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 his home in Newport.

“John was a fine rider and international gymnast, who lived life to the full and will be greatly missed by those who met him.

“Our condolences to Mo, Mel and John’s family and friends from all at Newport Cycle Speedway club. Rest in peace John.”

Funeral arrangements will be known shortly.