THE iconic gold and black race jacket of the Coventry Bees will be on track next week after Peterborough Panthers confirmed a pre-season challenge fixture against the Brandon outfit.
Despite being without a venue to race at or a league to race in, organisers at the Bees have been working hard to ensure the club can keep its presence on track with a series of away ‘challenge’ fixtures.
The first challenge fixture will take place at Peterborough on Sunday, March 19, at the East of England Showground – first race at midday.
British champion Danny King and promising youngsters Jason Garrity, Josh Bates, Lewis Kerr and James Sarjeant will all be in action for the Bees.
Peterborough promoter Ged Rathbone has promised to do his best to make the fixture a memorable occasion for all Bees fans.
He said: “I want to place on record my thanks to all seven Coventry riders for agreeing to be part of this meeting.
“It is brilliant to have the full Bees team at the East of England Showground and it is likely to be the only time they ever take to the track together.
“They are determined to put on a great show and I know they are all desperate to see as many Coventry fans in attendance as possible.”