Cycle speedway track development almost complete

Cycle Speedway.
Cycle Speedway.
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A new cycle speedway track at Cramlington High School is to be completed very shortly with the introduction of a safety fence.

The track, funded by Northumbria Vikings CSC along with grants from local councillors, will be the only cycle speedway facility in the north east.

The facility, which has cost £25,000, will be open for all and officials are hoping a Cramlington team of youngsters will soon be competing in Northern League racing alongside the already established Northumbria Vikings side.

Cycle speedway as a sport was born after the end of the Second World War.

The sport stopped in the area around the end of the 1980s but is now making a strong comeback with the Northumbria team about to embark on its second league season back in the sport, competing in the Northern League with teams from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Hull and Manchester.

The club will be running a ‘Sky Go-ride’ session on Saturday, March 1, for any kids under the age of 16. This session is open to all cycling clubs within the area.

Bikes will be provided although people can use their own mountain bike or BMX. Helmets and gloves can be supplied for those who do not have any.

The cost of the two hour session is £2 per child.

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