NEWS: Official announcement from the ICSF

International Cycle Speedway Federation secretary Mike Hack has been in touch with a statement regarding the International calendar and age eligibility for the 2021 World Championships in Australia, the latter being as they would have been if the Championships had been taking place this November. The full statement is below and is in English as well as Polish: I am […]

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NEWS: Updates from British Cycling

Tarn Fynn has been in touch with an update from British Cycling: “A quick update from a British Cycling point of view, before I return to furlough for another four weeks tomorrow. A return to activity guidance document is due to be published this month, along with Covid-19 specific risk assessments, with the aim for some activity to resume on […]

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NEWS: British Cycling release statement on suspension

British Cycling have released a statement regarding the suspension of all cycling activity, including cycle speedway. The statement is below: Suspension of sanctioned cycling activityAll sanctioned cycling activity is currently suspended until 30 June 2020. While many of you have been enjoying the opportunity to ride recreationally, we appreciate that the cycling community is looking for direction and certainty on […]

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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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RESULTS ARCHIVE: Help needed

Steve Copping is currently working to try and bring the Results Archive section of the website up to date but there are several gaps which Steve would like to fill. The information required is listed below: British Individual FinalsJUNIORRefeee for the 1973 event plus Full scores from the 2016 & 2017 events UNDER 16’S1982 & 1985- Referees for both events […]

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NEWS: Cycle speedway magazines available at national cycle archive

For those interested in nostalgia and cycle speedway history, the National Cycle Archive at Warwick University holds what is probably the World’s biggest collection of cycle speedway magazines, press cuttings, programmes, leaflets and literally hundreds of photos, many dating back to the late Forties and early Fifties. Details of the full collection can be viewed on the Archive’s website at […]

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NEWS: Sutton wins Wilkinson Sword

Long serving Poole club chairman, Graham Sutton, has been awarded the Wilkinson Sword, for his outstanding contribution to the sport, at all levels, for the past half century. Graham is pictures below receiving the Brian Cossavela award for Event Organiser in 2017 The current lockdown has deferred the official presentation to Graham, which will be made as soon as any […]

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CLUB NEWS: Carmichael & Davies awarded long service lifetime memberships

Newport cycle speedway riders Mark Carmichael and Chris Davies have been awarded long service lifetime memberships for their services to the club for 20 years each. Mark and Chris have raced in numerous British club championships finals, winning many age grade meetings with Newport. The duo are among the highest points scorers ever for the welsh club, progressing through the […]

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NEWS: Monarchs funding on hold due to Council Unwillingness

By Steve Hodgkinson, Birmingham CSC Press Officer Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway Club are likely to lose a 12K Grant because council officials aren’t helping the club, despite asking for a time restraint deadline. Council officials Dave Wagg, Lee Southall and Nigel Oliver have been involved in preparing the paperwork for the club to get a lease for the land on […]

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SPECIAL FEATURE: A look back at Cycle Speedway in Latvia

Jeremi Jan Juruś has sent in this article about a variation of cycle speedway which operated in Latvia between 2005 and 2012: Latvia http://sgpvelospeedway.ucoz.lv/ “Cycle speedway fell, but its glory is eternal” says banner on main site of Latvian cycle speedway riders. Cycle speedway in Latvia operated between 2005 and 2012 in second-largest in this country city Daugavpils which is […]

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