During the early part of 2022, the Forest Raceway.. the home of the Forest of Dean Radio Controlled Car Club was evicted from their permanent setup within the Vantage Point business village. This permanent setup, had seen world champions, upcoming champions and many, countless hours of racing, practise and fun for all on its permanent carpet setup. It was a real loss to the local RC racing community.
We survived, by finding a temporary venue within the Miners Hall in Cinderford. Since then, we have made a bigger plan.
Early May 2022, I was contacted by an old friend who had some land he was willing to lease to the club, provided we could make excellent use of it. And what a use we have planned!
Two, international specification tracks will be built. One catering for the Off-Road market, one for the fast moving On-Road. The tracks will have a dual sided rostrum located between them, providing drivers with easy viewing access to both tracks. We have even solved the age old issue of less able drivers being able to access the facilities, but using the natural topography of the land and creating a ramp leading to the top floor of the rostrum.
As much as possible, the entire track surfaces, the building, everything we can, will be made from either sustainable products or secondhand. Making this an incredibly "green" site to race at, which given our location, makes perfect sense. The Forest of Dean is a fantastic natural environment to live, work and enjoy, and we are on the Eastern edge for this project.
Given time, we will provide electrical hookups for everyone to charge their race equipment and this will again, be utilising as much green power as we are able to!
Building two international specification tracks does come at a massive cost, but one we feel is massively worth it. With any donation received we will be able to push this project forward and we look forward to welcoming each and every donatee to come along and enjoy every aspect of this scale Motorsport.
We have benefits in mind for those who donate a considerable sum, and we are of course open to offers of help and support within the local community.
- £100+ - Free membership for a year - 1 race a month free
- £250+ - Free membership for 2 year - 2 race a month free
- £500+ - Free membership and racing for 4 years
- £1000+ - Free lifetime racing & membership - Part of track named after you
For more details on our club in general, feel free to follow the following link where you can also contact the committee for any information needed.
Build it, and they will come!