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Exeter's Lauren Hookway and Newport's Adam Bennett were on top in the Women's and U19 category of the Welsh Open on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Here's the top three from both categories: Welsh Open Womens Result 1st Lauren Hookway - Exeter 2nd Macie Scmidt - Poole 3rd Lucy Whitehead - Leicester U19s Boys Result 1st Adam Bennett - Newport 19 2nd Jake Neighbour - Horspath 18 3rd Edan Morton - Sheffield 17



Bury CSC held its annual Good Friday charity ride which is, almost unbelievably, in its twenty-fifth year.

With the weather not as great as it has been in recent years, only around ten intrepid club members, family and friends completed the off-road route which followed the course of the River Irwell towards Manchester.

Each year the event raises money for club funds as well as a selected charity which, for 2017, is a local charity, Jigsaw.

Jigsaw organise sport, leisure and social events for disabled people in Bury.

Initial estimates are that around £300 has been raised.

Thanks to all involved.

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Terry Stone writes === From the 1950s. Stan Stevens is the man on the track. It's me at the back of him. The good old days when we were YOUNG. LOL.

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Birmingham Monarchs club officials and volunteers arrived at the Perry Bar track on Sunday to find one of the Portakabins broken in to, which stores bikes with 7 riders bikes stolen and vandalism to a new decking area.

Neighbours of the surrounding area reported banging and hammering late Friday night, with police attending reporting that the Portakabin was locked and secure. Neighbours also reported to the club that at 6pm Saturday night the locks were still in place.

Track officials arrived Sunday morning to find the hinge smashed off and only top standard senior and junior bikes being taken. The track is situated in Perry Hall Playing Fields.

Club chairman, Phil Widdas, spoke on behalf of all club members by adding: “It’s mindless vandalism. The bikes are no good for anyone else. They have no brakes or gears and specialised frames and equipment. What good will they be to anyone else?”

He went on to add: “We are a small community based sport with a lot of kids as well that have had their bikes stolen. Parents as well as the senior riders don’t have £500 knocking around to go buy a new one just like that. It just rips the heart out of what we are trying to achieve within our community.

“So we urge anyone everyone to keep their eyes peeled in case they are abandoned or tried to be sold one. Please call 101 as we have a crime reference number logged.”

It’s terrible news for the Monarchs who are working so hard in all areas. Hopefully the bikes can somehow be recovered.

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Just noticed this article on the main BBC news page today.

It might well interest those in East Anglia who follow cycle speedway, seems like Len Finch was quite a character, and a sad ending. A bit before my CS days.

RIP Len 



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