Humberside League 1971 – 1978
 

Below is a history of the Humberside League which ran mainly in the Hull area between 1971 and 1978 although at varying stages did include two teams from Scunthorpe and one from Rawcliffe (near Goole). If anyone can add any further details to this, add their memories or have any photo's we could use of the period please e-mail these to rmp238@hotmail.com
 
 
 
Section One 
Teams, Year(s) Raced and Track(s) Used
 
Team
 
Anlaby Aces
East Hull Stars
Endike Stars
Goole Flyers
Hessle Hornets
Hull Black Knights
Hull Knights
Hull Saints
 
 
Humberside Hawks
Kingston Cyclones
Scunthorpe Scorpions
 
Scunthorpe Tigers
 
Springhead Saints
Tranby Diamonds
West Hull Bombers
West Hull Rebels
  
Year(s) Rode
 
1971 - 1978
1977
1973 - 1976
1977 - 1978
1971
1971 -1972
1975
1973
1974 - 1977
1978
1973
1971- 1976
1976
 
1976- 1978
 
1971-1972
1976 -1978
1971-1972
1973-1974
  
Track
 
Livingstone Road, Hessle
Stonebridge Park, Preston Road, Hull
Orchard Park, Hull
Rawcliffe Bridge, Goole
Livingstone Road, Hessle
West Carr Lane
 
1. West Carr Lane, Sutton Fields, Hull
2. Noddle Hill Way,Bransholme, Hull
3. Stonebridge Park, Preston Road, Hull 
 
Stonebridge Park, Preston Road, Hull
Scunthorpe Hobbies Centre, Grange Lane South, Scunthorpe
Scunthorpe Hobbies Centre, Grange Lane South, Scunthorpe
Barchards Sidings
Livingstone Road, Hessle
Barchards Sidings
West Carr Lane
  
The Humberside League Junior Individual Final at the Stonebridge Park track, Preston Road, Hull on the 1st May 1977. The track was just opposite Craven Park were Hull Vikings raced in the 1990's.
 
Section Two
The following is a more detailed record of the clubs that operated in the Humberside League during the years 1971 to 1978. It gives a bit more detail on the location of the tracks, who the club officials were and who rode for the teams.
(See seperate page for details of Anlaby Aces )
 
East Hull Stars 1977 
 
Track Location  -  Stonebridge Park, Preston Road, Hull
 
Manager            -
 
Riders 
Name
Barry Ashton
 

Terry Dervey
Mark Fearnhead
N.Proctor
Glen Rewston
Alan Taylor
Brian Taylor
Neil Taylor
S. Thacker
A. Thompson

 
Year(s) Rode
1977
 
 
1977
1977
1977
1977
1977
1977
1977
1977 
1977
 
Where Are They Now
Still involved. Current club sponsor and owner of Kingston Cycles. Living in Anlaby. Has two children.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
The Humberside League Junior Individual Final at the Stonebridge Park track, Preston Road, Hull on the 1st May 1977. The track was  just opposite Craven Park were Hull Vikings raced in the 1990's.The riders shown are Barry Watson (Kingston Cyclones, Phil Westerdale and Rich Pawson(Anlaby Aces), Stuart Waudby, Ian Clark and Ian Swanborough (Tranby Diamonds) 
Endike Stars : 1973 – 1976
 
Track Location  - Orchard Park, Hull. Built in 197?  on Orchard Park playing fields on Danepark Road. Stopped been used in 197?. There is no evidence of the tracks existence today
 
Manager            - George Taylor
 
Riders 
Name
T.Ainley
Colin Buchanan  
Gerry Burnham
S. Burton
Bob Ehlert
Trevor Ehlert
Mark Fearnhead
Pete Jordan
S.McDougall
S.Marshall
Dave Pattison
Chris Prime
 
