RIP John Whiting

News broke late last night that Bury’s John Whiting has passed away after a heart attack. The former Blackley stalwart had been receiving treatment for cancer for the past 12 months.

John was one of Cycle Speedway’s most prominent figures and his death has shocked the Cycle Speedway world, especially being so close to Dave Hunting’s passing a few weeks ago, on the eve of the new season.

Members of the sport, past and present, are sending in their condolences to the “i was a or still am a cycle speedway rider” Facebook group, where Mike Hack informed everyone of the sad news.

We’d like to offer our condolences to John’s friends and family and all of the Bury club members at this sad time.