OBITUARY: John Woolnough

Luke Woolnough has been in touch to say that his father John, a former Whipps Cross Comets, Estuary Eagles and Great Wakering Rebels rider, died on September 17th 2021 at the age of 87, still, as quoted by Luke, “with all his memories and wits about him but he just got unlucky with some health issues and treatment – I guess it was his time to go.”

Luke described his dad as “a bit of a “clubman” in cycle speedway terms but he loved the sport and got a lot out of it, making good friends and memories and having adventures along the way, including going to Holland to ride with some lovely Dutch folk he’d met here on the circuit.”

Luke has sent in a selection of photos relating to his dad;s cycle speedway involvement and these are below: