By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

Doncaster show

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Eric Cox10/05/2017 09:53:36
avatar
522 forum posts
34 photos

Does anyone know how to get into Doncaster race course as it doesn't seem to be accessible from one side of the A18

JasonB10/05/2017 10:03:29
avatar
Moderator
19113 forum posts
2102 photos
1 articles

Have a look at this thread about Doncaster parking, there is a crossing between carparks and racecoarse

Or if you don't want to read all that look at the show site

 

Edited By JasonB on 10/05/2017 10:09:48

Antony Powell10/05/2017 10:48:34
avatar
147 forum posts
19 photos

Hi Eric

It's quite simple it a dual lane road you park on one side and walk to the other where the entrance to the halls are

All of about 500 Yards

Tony

Martin 10010/05/2017 11:01:17
262 forum posts
6 photos

Presume you mean accessible parking Eric?

 

Here is the gap in the A18 from the road heading roughly east from the large roundabout, the parking for the disabled is in that area right in front of the brick clad building. 

 

Edited By Martin 100 on 10/05/2017 11:07:18

Neil Wyatt10/05/2017 12:07:46
avatar
Moderator
18316 forum posts
718 photos
77 articles
Posted by Eric Cox on 10/05/2017 09:53:36:

Does anyone know how to get into Doncaster race course as it doesn't seem to be accessible from one side of the A18

You have to go on to the next junction (not far) and come back on yourself.

I'll be there on Sunday - look for me at the MyTimeMedia stand

Neil

MW10/05/2017 12:16:02
avatar
2051 forum posts
51 photos
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 10/05/2017 12:07:46:
Posted by Eric Cox on 10/05/2017 09:53:36:

Does anyone know how to get into Doncaster race course as it doesn't seem to be accessible from one side of the A18

look for me at the MyTimeMedia stand

Neil

Oh no Neil, not the MTM word, never say it three times in a row or it'll be bad luck for a month!

So what machinations does the New World Order have for MTM? wink

Michael W

Andrew Evans10/05/2017 13:41:13
329 forum posts
8 photos
On a related note, is the Doncaster show the same as the old Harrogate show, just moved south a bit?
JasonB10/05/2017 13:46:13
avatar
Moderator
19113 forum posts
2102 photos
1 articles

Yes same basic show in new location

Antony Powell10/05/2017 13:48:00
avatar
147 forum posts
19 photos

According to the copper who gave e a ticket for it these gaps are not designed for turning right

Neil is correct in the safest way to do it, but if i remember correctly you turn right at the lights then u-turn in the car park entrance to turn left back onto the main road

I later appealed the ticket and it was cancelled as it's not illegal to turn right here, but you could cause an accident if the idiot behind you isn't watching.

 

Tony

PS if you want a disability parking space get there early they fill up fast

 

 

Edited By Antony Powell on 10/05/2017 13:48:25

Edited By Antony Powell on 10/05/2017 13:49:51

Martin 10010/05/2017 16:59:25
262 forum posts
6 photos

Neither of the traffic lights permit u-turns. The gap in the central reservation shown above is the only legal option when approaching from the A638 (old A1 pre 1960 ish) The gap is there for a reason

 

Edited By Martin 100 on 10/05/2017 16:59:45

Antony Powell10/05/2017 17:22:50
avatar
147 forum posts
19 photos

Hi Martin100

1) I said turn right into sandall beat road, then u turn in the car park not u turn on the road

2) Don't tell me tell the copper giving out the tickets

3) The gap is there for traffic turning right from the racecourse not turning off the main road into the racecourse (apparently).

4) by stopping on the carriageway to turn right you break the law as it's a freeway, if you turn right as I did without stopping you don't break the law (that's what the judge said at my appeal anyway....)

Tony

Dave Daniels10/05/2017 19:47:42
75 forum posts

Any reason why online tickets are no longer available ? Seems a bit early to stop.

http://www.thedoncastershow.com/buy%20tickets.html

Did intend to go but not now. Just have to get used to being that little bit wealthier.

IIRC Last year the online tickets for Warwick were still on sale until much nearer time??

D.

Martin 10010/05/2017 19:49:58
262 forum posts
6 photos

Having to go through two sets of lights and then make a turn into sandall beat road and then exit, back on to Leger Way, a junction with extremely bad visibility, and a conflict with bus garage traffic opposite is imho nuts.

