A huge thank you to our sponsors & volunteers

We wouldn’t be able to run this event without our amazing sponsors and volunteers, so we would to say a huge thank you to them for their support. We look forward to working together again next year!

 

 

 

Will Ratman return?

RVGGPWill Ratman make an appearance?  Will Kenton Williams retain his title? What speed will the fastest cart reach?  You’ll have to turn up tomorrow find out!  Don’t forget; 7am road closure (free parking available or catch the train), 10am practice races begin, 12 noon main event opens, 1.30pm 1st gravity race…lights out!  In the meantime, here’s a taster of what’s to come;

20160817_14284742 year-old carpenter Stef Cree from Cubbington will be racing this beauty, build cost c£400.

 

 

 

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Terminal Velocity has been constructed by father and son team, Robert and Joel Whitmore, from Coulsden, come and see how fast it goes!

 

 

Fancy volunteering to help?

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We couldn’t do this event with out all the amazing #volunteers who make up our team.  We are always looking for more help, so if you can spare a few hours and fancy volunteering to join the team this Sunday 11th September, please get in touch below.

 

Get ready….

img_4427With just a few days to go, here is some useful information for those of you planning to come to the Reach Valley Gravity Grand Prix by car.

Free car parking will be available in Church Field, which can be accessed via Ringmer on the C113 road (passing by Glyndebourne).  This  will lead you to Lacys Hill and the entrance to Church Field. Please use this route rather than enter Glynde via the A27 entrance, as there will only be limited street parking available in Spring Gardens.

Of course, the racing track passes right by the railway station in Glynde, so the train is a great way to get here. For travel information visit:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/gly/details.html

 

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!