Leighton Buzzard

RAF Stanbridge Track

Royal Air Force
Stanbridge Road
LEIGHTON BUZZARD
LU7 8QT

Telephone: 01525 371920 (enquiries, not at track)
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Type: Cinder, 440y, 7 lanes, 7 lane straight

Authority: Bedfordshire
Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire

NUTS Name: Leighton Buzzard

Electronic Map Links:
Multimap 1:10,000 (Street Level)
Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: SP 938241
National Grid Reference: 493800, 224100

Paper Maps:
A-Z Milton Keynes 6J 25
OS Explorer Map: 192
Red Book Bedfordshire 31 H6
Red Book Luton & Dunstable 21 H6

Train: Leighton Buzzard (2.5M)

Opening Times: Public times unknown. Club times (summer only) Tue & Thu eves
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges:

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities:

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Limited (details as at July 2001 when the facilities were in various stages of restoration) - 1 HJ, 1 LJ (1L-CE, other end has no boards), no TJ, 1 SP, 1 DT (1C-INT, overgrown), no HT, 1 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track but the barrier has been removed and

Changing: None
Floodlights: None
Seating: None

Clubs: Leighton Buzzard AC

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Other Info:

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The track has existed since at least the 1960s when the Bucks Champs were held here. It used to be a redgra one and was formerly part of RAF Stanbridge which was part sold off in 1999 and the part including the track has been developed by Beazer Homes and others for housing and the new estate is called Billington Park. The builders were responsible for ensuring that it is left in a usable state and by the summer of 2001 the work to restore the track to a usable state had been completed. The track and all the runways were resurfaced and the curbs renewed. The old PV runway inside the top bend was converted into a LJ runway although at the time of visit (July 2001) there was no board. The track is thought to be still 440y. The track was not however used by the host club until 2002 due to contractual problems. The track is thought to be managed by Leighton Linslade Town Council. The track is prone to weeds and a strong weed killer is needed to keep them at bay.

Last update: 14/10/2002

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