CLUB NEWS: Riders flock to Coventry tracks

One of Cycle Speedway`s leading clubs has seen interest rocket this season, with increasing numbers of adults, youngsters and volunteers attracted to the thrills and spills of the sport.

The Coventry Cycle Speedway club, who relentlessly promote the sport, have seen all their
hard work rewarded after putting club night sessions, dynamic new recruitment concepts and sustained promotion at the heart of all they do.

In a four-day spell last week, 25 juniors attended Coventry`s flagship `Clubnight` session
last Wednesday at Hearsall Common. This was followed an hour later by 16 seniors taking to the track. Further riders were absence through holidays or work commitments.

Just days later, at the revived Brandon Bees track, a further 23 riders flocked to the
amazingly successful Dirt Bike Club last Saturday morning – making an astonishing total of
64 separate riders in active participation in the Godiva city last week alone.

An added boost to the Coventry Cycle Speedway scene is that the club have also recruited
new off track volunteers, including a number at the Brandon venue.

More good news from Coventry is that former riders Kyle Barlow and Sam Hardie, both now in their mid-20s, have returned to the Coventry club and both are buying new bikes.

There is mounting speculation, not confirmed, that two clubs from Coventry are set to contest next year’s Midland League division one.

Shaun Reynolds, one of the individuals behind the promotional success of the Coventry club, said: “We are delighted with this success and it shows what can be done when you build everything up, starting at the bottom, and concentrate on recruiting your own riders”.