G. Robinson
G.Smith
Alan Taylor
Brian Taylor
Neil Taylor
K.Redfern
Steve West
Year(s) Rode
1973
1973/4/5
1973/4/5
1976
 
1974/5
1975/6
1973/4/5/6
1973/4
1976
1974/5
1976
 
1976
1974
1973/4/5/6
1973/4/5/6
1973/4/5/6
1975
1973/4
Where Are They Now
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately killed whilst riding in second half at Newcastle Speedway.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Humberside select side racing at South Yorkshire's track (Shefield) in the late 1970's. Back row left to right - Phil Westerdale, Stuary Waudby, Neil Madden and Andy Schofield. Fron row left to right - Rez Newby, Barry Watson, Rich Pawson and Ian Clark 
Goole Flyers : 1987 – 1978
 
Track Location  -Built in 1977 On the playing fields at Rawcliffe Bridge, Goole. The track was very basic, of a standard length with a rough grit like surface.
 
Manager            - Richard Moulson
 
Riders 
Name
J. Drakeley
B.Hewitt
A. Hillaby
C. Marshall
R. Moulson
 
K.Pratt
J. Travis
G. Whitehead
Year(s) Rode
1977
1977
1977
1977
1977
 
1977
1977
1977
Where Are They Now
 
 
 
 
Still living in Rawcliffe and has ridden for Hull in recent years.
 
 
 
 
 
The Goole Flyers track which was actually at Rawcliffe about 5 miles outside of Goole
Hessle Hornets : 1971
 
Track Location  - Livingston Road, Hessle Foreshore, Hull
 
No information available
Hull Black Knights : 1971-1972
 
Track Location  - West Carr Lane
 
Manager            - Robin Coggle
 
Riders
Name
T.Ainley
J.Butler
M.Collins
C.Cousins
M.Cousins
J.Culver
Brian Headley
T.Parkinson
Sylvia Rawson
Melvyn Utley
B.Wright
I.Wright
Year(s) Rode
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
1971/2
Where Are They Now
Hull Saints : 1973 – 1978
 
Track Location  -
1. West Carr Lane, Sutton Fields, Hull. Built in 1971 on the site of an old tennis court and stopped been used when the club had to find a new home when building commenced on the Sutton Fields industrial estate. The track was located were N.R. Burnett timber suppliers are located today. It ceased been used in 1973.
 
2. Built in 1974 On Noddle Hill Way playing fields, Bransholme and stopped been used in 1977. There is no evidence of the tracks existence today.
 
3. Stonebridge Park, Preston Road, Hull
           
 
Manager            - Robin Coggle 1971 -1977
                              Derek Hilton 1978
 
 
Riders
Name
K.Brown
N.Chamberlain
Andy Codd
S.Cockill
Russ Cook
Eddie Drury
S.Fewster
Pete Fowler
P.Gesney
Mike Hall
Brian Headley
John Hunter
G. Jenkinson
Paul Kirkwood
J. Mather
T.Moore
N.Morrod
P.Orlesby
G.Parker
Dave Pointon-Brown
S.Powell
Chris Prosser
John Prosser
P.Roebuck
S. Shaw
S.Smith
Ian Stainthorp
P.Shillito
R.Taylor
T.Thompson
B. Wilson
Year(s) Rode
1973
1972
1976/7
1975
1976/7
1973/4/5/6/7
1975
1972
1974
1972/3/4/5/6/7
1973
1972
1975/6
1974
1977
1972
1975
1972/3
1974
1972/3/4/5/6/7
1973
1972/3/4/5/67
1973/4/5
1974
1976
1972
1972/3/4
1972
1972
1977
1976
Where Are They
Humberside Hawks : 1973
 
Track Location  -
 
Manager            -
 
Riders  
Name
T.Bristow
M.Henrickson
Dave Jackson
G.Lee
N.Morrod
K.Peart
Kev Young
Year(s) Rode
1973
1973
1973
1973
1973
1973
1973
Where Are They Now
Kingston Cyclones : 1971 – 1976
 
Track Location  - Stonebridge Park, Preston Road, Hull. Built in 1971 the track was located in the corner of Stonebridge Park bordering on the cemetery. The track was the largest and possibly fastest in Hull. It was flat with a good shale surface and a fenced pits area. It ceased been used in 197?. Until recently it was possible to see evidence that a track existed on the site.
 
