MATCH REPORT: Success for Newport’s Under 12’s

Newport Cycle Speedway Club’s under 12’s team took on their counterparts Southampton at Newport’s sports village, and were victorious by 66 points to 64. On the day cycling’s top road racers sped into Newport to contest the Tour of Britain, it was cycling’s grassroots that impressed the local crowd awaiting Geraint Thomas’s return. Newports Sam Marsh won the last race […]

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MATCH REPORT: British Under 16 Girls & Junior Finals at Sheffield

GIRLS UNDER 16 FINAL 1. Emily Burgess (Astley & Tyldesley) 16 2. Maddie Saunders (Poole) 15 3. Georgia Burt (Wednesfield) 13 (after run off) Sophia Sinclair-Black 13, Gemma Hill (Ipswich) 13, Honey Whitehead (Leicester)10, Amy Baynes (Coventry) 9, Leah Horton (Exeter) 9, Anna Tuttle (Poole) 8. The final was raced in heavy rain, and produced the same 1-2 (with the […]

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MATCH REPORT: Two last heat deciders at a wet Redbraes

Sheffield’s trips to Edinburgh are usually met with wet conditions and a defeat, except for 2017 when the Stars pulled off a shock win. This year was no different. A heavy downpour before and during the matches made conditions very difficult and led to a lot of mopping up in between races. Both teams were missing riders, both the two sets present put […]

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MATCH REPORT: Three convincing wins for Team Green over Hull

North & Scotland League champions Astley & Tyldesley raced to a convincing 111-63 win over Hull in Sunday’s Division 1 match at Gin Pit. The visitors turned up with just five riders, but three times British Champion Andy Angell won four of his six races, with good support from Nathan Everett, who was also a race winner. These two ensured that there […]

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MATCH REPORT: Team Green win North & Scotland League Division 1

Astley & Tyldesley are the 2018 North & Scotland League Division 1 champions! A&T raced at Sheffield this afternoon, with half of the regular riders missing from each of the three teams, due mainly to holidays. Despite this, A&T’s squad strength in depth saw wins in both the Division 1 and 3 matches, and the Division 2 match fulfilled without conceding […]

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MATCH REPORT: Eurovets at Exeter

The Euro-vets GP Series hit Devon this weekend, with Exeter staging an entertaining afternoon of veteran racing. It was the new European veteran Champion Craig Marchant who completed a great week by topping the score-chart, before winning the Over-40’s Final from Birmingham’s Mark Winwood. Marchant’s only defeat of the afternoon came at the hands of Northumbria’s Jason Keith who rode […]

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MATCH REPORT: Two wins for Comets over Stars

This Northern League One encounter between the Bury Comets and Sheffield Stars had both teams missing riders due to holidays. The Comets back up were that much stronger than Sheffield’s as Bury eased to an emphatic 112-67 victory, a win made all the more sweeter with Edinburgh’s loss at Hull. The result on Humberside had a double effect. Bury climbed above Edinburgh into […]

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MATCH REPORT: Wales take home first senior Home International since 2007

The South East Regional Centre at Great Blakenham was the venue for the 2018 Home Internationals and Women’s Regional Pairs a week last Saturday. It was the Women’s Pairs which opened the day’s proceedings and featured pairings from the North & Scotland, South East & Eastern and South West & Wales regions. The Midlands were unable to raise a team […]

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MATCH REPORT: Three out of three for Astley over Bury

Astley & Tyldesley raced to three convincing wins over Bury in Sunday’s North and Scotland League fixture at Gin Pit. It was another baking hot sunny day, ridden in mainly dusty conditions, despite heavy track watering before each match. In the Division 1 match, A&T quickly took control, with five maximum heat wins in the first ten heats, with the […]

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