Category Archives: Speedway

90 years of speedway in Cardiff

As the British Speedway Grand Prix returns to Cardiff, our senior consultant, Andrew Weltch, author of the history of Speedway in Wales, looks at the arrival of the sport in the city 90 years ago. Top-level speedway has become an … Continue reading

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Another World Cup – on motorbikes

Did FIFA’s World Cup leave you wanting more? Can’t wait another four years? Well, there’s another World Cup around the corner – the speedway version.

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Speedway celebrities – the first real sporting stars?

It may seem that the sporting “star” is a phenomenon of our time – almost any sports person thought to merit a mention in the media seems to be dubbed a “star”. We may think it wasn’t like that in … Continue reading

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Speedway teams slow out of the gates in social media race

The UK’s top speedway teams have picked up some social media speed since our last check a year ago, but they are still behind other sports and really need to listen more.

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Crashes, broken arm and a spectator fainting – the opening night of midget car racing in Wales

As Newport speedway prepares to add car racing to its programme for 2012, Andy Weltch looks back at the history of four-wheeled competition in Welsh stadiums.

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Speedway teams splutter in the social media race

Which British speedway teams take the chequered flag in the social media stakes, and which clubs fail to get away from the starting tapes?

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Speedway’s Millennium magic

Speedway air-horns make vuvuzelas sound like an angelic choir – but we still want the British Grand Prix in Cardiff. Continue reading

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