncottages.co.uk  to find out more.

 

Car Parking & Road Closure

Of course, we need to close the road for a day of exciting Gravity racing, stalls and attractions on the Recreation Ground. So in case you are wondering how to get to the event or how you may be affected if you live in the village, here is some useful info.

There will be free car parking available for visitors to the Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix, this will be signposted on the day.

The road closure and course will be the same as last year, so the area will need to be free of parked cars by 7am on the Sunday morning.  ViIlagers will be able to move their cars to the parking fields the night before.  If you’ll need vehicular access to the streets shown in red on the map during the road closure (7am until 8pm), please get in touch asap so we can make arrangements.  if you have any questions please email gravitygp@glynde.info.

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Schedule for the day

RVGGP imageYay…the schedule for the day has now been confirmed…its getting exciting! Details are as follows;

7am: Road closure commences, access to car parking will be available via Lacey’s Hill.

8.30am:Scrutineering takes place in the pit.

9am: A steward and marshal briefing session.

9.45am: Drivers briefing session.

10am: 1st Practice run commences.

11am: 2nd Practice run commences.

12 noon: Food and entertainment stalls open on the recreation ground (some maybe open earlier and the Glynde village store and tea room will be open 8am until 12 noon for those wanting morning refreshments).  The Working Men’s Club and Trevor Arms will also be open for refreshments.

1.15pm: Drivers briefing session.

1.30pm: 1st Gravity Race begins.

2.45pm: 2nd Gravity Race begins.

4pm: 3rd and final Gravity Race begins.

5.45pm: Podium Ceremonies take place.

8pm: Road closure ends.

Spectators are very welcome to attend throughout the day, there will be plenty of refreshments available and entertainment for all the family.

Photo courtesy of ARW Photography

 

Look what we have lined up…….

From a sizzling BBQ to vintage ice creams, there will be a host of  tasty food available at this years event, including Alfresco Fish n Chips, Indian food from Himalia Patel, Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Van, a Tea Tent offering cakes & teas plus the Glynde, Beddingham & Firle Memorial Parade will be cooking up their legendary BBQ….so make sure you get down to the recreation ground on 11th September from 12 noon onwards!

Its official! Gravity Racing, here we come!

We are very excited to announce it’s been confirmed the Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix will take place on Sunday 11th September 2016.

Why not get involved? We’ll need competitors, organisers, stewards, marshals, entertainers and of course sponsors, so take your pick!

It you are around this evening (28th April), we are meeting in the Trevor Arms, Glynde at 8pm to start planning the event, so join us if you want to be involved.  If you can’t make it, get in touch , we’d love to hear from you.

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Is it all downhill from here?

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The first Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix (RVGGP) has been and gone, meaning we are no longer doing it for the first time!

So with that in mind, we are meeting tonight (January 21st) to discuss plans for the next event.  Whether you were an organiser, entrant, steward, spectator or inconvenienced villager, there’s a good chance you could make some suggestions that would make the  second (RVGGP) even better than the first one.

So, if you’ve got any suggestions or want to be involved in RVGGP 2016, please come along to The Trevor Arms from 8pm tonight.  If you have any questions or can not make the meeting and want to make a suggestion/get involved, please send an email to chris@glynde.info.