The Long List

This is a list of tracks that have come to light during researching other tracks.
If you have any information on bicycle racing that took place at these locations, please contact me.



Location Address Date Notes
Alnwick St James Park 1952 Alnwick, St James Park 1952 NCU
Alverthorpe Football Field 1899 Alverthorpe Sports on the football field, started 1899 included 1 & 2 miles handicap races.
Ascot 1869
Barnsley Shaw Lane 1895 Barnsley Shaw Lane Barnsley Cricket and Athletics Club 1922 and Atletic News 22 April 1895
Barnsley Wortley Cricket Club 1886 Wortley Cricket Club Sports, Oldfield Lane, Wortley 1886
Barnstable 1910 Barnstable Sports Revived in 1910
Bath Bath Liberal Club and Bath Cycle Club 1952
Beaumont College Windsor Eton?
Beccles Benacre sports 1930s D Horn book
Belper 1869 Belper Wakes velocipede race
Birkenhead Wirral Agricultural Society 1869 Birkenhead Park
Birmingham Harborne Football Ground 1901 , Lynwood Walk/Lordswood Road
Bishop Auckland Cockton Hill Bicycle Track 1882 June 1882, Go as you please race, Durham County Advertiser June 2nd 1882
Bishopsborough Bishopsborough CC annual meeting on grass
Blackley Cricket Club 1892 The Field Aug 6 1892
Bonnybridge 1953 Cinder track Fifeshire Advertiser 6 June 1953
Bradford Peel Park 1870 Bradford Peel Park 1870
Bridgnorth Love Lane 1889 Bridgnorth Cycling Club, track at Love Lane crowd 2,500 2nd Sept 1889
Bristol Avonmouth Grounds 1869 Bristol Mercury Aug 21st 1869
Burton on Trent Horninglow 1879 Cinder track
Bury St Edmunds Recreation Ground Cotton Lane 1881-1890 Cinder track
Cambridge Waterbeach 1930s Waterbeach & District Horticultural Show August Bank 1933 D Horn
Caterham Dene Field, Church Hill Boneshaker 173 p40
Chelmsford The Bishop of Colchester Grounds 1899 Chelmsford Bishop of Colchester Grounds 1899. Essex County Cycling and Athletics Assoc
Chelmsford The Dog Track 1934 The Dog track, Little Waltham. †Chelmsford Cycling Club events. July 4th 1934
Chester Southmoor Colliery Cinder track
Cirencester RAF Kemble 1952 Cirencester RAF Kemble 1952 NCU
Cleckheaton 1869 Cleckheaton Agricultural and Horticultural Show 24th July 1869 velocipede race
Codicote village 1890 Frank Shortland on pneumatics 1890 ish
Congleton Capesthorne Park 1886 Capesthorne Park Primrose League August 1886 8,000 spectators
Congleton Willow Row Ground 1884 Congleton, Willow Row Ground, Congleton Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club athletic sports August 16th 1884.
Coventry Midland Athletics Club meet 1878 5 1/2 laps to mile
Crediton 1892 The Field Aug 6 1892
Croydon Grass track racing Croydon & District CA 1946 Boneshaker 191 p5
Dalton in Furness
Dartford Central Park 1952-1955 1955 NCU year book.Dartford, Central Park, 6th Athletic and Sports meeting Aug 4th 1952
Darwen Clarence Hotel
Devises Recreation Grounds 1889
Doncaster Agricultural Show 1895 Doncaster Agricultural Show July 4th 1895
Doncaster Maltby Miners Welfare?
Doncaster Wombwell Miners Welfare? GRASS Dorothy Hyman Stadium (now a go-kart track).
Doncaster Bentley Miners Welfare?
Dumfries Learmont 1896 The Scotsman 20 July 1896 Cinder cycle track
Dundee Athletic Grounds 1891-1895 Dundee Athletic Grounds Company Carolina Port 1891-1895 Developed as a fish factory.
Dunoon 1900s Cinder track
Eckington Recreation ground 1883 Eckington Recreation Ground Sports August 4th 1883
Edinburgh Hawkhill http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_P/0_photographers_wane_sports_1_powderhall_racing_1_when.htm
Epworth North Derbyshire Miners Welfare?
Evesham Evesham Wanderers Ground 1894 Worcester Chronicle 19 May 1894
Evesham Evesham Show 1869
Exeter St James' Park 1890s In the 1890ís grass track racing was held in Exeter in St Jamesís Park organised by Exeter Rovers.
