OBITUARY: Keith Dyer

33/18 News has learnt of the passing of Northumbria’s Keith Dyer on Monday. Here’s how the news was reported on Edinburgh’s Facebook page: “Edinburgh Falcons Cycle Speedway Club were saddened to hear of the passing of Northumbria Cycle Speedway Club’s, Keith Dyer, yesterday afternoon (Monday 11 April). Our heartfelt condolences to Keith’s Family and all at Northumbria Vikings Cycle Speedway […]

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OBITUARY: Nick Bray

33/18 News has leant the sad news that former Hethersett Hawks rider Nick Bray has died. Mel Perkins MBE has sent in this tribute: “It is with great shock and sadness that cycle speedway has heard the tragic news that Nick Bray was killed in a motorcycle accident at the young age of 40. “Nick started racing at Hethersett in […]

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OBITUARY: Ronnie Young

33/18 News has learnt that former Hampden rider Ronnie Young passed away on Tuesday 4th January. Here’s how his death was reported by Doug Nicolson on Facebook’s I was (or still am) a Cycle Speedway rider: “Hugely saddened to post that Hampden’s Ronnie Young passed away today after a brave battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. One of the founder members of […]

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OBITUARY: John Heaton

33/18 News has learnt that former Aldridge Hammers and Tamworth Stars rider John Heaton passed away earlier today, Friday 19th November. Here’s how Brian Buck reported the news on Facebook’s I was (or still am)) a Cycle Speedway rider: “Very sorry to have to report that John Heaton passed away this morning. John’s two teams were Aldridge Hammers and Tamworth […]

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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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