Rye House Flat-track

Having attended the "Celebration of Speedway" event, I ventured up the A10 to nearby Rye House to check out UK style Flat-Track for the first time.

Arriving mid way through the meeting I wandered through the empty entrance noting the sign pinned to the wall. Now there wasn't much evidence of pets or cycles, but I can confirm that there was plenty of balls being displayed out on the track.

As far as the racing goes, the heats came thick and fast, with the various classes from mini-bikes through to the ferocious sounding "thunder-bikes". The Pro class riders on the Moto Cross based machines certainly caught the eye, especially the young Aussie speedway rider Tyson Nelson who had a couple of epic races with reigning UK Short Track champion Aidan Collins.

The next date to look out for on the Short-Track UK calendar is Friday May 6th, at the old Oxford speedway track (an interesting choice of venue - could this mean a future return of speedway to Cowley?) An eclectic line up includes US flat track legend David Aldana, Superbike racer Steve Plater and Team GB speedway rider Edward Kennett as well as Tyson Nelson, Aidan Collins and his dad Les (runner up in the 1982 World speedway championship.) Sideburn Magazine are also organising a special night in honour of David Aldana on Thursday 5th May in Oxford.

Short-Track UK
David Aldana night


  1. be there or be square!!

  2. Hey that's me number 31 in the first action shot...great pic!!