Exmouth Exmouth Cycling and Sports Club 1929
Galashields Netherdale 1937 Galashiels Netherdale, July 1937 Scottish grass track champs
Gildersome Dewsbury 1869 Gildersome Agricultural Show velocipede race 21 Aug 1869 Dewsbury Reporter
Glasgow Alexandria Athletic 1870s
Glasgow New Kelvinside Race and Recreation Ground 1869 New Kelvinside Race and Recreation Ground, Maryhill Road April 3rd 1869
Glasgow Park Grove 1869 Glasgow Park Grove Football Club sports, Trinidad Park, Copeland Road, Govan 23rd August 1879.
Gosforth High Gosforth Park 1883 About a mile North of the old Gosforth Cycling Track, Sporting Life 7 Aug 1883
Grangemouth Grangemouth Football & Cricket Clubs? 1889 The first Grangemouth Football and Cricket clubs was held on July 6th 1889 and there were two bicycle handicap races over one and two miles.
Grays. Essex Grays Town FC 1894 Gravesend and Northfleet Standard 13 Oct 1894
Grimsby Corporation track 1895 Grimsby Corporation track Grimsby Nautilus CC July 13th 1895 4 ltm banked 6ft Athletic News July 1st 1895
Haborne Football Ground 1901 Lordswood Road B17 0LS ref [211]
Halifax Cattle Showground 1869 28th August 1869
Haslingden 1874 Haslingden athletic club May 5th 1874, 1 mile bicycle race
Harrow Headstone Manor Recreation Ground 1952 Harrow, Headstone Manor Recreation Ground, NCU 1952
Hartford Cricket Club 1886 Hartford Cricket Club Aug 1886
Haslingdon Rossendale 1869 Haslingdon, Rossendale? 2nd annual athletics festival Aug 7th 1869
Haslington Haslington Crewe CW1 5RD 1877 1869 -1877 grass. Whit Saturday 1877 Cricket field Bent Gate
Hemsworth Colliery Hamlets Croft 1955 NCU year book
Hitchen Town Ground 1955 NCU year book
Holbeach Fitzwilliam 1922
Hoylake races Butts Close Football
Hucknall Carters Park 1952 Holbeach, Carterís Park, 5th Annual Sports, July 19th 1952
Huntley William Balls Stanley Hotel 1869 Hoylake races Liverpool Mercury April 9th 1869
Ilkeston Foresters Cricket Ground 1883 Hucknall Foresters Cricket Ground 23rd July 1883
IoM Douglas 1869 Huntley, Grand Floral and Agricultural Show
IoW Ryde Cossall Colliery 1881 Cossall Colliery, Ilkeston 1887 N&V 216
Johnstone Derby Castle Pleasure Grounds 1877 Derby Castle Pleasure Grounds June 1877
Kidderminster Partlands Ground Grass track 7 laps/mile
Langton 1869 Johnstone, West of Scotland Athletic Sports July 17th 1869
Langwith Notts Spennels House 1929 Birmingham Daily Gazette 30 July 1929 Cinder track for employees of Brintons carpets
Leeds Langton Recreation Ground 1876 The Meir
Leeds Cricket Club 1907 Bicycle track made at considerable expense 13 jul 1907
Leeds Allerton Bywater 1912 Banked cinder track around cricket pitch 29 July 1912
Leeds Armley Cricket Ground 1894 Armley CF & AC annual sports , Armley cricket ground May 1894
Leicester Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road 1881 Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, Leeds Grass track 352 yards around (in 1881)
Littleport Cambs Hunslet Union Cricket Club 1881 Hunslet Athletic Sports festival, Hunslet Union Cricket Club, August 1881
Liverpool Country cricket ground 1925-37 May 30th 1925 Leicester Royal Infirmary Sports NCU quarter and half mile local champs. August 1937 meeting and 1927
Livingston Highfield 1955 NCU year book
Lofthouse Old Swan Road 1869 Stanley Races, Near Cattle Market, Old Swan Road, Liverpool May 1869
London Pumpherston 1896
London Cricket Club 1899 Lofthouse Cricket Club 1899 included 2 bicycle races.
