About The Club 
 
Cycle Speedway was re-introduced to Hull In 1971 after a break of 20 years by Derek Hilton, the current Hull Club President, following the re-introduction of motor speedway at the Boulevard in the same year.1972 saw the first cycle speedway league match in and the formation of the league followed the introduction of racing to Hull the previous year when a number of teams were formed and friendly matches run. Initial team competing were: Anlaby Aces,Hull Black Knights, Kingston Cyclones, Springhead Saints and West Hull Bombers. Tracks used were located at:Livingston Road, Hessle by Anlaby Aces, Barchards railway sidings by Springhead Saints and West Hull Bombers, West Carr Lane by Hull Black Knights and Stonebridge Park, Preston Road by Kingston Cyclones. Today the only track remaining in the Hull area is the current track in use today. (for further details regarding the history of the sport in the city and surrounding area see the history section on the website).
 
So you want to be a cycle speedway rider?  Racing for yourself is fun but the chance to share in team competitions can be equally satisfying.  Unlike many other sports, you get the best of both worlds as a cycle speedway rider.  This section sets out some of the basic questions you might be asking as a newcomer to the sport and the answers you will need before setting out in search of the action.
 
What sorts of bikes are used?  Cycle Speedway bikes are very basic and feature none of the expensive accessories you might find in other types of cycle racing.  Newcomers can usually put a good bike together for a relatively small amount especially if they are prepared to shop around for second hand parts.  Brand new ready to race bikes are available from specialist suppliers such as Archie Wilkinson.
 
How dangerous is the sport?  This is usually mum’s first question but tell her not to worry because cycle speedway is very safety conscious and serious injuries are few and far between.  Riders can expect to pick up occasional knocks and grazes, but generally the sport is no more dangerous than other activities such as football or skateboarding.  First aid facilities are compulsory for organised race meetings and trained first aid staff are present at all training sessions.  
 
Can girl’s or ladies compete?  Most certainly!  British Cycling actively encourages equal opportunities in the sport and many females compete at club, local and national level.
 
The Hull Club Offers:
A friendly safe environment – we are Go Ride Clubmark and ERCAS (East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme) Gold accredited.
A well run club.
Free use of bikes and equipment.
Qualified Coaches
CRB cleared officials and volunteers who are trained in first aid, child safeguarding and equity procedures.
 
 
How do I start?  We are always on the lookout for new members, so don’t be shy, just introduce yourself to someone and ask if you can have a go.  We will be happy for you to have a few practice sessions and provide more information on the sport and what we do.  Bikes are available for use from the club until you are ready to spend money on a bike of your own.
 
What competitions can I race in?  Team matches take place most weekends, usually Sunday’s, from March to October at local and national level.  We always welcome newcomers and endeavour to give you the opportunity to try the sport out.  There are special Individual competitions for all age categories from under 8’s up to under 19’s and seniors.  There are even veteran’s competitions for the over 40’s!  So whatever your age there is a competition to suit you.  If you excel at local or regional level you can progress to the national finals.
 
Do I need special clothing?  The most important item is a crash helmet.  These are compulsory both for training and competitive racing.  We can offer advice on suitable crash helmets but also have a large range to lend until you find your own.  The rules state that the rider’s body must be covered from the neck downward with long sleeves and trousers.  Style of footwear is a matter of choice but is usually predominantly black and trainers are found to be most suitable.  Black training bottoms are normally worn.
 
How much will it cost?  The sport is not at all expensive in comparison to other activities.  We do not charge any fees to people wishing to give the sport a go, and it only costs £10 to join the club for the first year and junior riders receive subsidised rates.  The club also subsidises team travel throughout the country with juniors paying only £5 and seniors £7.505 regardless of the destination.
 
Affiliated To:
British Cycling & Go-Ride Clubmark
East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme
Northern Cycle Speedway League / Yorkshire League
 
Club Colours:
Yellow / Silver / Black
Alternative- Red / White / Blue 
 
Contact:  
 
On Match Days:  Sundays and occasional Saturday’s and midweek from March to October.
 
Training Nights:  Are held every Tuesday from mid February to October commencing at 6.00pm.  The first hour and a half is for juniors typically up to 13 years old.  Training for every one else commences at 7-30p.m prompt.
 
Club Website:  www.hullcyclespeedway.co.uk
 
Club Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/hullcyclespeedway
 
You Tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhIRD5CBTZg
 
Generic E-mail address: admin@hullcyclespeedway.co.uk
 
Club Secretary:  Andy Schofield.  7, Canal Side East.  Newport.  Brough.  East Yorkshire.  HU15 2RL.  Tel: 01430 440737 / 07948539098 
E-mail: Andy.schofield@btinternet.com
 
Club Chairman:  Richard Pawson.  48, Kingsway.  Cottingham.  East Yorkshire.  HU16 5BB.  Tel: 01482 876221/07443588585.
E-mail:  rmp238@hotmail.com
 
Club President:  Derek Hilton.  84, Carr Lane.  Willerby.  East Yorkshire.  HU10 6JN.  Tel: 01482 657460.
 

Location
The track is located on Livingstone Road, Hessle Foreshore, HU13 0EG (next to Hessle Rugby Union Club)