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What is Coventry Cycle Speedway?
We are a sports club based in Coventry, West Midlands. We race single speed bikes, with no brakes for four laps around an oval dirt track.
The sport of Cycle Speedway grew out of the bomb sites post second world war. The modern day version of the sport requires athleticism, bravery and skill, as four riders take to the track for each race, all trying to come out on top.
It is very much a short dirt track version of velodrome racing, except contact is allowed when passing.
Fancy a go?
Pop along to one of our coaching or race nights! See our full schedule on our coaching page.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
COACHING THIS WEEK
TUESDAY from 6pm with Dave (multiple sessions)
THURSDAY 9:30am and 10:30am with Myke.
ALL sessions must be booked on, please don’t turn up without doing so to avoid disappointment. ... See MoreSee Less
COVENTRY CYCLE SPEEDWAY BACK AT THE RACES
Coventry XL Motors Cycle Speedway enjoyed a return to racing on Sunday, with 30 riders taking to the track across two matches after British Cycling moved up to Level 4 in their pandemic response plan, which enabled racing for the first time from 1 August.
It was the first racing to take place at Hearsall Common in 2020, a lot later than the usual March starting date due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and safety was paramount.
With a host of new restrictions, including socially distant pits boxes and spectator areas, face masks (where possible) and temperature checking for all, the club enjoyed two hotly contested matches between its members.
Firstly the junior match threw up some great racing with two even teams, often providing two races in one, featuring the older juniors battling out front and the younger juniors contesting third and fourth place spots. It produced a close match which ended in a 2 point victory for Brandon over Coventry.
The senior match was also evenly contested, but not without a few spills, most notably Coventry's former British Champion, Myke Grimes and x2 British Finalist, Adam Watson tangled in a dramatic high speed Heat 17 crash on the pits bend, which thankfully both riders emerged from with just cuts and bruises.
Whitley emerged victorious in the match as they turned the screw against Coventry towards the end, but in the end, the two results were immaterial with the riders just being grateful to be racing again.
Training resumes this evening with Dave and Lee, while Myke is running a junior and senior session on Saturday morning at 9am and 10am. New and old riders are welcome! Please contact us on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
As per British Cycling Covid-19 guidance, we are now able to return to racing again this afternoon in coach-led team matches.
32 riders have signed up to take part over the course of the day and it looks set to be a great occasion.
However, the threat is still out there so to protect our members, their families and the wider community, we have strict rules which we will be enforcing.
It's good to be back! ... See MoreSee Less
RETURN TO COACHING SESSIONS
Please head into our Facebook group to register your interest for coaching sessions beginning this week.
Restrictions and rules apply, all details in the group. ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
Today we're announcing the next step in our plan to resume all sanctioned cycling activities in England, with coaching and group activity beginning to return from today.
More information 📰 bit.ly/37E0nbY ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
Update from British Cycling. Potentially one more month until we can begin club nights, pending government advice on social distancing etc.Today we can announce an extension to the suspension of sanctioned cycling activity:
International and national level races - Sept 1
Regional racing and non-comp events - Aug 1
Club and group activity - 4 July
More information ➡️ bit.ly/2M2z3u1 ... See MoreSee Less
All at Coventry CSC are very sad to hear of the passing of Australian CS legend, Mick Harley.
Thoughts are with our Australian friends at this sad time.33/18 News are sad to learn that Mick Harley, founder of the Findon Skid Kids, has died.
RIP Mick, you will be solely missed. A true legend of our sport.
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Great job by our super sponsors!We are delighted that XL Motors have received a letter of thanks for our donation of PPE to Rugby NHS Trust & local care facilities.
#inittogether #stayinstaysafe #nhs 🌈 #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less
For the latest Cycle Speedway news from around the world, head over to 33/18 News.