SPECIAL FEATURE: 2017 is an opportunity, let’s make sure we take it

As the dawn breaks on a new Cycle Speedway season, there is reason for optimism as the sport begins it’s journey down a new path, which should sow the seeds for growth across the sport in the UK. The new Supertrax series, which encompasses the Battle of Britain, the successfully established Women’s League and HSBC Elite GP, offers a fresh […]

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BREAKING NEWS: British Cycling review Youth Policy – no changes for Cycle Speedway

British Cycling have reviewed their new cross-discipline youth policy and have concluded that there will be no changes to national competitions for under 13s for 2016. The power has largely been left with the Cycle Speedway Commission as to whether changes would be made from 2017 on review, but with the updated policy, it is unlikely there will be significant […]

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FEATURE: Slovakia the latest country to take on Cycle Speedway

Slovakia are the latest country to try out Cycle Speedway, following on from Japan, which we reported last year. Twice this year in Speedway rider Martin Vaculik’s city of Zarnovica in Slovakia, an organised competition “Plocha draha deti”, which translates to “Kids dirt track”, took place at Žarnovica Speedway Club, on the dolomite surfaced motor Speedway track. The competitions took […]

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EDITORS NOTE: Having no Elite League Combination creates opportunity, not take one away

The news that the Elite League Combination has been discontinued was met with a mixed reaction, some in favour, some strongly against it. The reasons for the axing of the ELC are easy to see. Most matches feature heavy penalty points, giving opposing teams an unassailable advantage before the tapes have gone up in heat one. Some matches feature riders from other […]

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FEATURE: The homegrown hero from Horspath

Carrying on from our series of interviews before the British Championship weekend, we hope to bring you more interviews throughout the close season, from not just our champions of Cycle Speedway but also volunteers and ex-riders too. This week, we speak to the new British Champion, Zac Payne, where we find out how it all started for the Horspath rider […]

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FEATURE: Who are the ICSF?

With many questions sometimes being thrown about to do with the ICSF, secretary Dave Murphy has created a Q&A to outline the role of the International Cycle Speedway Federation and how it makes decisions. Q: Who are the ICSF? A: The ICSF is comprised of representatives from ‘member’ Nations with Australia, Great Britain and Poland being ‘full members’ whilst Edenton-USA […]

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NEWS: Streetvelodrome hits Wigan

Olympic and paralympic medalist Craig Maclean has been in touch to inform us about a Streetvelodrome event taking place in Wigan this weekend. Maclean said, “Streetvelodrome are in Wigan all weekend if any Cycle Speedway riders fancy having a go. It’s not too dissimilar and they will take to it in no time. They’re always looking for “pro” riders to use […]

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FEATURE: GoPros at the ready!

Some of this article is incorrect – please see our follow up article HERE for statement from British Cycling. There is a common misconception that British Cycling have banned GoPros from being worn in official matches. This isn’t the case, GoPros are 100% allowed, but positioned under the saddle only. Helmet, handlebars and chest mounts are all still not permitted due […]

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FEATURE: Moving forward

There was some emotive language used by the commission chairman, Graham Elliott, in his letter to clubs yesterday. He referred to metaphorical grenades and indicating his passion and love for the sport. There are reassuring moments in his letter and his desire to promote a positive outcome is welcomed. However, one thing his letter doesn’t address is the reasons why many […]

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