Exeter Aces stage cycle speedway international and it’s a roaring success

09:19 13 May 2014

Over the Bank Holiday weekend spectators and riders descended on mass to the cycle speedway track on Cofton road, Exeter, to take part and watch the European Club Championships, writes Nick Cook.

Teams battled it out over the Saturday and Sunday to gain a place in the coveted final on the Monday, with hopes of taking home the European Cup. The standard of riding over the weekend was top level and although the ‘Exeter Aces’ put up a gallant fight they failed to hold off the competition and make it through to the final rounds.

Following the brilliant turnout and riding of the two qualifying days, Monday started with electricity in the air with four teams (eight in total) from the UK and Poland making it through to the semi-finals, consolation final and the final itself.

As the day unravelled and yet more top riding from all the riders the final was hotly contested with the Polish club ‘Ostrow’ taking the cup home!

Many compliments were passed around at the end of the day and the Exeter Aces were congratulated on a job well done in holding such a successful international event. Compliments were aired via twitter following the event, with polish riders stating: “It’s the best quality track they have ridden” and spectator’s describing the cycle sport as “Bonkers”. This has been deemed a massive success for the club, and is true testament to the generosity of it club members, volunteers and sponsors. Conversations have already started regarding the last cycle speedway club in the Westcountry holding future national and international events. If you want to find out how you can get involved or get into cycle speedway, you can find out more by visiting the clubs website: http://loramski.wix.com/exeteracescsc

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 13:02
Newton Poppleford sponsor picture

Newton Poppleford have been working hard off the pitch during the summer to bring sponsorship to the club.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:04

Former Test stars Phil deFreitas, Dean Headley and Corey Collymore are playing in a charity tournament at Exmouth on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:50
Budleigh goal celebrations in their game with Totnes and Dartington on Saturday. Ref exsp 34-16SH 6380 Picture: Simon Horn.

Budleigh Salterton were 4-3 winners when they entertained Totnes and Dartington in a South West Peninsula League (SWP) Eastern Division game, writes Alan Beer.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:48

The highlight of a successful week for Phear Park was a victory at local rivals Madeira, writes Chris Cleaver.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:46

The Leicester Parks tourists arrived en-masse at Budleigh for an afternoon of bowls.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45
Cricket

Topsham St James 2nd XI completed a Tolchards Devon League D Division East double over Exwick, beating the 10-man Exeter side by nine wickets.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45
Exmouth Under-14s after their County Sports KO Cup success

Exmouth were crowned County Sports Under-14 KO Cup winners when they defeated Clyst St George in the final.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45

The Budleigh Cricket Club Community League reaches the end of another campaign this Sunday (August 28) with the staging of Finals Day, writes Kevin Tyrrell.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45

Budleigh gained eight points on rivals Paignton as the Tolchards Devon League A Division promotion race looks set to go to the final day.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45

Exmouth Town face another stern test this Saturday when they welcome Godolphin Atlantic to Southern Road (3pm), writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications