Always popular with the people of Brighton & Hove, the Preston Park cycle track was home to many local cycling clubs post war and is still in existence today in 2007.
The Sussex Racing League provided many of the events at this track, and thousands turned up to see the mid-week meetings at this venue. At the time, Brighton clubs had the advantage of training on the only hard track in Sussex, at Preston Park.
The photograph shows various club members lining up for the start of a race at the track. Leading riders of the day were Eric Watts of the Brighton Excelsior Club, L D Glover of the Brighton Stanley Wanderers Club and Jimmy Knight of the Brighton Mitre Club. All three had won several Sussex Championships over the years.