Poole Cycle Speedway
For anyone new to cycle speedway, it is the cycle racing equivalent of motorised speedway featuring four riders racing over four laps from a standing start. The bikes are unique to the sport and have a single gear and no brakes. The age range of riders covers the complete spectrum with the youngest rider at Poole currently just 6 years of age while the oldest is well into his fifties!
The Poole Club competes in the country's show case team event, the Premier League, as well as racing in the South-West League which includes a brand new Conference for riders under 18. British Championships are promoted throughout England, Scotland and Wales and cater for teams and individuals with age ranges from under-10 through to open and also veteran. In addition, there are European and World Championship meetings held regularly.
It is well worth a visit if you are in the area, and will provide an excellent afternoons spectacle. There is also a nearby skate park with ramps, jumps etc, if the racing fails to capture the younger family members attention ! Check out their own website (address below) for a listing of forthcoming events and race meetings.
The Cycle Speedway Club can be found on Catalina Drive, Baiter Park, Poole, Dorset. It is set adjacent to a large public car park.