Riding the Silverstone F1 Circuit on a TT bike

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I’ve managed to ride a bike or go around a couple of F1 circuits so far – including far away ones like Albert Park in Melbourne. The last time I got to ride on Silverstone was in the pre-Strava days (yes, they did exist and no, I’m not that old) back in 2011.

Back then it was a chance for the circuit’s owners, the BRDC, to show off its fancy new pit buildings and slight re-jig as the iconic start-finish straight was moved to another part of the circuit. These days, it’s possible once a month to hand over a fiver on a particular day and gain access.

All sorts took the chance to ride – from people like me on their TT bikes, to road racers working together to go fast and all the way down the scales to kids and parents just out for a jolly. It got pretty busy as the session went on but I took the filmed lap below when it was relatively quiet still – quick laps become harder once sharing with more riders.

Silverstone F1 Circuit Map

Silverstone Circuit Map

Silverstone Dolan TT Bike

I ‘crashed’ and rolled the bike in the gravel trap

Riding the Silverstone F1 Circuit

 

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Mathew Mitchell

My name is Mathew Mitchell, 30 from Staffordshire, UK. Over the last few years I've got more and more into cycling, from the first innocent Sportive events to Audaxes, Go-Races, British Cycling racing and now Time Trials.

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