Help ensure racing continues at Olivers Mount
We have created this funding page, with Olivers Mount Racing permission, to help towards the large costs that will be incurred in the remedial and updating work that needs to be carried out at the circuit.
The following is a brief summary from Andy Hayes of Olivers Mount Racing
Following the discovery in June of a number of serious structural building issues within the Oliver’s Mount paddock, Oliver’s Mount Racing and Scarborough Borough Council have been working closely together to further investigate the issues and plan for the safe demolition and reinstatement of the buildings to secure racing at Oliver’s Mount for many years to come.
The problems at the site are now known to be more severe than initially thought, made worse by the position of the paddock at the bottom of a steep incline, leading to many of the building issues now known to be caused by insufficient surface water management and the building foundations being undermined by years of heavy rain water.
The Council still has a lot of work to do on a feasibility study to know what is actually required. They are suggesting in addition to some of the paddock buildings requiring imminent demolition, there will also be a short term need for asbestos removal, surface water drainage systems, retaining walls and some large scale electrical improvements.
Also, an agricultural barn for the recticel safety barriers that need storing away from damaging UV light will be required, plus a couple of portacabins and a shower block for the paddock and at some point in the near future, the iconic control tower will need to be replaced.
The fund raising doesn’t sit well with us, but Phil & Caroline from Shop4bikers wanted to help and we know a lot of people have already helped, and many more have said they would like to do so. We repeat that the best way people can help is to come to our future events in large numbers, but obviously this can’t happen now until April 2022. We will be looking into putting some fund raising events on throughout Winter where we can give something back to our supporters and give the latest updates on the 2022 season.
Scarborough Borough Council are fully engaged and supportive in resolving our issues and we are hopeful they will also help towards the costs. For our part, we will re-invest future income into improving the site as much as possible to get it fully up to the required standard and suitable for the years ahead.
The ACU and 243 Road Racing Association are also offering all available support and this is greatly appreciated.
Finally, any donation you can give in these difficult times, however small, is so very much appreciated