OBITUARY: Stuart Howarth

33/18 News has learnt that Stuart Howarth, long time chairman of the Bury club and father to Neil Howarth, has died. Neil posted this statement on Facebook’s “I was (or still am) a Cycle Speedway rider” page: “Some of the Cycle Speedway family are already aware that my dad, Stuart Howarth, long time Chairman of Bury Cycle Speedway, died last Thursday, […]

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OBITUARY: Samuel Bentley

33/18 News has learnt of the sad news that Wednesfield club member Samuel Bentley passed away in The Manor Hospital, Walsall on Wednesday 18th August. Samuels daughter Jenna published the following statement on Facebook: “My mom myself and family would like to say a massive thank you for all the nice words, support, flowers and cards my mom is overwhelmed. […]

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OBITUARY: Ivan Wells

33/18 News has received the sad news that Ivan Wells, father of Kevin & Ian Wells, passed away on Monday 9th August Ivan was involved with the setting up and running of both Eaton CSC on Eaton Park, Norwich and the Harford track in Norwich. It was in the eighties that Harford held the inaugural Young England v Young Australia, […]

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OBITUARY: Derek Garnett

33/18 News has just received the very sad news that one of Cycle Speedway’s greatest riders, Derek Garnett, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 16th March after a long illness. Derek was runner-up in the 1962 World Final at Edinburgh, British Champion in 1963, 1965, 1968 and 1972 plus he was the inaugural British Over 40’s champion in […]

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OBITUARY: Richard Clanfield

33/18 News has received the sad news that former Poole captain Richard Clanfield died on Saturday November 7th aged 51Richard appeared in numerous national finals and was an England international. He joined the Poole club in the early 1980’s and during that decade he competed in Under 15, Junior, Youth and Senior British Team Finals becoming one of the very […]

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OBITUARY: Derek Hilton

The Hull club have just heard of the sad passing of Derek Hilton on August 30th. Derek originally raced in the Derby area and was central in the re-emergence of cycle speedway in Hull in 1971. A meeting was held in the Hull Boulevard speedway car park from which the Humberside League was formed and thrived in the 1970’s. Derek […]

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OBITUARY: Gerald Sedgeley

33/18 News has received the sad news that Gerald Sedgeley, Birmingham Lions stalwart of the 1950’s, died last weekend. Gerald was the last survivor of the great Birmingham Lions team of the 1950’s and was Birmingham Senior Champion in 1959 Condolences go out to his friends and family from everyone in Cycle Speedway as well as all at 33/18 News

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