OBITUARY: John Heaton

33/18 News has learnt that former Aldridge Hammers and Tamworth Stars rider John Heaton passed away earlier today, Friday 19th November. Here’s how Brian Buck reported the news on Facebook’s I was (or still am)) a Cycle Speedway rider:

“Very sorry to have to report that John Heaton passed away this morning. John’s two teams were Aldridge Hammers and Tamworth Stars and he rode for both and for England with great distinction for many years.
“John never lost his love for both speedway and cycle speedway and those of us who were involved during his time, will remember him as one of the most kind, generous and decent of men.
“Rest in the peace of the Lord old friend.”

Brian was asked by former Hagley Comets and Birmingham Lions rider Chris Turley, a great friend of John’s, to post the above tribute as Chris has no facility to post on the internet

Condolences to John’s family and friends from everyone at 33/18 News as well as those involved in Cycle Speedway

Details of John’s funeral will be published as soon as they become available