CLUB NEWS: Try it, Like it, Do it

Two former world Champions were on hand to help launch Heckmondwike Cycle Speedway Club’s get active recruitment campaign last Saturday (March 2).
Laura Watson & David Hemsley who have both won many top honours, including world titles were at the Firth Park track in support of Kirklees councillors and officials to launch the ‘Try it, Like it Do it’ project.
The scheme is all part of Kirklees Council’s drive to encourage people of all ages to take up an active and healthy lifestyle .
As part of the initiative, and aimed at providing opportunities for both younger people and adults to get into sport, Heckmondwike Cycle Speedway Club will be running FREE coaching sessions each Saturday morning from April 6th.
Sessions for youngsters from the age of 7ys to 16yrs are from 10.30am until 11.30am followed by sessions open to all over 16yrs old from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
Participants will receive full coaching in all aspects of the sport including fitness training.
Club administrator Justin Naylor explained “We are delighted to be part of the Kirklees project. We can offer great opportunities to anyone wishing to get into competition. Cycle speedway is a great family sport where mum, dad and the kids can all take part and it leads to a healthier lifestyle. We have riders of all ages up to almost 70 yrs who successfully compete at various levels all over the country.”
The Club’s loan bikes and helmets are available for use but participants should wear suitable clothing including long sleeved tops, long trouser bottoms, gloves and trainers.
To get involved contact Justin Naylor on 07799 367370 or email or just turn up at a Saturday morning session at Firth Park,Union Street, Heckmondwike, west Yorkshire, WF16 0HH.
Further details of training sessions, events and details of the club can be found on Facebook:

Left to Right:Laura Watson, Justin Naylor, Aafaq Butt, Cllr Vivienne Kendrick, Cllr Steve Hall, Rehanna Tailor, Margaret Sheard, Ian Johnson, Frank Auffret, David Hemsley (kneeling).