PREVIEW: European Club Championship at East Park
All roads lead to East Park, Wolverhampton, this Bank Holiday weekend for an extravaganza of Cycle Speedway. The Black Country club are hosting the European Club Championship, which is one of the most prestigious events in the European Cycle Speedway calendar.
The East Park club are immensely proud to be staging this event on behalf of the
International Cycle Speedway Federation and British Cycling. The club are amongst the most progressive in the sport. Clubmark branded and with two fully qualified coaches the club has a great homely feel to it.
LISTEN: East Park’s Bob Prince and Al Bentley speaking to local radio (Starts at 28:16)
Admission to this event is free and visitors can expect a warm welcome to the picturesque
East Park setting. There is ample, free near track parking. Refreshments will be available
and there will be activities for children.
The three-day event has attracted twenty clubs, which include four from Poland. The racing is being run on a qualification basis and spectators and riders can expect the action to be full on.
There will be a couple of former world champions, and at least six former British Champions, plus reigning British Champion Myke Grimes battling to help their team win.
It is difficult to predict a winner, but near neighbours Wednesfield must be in with a shout,
along with a strong looking Poole outfit. Don’t be surprised if Birmingham create an upset
as they have a very strong 4 a side team.
Polish club Ostrow, winners in 2014 and 2016 will not relinquish their title without a fight – however there are currently doubts on whether the holders are able to make the trip due to transport issues. Three times winners Leszno to be battling to the end and boast impressive strength in depth.
Follow the action on 33/18 News.