Findon Cycle Speedway

(Home of the Findon Skid Kids)

 Reserve Parade Findon -Adelaide, South Australia-------

Info: mharley@internode.on.net      Phone: 08 83454900

RACING EVERY SUNDAY AT 1PM

 

 

 

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 Findon Cycle Speedway is home to the world famous Findon Skid kids. The Club started on February 26th 1958 and is still going strong.

Cycle Speedway is the name of the sport but the Findon Skid Kids were best known for their Trick Riding Display Team which appeared with great distinction at numerous South Australian & Victorian Country Shows and also local school Fetes.

In 1973 and 1978 the Team was invited to perform in front of 43,00 people per show at the Sydney Royal Easter Shows.

Highlights of the Display Team were the 7 bike pyramid with 26 riders and the World Famous Fire-Jump. The Display team has appeared many times on Australian TV and also on the European Pay TV cannels.  All good things come to an end and the Display Team was abandoned in 1996 except for the spectacular Fire-Jump which is still performed.

The club now concentrates on the sport of Cycle Speedway which is operating in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Poland and the US. The World Championships are held in Adelaide every 4 years.

Racing is 1pm Sunday's February to December except on Long weekends when the racing is held on the Friday night 7-30pm start.  When our Club Team Comets have League racing at Murray Bridge on a Sunday we transfer the normal racing to the Friday Night...Please check 'Diary 2014' to make sure

New members are always welcome and they get the first 5 race meetings free. We also can supply bikes, helmets and gloves (See Rules & Regulations Page for full details) 

 

The sport does allow some body contact in the older grades with bumps coming from the upper torso with lower limbs doing most of the physical work. 

 All competitors must wear a safety helmet and must be covered from the neck down.  

There are many spectacular pile-ups in this fast paced sport but broken bones are very rare.  

Ages range from 3 years to 50 years and there are maximum wheel sizes in each of the 9 age groups which includes 2 Girls grades.

 

The Findon Cycle Speedway Cub is Australia's oldest Cycle Speedway and Skid Kid Club.  

The club was formed on February 26th 1958 by Mick Harley who was just 15 years old .  

He started racing when he was 12 years old at the Croydon Aces and then decided to start his own club on vacant land owned by the local Council.  

With help from the then City of Woodville Council a track was graded and a new club began. 

 The Club is now regarded as having the best facilities and track in the World. 

 This has been achieved through the dedication of past and present members who believed that the club could achieve this honour.  

 

See 50 Year History Book page link for full history of club

 

If you know of any Cycle Speedway Clubs operating in your Country please advise us at our E-Mail address 

COMPETITIONS FOR ALL AGES

       Team Racing is very popular and the Findon Club, in addition to regular Individual Local Points Meetings, hold club events such as three team tournaments, best pairs and individual champinships which add variety to the racing calendar. 

      Bike handling, technical ability and physical fitness play an important part in the make up of a top rider. This can only be gained by training & experience.  Training sessions are held every Wednesday night. 

 

 

Businesses:

Please contact us re sponsoring a rider to the 2015 World Championships in the UK 

 

Web updated: 

DIARY updated OCT 27th 2014

 

LATEST NEWS 

OCT 27TH 2014

 

 Re-Union Championship on the last Sunday in February every Year (Clubs birthday)---Hope to see heaps of past members there

 

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