Frequently Asked QuestionsBack to top
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I'm under 18; can I come to the British Grand Prix?Back to top
Yes however for safety reasons, all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 18.
Can I bring my pet?Back to top
It is not advised to bring pets, it is not the best environment for them. If you really have to bring your dog then they must be kept on a lead at all time and all foul must be picked up. Please respect others.
As of 2012 dogs are not allowed in the fairground area after 8pm. This is subject to change but our current standing is that it is not a safe environment for animals late at night.
What's the best way to get to Matterley?Back to top
Please see our directions page:
Can I bring a camper/caravan?Back to top
Yes. You will need to buy a camping pass and each person staying in the vehicle must have a valid weekend ticket. You must also have a camping wristband to enter the camping area (4 are given with camping pass) extra camping wristbands are £5 each.
Can I save space for my friends camper?Back to top
You must purchase another camping pass when entering the site. Your friend must purchase or have a camping ticket to enter the site when he/she arrives. Once they are in place you can take the extra ticket back and you will get a refund from the camping office. This is to ensure all camping spaces are used efficiently.
Can I have a BBQ / Bonfire?Back to top
Open fires and candle flares are strictly forbidden for safety reasons. You may use BBQs that are raised off the ground.
Can I smoke anywhere on site?Back to top
The legislation about not smoking inside in public places applies in tented venues such as the beer tent on site, therefore smoking is forbidden in these public areas. Smoking is permitted in personal campers or tents as according to British law.
Will there be medical care available?Back to top
There will be ample medical care 24/7 provided by a large number of trained staff including doctors and medical professionals. The medical tent can be found next to event control, near the second riders paddock.
Is the Grand Prix suitable for me if I have a disability?Back to top
It is advised to contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event so we can provide you with the best solutions to your personal needs. In the past we have been able to help a number of guests with disabilities enjoy their weekend with minimal disruption.
If you are in need of using the disabled car park, please bring along proof of your disability - for example a blue parking badge.
There will be a disabled viewing area closed off from the rest of the public with a solid base suitable for wheelchairs and wheeled beds, again please contact us if this is something you will need to use.
Can I use an air horn at the event?Back to top
Yes, air horns will be available to purchase on site, please don't use them in an obnoxious manner.
I want to become a sponsor or buy a trade stand?Back to top
Please contact the team at email@example.com to become a sponsor or buy banner/trade space. This must be booked well in advance with a deposit and special requests booked down to avoid disappointment.
Im disabled, what do I do to make life easier getting into the event?Back to top
Please contact the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you out personally to give you the best experience possible. You will be able to park in the Car parking B section, much closer to the track than public parking and there will be a separate hard standing area for you to view the action from.
As of 2013, Youthstream are offering 2 free weekend paddock passes and 1 car parking B pass for each disabled guest. Proof of disability (i.e a blue badge) is necessary for this offer.
Please email us at the aforementioned address giving details of your disability well in advance so we can make sure there is plenty of space available.
Will it be easy to get onsite?Back to top
The whole 2013 British Grand Prix experience is designed to make you the spectator enjoy a great time from arrival to when you leave.
Please note that due to the events size there will always be the capacity for problems when entering or leaving the parking/camping site. We have extensive traffic plans put into place to minimize disruption to the surrounding areas and to make exiting more efficient, however you can help by being prepared for a wait just in case and staggering your leaving times. Staying in camping on Sunday night and leaving on Monday is also an option.
In 2012, the exiting system was much improved in comparison to 2011, leaving many very happy with the speed at which they could exit the venue, we are confident this can continue this year and beyond.
Can I sell merchandise at the event?Back to top
Yes! But you must be a recognised trader by contacting email@example.com and ordering a trade pitch.
Can I park outside on the road?Back to top
There is no need to park on the roads outside, you will receive a parking fine and be clamped. This will be a strictly enforced rule. We have ample car parking facilities with enough space for everyone.
