MATCH REPORT: Midlands gather momentum in Sheffield

Round two of Cycle Speedway commissions’ new initiative, the Supertrax Battle of Britain series arrived at Cookson Park, Sheffield, and did not disappoint. With Sheffield’s vice chair Rob Mawhood commenting afterwards: “If this is what the Battle of Britain series delivers, then every club should want to be part of it.” A week of rain had left the track in the […]

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Cookson Park the venue for N&S v Midlands

Sheffield host this Sunday’s Supertrax Battle of Britain Round 2 at Cookson Park, off Halliwell Crescent, S5 8LY. The Stars’ Graves track, which traditionally hosted big meetings like previous Elite League matches, was taken out of action in 2015 due to building work at the neighbouring sports centre. The Graves is still intact but not quite ready to host elite racing, so […]

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MATCH REPORT: Sheffield inflict further woe on Hull

This Northern League basement battle between Sheffield Stars and Hull took place on a dry and dusty Cookson bowl. Sheffield maintained their unbeaten home start in League One with a 104-76 victory, leaving Hull still looking for their first victory and putting some daylight between the Stars and the points-less duo of Hull and Northumbria Vikings. Sheffield started strongly, Niall […]

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MATCH REPORT: Stockport secure runners up spot

Sheffield’s final fixture of the 2016 Northern League season took them to St Thomas Recreation Park to face deposed Division One Champions Stockport. The home team had seen the Edinburgh Falcons crowned Champions last week, ending Stockport’s impressive run of six successive titles. The home team were able to name only seven riders, with Mat Lush away at university. Sheffield were […]

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CLUB NEWS: Watson Sheffield Club champ

Adam Watson claimed the major honours by winning the prestigious under 19 and Open titles in the Sheffield club championships last week. Adam’s double win equalling the exploits of Kyle Holland (2015) and Pawel Idziorek (2013-14). Early morning heavy rain cleared by lunchtime, replaced by  afternoon sunshine to provide perfect racing conditions. Seventeen riders took to the track, split into […]

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MATCH REPORT: Morton shines for Stars against battling Glasgow

It took six heats for Sheffield to break the 5-5 deadlock in this closely fought encounter thanks to a Watson/Haines 7-3, and as hard as Glasgow fought they never looked capable of taking the heat advantages required. The match started with a win for the impressive Ed Morton, passing andy MacDougal on the line, the first of several interesting races. […]

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BYJL: Results from National Round 3 at Astley & Tyldesley

Astley & Tyldesley hosted National Round 3 of the British Youth & Junior League series at Gin Pit on Sunday. A superb day’s racing took place, with 86 riders in action. Poole took their third successive win in this series. Wednesfield’s Brandon Whetton twice lowered the track record in the u-17 match, after A&T’s Ciaran Collins did in his first […]

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MATCH REPORT: Stars win in the heat

Sheffield ‘Wosskow Brown’ Stars entertained Heckmondwike on Tuesday, in a Northern League One match on what was the hottest day of the year, temperatures were still over 30c at the 7.30pm start time. A very dry, dusty track surprisingly provided plenty of close racing. Sheffield made numerous changes, with Laura Watson, Sophie Middleton, Niamh Morton and Sam Haines all promoted […]

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