Shelsley Walsh to reopen in July

Napier Bluebird at Shelsley Walsh

For the first time, Shelsley Walsh will run its hillclimb behind closed doors

Britain’s oldest motor sporting venue is back in action over the weekend of July 25/26 – but you can’t go. Shelsley Walsh hillclimb will run its first competitive event of the season behind closed doors, disappointing would-be spectators but heralding the steady return of competition to the 115-year-old climb after lockdown silence. Opening the hill will be the Summer Spree, the annual inter-clubs meet featuring Triumph TRs, MGs, 500s and the MAC Sunrise Sprint. The club’s Gary Hall says entry is already full even though many championships are cancelled.

The club is now working with Motorsport UK on a revised calendar for the rest of the season, hoping spectators will soon be allowed to line the Worcestershire hill once again.

However, while the MAC says live streaming of events from its CCTV cameras is a goal, it’s not yet ready to do this, so enthusiasts will have to rely on websites and magazines for their reports.