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Cycle speedway a competitive sport for individuals, pairs or a team. Each race is usually contested by up to four riders, and a match normally consists of between 8 and 24 races for which points are awarded depending on your placing.
In the United Kingdom, cycle speedway emerged during the early post-World War II years. In 1971 the British Cycle Speedway Council was founded. Today it is managed by British Cycling, the governing body for all cycle sport in the UK.
This activity is indoor and outdoor and associated through clubs situated through out the UK. Though areas indicate 20 there are approximately 40 clubs in total in the UK.
There is no definitive age on this as some clubs cater for all ages with under 13's, under 16's and under19's Boy's/Girl's Professionally though one would be mature and extremely fit, with good tactical skills and really no age limit.
Ability is graded by age and competitiveness, no special license is required or diploma. Just the normal club membership.
Team Racing is the life blood of the sport and operate in regions of England, Wales and Scotland. Races take place at weekends and in addition to regular team fixtures a number of club events such as four team tournaments, best pairs and individual competitions add variety to the racing calendar. Most clubs promote under-13 Schoolboy/girl events and Junior competitions for the under nineteens. An incredible sport for those that like competition and meeting a wide variety of people.
Today's tracks, which vary in length from 60 to 90 metres, are situated in parks and sports complexes including recreation centres and come alive during the season in the months March to October. The rules are similar to speedway but with the emphasis on the fitness and skill of its riders. Amateur competition is governed by a comprehensive set of racing rules.
British Championships are yearly, which the senior individual championship is the blue ribbon event. A finals weekend takes place during the late summer bank holiday period. The top sixteen riders go to the Grand Final on the Monday afternoon.
Cost is a factor in any sport and price is dependant on what you want to pay for equipment. There are other costs that need to be considered. Personal Accident Insurance, Third Party Public Liability Insurance, Access to a Full Racing Licence Additional payment required of £30 (Over 18s and Senior), £12.00 Junior (16-18 year old), Youth (Under 16) and Under 12s free (licences run from 1st Jan till 31st December and are half price each year after 1st July).
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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