FAQs

What is Cholmondeley Power and Speed?

Since 2008 it has been the aim of the Pageant of Power to showcase the best of historic and contemporary automotive power, whether on Land, Sea or in the Air.
Central to the action at CPOP is the 1.2 mile track within the Park grounds of Cholmondeley Castle where over 120 cars and bikes compete, spanning seven decades of motorsports.

On the 25 acre Deer Park Mere, the Pageant hosts World Champion Jet Ski Demonstrations and many more activities.

In the air, over 150 privateers fly in to Cholmondeley over the weekend as well as other air displays to be announced shortly.

Shopping is a must in the extensive Trade village with additional ‘Lifestyle Pavilion’ for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

A wonderful offering of food is available for all tastes from a broad range of food retailers chosen especially to cater for eclectic mix of ages and preferences. If you are in need of drink, then sample what is on offer in the "Pageant" pub which has some of the best locally brewed beers, as well as wines, soft drinks and cocktails. Take time out to relax at the Pageant Bar and enjoy a glass or two of bubbly, sample the canapés, and enjoy a punet of locally grown strawberries and cream.

Children’s entertainment includes a fun fair, Scaletric’s, Mini Motorbike, fully functioning Miniature Grand Prix Circuit, Go Kart rides and Radio Race Cars as well as competitions and other activities.

Whilst for the adults there is a wonderful Pageant of Power incorporating historic cars and racing cars, historic sports and racing motorbikes, classic speed boats and power boats, super cars and concept cars and helicopters.

2016 see's the name change from Cholmondeley Pageant of Power to Cholmondeley Power and Speed

What is the best way to get here?

See also How to Find Us

Cholmondeley Power and Speed takes place at Cholmondeley Castle (postcode for Sat Nav is SY14 8AH) (view on map), which is situated on the A49, the main North-South route from Warrington to Shrewsbury. There are excellent links to the motorway network.

Travelling South on the M6, take the Chester M56 at junction 9 and then A49 South at junction 10.

Travelling North from Birmingham on the M6, take the M54 to junction 3 and then A41 North to Whitchurch.

How can I buy a ticket?

Tickets available shortly, tickets can be bought on the website and over the phone on 01829 772 432

What time do gates open?

Gates open at 8am and the track goes live at 9am. Activities are then staggered throughout the day.

Where can I stay?

Please see Accommodation & Camping.

Which Gate/Car parks do I need to use

Entrance Gates and Car Parks are marked on the site map. When accessing the event please follow the signs to the Gate shown on your Car Pass or ticket. The General Public are directed towards Gate 1.

What disabled facilities are there?

Disabled Access is available to within 200 yards of the site for vehicles displaying a registered disabled badge. There will be suitable toilet facilities available. Please note that the site is a rough, mown field, which may create some difficulties for wheelchair users.

What to wear?

Power and Speed is a grass site and British weather is unpredictable so it is advisable to bring comfortable/waterproof footwear and warm/waterproof clothing should the need for it arise.

What is the difference between Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Friday Preview Day - View vehicles undertaking their practice laps and peruse the pits at your leisure. Shop in the tradestands in a totally relaxed atmosphere.  Please note there are no formal air displays.

Saturday; both days on the track are similar, the entrants compete in 3 timed runs to achieve either fastest time or best regularity in their class. On the Mere the watersports action starts. 

Sunday; is again officially timed with each entrant competing in 3 timed runs to achieve either fasted time or best regularity in their class. The various disciplines competing over the weekend culminate their championships on Sunday with the winners being announced and podium presentations taking place on Sunday afternoon.

Please see programme of events

Do I need a programme?

The Programme contains essential information which will help you to make the most of your time at the Cholmondeley Power and Speed, including a Site Map, Time table of events, Entrants and Classes. It contains a wealth of information and articles designed to give a insight to the passion and technical expertise behind the vehicles on display and the organisation needed to bring a spectacle like the Pageant of Power together, as well as providing a lovely souvenir of your day.

What else is there to do other than watch the track?

There is a huge variety of things to see and do, World Championship jet-ski demonstrations will be on Deer Park Mere. The Heli Pad is active all weekend with 100’s of privateers flying in and there will be air displays throughout the weekend  There will be a host of other activities to entertain all the family including Classic Scramblers, the Lifestyle Pavilion for unbeatable shopping and a food festival.

Can I bring my dog?

Sadly dogs/animals are not allowed under any circumstances on to the site, with the exception of registered guide dogs. Dogs must not be left in cars and those arriving on site with a dog will be asked to leave.

Is there a children’s play area?

Yes we do have a play area with swings, wobbly bridge and see saw etc , next to Deer Park Mere as well as the Children’s Activity Area at the event which includes mini tank rides, assault course, and a ropes course.

Where can I eat?

There are a wide range of food/drink stands located around the site, including the Cholmondeley Tea Room serving fresh Coffee and Cakes all day, the Pageant Pub is located just inside the Trade Area and offers a variety of refreshments including wholesome and hearty food which can be washed down with a pint of real ale, and also the Paddock Bar located within the Paddock.

How can I entertain my clients at the Cholmondeley Power and Speed?

We have corporate hospitality packages available and are able to cater for private parties as well as those who might like a more tailored experience, please click here for more details.

How do I cross the track?

There are various crossing points along the track, manned by BARC Marshals in orange overalls. These are expected to be opened every 20mins as long as it is safe to do so.
Bailey Bridge is open at all times and is clearly marked on the site map. Bailey Bridge provides access to the Paddock, Park and Deer Park Mere. It is also possible to access the Paddock around the back of the Cricket Pitch marquees.

Where is lost property?

Lost property will be handed in to the Site Office located in the Paddock.

Where can I find information Points?

Information Points are clearly marked on the site map.

How do I enter a vehicle?

The 2016 entry form is available here 

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