Cycle speedway success

Adam during one of the races
Adam during one of the races
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It has been a busy week for cycle speedway with three big events all taking place within five days of each other - the First round of the Manchester League, the second round of the British Youth and Junior League and the first round of the Northern Junior League.

The second round of the British Youth and Junior league was held at Bury this weekend, and Thomas Whitwam was the only U10 rider to win all four heats and take maximum points into the A final. Tom was leading the race when he was forced into the fence, he managed to stay on his bike and despite dropping to fourth place battled hard to come back finishing second in the final.

Fourteen-year-old Adam Watson had some stunning heats in his races and took his place in the A final. Adam lead from the gates and was never in any doubt of taking a well deserved first place.

In the Manchester League nine-year-old Thomas Whitwam raced unbeaten at the Astley & Tyldesley track to take a maximum 16 points score and secure first position in the league at this early stage. Thomas repeated this when he also raced in the U10 event in the opening round of the Northern Junior League held at Bury, again racing unbeaten on the day to take maximum points and top the table for his age.