Preston Park Track

Preston Park Cricket Ground & Cycle Track
Preston Drove

Telephone: 01273 713860, 01273 292706 (enquiries about cycle racing league, not at track)


Type: Cinder (no longer exists - track removed), , lanes, lane straight

Authority: Brighton & Hove
Ceremonial County: East Sussex

NUTS Name: Brighton (PP)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 306065
National Grid Reference: 530600, 106500

Paper Maps:
A-Z Brighton & Worthing 1D 28
OS Explorer Map: 122 (was 17)
OS/Philip's East Sussex 145 E1
OS/Philip's West Sussex 166 B1

Train: Preston Park, London Road, Brighton

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Other Info:
A cinder track in Preston Park is believed to have existed since at least 1925 and was inside a 2.75 laps/mile banked cycle velodrome track which is still there around the Cricket Ground. The cycle track is now reported to be 579m in length. A world record for the 3 and 4 miles walk was set by Larner here on 19th Aug 1905 but it is not certain whether the track was cinder then. British Olympians trained here prior to the Games of 1920 and 1924 and in 1925 an international match was held here and the track was definitely cinder then. This was also the venue of Grant Ringshaw's 10:06.0 2000m track walk on 23 Jul 1978 which features in the UK all-time lists so the track was probably grassed over shortly after which was also around the time that the synthetic track at nearby Withdean Stadium opened. There is no indication of the track here now. In the Athletic News Athletic Directory of 1914 there is mention of a 3 laps/mile grass running track and a 2.75 laps/mile cinder cycle track.

Last update: 24/06/2000

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