Long Bennington Eltham Road Lee SE12 Boneshaker 187 p19
Loughborough Hackney Wick
Loughborough Royal Oak paddock 1886-1894 Long Bennington Royal Oak paddock, 1886, 1894
Lurgan Corinthians football field 1931 Loughborough Corinthians football field NCU 1 mile scratch local champs Nottingham Journal June 1st 1931.
Luton Hoo Tylers Cricket Ground 1869 Tylerís cricket field near the railway station July 27th 1869 during an England cricket match
Manchester Queens Park 1901 Northern Whig 25 June 1901 Cinder track
Manchester
Manchester Radcliffe track 1880 closed 1880
Mansfield Football Club, Whalley Range 1888 Manchester Football Club Whaley Range 1888,
Mansfield City Grounds 1870 City Grounds Manchester 1870
Mansfield Woodhouse Rainworth Sports Arena 1930s -1952 Kirklington Road NG21 0JY †1954 NCU Handbook 1952
March Shirebrook Colliery Cricket Club 1952 Mansfield, Shirebrook Colliery Cricket Club 1952 NCU†
Masham
Melksham GER sports ground 1930s Great Eastern Railways D Horn book
Mexbrough 1869 Masham Annual fair 1869
Mexbrough 1952 Melksham Avon Sports 1952 NCU
Middlesbrough Ardwick Road 1887 Cinder track
Monckton 1869 Mexboro Feast June 21st 1869 cricket pitch?
Monmouth Marton Grove 1914
Morley Monckton Colliery S71 4BE http://www.brierleyyorkshireengland.net/Monckton_Cycling_Club.html
Newark Drybridge House Drybridge Park 1879 Monmouth athletic sports on August 28th 1879, 2 miles race
Newark 1869 Morley Show August 6th 1869 velocipede race
Newbury Kelham Road Cricket Ground 1881-1895 Newark Bicycle Sports,† Kelham Road Cricket ground September 1881, Newark Cricket Club
Newbury Ransome & Marles Sports Club 1952 Newark, Ransome & Marles Sports Club 1952 NCU
Newcastle Cricket Ground 1885 Sporting Life Aug 21 1885
Newport (Salop) Field near the church 1878-1879 At the 1878 Mansfield Woodhouse garden show there was a bicycle race held in a field near the church (NG29 9JY).
Newton Abbott County track meet 1895 Clarence CC Newcastle, County Track meet July 17th 1895
Newtown Chetwynd Park 1869
Normanby Park Recreation Ground 1896-1952 The East and South Devon Advertiser Aug 29th 1896. NCU handbook 1952
Northampton Montgomeryshire 1955 NCU year book
North Ormesby 1892 Aug 1892
North Shields Victoria Gardens, Cattle Mrket Road 1889 Opended 18th Sept 1896, Northampton Mercury Saturday 21 September 1889
North Woolwich Cricket Club, Vicarage Field 1914 https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002976/19090724/159/0007
Northumberland Smiths Park 1942
Northwich Royal Gardens 1869 North Woolwich Royal Gardens July 31st 1869 velocipede race
Otley Backworth Miners Welfare 1946-1950 Backworth 1950 Harris and van vliet Welfare Sports 10,000 Morpeth Herald Aug 6th 1946
Pateley Bridge Boston Hall 1903 A 1 mile bicycle race was included in the Northwich Infirmary sports which were held at Bostonís Hall on August 3rd 1903.
Peterhead Cricket Field 1880 Otley Athletics Festival, the Cricket field June 1880
Pitlochry Bewerley Park 1878 Pateley Bridge Bewerley Park 1878†
Pontypool McCrombies Yard 1894 Boneshaker 194 p13
IoM Port Erin Recreation Ground 1884-1898 Annual Athletic sports and Highland Games 1884-1898
Portsmouth Pontypool cycle stadium to let 1896 SW Daily News 9June
Prudhoe Castleton Flower Show 1872 There was a bicycle race at Port Erin with the Castletown Flower Show on August 28th 1872.
