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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OBITUARY: Ray Isidoro

GB Head Coach Stuart Raven has been in touch with the sad news that Ray Isidoro had lost his fight against pancreatic cancer on Wednesday afternoon(12th June). He was a very influential force in Welsh Cycle Speedway from post war up until the early 70’s. He was a founder member of Cardiff Hunters and Cardiff Dragons. Ray was a former […]

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OBITUARY: Nigel Walsh

Newport Cycle Speedway Club were saddened to hear of the passing of Nigel Walsh, a former club rider of the 70’s, on 21st February at a Newport care home. Nigel was well known and liked in both the cycle speedway and motor speedway world with his great sense of humour, and sometimes strange antics around the circuits.(he was a star at Newport’s […]

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OBITUARY: Brian Makepeace

33/18 News was saddened to learn that Brian Makepeace passed away in the Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester on Christmas Day at the age of 80 following a series of illnesses. Brian was a top quality team manager and administrator during his time in cycle speedway and was the subject of a large feature in the “50 Years of Cycle Speedway” […]

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OBITUARY: RIP Brian Barnett

We received the sad news on Sunday evening that Brian Barnett, a former rider, avid Cycle Speedway fan and photographer, was announced as the cyclist killed in an early morning accident in South East London last week. East London CSC’s Kevin Smith has paid tribute to Brian, talking to 33/18 News: “Brain had raced for East London for several seasons, […]

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