Manager            - Alf Ashton
 
Riders 
Name
Barry Ashton
 
 
N.Blakeston
Terry Dervey
G.Fotherby
Des Graham
 
 
Trevor Ehlert
M.Frank
Mark Greaves
Phil Grundy
Alan Hall
Keith Hall
Sean Hasnip
A. Holden
John Lamb
Jim Little
Keith Lunn
T.Pennington
Chris Prime
 
N. Proctor
John Proctor
K.Redfern
Glen Rewston
Duncan Sayers
Mark Sayers
P.Walker
Barry Watson
Year(s) Rode
1973
 
 
1975
1976
1971
1976
 
 
1973
1972
1971/2/3
1971
1972/3/4/5
1972
1976
1976
1971/2/3
1971
1971/2/3/4/5
1975
1973/4/5/6
 
1976
1976
1973
1976
1975
1975/6
1972/3
1975/6
Where Are They Now
Still involved. Current club sponsor and owner of Kingston Cycles. Living in Anlaby. Has with two children.
 
 
 
Living in Holderness Road area of Hull. Married with two children. Father of current Hull rider Corey Graham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unfortunately killed whilst riding in second half at Newcastle Speedway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Living in Bracknell west of London. Works for the met office. Married no family.
Pickering Park     
 
Although never used for any form of league racing the shape of a track was cut out by Mark Fearnhead of the then West Hull Rebels team with the intention of a track been built .
 
Scunthorpe Scorpions : 1976
 
Track Location  - Scunthorpe Hobbies Centre, Grange Lane South, Scunthorpe. Built in 1976 by the then Scunthorpe Borough Council at a cost of £4000. The track had the best facilities in the area. It was located in the grounds of the Scunthorpe Hobbies centre and had changing, toilet and refreshment facilities. The track itself, although fairly small, had a slight banking on the corners and a good quality shale surface and a metal fence around it. It ceased to be used in 197? and there is no record of the tracks existence today.
 
Manager            - Doug Robinson
 
Riders  
Name
G. Butcher
I. Crawshaw
D. Hepworth
D. Hepworth
D.Rands
M. Robinson
Doug Robinson
R. Seymour
M.Walker
P. Zakewiski
 
Year(s) Rode
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
1976
 
Where Are They Now
  
Scunthorpe Tigers : 1976 – 1978
 
Track Location  - Scunthorpe Hobbies Centre, Grange Lane South, Scunthorpe. Built in 1976 by the then Scunthorpe Borough Council at a cost of £4000. The track had the best facilities in the area. It was located in the grounds of the Scunthorpe Hobbies centre and had changing, toilet and refreshment facilities. The track itself, although fairly small, had a slight banking on the corners and a good quality shale surface and a metal fence around it. It ceased to be used in 197? and there is no record of the tracks existence today.
 
Manager            - Stewart Pearson
 
Riders  
 
Name
C. Baines
I.Barratt
J.Barratt
Keith Brown
G. Cook
R. Cooper
S.Cooper
R.Ellis
Andy Figuzzi
M. Fish
A. Grantham
Ian Kingscott
Shaun Kingscott
P. Scott
R. Sanderson
M.Whitelock
Year(s) Rode
1976
1977
1977
1976/7
1976
1976
1976
1977
1977
1976
1976/7
1976/7
1976/7
1976/7
1976
1977
 
Where Are They Now
The opening of the Scunthorpe track on the 20th June 1976. The opening event was the Humberside League four team tournament and and individual competition.
  
