LETTERS: Hello Whoberley, from Blackley!
Ex-Blackley Flyers rider, Steve Bates, has sent in a letter in response to our Blast From The Past article, featuring the Whoberley Witches.
I have just read the “Blast from the past” article from September 16th on Whoberley Witches.
My name is Steve Bates and I rode for Blackley flyers in that junior final at Carrs wood, Manchester, in 1965.
We lost 33 to 44 to Whoberley and our team that day was Kev Greenhalgh, Steve Bates, Alan Warrender, Ian Whittle, Dave McMullen and Ian Armstrong.
Our manager was the famous Josh Gleave.
A big hello to all the Whoberley witches team.
Kev Greenhalgh went on to be national senior champion on many occasions.
The Blackley flyers team also went on to many successes.
We all meet up a couple of times a year to remember the good old days, over a few beers.
Great website, keep up the good work.
Steve Bates ex Blackley flyers.