NEWS: Peelers Velo Club enjoy successful taster of Cycle Speedway

The Peelers Velo Club (Norfolk Police) sent a squad of 11 members and one son for a “come and try” session at the Hethersett track on a damp Monday evening. After a demo and some practice they entered into a 12-rider Grand Prix competition.

The “A” Final was won by former rider Scott Shorten who raced for North Park Norwich in their Southern Counties League days. He was closely followed by Pete, a local triathlete. Kevin Thompson, who co-ordinated the Velo Club visit, took a tumble contesting the Final. The evening ended with a 7-aside relay race which was declared a dead-heat. The visitors really enjoyed their evening and vowed to return next year.

Interestingly one of the visitors measured using 550 calories in the hour he was there, apparently compares favourably with doing one-hour on the road averaging 15 mph.