What people living near Guy Martin’s race track really think about his “best in the country” ambition

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Residents living in a Lincolnshire market town are now among the closest neighbors to Guy Martin’s new motocross race track.

The Grimsby-born truck mechanic and TV personality bought the Thorseway circuit about six months ago and recruited some of the best track builders to make them the best in the country.

The circuit, nestled in the Lincolnshire Wolds, has the potential to be incredible for motocross riders.

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Located in a valley, it is possible to create one of the best atmospheres on race day, with suggestions that up to 10,000 people could thrill the competitors.

Those who follow Guy, as well as his closest track neighbors, say that Guy will do the best of it and that he will do it in a very professional and correct manner.

But what do the people of Caistor think of the beloved truck mechanic who sets out on the legendary track just down the road and what do they think of a potential influx of thousands of spectators in the years to come?

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Erin White, co-owner of The Side by Side bar, Caistor

Erin White, co-owner of The Side by Side bar in Caistor, thinks it’s a great opportunity to bring a younger demographic to the city.

She said: “I have seen people complaining about the noise it would create, but I think it will do the area good.

“It will bring young people to Caistor and I hope those who come will use and support local businesses.

“Bringing people to the area is exactly why we opened the bar, so I’d like to think it has the same effect.

“As for the noise, I don’t think it’s particularly disturbing and it won’t be late at night, so I don’t think it will be that bad.”



Helen White and Chloe Shaw from The Pig and Poke, Caistor
Helen White and Chloe Shaw from The Pig and Poke, Caistor

Pig and Poke’s Helen White and Chloe Shaw say it’s an incredibly exciting prospect.

Chloe said: “My horses live next to the field they’re in and I think that’s a great idea personally.

“I’m not against it at all.

“He tidied it up more if anything, the track looks so much nicer now.”

Helen added: “It’s good that more people are coming this way. Promoting Caistor is something that we are incredibly passionate about and I hope it can, too.

“I really don’t see anything bad to say about this.”



Sean Atkinson is a resident of Caistor
Sean Atkinson is a resident of Caistor

Some in the community are happy with the plans, but are hopeful the trail won’t ruin the natural environment of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Sean Atkinson believes this will be a great asset to Caistor and the surrounding villages.

He said: “I think it’s a great addition to the region.

“It must be a good thing. It will bring more people to the region for business and it’s great to see Guy supporting the region with this development.”



Elizabeth Jefferson, Librarian at Caistor Heritage Café
Elizabeth Jefferson, Librarian at Caistor Heritage Café

Caistor Heritage Center Librarian Elizabeth Jefferson said: “The area is accessible to everyone and unless there are aggressive billboards and large amounts of advertising that would make it inappropriate I think it could. work well with the environment.

“My only other reservation would be to destroy the landscape, after all the Lincolnshire Wolds are an Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).”

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