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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.

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Due to our generator needing some TLC, times are as follows this evening:

Juniors - 6pm
Seniors 7pm
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Coventry XL Motors Sabres conceded two early 7-3s against Birmingham at East Park this afternoon, giving Lee Marsh’s team too much to do in an otherwise close match; losing out 104-96 in the Midland League Gold Cup.

The Sabres steadied the ship after the shaky start and consequently Birmingham were unable to significantly extended their lead without Cov pegging them back; but likewise the Sabres couldn’t inflict enough damage to truly worry their opponents.

Juniors Tom Savage and Josh Walters saw their efforts in training pay off, looking quick throughout. Kyle Barlow continued his good form from the previous weekend for the seniors; meanwhile the spectators enjoyed another intense Grimes/Timms battle in the final heat.

In the end the Sabres came up short against a well organised Birmingham team, but can try again in two weeks time when they travel to Perry Hall Park for the Midland League fixture.

It’s not all over for Cov’s Gold Cup challenge though, if they can overcome Wednesfield at Leicester in their final match and other results go their way, they’re still in with a shout of the trophy.

📷 Andy Whitehouse (L-R Lee Marsh, Myke Grimes and Kyle Barlow)
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Coventry XL Motors Accident Repair, MOT & Service Centre Sabres won a hard fought encounter against Poole Comets this afternoon by 91-87. This means Lee Marsh’s team haven’t been beaten around Hearsall Common since July.

As expected, the match was excellent for the spectator with no end of excitement and action, as the away side delivered a typically committed performance.

The Sabres countered with some smart racing, crucial passes and were able to fend off a Comets comeback late-on.

Myke Grimes topped the scoresheet for Coventry, losing out only to Ben Mould who raced to a 20 point maximum for the Comets. Kyle Barlow and Mike Baldock delivered their best performances to date.

Overall though, a solid team performance for the Sabres sees their unbeaten run at home continue into April.

📷 Paul Devine
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Coventry XL Motors Sabres v Poole Comets at Hearsall Common. Tapes up 2pm.

Free entertainment!
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Training is off tonight due to the track being too soft.

It’s a bumper weekend of racing with round one of the British Youth and Junior League at Leicester on Saturday; all our riders old and new are encouraged to take part! Message us for details.

Then we have a mouth watering clash against Poole on Sunday, 2pm at Hearsall Common! Come and support the lads!
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Coventry XL Motors Sabres v Poole Comets at Hearsall Common | 2pm

The Sabres took two wins the last time the two clubs met in the old Elite League format (pictured). But two very different sides will face off on Sunday in the new English Crossover League. It should be an excellent afternoon of free entertainment!

The Sabres have a sizeable unbeaten run at home, can they keep that momentum going?
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Club night is ON this evening!

Juniors - 6:30pm
Seniors - 7:30pm
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A few start line snaps from last night! Look how nice our new gates are 😍😍😍
📷 Mark Savage
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Whitley Wizards over came an early 15 point deficit to win in a last heat decider over Brandon Bees and Coventry Unicorns. 30 riders turned out and a great time had by all!

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30 riders signed up for Cov League round one tonight!

6:15pm registration.

Let battle commence!

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Newcomers welcome. Message us to sign up in advance.

VENUE: Coventry CSC, Hearsall Common
DATE: Friday 29 March 2019
TIME: 6:30pm (arrive no later than 6:15pm)
COST: £1.50
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The first round of Coventry League takes place on Friday evening at 6:30pm (arrive by 6:15pm).

The format sees all riders welcome, whatever their age and ability as long as they can ride a bike unassisted. Riders are put into three teams with two from each team in each race. Always a much enjoyed and excellent social evening!

All riders must register in advance. Please email: coaching@coventrycyclespeedway.co.uk or sign up in our Coventry CSC members group.

Other activities this week are our junior coaching session taking place on Tuesday evening at 6:30pm for juniors and 7:30pm for senior training. There is no Thursday session this week because of Cov League.
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Club nights and training resume this week!

Juniors (with Dave) - 6:30pm
Seniors - 7:30pm

Juniors (With Myke) - 6:30pm
Seniors - 7:30pm

All welcome, including newcomers.

ROUND ONE of the popular Coventry League takes place on Friday 29 March from 6:30pm.
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We host Leicester at Hearsall Common in our first match of the season!

Div 3 - 1pm
Div 1 - 2pm
Div 2 - 3:30pm

Free entertainment!
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We kick off our Midland League campaign at Hearsall Common against Leicester. Fireworks guaranteed! 🧨

ML3 - 1pm
ML1 - 2pm
ML2 - 3:30pm

Coaching will commence in the next few weeks once it gets lighter on Tuesdays and Thursday. New riders welcome - see our website for details: www.coventrycyclespeedway.co.uk
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