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  1. 2018 MDL AND SDL The clubs involved in the Midland and Southern Development Leagues met at Perry Barr Stadium , Birmingham on Saturday to make decisions in readiness for the 2018 season. Both leagues have lost clubs unfortunately but have a few new additions although , as yet, three need to be confirmed. In the MDL Scunthorpe have withdrawn whilst Milton Keynes are in discussions to remain in the league . In The SDL Plymouth are not running their Demons side this year whilst Exeter move their operation from Somerset to the St Boniface Arena whilst Weymouth are in discussions to share the Eastbourne track with Reading. Kent are awaiting confirmation that they will be using Iwade as their home circuit in 2018. The MDL welcomes the Birmingham Bulls as a new club whilst Kings Lynn may return to the fold in that league if they can sort a few things out to compete. The SDL welcomes the Isle of Wight Wizards whilst the Bristol Bulldogs are awaiting news on where they will be based having been in talks with Swindon to run there. The loss of Scunthorpe has also meant the loss of 2017 MDL co-ordinator Nigel Hinchcliffe , who has decided to cut his ties with the league and return to just watching from the terraces. With less involvement than last year having resigned at Plymouth new Birmingham team boss Laurence Rogers, who co-ordinated the SDL last year, was voted in to co-ordinate both leagues with support from the MDL from Carmarthen’s Lawrence Fielding and the SDL from Reading’s Emma Pike. He commented, “ it is a great pity to lose Nigel who did a superb job running the MDL last year . Having cut back on my workload with Plymouth I know I can oversee both leagues with the support of Lawrence and Emma . The AGM was a good one with so much agreed without opposition and a real good feeling throughout the clubs.” The format and rules of the leagues remain unchanged with the race format retained of four man teams over six heats with opportunities for running three junior races for the 125/150cc or 250cc riders if clubs can include them. Clubs will be naming four man main squads with riders also being added to a national pool of riders that clubs can use with riders in the two leagues being encouraged to get as much experience as they can by racing in both leagues if they can. There will also be inter-league challenges where clubs are trying to give their riders more track time and meetings and run regular second halves . The eligibility of riders remains unchanged in 2018. There will be no play –offs with the team at the top named as champions and if fixtures allow at the end of the season there may be a two legged clash between the MDL and SDL Champions. There will be a joint MDL/SDL Riders Championship Final with the venue being sorted with two possible ones being discussed at the AGM. Once confirmation of Milton Keynes, Kings Lynn and Bristol is received then the final format of the two leagues will be known. If all come to the tapes there will six teams in each league meeting home and away once. MDL : Birmingham ; Belle Vue; Carmarthen (at Stoke); Kings Lynn (TBC) ; Milton Keynes (TBC);Peterborough. SDL : Bristol (at Swindon TBC) ; Exeter (at Plymouth); IOW; Kent (at Iwade TBC); Reading (at Eastbourne) ; Weymouth (at Eastbourne TBC).
  2. Brummies v Bees - 28/03/2018

    Fans have the chance to sponsor any of the Brummies for fuel, oil, tyres, kevlars ..or whatever ....all help gratefully received by all the riders
  3. all at Iwade 12 noon start Sun 29 April IOW Sun 17 June Reading Sun 12 Aug Exeter Sun 30 Sept Weymouth
  4. KENT SDL HOME FIXTURES

    individual in 2nd half involving the 8 riders
  5. Brummies v Bees - 28/03/2018

    weather forecasts are historically inaccurate..... hopefully the sun will be shining and the place packed ..... so don't make hasty decisions 24 hours before a meeting
  6. Buxton

    yes he has ...badly broke his leg at Mildenhall year before and now back living in Cornwall
  7. Birmingham 2018

    Unfortunately Peter has not been well either. To correct one thing there is that I am the TM but will also be the co-promoter ...and I do know what is going on behind the scenes . There is daily contact between the key people involved with Birmingham Speedway .....and Lee Kilby gave more updates than just about sponsorship . The meeting went well and those fans there went away happy at what had been discussed and what they heard.
  8. Birmingham 2018

    she did
  9. Birmingham 2018

    she was.. she rode MDL for Halifax before
  10. Birmingham 2018

    Kyle is one of the riders being looked at ! He hasn't ridden since his injury last year
  11. 2018 MDL and SDL