The car parks will flow steadily to the exits and the car parks are close to the track, why walk 1km and get a fine?
Can I bring my own sound system?Back to top
Entertainment will be on in the evenings for those who prefer louder music.
This year there will be 3 camping areas, Party, General and Family.
If you wish to play loud music, please respect those who want a more peaceful weekend and choose the Party camping area when you arrive.
When can I arrive on site?Back to top
Campers for 2013 may arrive on site no earlier than THURSDAY MORNING. Any earlier than this and you will be denied entry.
What is the latest time can I enter the camping site?Back to top
Please try to get there early to avoid disappointment. Entertainment starts on thursday and runs until sunday, Saturday will be the last day for entering the camping site. The campsite entrance closes at 11pm each night and opens at 7am.
When do we have to leave the site?Back to top
Everyone must leave the site by 11AM Monday morning.
Can I walk on the track?Back to top
The general public are not allowed at ANY point in the event to walk on the track This is for safety reasons. The barriers around the track are put in place for a reason, please remain on the correct half of them.
Excuses involving 'But we're allowed to everywhere else' will not hold water. Security will be around the track area and you may be escorted from the event if you are caught flouting the rules.
What happens if I arrive at 5am in my car, can I park up?Back to top
Arriving during non-operational hours means you would have to stay in the holding area of the campsite entrance until the following morning where you will be directed in.
Is the British Grand Prix family friendly?Back to top
Yes! There will be plenty of toilets, food vendors, trade area and alongside the main motocross action there will be a number of different side shows including, cycle jump team and fair ground rides for children and extreme rides for the adults. This year there will also be a separate family camping area for those wanting a more peaceful weekend. Family tickets are available (2 adults x 2 children) and there is always a great atmosphere.
Where is it?Back to top
The event will be at Matterley Farm, A31 Alresford Road, Winchester. Hampshire. England SO21 1HW. For more information visit our Directions page:
Is there anything else I should be aware of?Back to top
Please do not bring fireworks, pit bikes, electric scooters, glass containers, potential weapons, and portable laser equipment including laser pens or any illegal or offensive items. This is a family friendly event so antisocial and illegal behaviour will not be tolerated: ejection, possibly without return, will be the outcome. There will be strict security to make sure all behaviour is correct.
We understand that many keen motocross goers will be used to the more relaxed environment at the international GP's, however Health and Safety legislation is much stricter for large events such as these in England, therefore it is VERY important to take care and check the rules on things you can bring/do. For example, pit bikes are not allowed, alcohol may not be brought in past the camping but can be bought (due to alcohol regulation laws) inside the entertainment area, etc. If you have any questions or complaints, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org instead of complaining elsewhere so we can try and improve for the better where we can.
Can I pay by card?Back to top
2013 will see card machines at the ticket booths and cash machines on site.
Can I take alcohol into the arena?Back to top
There will be no alcohol allowed to be brought into the arena, although alcohol can be consumed in your own camper or caravan to your own discretion, provided you don't act in an antisocial manner.
Please remember glass is banned from the site and will be confiscated if not kept within your camper.
There will be searches at the gate entrances.
SD Events Ltd are responsible for everyone’s safety and we have to participate in the correct monitoring of alcohol, the whole bar area will be run by an experienced bar event management team who are required to adhere to Winchester’s strict licensing policies.
SD Events Ltd has worked hard to find such a competent and well-structured team who will deliver a safe environment along with a good choice of alcohol that is not over-priced.
The event area remains a Greenfield site where animals will return to afterwards. Please remember this is a family event and therefore no disorderly behaviour will be accepted. Please also put your Aluminium cans in the correct refuse bin.
Please remember this a World championship sporting, we do not want to lose this event due to the a few minority drunks, have fun be merry but enjoy the weekend and then you can do the same next year!
Please carry a form of ID if you look under 25 to prove you are at least 18 to buy alcohol.