OBITUARY: Derek Hilton

The Hull club have just heard of the sad passing of Derek Hilton on August 30th. Derek originally raced in the Derby area and was central in the re-emergence of cycle speedway in Hull in 1971. A meeting was held in the Hull Boulevard speedway car park from which the Humberside League was formed and thrived in the 1970’s. Derek […]

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NEWS: Rod Witham’s Funeral Arrangements

Graham Sutton has been in touch to say that there will be a webcast for Rod Witham’s funeral on Wednesday August 5th. Details are below: Website: https://www.obitus.com/ Username: Rore8829Password: 155111 The funeral itself will be a private service at St Faiths Crematorium at 11.45 with the webcast available approximately 5 minutes beforehand. Family Flowers only, but if anyone would like […]

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OBITUARY: Gerald Sedgeley

33/18 News has received the sad news that Gerald Sedgeley, Birmingham Lions stalwart of the 1950’s, died last weekend. Gerald was the last survivor of the great Birmingham Lions team of the 1950’s and was Birmingham Senior Champion in 1959 Condolences go out to his friends and family from everyone in Cycle Speedway as well as all at 33/18 News

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OBITUARY: RIP Brian Herd

Following the sad news of the death of Mick Harley on 4th May, 33/18 News has learned that Brian Herd, father of 1993 World Champion Tony Herd, has passed away following a battle with cancer. Here is how the Salisbury club reported the news on their Facebook page: It is with heavy hearts that a long term Salisbury member has […]

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OBITUARY: Gordon Day

33/18 News has learnt of the sad news of the passing of Gordon Day on Thursday May 14th following a short non-coronavirus related illness. He had several medical issues but despite the best efforts of his doctors at Poole Hospital he did not respond to treatment.Gordon had a long association with cycle speedway in the Poole & Bournemouth area and […]

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OBITUARY: Len Kitching

33/18 News has learned of the sad news that former Cheam Cherokees, Raynes Park Tigers and Tolworth Tudors rider Len Kitching, who rode in the first 2 British Veterans Individual Championship Finals in 1987 & 1988, died on Friday 21st February. Chris Rosam has sent in this tribute to Len: “He was a dedicated club man, the type that all […]

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OBITUARY: Ron Byford

33/18 News was saddened to learn of the passing of former Chiswick Comets rider Ron Byford who died after a long battle with Myelofibrosis on Friday February 7th, 10 days before his 85th birthday. Not only did he ride for Chiswick but he was also associated with the Swindon club, an association that ran from when he relocated to Swindon […]

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