OBITUARY: Derek Garnett

33/18 News has just received the very sad news that one of Cycle Speedway’s greatest riders, Derek Garnett, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 16th March after a long illness. Derek was runner-up in the 1962 World Final at Edinburgh, British Champion in 1963, 1965, 1968 and 1972 plus he was the inaugural British Over 40’s champion in […]

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OBITUARY: Richard Clanfield

33/18 News has received the sad news that former Poole captain Richard Clanfield died on Saturday November 7th aged 51Richard appeared in numerous national finals and was an England international. He joined the Poole club in the early 1980’s and during that decade he competed in Under 15, Junior, Youth and Senior British Team Finals becoming one of the very […]

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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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