We have two car-parks for the event this year.

1. The main car-park For cars and small transporter-sized vans (Grass field)
2. For Motorhomes and large vans (tarmac hard-standing)

Directions to Main race car-park for cars and small vans.

The Postcode for your sat-nav of the main car-park is DH5 9AR

(coordinates for you geeky types are 54°49’30.9″N 1°26’27.6″W )

Directions to the main car park from the two main access roads

From A1M

  • Leave at Junction 62 and follow the A690 in the direction of Sunderland.
  • After 3km turn right onto A182 direction for Hetton-le-Hole.
  • After 1km at the T-Junction turn Right
  • After 300m turn left onto Bog Row (no jokes please!)
  • Straight through the first set of lights
  • Turn left at the second set of lights onto
  • After 50m turn right onto Caroline Street and follow the signs and cars / vans full of bikes!

From A19

  • Leave at A690 junction in the direction of Durham (50MPH zone heavily policed)
  • After 3km at Houghton le Spring turn left onto A182 and follow signs for Hetton-le-Hole.
  • Straight through first set of traffic lights and continue along Houghton Road
  • After approximately 3km turn left onto Regent St and follow the signs into the park

Please note that there is no overnight parking in the race car-park.

Parking for Motorhomes and large vans (tarmac hard-standing)

Because the main car-park is on a grass-field we have set a hard-standing car park for motorhomes to help ease your worries about getting stuck and protect the event field.

There are two areas for motorhome parking on the South side of the park with a lovely tarmac path right to the pits for you and your trolleys to enjoy.

postcode for motorhome parking is DH5 0RH

Directions to the Motorhome car park from the two main access roads

From A1M

  • Leave at Junction 62 and follow the A690 in the direction of Sunderland.
  • After 3km turn right onto A182 direction for Hetton-le-Hole.
  • After 1km at the T-Junction turn Right
  • Straight through the first set of lights
  • 500m after lights turn left at the weird double roundabout onto the B1285 (signposted to Murton)
  • After 400m turn left into Parkgate and the car-park will be on your right

From A19

  • Leave the A19 at the Seaham A182 / Murton B1285 exit
  • As you leave the A19 follow signs for the B1285 Murton
  • Don’t be tempted by the bargains to be had in the retail park…..keep going on the B1285
  • After 4km (2.5miles) you will turn right into Parkgate and the car-park is on your right
We are delighted to be able to confirm that overnight parking for motorhomes and camper-vans is available

This service is offered by our event supporters N.E.T.S., ParkGate Self Storage and Houghton C.C. by following this link