Updated Sunday 16th May 2004
Grass Track Cycle Racing
North Road Cycling Club stage their fifth grass track race meeting on Hartham Common on Sunday 23rd May 2003.
The meeting, which returned in 2000 following a 35 year absence, will be held on a circuit alongside Hartham Swimming Pool.
Bicycle grass track racing was regularly held as part of the annual Hertford Whit Monday Fete until 1965 when County Day was initiated.
In the early 1930s, the event featured hundreds of riders and thousands of spectators. The new event was on the weekend before Whitsun so as not to clash with other events and attracted a strong field of riders.
The bicycles are track bicycles with a fixed wheel, no brakes and tyres suitable for racing on grass.
Click here to see pictures of the racing