RIDER NEWS: Garnett gets late Polish League call up

When Poole based Fraser Garnett thought his season was finally over he received a welcome call with the invitation to compete for Swietochlowice in their Polish League play off fixture with Leszno this coming weekend. There is no doubt that after his successful achievements during the 2017 World Championships in Adelaide in addition to his outstanding performance at both senior and […]

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NEWS: Herbert joins British Cycling CS Commission

Top women’s racer, Charlie Jane Herbert, has accepted British Cycling’s invitation to serve on the Cycle Speedway commission following last month’s departure of Myke Grimes. Herbert, the 2014 British Champion and Great Britain squad member, is an influential figure in women’s racing and provides a welcomed balance to the commission, which is currently headed by British Cycling board member and […]

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OBITUARY: Les Grimes

Former long standing servant of the Cycle Speedway scene in Coventry, Les Grimes (pictured wearing number 3), sadly passed away last Sunday evening. Father of current British champion Myke, Les had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease for many years. He was 69 years of age. He came from a golden era of the sport in the Godiva city in the sixties […]

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RIDER NEWS: Evans recognised by former school

Astley and Tyldesley’s Max Evans was recognised by his former primary school last month, for his achievement in racing for the Great Britain junior team in Australia last winter. Former pupils Max Evans and Ella Toone were invited to officially open the new extension at St. George’s Central Primary School, Tyldesley, appropriately enough on St. George’s Day. The two international […]

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RIDER NEWS: Iron Dan

Dan Chambers is undertaking some endurance events this year in order to fundraise money for charities. If you would like to donate to any of the charities mentioned in the article below then visit the mydonate page at the bottom of the article: Throughout 2018 I will be competing in several endurance sporting events whilst also raising £2700 for Macmillan […]

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RIDER NEWS: Former World Champion sidelined

After continued treatment, former triple world champion, David Hemsley (pictured bottom right), has been forced to withdraw from the World Veteran Individual event. A recent x ray at the Royal Adelaide Hospital indicated that the double ankle fracture had failed to heal to the extent that would allow Hemsley to compete at his very high standard. The world veterans final takes place […]

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TEAM GB: Pearce takes final squad place

Ipswich’s Chloe Pearce has become the tenth and final addition to Women’s Team GB test squad for the Australian tour this coming November. Pearce becomes the third U16 rider in the squad, joining Poole’s Macie Schmidt and Sheffield’s Niamh Morton. Team boss Geoff Gamage commented: “Chloe’s progression in the past six weeks has earned her the last spot, where she […]

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FEATURE: GCSE in Cycle Speedway

Meet Ethan Mitchell, the first person (soon) with a formal academic qualification in CS! Ethan applied through the GCSE “Meeting Local Needs” process to study Cycle Speedway as one of his four PE practicals, providing a suggested syllabus suggested by coaches at Ipswich Eagles. The examining body accepted the syllabus and Ipswich offered free coaching to all GCSE PE students […]

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