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Upcoming Track Days - Lydden Hill

Date Circuit / Layout Organiser Cost
November 2018
+ Saturday
10 November 2018
Lydden Hill
Lydden Hill Circuit
£120
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Session Type: 6 sessions included!
Restrictions: 100db
Skill Level: Novice, Intermediate, Experienced. (tuition available)
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day
December 2018
+ Saturday
01 December 2018
Lydden Hill
Lydden Hill Circuit
£120
Book
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Session Type: 6 sessions included!
Restrictions: 100db
Skill Level: Novice, Intermediate, Experienced. (tuition available)
Track Day Type: Track Day Car Day

Address

Lydden Hill Race Circuit
Wootton
Canterbury
Kent
CT4 6RX

5 day weather Forecast

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/17 10%
High 64° / Low 53°
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 64F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 10/18 40%
High 60° / Low 50°
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional light rain...mainly in the morning. High near 60F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10/19 20%
High 61° / Low 47°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 61F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/20 10%
High 63° / Low 48°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Sunday 10/21 10%
High 64° / Low 50°
Clear
Sunny. High 64F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Lydden Hill - Track Guide

Ben Whibley – Caterham Champion

Lydden Hill is a hidden gem for most track day users. The circuit provides a friendly and cost effective way to get track time. It can be seen from any point and it’s easy to get your bearings with only four corners. Some track days allow you to overtake on any side like a test day, so make sure you pay attention during the briefing.

On track you begin at Canterbury Straight, which starts to dip down into Pilgrims – a long sweeping right-hander where you need to make sure all braking is done before you turn, as there is not a lot of room for error. Drift wide to the left before coming back to the right near the service road and try to keep as close to the white line under-braking. There is a small bump you need to pass first. With Devil’s Elbow, make sure you get on the power at the apex and drift wide, but not too wide as you will be penalised in competition. This corner is important as you need to maintain speed for the steep hill.

North Bend scrubs a lot of speed. You are still pointing uphill, so a trail brake is OK here, but don’t go too hot or you will lose speed coming back down the steep hill to Paddock Bend.

With most corners, when you exit you always feel you could have gone quicker, but I see so many cars in the gravel here. Be respectful to this corner, which starts with a dip before the apex that is on the peak of the hill where the car goes light and drifts onto the grass. Experiment with this corner and build up slowly.

Enjoy this fast circuit.

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