MATCH REPORT: Horspath open league campaign with win over Newport

Last Sunday (April 29) the Horspath Hammers welcomed the Newport Stars to the Recreation Ground, for their opening South West and Wales regional league fixture. With Newport having won the previous five league competitions, they showed their intent in retaining the league title, by sending a very strong team of 8, including flying in two top Polish riders Adam Bozewicz […]

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RIP Wally Grant

Horspath Cycle Speedway Club will mourn the passing of founder member Wally Grant at his funeral tomorrow. Wally having helped start the club with his brother Michael in 1954. Racing up to the end of the 1969 season from which he spent the majority of his time as club chairman until stepping down at the end of 2015 season remaining […]

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MATCH REPORT: Newport secure top spot

Newport (Dig It Landscapes) Cycle Speedway team secured top spot in the South West and Wales Division 1 League, after a comfortable 97-79 home win against nearest rivals Horspath Hammers. Jack Harrold failed a late fitness test on an injured hamstring, so Newport brought in Callum Goward. Newport dominated the early heats through fine wins from Jacob Soper, Ben Mould and […]

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MATCH REPORT: Horspath win inter-league challenge

Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators travelled to Oxford for a return inter-league challenge match with Horspath who visited Hethersett pre-season. Injuries and unavailability meant only five members could travel to race and the Hawks drafted in a guest rider to fulfil the fixture. It was a close affair, with Dan Chambers outstanding and a returning Lee Smith pairing up well with Owen […]

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MATCH REPORT: Last heat decider as Aces lose out in thriller

For the second consecutive weekend, the Exeter Aces were narrowly defeated in a thrilling SSW league encounter at Cofton Road. Despite an inspired challenge, against strong opponents, the Aces lost by a single point and it was a penultimate race exclusion for Exeter’s Aaron Herbert which brought the event to a controversial climax. Despite an untimely Zac Payne fall in […]

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MATCH REPORT: Hammers register home win against Swindon

Last Sunday, Horspath welcomed local rivals Swindon Robins to the Village Recreation Ground. Unfortunately for Swindon, top rider Steve Harris was racing in Poland, and with Shaun Rudman unavailable and Jim Bailey currently sidelined, the Robins could only track five riders against the Hammers, who were only missing Dave Liebermann with the back injury picked up at Poole last weekend. […]

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2017 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS: Official results for the 2017 British Club Championships

The official results have been sent to us from British Cycling for the 2017 British Club Championships, which were held in the South West and Wales region last month. All clubs have been asked to submit feedback to British Cycling for their views on the overall competition, including whether or not it should continue to run on one weekend. 2017 […]

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MATCH REPORT: Nowacki back as Horspath put hammer down

On a bright but breezy afternoon, Exeter Aces were the latest team to take on the significantly strengthened Horspath Hammers squad around the tight technical track. From the off the new look Hammers raced in to an early lead with race wins from Jake Neighbour, the returning from exile David Liebermann and ever improving youngster Jack Ellis. Aaron Herbert was […]

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CLUB NEWS: Hawks struggle at Horspath in British Club Championships

Hethersett Hawks/Myhill Decorators had a tough time in the semi-final of the British Open Club Championship at Horspath (Oxfordshire). In their opening rides the four Hawks amassed only five points, but after that they rallied and in the end gave a good account of themselves, despite having the worst of an unbalanced race formula. Star of the team was Harley […]

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2017 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS: Newport claim open title | Poole Club Champions

Newport are the new British Open Club champions, after a cool performance in Horspath, Oxfordshire, saw them pull away, as their closest rivals made costly errors. Poole scooped the overall Club Championship trophy, with victories in U16 boys and U16 girls categories along the way. Newport, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Birmingham, Poole and East Park came through their semi finals unscathed to […]

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