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Speedy_Joe

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active May 2015
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  • in Coventry
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    Coventry Indoor Racing Continues This Sunday

    Coventry Cycle Speedway club would like to advise that their hugely popular indoor racing and training sessions continue this Sunday (9th November) at the Sports Connexion, Ryton. The sessions are open to everyone, including participants from other cycling sports. These sessions are every Sunday up to 28th December 2014.

    All riders are asked to note that they must now sign-in, including to sign a disclaimer, upon making this first visit to the Sports Connexion this winter. Riders must complete this process at their first visit, so all last weeks riders who attended are now officially signed-in all winter.

    Operating times are the normal 7pm - 9pm timescale and admission costs are £2 for visiting juniors and £4 for visiting seniors. Coventry CSC members enjoy reduced admission as members of the promoting club. The Coventry club acknowledge the incredible support of their volunteers and the great help given by other club officials in staging the events at the Sports Connexion.

    ENDS

  • in Coventry
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    Last Home Match Of 2014 Season

    This Tuesday 21st October at 7.30pm, under floodlights

    Coventry Under 17s Final

    All very welcome.

    Also:

    Saturday 15th November - End Of Season Party & Presentation Night
    At: The Craftsman. 7.30pm - late

    And also:

    Indoor Cycle Speedway training & practice

    Every Sunday from 2nd November to 28th December @ Sports Connexion, Ryton

    And very finally: British Indoor Finals at Sports Connexion on 3rd/4th Jan 2015

  • in Coventry
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    Next Home Match:
    Tuesday 12th August at 7.15pm
    Coventry Junior Best Pairs
    At Hearsall Common

    All our home matches are at: http://www.coventrycsc.com, on Twitter and we are normally in the Telegraph. You can also receive free texts re our home matches if you kindly leave your details (over 18s only).

  • in Coventry
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    Next Home Matches:

    Tuesday 3rd June at 7.15pm

    Coventry V Bretford
    Midland League Div 3

    Sunday 8th June at 2pm

    Coventry V Birmingham
    Midland League Div 1

    All fixtures and info on the website: www.coventrycsc.com

  • in Coventry
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    Today, 6th April, at 2pm

    Coventry V Leicester
    Challenge Match

    Followed by two junior matches - Coventry V Leicester

    All our fixtures at: www.coventrycsc.com

    We have added special new heading, in red, on our home page, entitled ......

    "Next Home Match" to assist people to find next home fixture

    Every Wednesday, Club Night from 6pm.

  • in Coventry
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    This Sunday 16th March at 2pm
    Coventry V Birmingham
    Followed by:
    Coventry Juniors V Birmingham Juniors

    This Wednesday 12th March at 6pm
    Training and practice under floodlights
    We have just bought 5 new club bikes - so come along and have a go!
    All welcome
    Meeting in The Maudslay afterwards, if your interested in helping out come along

    Further fixtures at: www.coventrycsc.com

  • in Coventry
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    Supposedly a match on 23 Oct 7.30pm, I hope someone may add some updated info near or on the day about any cancellation situation???

    Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 7.30pm

    Coventry Juniors V Birmingham Juniors
    Midland league Div 2

    Wednesday 23rd October at 8.15pm

    Coventry Juniors B Team V Birmingham Juniors
    Challenge Match

    With thanks to Hire Station Ltd, Foleshill Rd, for sponsored floodlights.

  • in Coventry
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    [QUOTE=Speedy Joe;3810227]NEXT HOME MATCH

    This Sunday 8 Sept at 2pm

    Chris Allen Memorial Trophy

    16 rider, 20 heat individual meeting. All riders are connected with either the Coventry club, or come from the Coventry area, including five Bretford riders.

    Chris Allen rode for Brandon Bees. In 1973, in a match at Hearsall Common, Chris collapsed after a race. Sadly, he died shortly afterwards.

    Sundays meeting is in his honour and was first staged in 1974 for Coventry area riders. Due to the fantastic revival and interest in the sport in Coventry again, the meeting is being revived. It is being sponsored by Mike Allen, Chris Allen`s older brother.

    Present day riders Dave Frith and Norman Venson have previously won the Chris Allen Trophy, whilst Joe Mc has won in three times in a row.

    The match is followed by Bretford U13s V Bretford U13s.

