Want to make the most out of your British Grand Prix experience?
Stay on site in the designated camping area to make sure you don't miss any of the thrills of this 4 day event. Coming from afar? Camping is the answer. Only a short walk from the track you will be ready to get up early on the Sunday morning and beat the queues. Affordable, fun and convenient for the whole family!
Camping will be just a few hundred metres from the track and nearly 1km from any road, situated in this area of outstanding natural beauty in the new South Downs National Park. You have fantastic veiws across the South Downs, we hope that because of this privilege you will consider extending your motocross experience by staying Friday and Saturday every night so that you miss none of the action. You have also the option to stay Sunday night for free and take the leisurely approach to leaving. By buying a camping ticket you are agreeing to the camping rules, which are in place to ensure you and those around you have an enjoyable and safe visit.
For information on VIP camping visit our corporate section.
If bought online, Camping will cost £40. The price is increased from last years due to the excess mess left over last year which cost an extortionate amount to get rid of.
If bought on the day, camping will cost £50. This is for the full four nights of camping.
To enter the campsite you will need a camping wristband, four of these will be supplied along with your camping ticket.
If there are more than four of you camping you will need to buy an additional camping wristband for £5 (per extra person).
These extra wristbands will be available from the camping managers cabin.
There is only one price available and the pitch size for one ticket is 10m x 6m max. With so many sizes of tents, sprinter vans, caravans, big motorhome, vans with showers and toilets, tents without shower and toilets we decided to make one price for all. Please use the rubbish bins provided - the price of camping can only increase when the cost to clean up exceeds £22,000 each year due to the amount of rubbish left over by campers.
Times you can arrive
Camping is available from the Thursday and will stay open until Monday morning.
Please do not arrive on wednesday, you WILL be refused access to the site. The site will not be signed off for campers until Thursday morning. If you arrive on wednesday you will have to find your own camping provisions.
The holding area will be available from Thursday night onwards for those arriving between 11pm and 7am. Races are planned to begin later on Thursday to accommodate these later opening times.
Important Rules and information for Campers
Welcome to Matterley Basin Motocross circuit; please take time to read the following notes, which have been supplied, to you to ensure you have an enjoyable and safe visit. As promoters to this event SD Events Ltd take your safety extremely seriously and people who put themselves or others at risk of injury will be asked to leave the site.
We live in an age where we are all governed by health and safety regulations and we must abide by these rules.
The basic rule is to make the event as safe as possible by having good access for emergency vehicles at all time and to keep all hazards to a minimum.
If you arrive after 11PM we have made a holding area that will allow you to park up and sleep for the night. There will be toilets but no showers. You must have a valid camping ticket and entry ticket. This can be bought in the compound.
You must leave the compound by 7.30am to go to the main campsite or your vehicle will be removed.
Parking your vehicle
You will be directed to the nearest available parking spot, please follow the marshals instructions; the marshal is there for your safety. You cannot save spots for friends. If you want to camp next to them arrange to meet before entering the site, this is not our responsibility and we must use all the space efficiently.
Tents, Campers Vans, Caravans and Cars
All non camping cars must be parked in the marked CAR PARK, no one will be allowed to sleep in parked cars.
Campervans will be parked in the allotted camping bay.
Tents can be pitched with their car but no sleeping in cars, there must be 1.5 metres between the tent and car and there must be 1.5 metres between your tent and the next tent, campervan or caravan.
Campervans should be positioned at least 1.5 metres apart, please do not join awnings, there must be at least 1.5 metres between awnings for fire access
Please do not block fire lanes, vehicles in fire lanes will be removed.
Please avoid trip risks by keeping guy lines down to a minimum. Do not pitch a tent in access routes.
Please ensure if you are using an awning it is no bigger than your pitch, please also ensure it is well pegged down or wound in if it becomes windy. In extreme conditions the camping manage will advise over the race tannoy or by loud hailer.
Cars must be detached from caravans and have a 1.5 meter gap between the tow hitch and caravan.
Live open ground fires are not permitted, purposes bought camping cookers are allowed as are BBQ’s but these must be supported off the ground on a firm fire-resisting surface.
Take note of where the emergency exits and fire fighting equipment are located. Fire Wardens will patrol the area, please seek their advice or help if required.
Please ensure your camper or caravan is equipped with a fire blanket and extinguisher. This is good camping practice and will limit the damage to your property in the event of a fire.
Use common sense, do not have LPG bottles exposed.
Fire safety race campers
If you are using your race camper vehicle please ensure all petrol cans and inflammables are left at home.
Take care with smoking materials and ensure all are extinguished properly. Do not throw matches or cigarettes on the ground.
Please do not take any glass bottle out of the campers or caravans, if you are in a tent please do not bring glass bottles. This is a working farm and a National Park; we must respect the area and the wildlife that surrounds it.
Fire Fighting Equipment
Fire extinguishers will be found by camping managers cabin, these should not be interfered with, if persons are found moving or using them unnecessarily they will be removed from the site.
You are advised to carry a 2kg dry powder extinguisher on board your camper.
Generators must be turned of by 11 pm, they must be re-fuelled safely and must be reasonably quiet. SD Events Ltd reserves the rights to ask you to turn off the generator if it is deemed to noisy or a fire risk.
A first aid tent can be found at the main entrance to the track, if you are unable to take the person to the tent, seek help from a roving patrol or from the first aid tent.
Do not leave valuables on show or in unsecured areas, we would encourage everyone to keep wallets, telephones and other valuables on their person at all times. SD Events cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage of property whilst on this site. Thefts are unfortunate and we do all we can to prevent them, but some people come to these events with an agenda in mind. Lock your camper van when it is not in use and when sleeping to be sure you're safe.
There will be no motorized mini bikes or similar allowed to be used in the camping or any other areas unless accompanied by an authorized Youthstream sticker. Failure to stick to this rule could result in compounding the bike until the event ends.
Drinking water is provided through taps or water containers please ensure taps are not left on.
Please ensure you fill your water tanker before you come, there will not be hose pressure to connect to.
Toilet emptying facilities are provided. To empty camper chemical toilet waste, please use this facility.
Portaloo toilets are provided in the toilet compound please respect these.
There is a basic area for you to wash yourself, you need to bring your toiletries and towel. This is not a luxury resort - it's a motocross race!
There will also be limited shower facilities provided; any abuse of the showers will result in you being asked to leave.
Please do not play loud music in the camping area, there is entertainment provided in the bar area. Again please respect your neighboring camper or tent.
Please make sure you come to the event prepared, make sure you water tanks are full on arrival, you have good battery life, you have vehicle chocks, your gas is full and is fully sealed. Ensure you have ample pegs and straps for securing awnings.
Please also make sure you have ample refuse bags and that you dispose of your litter in the bins provided or that you take the refuse home.
LEAVING THE CIRCUIT
Please clear your area and take your time exiting, take a look around the pits, watch the podium presentation, enjoy an evening meal. There will be a separate exit for camping spectators. You must exit slowly.
All that is left to say is enjoy the racing and have a great time and respect the countryside.
SD Events Ltd