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  1. A timely showing this morning on the Talking Pictures channel of the 1953 film 'Skid Kids', with a story centred around cycle speedway. The article on the sport in the mag was very interesting, and, what a terrific picture on page 15!
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    'They Retired Too Soon'

    Greg Hancock!!
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    King's Lynn v Ipswich 05/07/21

    Personally I wouldn't watch speedway at a track If I had to peer through a mesh fence which is bound to degrade the viewing experience.
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    King's Lynn v Ipswich 05/07/21

    I have have only been to Kings Lynn once back in the 80's, but I am confused by the grilling which appears to encircle the track. Do you really have to watch the action peering through little square holes?
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    Swindon Stadium

    They said Belle Vue would never happen.
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    Wolves v Sheffield 7th June 2021

    OK, It wasn't a good moment for Peter Adams to be asked for an interview, but he could have politely declined. No excuse for rudeness to the people who are giving us speedway every week on our TV for which we should be eternally thankful. As for the small track, big track debate, with very few exceptions, tracks in Europe are big. Tragically speedway has fallen out of kilter with the rest of the world in this regard. I can't imagine what Polish fans must think If they watched last night's meeting. I seriously want speedway and all it's venues to survive, but I can't see how the sport can thrive with the way things are right now. Oh, and by the way, my track's better than your track....
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    Wolves v Sheffield 7th June 2021

    At a time when speedway needs all the friends it can get, it was shocking to see Peter Adams being so rude to Eurosport staff. At least he apologised but god only knows what casual viewers and Eurosport bosses must have thought of him. The poor visuals are not down to the camera operators but to the vision controller in the box who's decision it it is to switch to different cameras, and last night he/she made a complete hash of it. Agree with many of the above comments, there is always a sense of impending carnage on small trick tracks which you never get on proper track such as Belle Vue.
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    Odsal

    Fair enough
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    Odsal

    Watching the videos, the track doesn't appear to have quite the same shape as it did. The corners look much tighter.
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    Fan/rider interaction

    Lap of honour should be obligatory.
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    Eurosport

    I'm with Mr Rising on this - stats are mind numbingly dull most of the time.
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    Eurosport

    An excellent standard of coverage from Eurosport I thought. One positive thing which struck me and which I hope carries on, was the welcome absence of the pointless interviews with the riders during the course of the meeting - "Yeah, I'm taking each race as it comes and we'll see how it goes", type of thing which I always find quite irksome.
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    Kings Lynn vs Ipswich Witches May 17th 7.30pm

    Yes, the secret world of speedway attendances would make a great storyline for the next Mission Impossible film. Your mission Jim, should you decide to accept it, is infiltrate the BSPA and extract, expose and publish UK speedway attendance stats once and for all. Good luck Jim.
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    Billy Gray - Actor and Speedway Rider

    TDTESS is also one of my favourite films. About ten years ago I contacted Billy Gray through his website and was very pleased to engage in communication with him for a short time. I remember asking him why he don't follow his fellow his compatriots over to the UK in the late seventies - I can't clearly remember his answer however. Seems amazing that someone appearing in a seminal science fiction film should go on to become a speedway rider! Bruce Penhall in reverse. Klaatu barada nikto
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    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    How magnificent it is to see the words 'Belle Vue v Sheffield' after all this time. Can anyone confirm the last time this happened? Always seemed crazy that as speedway struggled, two big name clubs less than an hours drive from each other were in different leagues thus depriving fans of long cherished derby matches and presumably bumper attendances.
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