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The All New Nene Valley Raceway

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Back in 2007 the committee of the Nene decided to embark on an ambitious makeover. 2007 was a poor year for the club, like all other out door organizations with the wet summer effecting the seasons racing so the club decided to switch from its dirt track to an all weather facility. In negotiations with the landlord it was felt that the club would be better suited to a field a few 100ft away with better drainage. Not only would the club have to lay a new track but would have to start from basics again. During October the track was packed into the back of the rostrum ready for its move to the new location. Over the winter months the committee began its search for a source of an all weather surface and having been let down by one supplier the club came in contact with Heydour Ltd from Lincolnshire. Heydour built the 2004 Athens hockey pitches. Heydour confirmed that they would be undertaking work in our area and a date was set for the first delivery to be made in late May. A challenge was set for the crew at the Nene. A few weeks prior to the delivery of the synthetic carpet a site visit was made to ensure we had all the facilities and at 1pm on the 27th May the first of 6 articulator loads of synthetic surface arrived. By the 29th May the Nene had received over 70 rolls of carpet. Thanks to Heydour and their contractors. Ahead of the 1st truck load of turf arriving members of the Nene team set about reshaping the new field and setting the rostrum back into the bank to give more room for the track. Read More…

Source: Piraterc.com

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