Radstock Fratton Park
Rainworth Athletic Ground 1903 Cinder track 4 ltm Newcastle Daily Chronicle 20 July 1903
Ramsbottom South Hill, Radstock The Bristol Times and Mirror May 24th 1902
Rawnsley Colliery sports 1950 http://alfbuttler.blogspot.com/2008/03/029-1950-track-leage.html
Reading Cricket Club 1930s D Horn book
Redditch Cricket field 1901 Lichfield Mercury 23 Aug 1901 Cinder track
Retford Caversham Cricket Ground 1882 RG4 8TR Ref [135]
Rhos on Wye Windsor cricket grounds 1891 Red Lane Worcester Chronicle 26 Sept 1891
Rochdale Retford Athletic Sport 1883 Retford Athletic sports 6 Aug 1883
Rossendale Walford Image in PicturesRaw path
Rossendale Enfield Farm 1894 Rochdale †Enfield Farm forming company Manchester Courier 6/6/94 p3
Rothwell 1869-1871 2nd annual athletics festival Aug 7th 1869 1869-1871
Ryde Whitworth 1910 Whitworth football & cricket Club 4th annual sports 3rd Sept 1910 cinder track
Saddleworth Rothwell Show 1869 Rothwell Show 1869 velocipede race
Sandhurst Cricket ground 1910
Seaham Harbour Cricket Club 1885 Saddleworth Cricket Club annual athletics festival, cricket ground, near Greenfield railway station July 15th 1882
Scunthorpe Royal Military College 1881 Cinder path around cricket pitch
Sheffield 1890/91 Flower Show and bicycle sports August Bank Holiday 3rd Aug 1891 at Seaham Hall Grounds. Seaham BC May 1890
Sheffield Messingham 1952 Scunthorpe, Messingham 1952 NCU
Sheffield Ecclesfield sports 1874 July 6 1874
Shefford Attercliffe Feast event
Shirebrook Wadsley Bridge 1893 Cycling 24 June 1893†
Smethwick Biggleswade
Somercotes, Notts 1950 Shirebrook May 20th 1950
Southsea Galton Gardens 1880
Spalding Somercotes cricket ground 1906 †Somercotes cricket ground near Alfreton June 1906
Stirling 1875 Southsea cinder the field 14 Aug 1875
Stretchwoth Deeping St James 1952 Spaulding, Deeping St James 1952 NCU
Studeley Bainsford Murchiston Park ?1891
Swaffham Stretchworth Park 1897 Stretchworth Park †1897 Flower Show
Swansea Studeley Pleasure Grounds 1869 Ripon ??
Swindon Swaffham Rural Sports 1869 Swaffham Rural Sports May 17th 1869 velocipede race
Tenby Central Jubilee Athletics Ground 1897 ref [239] Is this St Helens?
Thirsk County Ground 1929 Swindon County Ground 1929, Swindon Athletic Club meeting August Bank holiday 1929.
Tiverton 1886
Towcester
Truro Somerville Park, Willand 1921 Willand, Somerville Park Aug 18th 1921
Truro Cricket field, Northampton Road 1895 Towcester Amateur Cycling Club Sports June 6th 1895
Tyldesley Stithians TR3 7BL 1882
Uppingham Cricket field 1892
Wakefield Football Club 1892 Tyldesley Football Club sports May 1892 Athletic News May 2nd 1892
Wakefield 1896-1912 Uppingham Sports 1896, 1900, 1912
Wakefield Outwood 1899 Outwood CC sports held in a field adjoining the Victoria Hotel, Outwood in Aug 1899
Wath nr Ripon South Kirkby South Kirkby, Wakefield, all cycling meeting in May 1950
Welbeck Welback Cricket Ground 1914 Welbeck Cricket pitch Welbeck annual sports in July 1914 included a half mile bicycle race, 4,000 spectators
Welham Great West Riding Horticultural Show 1869 Manor House field, Borough Market, September 4th 1869 velocipede race
Wellington 1869 August 10th 1869
Wells 1893
West Drayton 1869
Whalley (Preston) Wells Amateur Athletic Sports 1902 The Bristol Times and Mirror May 24th 1902
Whittlesey Bicycle track 1879 Cinder track
Whitley Bay 1869/70
Whittingham British Legion Sports 1930s D Horn book
Wimborne Park Hotel 1900-1907 Rockcliff football field?
Wirral Castle Inn Alnwick
Wisbech Cricket Club 1869
Worcester Wirral agricultural societies grounds 1882 July 19th 1882 , Bidston , near Birkenhead. MEN
Workington Upwell sports field 1930s D Horn's local track
Worksop Hallow Park 1887 Worcester Chronicle 16 July 1887
Wymondham Aspatria Recreation Ground 1882 Mungoís Park Cumberland CA7 3HZ 1882 cinder https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002275/18820505/091/0007
Yarm Netherton Road ground 1895