For a right turn to be prohibited at the disabled car park entrance then there has to be a sign, there is no sign

The sign on the lampost just before the gap prohibits u-turns from either direction.

There is no mention of right turns being prohibited, and as the central reservation lines are clearly marked as broken then the gap can legally be used for a right turn (or for exit from the car park for a right turn) It is no different in law to the right turn into Sandall Beat Road.

For a clearway (not freeway) to exist then signage has to be displayed like this, large at the start of the restriction and all points leading on to it, and small repeats at a minimum of one mile intervals.

Or for an urban clearway like ths

The road at least further east, starting somewhere just beyond the location of Wickes was once a clearway, but that was a very long time ago, when it was a 60 limit with no traffic lights.

But a clearway does not prevent right turns across traffic, indeed there are two south/westbound right turns on Leger Way that have always existed and did so during the period clearway signage existed on that stretch of road.

But you have my sympathies, after all it is the wazzocks at south yorkshire police you will be dealing with.

Tractor man11/05/2017 15:39:42
426 forum posts
1 photos
Just dropped off my exhibit at the racecourse and it all went fairly well. Signs were clear into the venue but entry to the exhibitors car park involved knowing who organised the event as a security question. I was put in mind of monty python and the holy grail.. .. he who approacheth the bridge of death must answer me,these questions three,ere the other side he see.... what is the air speed velocity of a swallow?
JasonB11/05/2017 15:47:38
avatar
Moderator
19113 forum posts
2102 photos
1 articles
Posted by Dave Daniels on 10/05/2017 19:47:42:

Any reason why online tickets are no longer available ? Seems a bit early to stop.

Chances of the postie getting them to you by Thursday so you could leave home early on the Friday are slim

Brian H11/05/2017 15:57:37
avatar
1861 forum posts
106 photos
Posted by Tractor man on 11/05/2017 15:39:42:
Just dropped off my exhibit at the racecourse and it all went fairly well. Signs were clear into the venue but entry to the exhibitors car park involved knowing who organised the event as a security question. I was put in mind of monty python and the holy grail.. .. he who approacheth the bridge of death must answer me,these questions three,ere the other side he see.... what is the air speed velocity of a swallow?

I agree having done the same. I'm on table 40 but, there were three tables designated as 40, one was a trade stand, one was upstairs and mine was just near the main entrance.

I was worn out carrying a traction engine exhibit by the time I ​found the correct table, helped by the helpful staff. (I'm not being sarcastic, they really were)

Brian

Dave Daniels11/05/2017 17:38:57
75 forum posts
Posted by JasonB on 11/05/2017 15:47:38:
Posted by Dave Daniels on 10/05/2017 19:47:42:

Any reason why online tickets are no longer available ? Seems a bit early to stop.

 

 

Chances of the postie getting them to you by Thursday so you could leave home early on the Friday are slim

 

Don't need no Postie. Last year it came as an att. to an e-mail and I just printed it off.

 

D.

 

 

Edited By Dave Daniels on 11/05/2017 17:39:40

SillyOldDuffer11/05/2017 18:02:51
Moderator
6447 forum posts
1421 photos
Posted by Martin 100 on 10/05/2017 19:49:58:

...

For a right turn to be prohibited at the disabled car park entrance then there has to be a sign, there is no sign

...

Apart from the one on the bollard? It would put me off doing a right turn.

no_entry.jpg

I wouldn't lynch anyone for using the gap though - it's not a well designed road layout is it.

Dave

Neil Wyatt11/05/2017 19:10:35
avatar
Moderator
18316 forum posts
718 photos
77 articles
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 11/05/2017 18:02:51:

I wouldn't lynch anyone for using the gap though - it's not a well designed road layout is it.

I think that's the one thing we could all agree on!

Neil

Tim Stevens11/05/2017 20:56:50
avatar
1271 forum posts

If the sign on the bollard is a no-entry sign it needs another to be legal. The position of the 'other' one would make it clear whether the no-entry applies to the parallel road or the car park. Unless the road is less than 16 feet wide (both sides, not just one carriageway) which it clearly isn't.

Cheers, Tim

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
ChesterUK
cowells
EngineDIY
Warco
emcomachinetools
Eccentric July 5 2018
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest