East London Cycle Speedway Club

Canning Town Rec
Prince Regent Lane E16 3JJ
Tel: 07518 968571


14th March 2011

Another good turn out of riders trained well yesterday (Sunday), and it can be seen that progress is being made. The squad was without Dennis Hubble who is on vacation, but none the less, worked hard on fitness and gating practice. Kevin Smith suffered a fall, thankfully without major injury, although I'm sure there will be some soreness today!

The first league match of the season takes place this coming Sunday, with East London visiting Ipswich, with both teams in action.

7th March 2011

A bright but cold Sunday afternoon saw a good turn out for the third training session of the year, at the East London raceway. The team were put through their paces by newly appointed Team Manager Nick Stephens. Following several nasty falls over the last couple of years, Nick has decided to step back from racing duties to concentrate on management, (it's better for the health!!). The new surface continues to be quiet heavy and there were many tired legs at the end of a hard session. Once again the surface was tyre packed after the session, and we're hoping that this will help with trying to smooth out some of the bumps prior to the season kicking off late this month.

 

1st March 2011

Training Troubles

Due to the inclement weather, training has been suspended recently due to the track being waterlogged. Only one session has been run since the new surface was laid, and everyone is hoping that the track will dry out sufficiently for training to resume this Thursday night (3rd).

The squad still needs to be strengthened in order that we can regularly field two full teams this year, so if you know anyone that would be interested, whatever their level, then please contact Kevin or myself.

 

13th February 2011

"New Racing Surface Installed"

This Sunday (13th), saw the laying of the new surface at the East London's Canning Town raceway. In scenes reminiscent from a Motorway roadworks gang, the East London team members got together with a crew and mechanical assistance from Standard Plant Hire, to lay 20 tons of recently delivered Scottish shale. It's hoped that the new surface will bed down in time for the team to commence training this week, something everyone is looking forward to immensely.

 

1st February 2011

Trackwork will recommence next Sunday (13th) when the team will be relaying the new surface of genuine Scottish shale. Jock would be proud of us! Once again, the mechanical plant has kindly been funded by our sponsor Unidata, and supplied by Standard plant hire. The new surface shouldn't take long to bed down, so hopefully the new seasons training will commence shortly.

17th August

East London will have 3 riders competing in the over 50 and 60s British Individual at Southampton on August 21st.
 
Dennis Hubble is the defending +50s champion having won the title at Bury last year and should start as favorite having raced for the host club Southampton for several seasons in the 90s. A winner of the British Open Individual Final in 1986 Dennis has also won the +40s version in 1999 also at Bury and is riding high in both categories of this years Eurovets GPs.
 
The evergreen Les Stevens now 60 has been a constant podium Vets finalist over the past 2 decades but this time could make it to the top step of the Grand Vets scores with a little luck as he too has had some fine form in the Eurovets version.
 
Kevin Smith makes his debut at 50 in this competition but has found new enthusiasm for the vets scene having previously appeared in over 40s finals at the start of the Millennium and has been a full EL Vets Team member for the last 3 seasons. As usual competing on impeccable equipment like his 2 comrades would pick up that award if there was one!
 
Good Luck to Dennis, Les and Kevin