On Saturday, May 6, Cramlington Sporting Club welcomes the Euro-Vets Cycle Speedway world as it stages the opening round of its 2017 Grand Prix Series on behalf of the Orchid Fighting Male Cancer charity.
This is short oval bike racing for Over 40, Over 50 and Over 60 age groups and it will be the first time the Cramlington-based Northumbria Vikings club have had the World Champion racing at their track, which is between the tennis courts and the 3G pitches.
Leicester’s Craig Marchant is the current Over 40 World and Euro-Vets Champion and he is joined by current Over 50 Champ Norman Venson from Coventry with fellow racers travelling from all parts of the UK, from Eastbourne to Glasgow. The Vikings do, in fact, have current world’s best Over 60 and reigning Euro-Vets Champion Terry Kirkup in their ranks along with other front runners in each age category and the Club finished second in the British Cycling Veterans Club Championship at Wolverhampton last season.
Tapes-up is at 1pm and entry is free with easy parking. The club is also on the lookout for new riders to race in its Northern league teams where ages range from 10 to 50 plus.
Training and free Taster Sessions run on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm.