Let me take you back to the dirt track

Evocative childhood memories of seeing speedway for the first time, by Andy Daly.

Bike racing commentators:

Andy's excellent blog:


  1. great stuff!.
    when i was a kid i used to try and run after them after they had gated, givin it the the full throttle hand wringing at the same time!.
    first ever record was the peterborough panthers team song.
    great memories!!!.

  2. Re: 'The Carbon Fibre's in the Kitty Litter'

    To mark the start of the 2011 season for Speedway, Moto GP, WSB and BSB, 'The Carbon Fibre's in the Kitty Litter' has been re-posted for a short time.

    The 'Sitting Comfortably' blog also has a new feature, 'Words of Whitham' which is a collection of the former-rider-turned commentator's latest on-air gems. Feel free to add suggestions.

  3. Re: Bike racing commentators -'The Carbon Fibre's in the Kitty Litter again'
    I thought it would be a good idea to mark the opening of the World Superbikes, Moto GP and Speedway seasons and the imminent kick-start of the British Superbikes circus next month, to revisit this post from last year. In which we take a cheeky look at the work of 3 of our motorycle/Speedway commentary Pairings. In addition you can catch up with the latest 'Words of Whitham' which features a new collection of 'on air' nuggets as supplied by Our Hero. Nos 1, 2, 3 have thus far got no further than an obsession Marco Melandri's missus.

    Take a look at 'The Carbon Fibre’s in the Kitty Litter!' If nothing else it should make you giggle.

    Here’s wishing everyone – spectators: trackside and armchair, commentators, teams/mechanics and most of all, riders an exciting, rewarding and safe season’s racing. May battle commence!