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  • 11 Apr
    Sun
    Private Event
  • 12 Apr
    Mon
    Car Trackday
    12 April 2021
    Car Trackday - Bedford Autodrome (GT)
    Information

    An opportunity to take your own car onto the circuit away from the congested public roads. Virtually any vehicle is welcome - and it's brilliant fun!

    Organiser MSV Car Trackdays
    Format MSVT Car Bedford Autodrome 12/04/2021
    Can I participate? Yes
    Telephone Booking 0843 453 3000
    More Information Click here
    Can I spectate? No spectators are permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions
    Facilities
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    Parking: Free
    Additional information
    Circuit Map Click here
    How to find us Click here
    Accommodation Click here
    *All times are subject to change
     
  • 13 Apr
    Tue
    Private Event
  • 14 Apr
    Wed
    Private Event
  • 15 Apr
    Thu
    Private Event
  • 16 Apr
    Fri
    Private Event
  • 17 Apr
    Sat
    Car Trackday
    17 April 2021
    Car Trackday - Bedford Autodrome (GT)
    Information

    An opportunity to take your own car onto the circuit away from the congested public roads. Virtually any vehicle is welcome - and it's brilliant fun!

    Organiser Javelin Trackdays
    Format Car Track Day
    Can I participate? Yes
    Telephone Booking 01469 425040
    More Information Click here
    Can I spectate? Spectators are not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions
    Facilities
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    Parking: Free
    Breakfast and Lunch - Trackside Suite:
    Light refreshments - West Circuit Pits:
    Additional information
    Circuit Map Click here
    How to find us Click here
    Accommodation Click here
    *All times are subject to change
     
  • 18 Apr
    Sun
    No activity
  • 19 Apr
    Mon
    Bike Trackday
    19 April 2021
    Bike Trackday - Bedford Autodrome (South West)
    Information

    This Sessioned Track Day splits riders into 3 groups of a similar ability and divides the track time between these groups. Your day will begin with new registration procedures, followed by sighting laps. Please pay special attention to the noise limit listed on your chosen event.

    NEW for 2021 - all bikes must have a front brake lever guard or hand guard fitted.

    Organiser MSV Bike Trackdays
    Format MSVT Bike Bedford Autodrome 19/04/2021
    Telephone Booking 0843 453 3000
    More Information Click here
    Can I spectate? Spectators are not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions
    Facilities
    cp_breakfast_bapcp_tea_coffeecp_meal
    Parking: Free
    Breakfast and Lunch - Trackside Suite:
    Light refreshments - West Circuit Pits:
    Additional information
    Circuit Map Click here
    How to find us Click here
    Accommodation Click here
    *All times are subject to change
     
  • 20 Apr
    Tue
    No activity
  • 21 Apr
    Wed
    No activity
  • 22 Apr
    Thu
    Car Trackday
    22 April 2021
    Car Trackday - Bedford Autodrome (GT)
    Information

    An opportunity to take your own car onto the circuit away from the congested public roads. Virtually any vehicle is welcome - and it's brilliant fun!

    Organiser Opentrack
    Format Car Track Day
    Telephone Booking 01954 710911
    More Information Click here
    Can I spectate? Spectators are not permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions
    Facilities
    cp_breakfast_bapcp_tea_coffeecp_meal
    Parking: Free
    Breakfast and Lunch - Trackside Suite:
    Light refreshments - West Circuit Pits:
    Additional information
    Circuit Map Click here
    How to find us Click here
    Accommodation Click here
    *All times are subject to change
     
  • 23 Apr
    Fri
    No activity
  • 24 Apr
    Sat
    No activity
Circuit Contact

Bedford Autodrome
Thurleigh Airfield Business Park
Thurleigh
Bedford
MK44 2YP

Tel: 01234 332 400
Fax: 01234 360 415

bedford@palmersport.com

Accommodation

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How to find us

Bedford Autodrome is located approximately 10 miles North of Bedford town centre and 20 miles East of Northampton.

Click here to view a map

Bedford Autodrome

Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. The venue has been purpose-built for speed and space, containing four distinct circuits and more than five miles of track laid out across a 384-acre site, with vast run-off areas that provide optimum safety.

Whilst there are several track configurations featuring every kind of corner, Bedford Autodrome doesn't hold race events so there is no requirement for crowd-protecting safety barriers or concrete walls. Guests can drive to the limits, safe in the knowledge that pushing too hard will result in a harmless spin across endless flat grass.

Whether attending as a guest as part of the world-renowned PalmerSport event or enjoying a trackday, Bedford Autodrome is the best place on earth to drive fast cars to the limit.

 

The history of Thurleigh Airfield can be traced back to the autumn of 1940, when it was used as a base for bomber aircraft in WWII. In September 1942 personnel of the 306th Bombardment Group moved in and remained until autumn 1945. A memorial to those who served stands proudly in Thurleigh village.

Post war, aviation was seen to offer great commercial and technological opportunity and powerful wind tunnels were built on a site above the village of Milton Ernest to meet the challenge of supersonic flight. With the acquisition of additional land to the east, a custom-built flight test facility was constructed on the existing war-time Thurleigh airfield. Flying re-commenced in 1954 and research at Thurleigh led world aviation development in many areas including aircraft control and handling, supersonic transport development (Concorde) and military vertical take-off and landing (Harrier).

The venue was totally rebuilt as a corporate driving facility in 1999 by Jonathan Palmer's MotorSport Vision Group and has since played host to hundreds of thousands of guests on the legendary PalmerSport event. In 2010, seventy years after its original inception, the new Bedford Aerodrome facility was opened alongside the circuits.

 
 
 
Bedford Autodrome Circuit Map