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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RIP Dave Hunting

The sad news of the passing of Dave Hunting was announced on social media earlier today. Dave was a very popular member of the Cycle Speedway community, from racing to being considered one of the best, if not the best, referees the sport has ever had. Dave was also the last elected chairman of the Cycle Speedway commission and a […]

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