PREVIEW: Wilson Burns Memorial Veterans Pairs
On Saturday August 31st Leicester’s Glover Park will play host to a special meeting to remember Wilson Burns which will take the form of a Veterans Pairs. Leicester rider Nicky Whitehead is organising the event and posted the below on Facebook:
“Right something I have been working on for a little while now is the Will Burns memorial vets pairs meeting which will be held at Leicester on August 31st with two semi finals and a final.
“We are hoping to run the event with some of the best vets riders around at this time which will include a very special pairing who have a very close bond to Mr Will Burns himself.
“Will was the heart beat of the Leicester club winning multiple british team and Premier League titles. Will not only got the best talented riders to join Leicester he also managed to bring the youngsters through the ranks and into the first team.
“In my opinion this event needs to go ahead to remember a well respected club member and most importantly a friend of us all at LCSC and a friend to the CS world.
“The event will be run under the Euro vets insurance so I thank Fred Rothwell for allowing this. Euro vets supports Orchid and so do all us vets riders so on the day a match day program will be on sale for £1, all sales will go to a 50/50 raffle draw with half the funds going to orchid.
“I would like to thank our sponsors for the event two ex Leicester riders Mark Newey and Dave David Hemsley, two riders who rode many years for Will Burns and im sure he will be looking down on us on 31st August.
“From me and the Leicester club I hope you can share this post farcand wide and hopefully on the day we can have a big crowd to remember Will who put so much into the sport.
“Hope to see as many of the CS world on the day”
The pairs who have been invited are asked to confirm their availability to Nicky as soon as possible