RIP: Chris Duke

Exeter and Horspath riders paid tribute to a former Aces rider at Cofton Road last weekend, when a minute of sustained applause was held in recognition of Chris Duke, who lost his battle with cancer last week. Since the 1980s, Chris Duke was known throughout the region as a courageous rider who battled with disability to compete in the sport […]

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RIP: Joe Guy

Former East Park rider, Joe Guy, has sadly been killed in a road traffic accident whilst on a training ride yesterday. East Park club chairman, Al Bentley commented: “It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a great young lad and former East Park Junior rider, Joe Guy, who rode for East Park CSC and was tragically […]

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RIP John Walters

Former Great Britain rider, John Walters (picture bottom row, third from left), has sadly passed away. Newport secretary, Colin Simmons, confirmed the news yesterday. Colin said: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I have to inform the Cycle Speedway world, that former Newport, Llanmartin, Wales and British lions rider, John Walters, passed away last night at […]

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RIP: Col Collett

Col Collett, the founder member and first manager of the Exeter Aces back in 1963, has sadly, but peacefully, passed away at the age of 87, last Friday 1st July 2016. I’m sure our readers will join us in sending our condolences to the family and friends of Col and the Exeter club.

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RIP Brian Maunder

Exeter Cycle Speedway lost an irreplaceable member of their club earlier this week in Brian Maunder. Countless tributes have been paid to Brian across Cycle Speedway and beyond, after his passing was announced on social media. Brian, dubbed as “Mr Exeter Cycle Speedway” played a key role in keeping the club on it’s feet throughout the years and always focused his attention […]

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RIP Jimmy Cobain

In what has been a tough start to the season off the track, reports have come in that former rider, referee and administrator Jimmy Cobain has sadly passed away. Jimmy was a prominent figure around the 60s and 70s, where he was British Final referee in 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1974, as well as many other major finals. We pass on […]

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RIP John Whiting

News broke late last night that Bury’s John Whiting has passed away after a heart attack. The former Blackley stalwart had been receiving treatment for cancer for the past 12 months. John was one of Cycle Speedway’s most prominent figures and his death has shocked the Cycle Speedway world, especially being so close to Dave Hunting’s passing a few weeks […]

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RIP Dave Hunting

The sad news of the passing of Dave Hunting was announced on social media earlier today. Dave was a very popular member of the Cycle Speedway community, from racing to being considered one of the best, if not the best, referees the sport has ever had. Dave was also the last elected chairman of the Cycle Speedway commission and a […]

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