WEEKEND PREVIEW: The Weekend’s action

Another busy weekend of Cycle Speedway action kicks off on Saturday with action at Great Blakenham, Newport and Hull. The Derek Hilton Memorial Trophy takes place at Hull whilst the 5th South & South Wales British Youth & Junior league Regional round takes place at Newport. Great Blakenham have a busy day of action starting with Round 7 of the South-East Grand Prix series which starts at midday and that is followed at 7pm by the 9th staging of the Jim Peck Memorial meeting. A preview for this event can be found here:


Moving on to Sunday’s action and we start our preview in the North & Scotland League where the match of the day takes place at the Graves Tennis Centre as Sheffield host Astley & Tyldesley in a match that will have a massive say in the outcome of this year’s Division 1 championship. A win for A&T will see them recapture the title they last won in 2019 whereas if Sheffield win they will then have to defeat Bury on October 9th at the Graves to retain the title. Both teams have lost one match this season, having won all the rest. The 2 teams will also meet in Divisions 2 & 3. Hull will also have matches in all 3 Divisions as they welcome the Fife Revolutions to the Hessle Raceway for a Division 1 match before entertaining Heckmondwike in Divisions 2 & 3

The South-East league has matches in Divisions 1,2 and the Youth League. Ipswich welcome Great Blakenham to Whitton Sports Centre in all 3 divisions. Meanwhile Hethersett complete their League programme with matches against Kesgrave in Division 2 and the Youth League. There will be 2 Youth league matches at the Memorial Playing Field which are scheduled to start at 1pm and 3.30pm respectively with the Division 2 match scheduled to start at 2pm. Hellingly’s final home meeting of 2022 sees them host the Norwich Stars in Division 2 and the Youth League. The action at Lower Dicker is scheduled to start at 2pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances East Park will not now be hosting Round 4 of the Midland KO Cup. There are reports that this will now be at Coventry but this had not been confirmed at the time of writing. East Park will definitely still be staging the Men’s Battle of Britain on Saturday October 1st