CLUB NEWS: Dirt Bike Club takes off as interest soars

Interest in a new Saturday morning cycling club near Rugby has been so great that organizers are already planning to extend it beyond its original six-week run.

The “Dirt Bike Club”, held at the Brandon Bees Cycle Speedway track in Bretford Playing Fields, aims to introduce young people to the thrills and spills of Cycle Speedway – Britain’s most exciting cycle sport.

Youngsters and teenagers have flocked to the venue on the first two Saturdays of the new club – with organizers running out of bikes on both occasions. Arrangements have now been made to provide more bikes for this Saturday’s (23rd July) staging of the club.

A registered British Cycling coach supervises all the sessions of the club, which runs from 10am-11.30am. It has attracted backing from British Cycling and the Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull Sports Partnership.

And now, due to the success of the venture, organizers are set to extend the Dirt Bike Club throughout the rest of the summer and are hoping to set-up a permanent racing club at the newly restored venue.

Dirt Bike Club Flyer

Dirt Bike Club Flyer

In another positive move, the best available eight of the newcomers to the Dirt Bike Club are set to race for the Brandon Bees in a series of Tuesday night matches at Bretford Playing Fields. The dates are to be announced shortly.

A spokesman said: “We are delighted with the initial success of the Dirt Bike Club and numbers have exceeded our expectations. We have restored a valuable community facility for young people to use and now we are providing them with opportunities to compete in race meetings”.

The Dirt Bike Club continues this Saturday (23th July) and on Saturday 30th July. It then continues on Saturday 6th August and Saturday 13th August. Further events will be announced at the last scheduled staging.

The full address of the Dirt Bike Club is: Brandon Bees Cycle Speedway club, Bretford Playing Fields, Brandon Road, Bretford, Rugby, Warwickshire. Post code is: CV23 0LA.

For more information on the Brandon Bees Cycle Speedway club and the Dirt Bike Club, please ring: 07400 993999.