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Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure

Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Cheltenham Racecourse is located on the outskirts of Cheltenham, off Evesham Road.
      There are a number of different routes to the racecourse, the route will vary depending on the car park or drop-off point you are using.
      For more information on routes to the racecourse please click here (opens new tab).
    • There are 6 parking areas available on racedays; Red Car Park North, Red Car Park South, Green Car Park North, Green Car Park West, Blue Car Park, Yellow Car Park.
      The parking scheme is colour coded, so that your parking zone will match your label and preferred route. Hospitality guests should follow the colour of the car parking pass provided
      There are 2 coach parks located in the Red Car Parks North and South.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There is a dedicated bus service from the South Car Park into town and the station for The November Meeting and The Festival. For all other meetings bus stops can be found just along Evesham Road from the main roundabout.
      Stagecoach service D and E runs every 6/7 minutes during the day and between 10 minutes and every hour on Monday to Saturday evenings. The service runs hourly on Sundays.
    • For more information on Stagecoach Buses please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Cheltenham Spa.
    • Trains from London to Cheltenham Spa generally run hourly and take about two hours. Trains from Birmingham generally run every half an hour and take about 35 minutes. From Bristol, trains leave every hour and take about 35 minutes. It is a 10 minute taxi ride from the station.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For racecourse maps please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are provided through the Event Mobility Charitable Trust.
  • Cheltenham Radio broadcasts live from every Cheltenham fixture (except The April Meeting and Hunter Chase Evening).
    Previews, features, interviews, competitions, reviews and live commentaries all combine to give you the best of the Cheltenham atmosphere, with the latest news and views.
    You can listen live on 87.7FM within 5 miles of the course, through the online web player or via a Cheltenham Radio earpiece.
    The Cheltenham Radio earpiece is available to purchase from racecard kiosks around the racecourse for £5 on the day of racing.

Raceday Parking and Drop-Off

Approach (The Paddock)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.

Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure

  • The Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure is located in the Paddock area.
  • There is step free access to the front of the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure.
  • There are height adjustable stools located around the front of the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure.
  • There are steppings located around the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure.
  • There are 1-15+ medium height steps from the front of the steppings to the rear.
  • There are stanchions located in places along the steppings.
  • The steps pathway is clearly marked.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Lower Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure)

  • There is ramped/sloped access to the designated seating area.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The view from the seating area is good.
  • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • There is a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.

Level Change (Seen You Then Terrace to Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located on the See You Then Terrace upper level.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure viewing area.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located on the See You Then Terrace upper level.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure viewing area.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Level Change (See You Then Terrace/Level 2 Walkway to Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure)

  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located off the See You Then Terrace/Level 2 Walkway.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure viewing area.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Lift (Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the See You Then Terrace/Level 2 Walkway.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 165cm (3ft 3in x 5ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure

  • There is step free access to the Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure via lift.
  • There is step free access around the upper viewing area.
  • The surface of the flooring is tarmac.
  • There is a stepping viewing area.
  • There are 1-15+ medium height steps from the front of the steppings to the rear.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Upper Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure)

  • There is step free access to the designated seating area, via lift.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • The view from the seating area is good.
  • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • There is a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Vestey Bar or See You Then Bar.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Vestey Bar or See You Then Bar.

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