    Coventry are at Leicester this Tuesday in the Midland League Div One, 7.30pm start.

  • in Coventry
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    NEXT HOME MATCH

    This Sunday 8 Sept at 2pm

    Chris Allen Memorial Trophy

    16 rider, 20 heat individual meeting. All riders are connected with either the Coventry club, or come from the Coventry area, including five Bretford riders.

    Chris Allen rode for Brandon Bees. In 1973, in a match at Hearsall Common, Chris collapsed after a race. Sadly, he died shortly afterwards.

    Sundays meeting is in his honour and was first staged in 1974 for Coventry area riders. Due to the fantastic revival and interest in the sport in Coventry again, the meeting is being revived. It is being sponsored by Mike Allen, Chris Allen`s older brother.

    Present day riders Dave Frith and Norman Venson have previously won the Chris Allen Trophy, whilst Joe Mc has won in three times in a row.

    The match is followed by Coventry U13s V Bretford U13s.

    Coventry are at Leicester this Tuesday in the Midland League Div One, 7.30pm start.

  • in Coventry
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    I want to know what to expect, I heard there are 1000s from all over the UK coming to it, will the track edge spectating positions be available or reserved from some z-list VIPs? Will we have to be there hours early to get a good place?

    BRITISH FINAL RACES INTO COVENTRY

    The 2013 British Cycle Speedway final races into Coventry this Bank Holiday Monday – and will be the biggest ever event in the history of the sport in the city.

    The super banked Hearsall Common, Earlsdon, track will be transformed for the day. A huge mobile grandstand, toilets, a large LED video screen and other infrastructure will all be in place for a showpiece 62nd staging of the championships.

    Over a thousand spectators will be present, with hundreds of Coventry families expected to join the crowds for an exciting and free Bank Holiday Monday afternoon out. The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Gary Crookes, and the leader of the City Council, Councillor Ann Lucas, will be in attendance as official guests.

    The Coventry Festival Band will perform shortly before the start, classically trained soloist Carrie-Ann Williams from Cheshire will sing the national anthem live and the Crew Promotions cheerleaders will provide interval entertainment.

    The final, sponsored by international company Schwalbe Tyres, will be filmed for transmission on Sky Sports and will be shown in 32 countries around the world, reaching a global audience of 210 million homes.

    It marks a remarkable return to the big time for the community based Coventry Cycle Speedway club, which has staged an astonishing revival after being defunct for four years after a row with the sports administrators in 2007.

    The club, which is mostly run by parents of the clubs` many junior riders, have restored the Hearsall Common track to its former glory. The senior team have currently won ten of their last twelve matches, including away wins at Sheffield and London.

    Volunteers from the club have been at Hearsall Common all this week putting the finishing touches to the track and surrounds. The club plan to stage the final in a professional and glitzy way in which will give the best possible impression of the city.

    Helped by the national boom in Cycling, the club now have more riders than since its formation in 1978. They run a successful weekly Club Night for new juniorriders, taking scores of local Coventry kids off the streets and providing an exciting and healthy off-road racing experience.

    The action on Bank Holiday Monday will commence at 12 mid day with the staging oft he Woman’s final, with Lauren Davies of Leicester the hot favourite. The Leicester flyer incredibly rides in the Leicester first team and beats many male counterparts in team competition.

    Hull superstar, double British champion Andy Angell, will be going for a hat-trick of wins in the blue ribband Mens final (starting at 3pm), the most prestigious title in Cycle Speedway, despite the onset in recent years of international competition.

    Former champions, including the dashing Oxford rider Mark Boaler and four time winner Lee Aris of Wolverhampton, will also be amongst the championship challengers. Paul Heard, of the Wednesfield Aces, is also likely to feature strongly.

    Home fans will be cheering for Myke Grimes, Coventry`s very own handlebar hero. The 28 year old, from Wyken, was a shock 2012 British Final debut finalist and he has cemented his place amongst the top performers of the sport this year with a string of match winning displays for Coventry.

    As part of the British Finals weekend, Bretford Bulldogs stage the British Under 10s final at Brandon Road Playing Fields, Bretford, on Saturday 24th August, starting at 1pm.

    Further information on the 2013 British Final can be found by going to:www.coventrycsc.com

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