Springhead Saints : 1971
 
Track Location  -  Barchards Sidings
 
Manager            - Robin Coggle
 
Riders - No information available
  
Tranby Diamonds :  1976 – 1978
 
Track Location  - Livingston Road, Hessle Foreshore, Hessle, Hull
 
Manager            -   Ian Swanborough
                                Derek Hilton
 
Riders 
 
Carl Allott
Ian Clark
Jon Hornshaw
S.Kemp
A. Levy
Ray (Rez) Newby
Simon Plows
 
Andy Richardson
George Richardson
Darren Sissons
Mark Smithson
Pete Stuffins
Duncan Suddaby
Ian Swanborough
 
Pete Swanborough
Barry Watson
 
 
Stuart Waudby
Steve Whittaker
M. Wilson
PeteWinters
Year(s) Rode
 
1976/7
1977
1976
1976
1976/7
 
1976/7
 
1976/7
1976
1976/7
1976
1976/7
1976/7
1977
1976/7
1976/7
 
 
Where Are They Now  
 
 
 
 
 
Living in North Cave. Married with three children
 
 
 
 
 
 
Living in South Cave. Married with two children.
Living in Ripon. Married with one son.
Living in Bracknell west of London. Works for the met office. Married no family.
 
 
 
 
 
The Tranby Diamonds Team from the late 70'sat the Hessle track. Back row left to right: Dave Routledge?, Ray (Rez) Newby, IanSwanborough, Steve Daddy, Pete Swanborough, Ian Clark and Stuart Waudby. Kneeling: Darren Sissons and on bike Pete Stuffins?
  
West Hull Bombers: 1971-1972
 
 
Track Location  -  Barchard’s Sidings
 
Manager            - Pat Belding/ Brian Askey ????
 
Riders
Name
I.Anderson
M.Ashton
Geoff Barnett
K.Brown
C.Dickinson
Geoff Dinsdale
Mark Fearnhead
R.Garner
K.Hallgarth
Des Lockwood
Ian Stainthorp
J.Williams
 
Year(s) Rode
 
Where Are They Now
West Hull Rebels : 1973 - 1974
 
 
Track Location  - 
 
Manager 
          
Riders
Name
Neil Allison
S.Arksey
Dave Armstrong
 
 
Geoff Barnett
D.Bateman
K.Brown
I.Dee
Mark Fearnhead
Des Graham
 
 
Paul Grindley
Des Lockwood
S.Marshall
B.Meek
Jeff Mudd
Paul Mudd
Rob Raspin
R.Richmond
John Scott
Steve Sylvester
S.Webster
N.Williams
Year(s) Rode
1974
1973
1974
 
 
1973/4
1974
1974
1974
1973/4
1974
 
 
1973
1974
1974
1974
 
1973
1973/74
1973/4
1974
1973/4
1974
1973
Where Are They Now
 
 
Rode for the Hull club for a number of years. Last known was living in Grimsby
 
 
 
 
 
Living in Holderness Road area of Hull. Married with two children. Father of current Hull rider Corey Graham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Section Three
   
The following is a record of all managers and officials from the Humberside League during the years 1971 to 1978, the team they were connected and any other roles:
Name
Alf Ashton
Brian Askey
Pat Belding
Robin Coggle
Derek Hilton
 
 
Richard Moulson
Stewart Pearson
Doug Robinson
Andy Schofield
Brian Schofield
Alan Shadforth
Ian Swanborough
George Taylor
 
 
Club(s)
Kingston Cyclones
West Hull Bombers/Rebels
West Hull Bombers/Rebels
Hull Saints
Anlaby Aces
Tranby Diamonds
Hull Saints
Goole Flyers
Scunthorpe Tigers
Scunthorpe Scorpions
Anlaby Aces
Anlaby Aces
Anlaby Aces
Tranby Diamonds
Endike Stars
 
Role
Manager
 
 
Manager 1971 - 1977
Manager 1971 – 1974
Manager
Manager 1978
 
Manager 1976 - 197
Manager 1976
 
 
 
 
Manager