British MotoGP 2019: The Spyder Motorcycles Guide

August 13th, 2019

It’s almost time for the 2019 British MotoGP! As we’re based in Silverstone, it only seemed right for us to let you in on some of our local knowledge. From the best places to watch the track action to our favourite local drinking spots, think of this as the Spyder’s Guide to the British MotoGP.

Getting to Silverstone Circuit

With MotoGP at Silverstone, traffic gets very busy.  The main dual carriage way in, the A43, will be bumper to bumper with cars in both directions approaching Silverstone.  And whilst bikes can filter, why not use one of the other many great routes to cut out as much monotony as possible.

The four detailed rides into Silverstone are on good roads and suitable for many different styles of bikes, enjoy…

Heading down from the North (M1)?

Coming up from the South (M40 J9, Bicester)?

Driving in from the West (M40 J11, Banbury)?

The Best Places to Watch the Action

All weekend tickets (General Admission or Grand Stand)  include a roving grandstand seat on Friday and Saturday, giving you the opportunity to explore the track and catch a view of the action from every angle.

If you want to see the action of the Turn 1, why not head over to Copse and the National Pit Straight? This section of the track is also home to the KTM and VR46 fan grandstands for the weekend, as well as a wide variety of food and drink stands to keep you running at your best all weekend.

Vale always proves to be a popular spot for General Admission viewing and quite rightly so. The grass bank provides a great base for the day, complete with big screen so that you don’t miss a second.  From here you can catch the end of Hangar Straight, through into Turn 7 (Stowe Corner), and into Turns 8 & 9 (Vale & Club) depending on where you sit. Hopefully there won’t be as much drama as last year, but it’s always a fun section of track to watch.

The Village complex is another top action spot for the crowds, with the riders looping round  the turns from Farm Curve, through Turn 13 (Village) and Turn 14 (The Loop) before exiting Turn 15 (Aintree) and blasting down the Wellington Straight.

Woodcote and Luffield provide the perfect view if you’d like to see the bikes for a little longer. This section follows the riders from the end of Wellington Straight, around Turn 16 (Brooklands), Turn 17 (Luffield) and Turn 18 (Woodcote) before they head onto the National Pit Straight.

Some Local Recommendations

The Super Sausage Cafe on the A5 was recently voted the best biker’s cafe in the UK and we would certainly second that.  Specialties include the Full Monty breakfast, hand pressed steak burgers and of course the famous foot-long hot dog. Lots of bikes to see, plenty of parking and excellent food, what’s not to like!!

The White Horse is a great pub within easy walking distance of the circuit.  With guest beers on tap, good pub food and a friendly atmosphere it’s an excellent place to visit if you’re leaving the track or camping in Silverstone.  There is a large beer garden and a screen with MotoGP and F1 showing whenever available, you may even see some Spyders in there…

Towcester Mill Brewery is a small independent brewery, tap room and beer garden based in the nearby town of Towcester in the old listed mill building.  The brewery offers regular beers as well as a variety of seasonal and one-off special ales that are available to drink in the Tap Room or purchase in the shop.  Beer of the month over MotoGP is ‘Roman Road’ and the Tap Room is open for the whole MotoGP weekend (until 22.30 on Thursday, 23.00 on Friday and Saturday and until 20.00 on Sunday).

Or if you fancy a ride out in the quieter times why not hire a Motorcycle.  Spyder Motorcycles are based at Silverstone Circuit so if you’d like to beat the traffic, park you car with us for free and hire a motorbike please get in touch.