MATCH REPORT: Mixed fortunes in season opener for Coventry

Coventry Cycle Speedway had mixed fortunes in their first home encounter of the season, with the first team losing out in a challenge match to Manchester side Astley & Tyldesley, while the second team took victory against local neighbours Birmingham. Astley fielded a strong team led by the former European champion, Damian Zareba, with solid back up form Reece Pollitt […]

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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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LETTER: Timms assumes new role

Chris Timms has assumed a role of “rider representative” for the Midland League. Here’s his letter to 33/18 News. Following the changes that were made last year that I believe were out of my and many other rider’s hands, I decided to try and do something about it. I came up with a rider representative role and put it forward […]

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MATCH REPORT: Coventry enjoy challenge success

Coventry Cycle Speedway Club travelled to the Newport Sports Village on a very cold, wet and windy afternoon on Sunday, for their first pre-season friendly against Newport, and came away with a moral boosting win by 88-92. The home side rested first team regulars, Adam Bennett, Chris Davies and Dale Clark, while Mark Carmichael was unavailable, but Birmingham’s Mark Winwood took […]

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CLUB NEWS: Bury back on track

Sunday 5th March was a lovely bright day first thing, and went down hill from there, with rain pouring down by the time Bury’s training session began at Goshen. Nevertheless, with the many weeks spent working on the track surface and drains, the surface was quite good with no large puddles, which provided a firm and fast circuit for the […]

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AUSTRALIA: Aussie youngsters prepare for Worlds

Under the watchful eye of international rider Bobby McMillan, the Australian Junior squad recently commenced regular mid week training sessions in preparation for the 2017 World Championships later this year. The test team selectors will no doubt be watching the progress of “top end” riders Jack Norman, Todd Clarke, Matt Snowden, Darnell Thompson, Josh Carden and Matt Hurley before considering […]

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TEAM GB: GB Cycle Speedway World Championships team training begins

Over 50 junior, senior, women and veteran riders turned up to the Great Britain training camp at Willenhall E-ACT Academy in Walsall on Sunday. All the GB managers were in attendance, as was coach Stuart Raven. The day consisted of team building events including the biggest game of dodgeball, cardio workouts and nutritional seminars. It gave everybody who is hoping to […]

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RIDER NEWS: World Champion Bentley confirmed for 2017 Laurels

One name already pencilled in for the 2017 Laurels on September 3rd is World Junior Champion, Shane Bentley, who aims to spend a few weeks in Poole to sharpen up in preparation for the World Championships. Shane’s association with the Dorset club goes back several seasons, and the chance to compete against top British and Polish stars at Harbourside will give him a […]

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