Mrs Gill Dayson
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb,
The Oldest Venue:
Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motor sport venue in continuous use in the world. First used in 1905, it is older than Indianapolis, Le Mans or Monza. Brooklands has been and gone, but Shelsley Walsh is still here, as old as the sport but as modern as today.
The venue was the first purpose built motor sport venue in history and has continued to be at the heart of motor sport and sporting innovation. It featured the first electrical motor sport timekeeping and the first motor sport outside broadcast with the innovations continuing through more than 100 years of continuous improvement. Raymond Mays perfected his ERA racing cars at Shelsley in the 1930's and his later BRM's featured at Shelsley.
Shelsley was founded by and has always been run by the MAC. The Midland Automobile Club is arguably the oldest motor club in the world, certainly the oldest still using its original name although there are a few close rivals. The club was founded by a number of prominent members of the early motor industry whilst Queen Victoria was still on the throne. The MAC is Shelsley Walsh but it is not all we do. In addition to Shelsley Walsh speed hill climbs, the MAC organises sprints, sporting trials, classic car events and social events. We feature something for every motor sport and motoring enthusiast. We are the heart of Motor Sport in the Midlands.
The future of Shelsley has been secured with a 99 year lease secured in 2005. Work is underway renovating buildings at the base of the hill to provide improved facilities for the use of competitors, spectators and visitors alike.
If you haven't bought a yard of tarmac, or entered the Monthly Draw, then please do so. You will be helping us to continue with these improvements to a piece of Great British sporting history.
We look forward to welcoming you at Shelsley Walsh.
SO 718636 52.27029 -2.41458
FROM THE NORTH:
Exit the M5 at Junction 5 and take the A38 towards Droitwich. Join the A4133 towards Ombersley and Holt Heath. Then take the A443 to Great Witley, turning left on the A4203 to Stanford Bridge. As you cross the bridge take the next left to Shelsley Walsh and follow the lane until you reach the main entrance.
FROM THE SOUTH:
Exit the M5 at Junction 7 and take the A4440 Worcester Bypass following the signs A44 Bromyard/Leominster. Turn right on the B4197 for Martley going through the village on the B4204 to Clifton/Tenbury. After crossing Ham Bridge, turn right for The Shelsleys. Follow the lane until you reach the main entrance
Alternatively, exit the M5 at Junction 6 and take the A449 towards Kidderminster, leaving at Ombersley and turning left at the roundabout onto the A4133 to Holt Heath. Then take the A443 to Great Witley, turning left on the A4203 to Stanford Bridge. As you cross the bridge take the next left to Shelsley Walsh and follow the lane until you reach the main entrance.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (with charge)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Helicopter landing
- Children welcome
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)