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foamfence last won the day on April 25 2017

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  1. Ben Fund

    With far fewer fixtures this year, I was hoping there wouldn't be any racing until April, it'll be the same at the end of the season, with clubs struggling to complete things in October. Very disappointing!
  2. Exactly! Why spoil an impressive line-up by adding Kus?
  3. Newcastle 2018

    I know you meant it to be serious but thanks for the good laugh.
  4. Newcastle 2018

    Like Hovis?
  5. Peterborough Panthers 2018

    Nice to see some sense at last.
  6. Ben Fund

    FORMER Bradford title-winning team-mates Gary Havelock and Garry Stead will both be back on a bike at the Ben Fund Bonanza showpiece next month.The two riders who were part of the Dukes’ victorious Elite League squad of 1997 both suffered career-ending and life-changing injuries, but they plan to lap the East of England Arena circuit at Peterborough on March 18.Havelock, who lost the use of his left arm after a crash in 2012, said: “We’re going to adapt a bike so it will have a little lever under the handlebar, like a quad bike or a jet ski, which acts as a throttle when you press it with your thumb. “We’ll put that on the right hand side, and also the clutch lever which I will work with my fingers. We’ll have to find some ingenious way of involving lots of elastic bands and duct tape to fasten my left hand to the handlebars.“I don’t think I’ll be able to wave at the crowd! But it will be nice to get back on a bike, and good to do it for the Ben Fund which does so much for so many different riders.”Stead, meanwhile, was paralysed from the waist down in a crash over a decade ago. He said: “Once I’m away it needs to be right, I won’t know where my legs are. It is quite tricky to start with just to make sure everything’s right. It doesn’t need to be too tight on my body as well. It just takes time to do things. “I still have kevlars, I have the actual colours I finished with, I’ve got a suit that I never used, that goes back to 2005.“The Ben Fund Bonanza is a very, very worthwhile event, people put a lot of money in. It’s invaluable to the injured riders.”
  7. With more and more wind and wave power and the remote location of some of the current fossil fuel power stations, that is a changing picture. The concentration of internal combustion vehicle fumes in highly populated areas such as valley bottoms and town centres is a very big contributer to respiratery diseases and death rates. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/04/car-fumes-air-pollution-ban-motorists
  8. I have seen photographs and videos of electric bikes, both here and in Germany, they would certainly solve many problems regarding noise and would be ideal for indoor meetings. When I've mentioned them on here in the past the idea was dismissed by those who claim the sound is too important but I think it would allow running race commentaries, which might actually add to the interest and excitement.

    Well he hasn't really put a foot wrong so far and does seem to care about the sport, that looks to me like a role model that some of our own would do well to follow.
  10. Nichols/kennett Rule

    I thought it actually affected more, what about Tungate etc? The two names were prominent because they are British and this is supposed to be British Speedway (although you wouldn't think so looking at some of the Championship line-ups).
  11. Edinburgh 2018

    He has family in England, so I think he still has some gear over here. He has been posting photo's of his practising in Australia and has certainly been hoping for a team slot.
  12. Edinburgh 2018

    Ellis Perks might be worth a go.
  13. Belle Vue 2018

    Maybe he's another of Lemmo's 'jobs for the boys' signings, like Sedgy was?
  14. Once A Jolly Swagman

    I can still remember a seeing a rider with a helmet that covered his ears, the announcer made a point of telling you how it gave better protection to the skull, must've been in the very early 60s I think.