    Kings Lynn are looking to do a few challenges with a view to hopefully coming back in 2019 to the MDL. Bristol are looking to also do a few challenges and hope that will lead to a 2019 SDL spot. Notice JJ had mentioned Leicester and I did have talks with them but with a weekday staging now in the top flight they cannot commit to doing any 2nd halves at the moment but again hopefully that will change in the future.
  12. MDL / SDL FIXTURES 2018

    Kent HOME dates TBC
  13. SDL/ MDL fixtures 2018 Date Track . Opposition Comp. 24-03-18 Reading v Carmarthen Challenge 25-03-18 Peterborough v Milton Keynes MDL 31-03-18 Weymouth v open Challenge 01-04-18 Peterborough v Belle Vue MDL 07--04-18 Carmarthen v open Challenge 11-04-18 Milton Keynes v Carmarthen MDL 14-04-18 Weymouth v Peterborough Challenge 20-04-18 Belle Vue v Peterborough MDL 28-04-18 Reading v Exeter SDL 05-05-18 Carmarthen v Belle Vue MDL 05-05-18 Weymouth v IOW SDL 09-05-18 Birmingham v Milton Keynes MDL 12-05-18 Reading v Kent SDL 18-05-18 Exeter v Weymouth SDL 23-05-18 Birmingham v Peterborough MDL 30-05-18 Birmingham OPEN 06-06-18 Milton Keynes v Weymouth Chall 08-06-18 Exeter v IOW SDL 09-06-18 Reading open 09-06-18 Carmarthen v Peterborough MDL 12-06-18 IOW v Exeter SDL 13-06-18 Milton Keynes v Belle Vue MDL 16-06-18 Weymouth v Kent SDL 20-06-18 Birmingham v Belle Vue MDL 22-06-18 Belle Vue v Birmingham MDL 23-06-18 Weymouth v Reading SDL 29-06-18 Exeter v Kent SDL 30-06-18 Reading v Birmingham Challenge 05-07-18 IOW v Kent SDL 11-07-18 Milton Keynes V Birmingham MDL 11-07-18 Belle Vue V open Challenge 13-07-18 Peterborough V Weymouth Challenge 14-07-18 Reading V Weymouth SDL 14-07-18 Carmarthen V Exeter Challenge 15-07-18 Peterborough V Carmarthen MDL 18-07-18 Birmingham V open Challenge 20-07-18 Exeter v Reading SDL 25-07-18 Belle Vue V Milton Keynes MDL 26-07-18 IOW v Weymouth SDL 27-07-18 Exeter v Peterborough Challenge 28-07-18 Carmarthen v Birmingham MDL 01-08-18 Birmingham V Reading Challenge 03-08-18 Exeter V Carmarthen Challenge 05-08-18 Peterborough V Birmingham MDL 09-08-18 Birmingham V Carmarthen MDL 11-08-18 Weymouth V Exeter SDL 15-08-18 Milton Keynes V Peterborough MDL 16-08-18 IOW V Reading SDL 18-08-18 Carmarthen V Milton Keynes MDL 22-08-18 Birmingham V Exeter Challenge 24-08-18 Belle Vue V Carmarthen MDL 25-08-18 Reading V OPEN 29-08-18 Birmingham V Weymouth Challenge 31-08-18 Exeter V Birmingham Challenge 01-09-18 Reading V IOW SDL 08-09-18 Carmarthen V Reading Challenge 15-09-18 Weymouth v Milton Keynes Challenge 22-09-18 Weymouth OPEN Kent home matches dates TBC
  14. Isle Of Wight Wizards

    same format for 2018 for MDL and SDL .
  15. Development League AGM(s)

    A very good AGM and the news fro it will be forthcoming asap
  16. Birmingham 2018

    thanks Brian. I rarely come on here and wondered what this guy was on !!
  17. Birmingham 2018

