RIP Jeff Lloyd

Newport Cycle Speedway have recieved the very sad news that their former rider of the 70s, Jeff Lloyd (pictured on bike), has sadly passed away after a brave battle against cancer. Jeff was a former Newport, Cardiff and Bournemouth star, who was a very capable rider always there to give great advise to young riders. Newport club secretary Colin Simmons […]

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RIP: Chris Duke

Exeter and Horspath riders paid tribute to a former Aces rider at Cofton Road last weekend, when a minute of sustained applause was held in recognition of Chris Duke, who lost his battle with cancer last week. Since the 1980s, Chris Duke was known throughout the region as a courageous rider who battled with disability to compete in the sport […]

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RIP: Joe Guy

Former East Park rider, Joe Guy, has sadly been killed in a road traffic accident whilst on a training ride yesterday. East Park club chairman, Al Bentley commented: “It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a great young lad and former East Park Junior rider, Joe Guy, who rode for East Park CSC and was tragically […]

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RIP John Walters

Former Great Britain rider, John Walters (picture bottom row, third from left), has sadly passed away. Newport secretary, Colin Simmons, confirmed the news yesterday. Colin said: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I have to inform the Cycle Speedway world, that former Newport, Llanmartin, Wales and British lions rider, John Walters, passed away last night at […]

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RIP John Watling

John Watling raced for Gorton Pirates and later Denton. He was one of the sports top riders in the 1960’s through to the 1970’s and represented Manchester, Lancashire and England before retiring and turning to cricket. John was a classical opening batsman who had the ability to bowl an excellent leg break and who later as Club Chairman was the […]

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OBITUARY: Roger Farrell

The sport of Cycle Speedway will be saddened and shocked to learn of the untimely death of my wife’s brother-in-law, Roger Farrell (pictured right), after a short but brave and painful battle with cancer. In the boom years of the 70s, 80s and early 90s , riders came and riders went, but Roger was one of the leading lights in […]

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OBITUARY: Horspath to pay tribute to Peter “Chalky” White

Horspath Hammers will pay tribute to one of Oxfordshire’s iconic Cycle Speedway personalities, Peter “Chalky” White, before this Sunday’s Elite League match against Poole Comets. “Chalky” started at the old Littlemore Falcons in the Southern League in the 60s, before switch to Horspath after their demise in 1965, for the first of two lengthy spells at The Village. In between […]

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RIP: Col Collett

Col Collett, the founder member and first manager of the Exeter Aces back in 1963, has sadly, but peacefully, passed away at the age of 87, last Friday 1st July 2016. I’m sure our readers will join us in sending our condolences to the family and friends of Col and the Exeter club.

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RIP Brian Maunder

Exeter Cycle Speedway lost an irreplaceable member of their club earlier this week in Brian Maunder. Countless tributes have been paid to Brian across Cycle Speedway and beyond, after his passing was announced on social media. Brian, dubbed as “Mr Exeter Cycle Speedway” played a key role in keeping the club on it’s feet throughout the years and always focused his attention […]

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LETTERS: Dave Hunting radio tribute and VCSRA message

Ex-Long Eaton/Leicester rider and good friend of Dave Hunting, Neil Mason, was featured on BBC Radio Suffolk shortly after Dave’s funeral on 13th March 2015. Listeners will find the tribute 1 hour, 41 minutes 50 seconds into the show via the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kpxmr Bill Gill of the Veteran’s Cycle Speedway Riders Association also had the following to say on Dave’s […]

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RIP Jimmy Cobain

In what has been a tough start to the season off the track, reports have come in that former rider, referee and administrator Jimmy Cobain has sadly passed away. Jimmy was a prominent figure around the 60s and 70s, where he was British Final referee in 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1974, as well as many other major finals. We pass on […]

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NEWS: John Whiting funeral details

John Whiting’s funeral will take place at 12 noon on Thursday 19th March, at St. John’s Church, Preston Road, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7PS. The service will be followed by burial at Chorley Cemetery, Southport Road, Chorley, PR7 1LE. John Burston has also been in touch to correct his obituary to John. He has informed us that John passed away with […]

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OBITUARY: John Whiting

Friend and Bury colleague, John Burston, has written to us with an obituary for the late, great John Whiting. John Whiting died on Friday evening after being ill for some months, and finally succumbing to the effects of pancreatic cancer in hospital, with his family at his bedside. John had ridden for around 45 years and during that time he […]

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