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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RIDER NEWS: World Champion Bentley confirmed for 2017 Laurels

One name already pencilled in for the 2017 Laurels on September 3rd is World Junior Champion, Shane Bentley, who aims to spend a few weeks in Poole to sharpen up in preparation for the World Championships. Shane’s association with the Dorset club goes back several seasons, and the chance to compete against top British and Polish stars at Harbourside will give him a […]

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RIDER NEWS: McMillan Poland bound?

Over the weekend in Adelaide, Australian international competitor Bobby McMillan (#4) revealed he has received an offer to compete in Poland this coming season. It is understood that during his brief stay at Coventry, and subsequent association with the club’s Polish assets, the offer was generated by Leszno. McMillan commented: “Michal Sassek and I got on really well riding together with Coventry […]

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TRANSFER NEWS: Mould returns home to Newport

As the transfer deadline shuts this evening, arguably the biggest winter move sees Wednesfield’s British Champion, Ben Mould moving back to his home town club Newport – making him the fourth rider to return to their first club after Lewis and Chris Osborne’s move to Great Blakenham and Gavin Wheeler reportedly back at Southampton. Wednesfield manager Wayne Aris said: “With all the changes […]

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RIDER NEWS: Hookway up for “Ride of the Year”

Exeter’s European and British Women’s champion, Lauren Hookway is flying the flag for Cycle Speedway in British Cycling’s “Ride of the Year”, where she is up against the likes of Olympian Jason Kenny. Hookway faces tough competition against some huge names in cycling, but her success of being crowned European champion at Poole this year was noticed by the top brass at British […]

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RIDER NEWS: Three generations of Welsh Cycle Speedway stars

Three generations of one family, Ron, Wayne and Ryan Evans, have now all represented Wales at Cycle Speedway. Firstly grandfather Ron, was a top rider in the 50s for the Langstone Eagles, which culminated in his call up for his country. Only last weekend, his son, Wayne, rode for Wales in the home nations veterans championships in Hull, with grandson, […]

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RIDER NEWS: Adams gains support from Henderson Herald

Hethersett’s Katie Adams (pictured right) has received the backing from local paper “The Henderson Herald” ahead of her appearance for Ireland at the Junior Home International at Hull on Saturday. Katie explained: “The Henderson Herald is delivered to around 5,000 homes in the NR5 area of Norwich so quite a good bit of publicity! “The Henderson Trust has used its […]

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RIDER NEWS: Parfitt named Welsh Junior captain

Carl Parfitt of Wednesfield Cycle Speedway has been announced as captain for the Welsh junior squad ahead of the Home International, which takes place at Hull in a few weeks. Carl said: “To represent my country is a absolute honour and one I’m so proud of. But to be named the captain for Wales Junior in Cycle Speedway is incredible. “I would […]

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