    Adonis have I upset you ? What tracks have I closed down then? I was working for Newport but I didn't close it down ...that was due to stock cars pulling out at last moment. I was at Coventry but did I close that down ? No ..in fact I wouldn't have been there as joined with Mark Phillips to SAVE Plymouth . So unsure what you are on about ??
  18. Development League AGM(s)

    agm is this Saturday 20th
  19. Development League AGM(s)

    we are working on a suitable date
  20. LEICESTER TO STAGE WINTER AMATEUR MEETING SERIES …SIX ROUNDS ON SATURDAYS Leicester are to stage a winter amateur series with meetings on Saturdays from December to March to run alongside their Sunday training sessions. There will be six meetings in the series with classes for Open, Support , Novice, 125cc/ 150cc , 250 cc and Formula2 on 450cc machines that Pete Seaton will supply. All meetings must be booked in advance so that the race programme can be finalised before each event. Bookings are to be to :laurencerogers@blueyonder.co.uk or by text to 07801429304 . Bookings will be confirmed once received. The first meeting is a pre-Xmas one on Saturday 23rd December. Scoring in each section will be based on the number of entrants but unless there are more than 20 entries in any section the scoring system will be from 20 points for first downwards. If more than 20 entrants then the scoring will be based on the entry numbers. There will be qualifying races in each section with finals based on the number of entrants but with a Grand Final (A Final) in each section with trophies for the top 3 . At the end of the series trophies will be presented to the top three in each section. Entry for each meeting will be £40 per rider for the adult sections and £25 for the juniors . Free day licences will be available for those without an SCB licence. Helmet colours need to be worn for identification purposes for the meeting “referee” and organisers to ensure the scoring is closely monitored. There will be refreshments on sale and members of the public are allowed to attend with no charge made. Volunteers to assist with flag marshalling etc would be welcome and anyone willing to offer their services can contact Karen Hudson –e-mail : Karen.hudson7@ntlworld.com DATES: Sat 23rd December 2017; Sat 6th January 2018 Sat 27th January 2018 Sat 3rd February 2018 Sat 17th February 2018 Sat 10th March 2018
  21. Looking forward to tomorrow's first Amateur Meeting at Leicester. Programme all done and printed off . Bookings being taken for next ones on January 6th and 27th , February 3rd and 17th, March 10th . All Saturdays 11am start. Sign on from 10am . e-mail : laurencerogers@blueyonder.co.uk or text 07801429304 .
  22. HAVE BEEN ASKED IF WE WILL DO 1. UPRIGHT CLASS 2. YOUTH 500 CLASS ...AND THE ANSWER IS YES IF SUFFICIENT NUMBERS BOOK .
  23. LEICESTER TO STAGE WINTER AMATEUR MEETING SERIES …SIX ROUNDS ON SATURDAYS Leicester are to stage a winter amateur series with meetings on Saturdays from December to March to run alongside their Sunday training sessions. There will be six meetings in the series with classes for Open, Support , Novice, 125cc/ 150cc , 250 cc and Formula2 on 450cc machines that Pete Seaton will supply. All meetings must be booked in advance so that the race programme can be finalised before each event. Bookings are to be to :laurencerogers@blueyonder.co.uk or by text to 07801429304 . Bookings will be confirmed once received. The first meeting is a pre-Xmas one on Saturday 23rd December. Scoring in each section will be based on the number of entrants but unless there are more than 20 entries in any section the scoring system will be from 20 points for first downwards. If more than 20 entrants then the scoring will be based on the entry numbers. There will be qualifying races in each section with finals based on the number of entrants but with a Grand Final (A Final) in each section with trophies for the top 3 . At the end of the series trophies will be presented to the top three in each section. Entry for each meeting will be £40 per rider for the adult sections and £25 for the juniors . Free day licences will be available for those without an SCB licence. Helmet colours need to be worn for identification purposes for the meeting “referee” and organisers to ensure the scoring is closely monitored. There will be refreshments on sale and members of the public are allowed to attend with no charge made. Volunteers to assist with flag marshalling etc would be welcome and anyone willing to offer their services can contact Karen Hudson –e-mail : Karen.hudson7@ntlworld.com DATES: Sat 23rd December 2017; Sat 6th January 2018 Sat 27th January 2018 Sat 3rd February 2018 Sat 17th February 2018 Sat 10th March 2018
  24. spaces available at Plymouth Training School /Practice next Saturday 2nd Sept 12- 4. £40, E-mail : laurencerogers@blueyonder.co.uk or TEXT 07801429304 stating name, age, cc bike and experience so you can be place in correct group to maximise track time . next sessions after that 16th and 30th Sept
  25. Next Plymouth training school / practices are on Saturday 5th and Saturday 19th August 12-4. Cost is £40 . Bookings by e-mail to : laurencerogers@blueyonder.co.uk or text 07801429304 stating name, age, cc bike and experience so riders can be placed in correct groups to maximise track time .
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