Cycle Speedway
Indoor version of cycling proving popular

By Steve Carpenter Monday 12 November 2012 Updated: 12/11 16:37

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RECENTLY revived Coventry Cycling Club have launched an exciting indoor version of the all-action pedal sport at the Sports Connexion in Ryton.

The resurgent Hearsall Common based club, who have just completed a successful comeback season in the traditional outdoor season, are running the indoor events following a boom in membership and interest following the Olympics.

The club have seen record membership levels in crease in recent month, with an array of highly promising juniors taking up the sport.

And club bosses are keen to maintain this new interest until the outdoor season starts again March by catering for with the widespread demand for indoor Cycle Speedway by throwing its open the doors to other Midland clubs to attend. Riders from Birmingham, Bretford, Leicester and Wolverhampton are expected to put in an appearance, including 2010 British Indoor Cycle Speedway veterans champion, Paul Timms of Birmingham.

"This is the best indoor surface that I have rode on," said Timms after an extensive trial sessions at the Sports Connexion.

"I'm sure this exciting new venue will prove very popular for winter training and racing."

Club chairman, Dave Foster, added: “We felt we needed to keep all our club members in contact during the winter months and the indoor events at the Sports Connexion is the perfect way to achieve this.”

Indoor events will be held fortnightly on Sundays and sessions run from 7pm – 9pm costing £1.50 for junior members and £2 for senior riders. Guests from other clubs will be charged £2 and £4 respectively.

For more information on Coventry Cycle Speedway contact 07955 897482

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