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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Sussex East: Robertsbridge Rockets

About the team

Track was on the recreation ground next to the football pitch, this running alongside the railtrack.

Club Manager/Secretary: M. Slaughter, 33 High Street, Robertsbridge(North of Hastings), Sussex.

Team Manager: Nobby Clark(who ran the village shop).

Rode in the Sedlescombe League 1951-1953.

League racing took place on a Thursday night.

Team disbanded at the end of the 1953 season.

Interesting Facts.

After an away match at Lydd, and a visit to the local hostelry, one of the Robertsbridge riders suggested riding their bikes to the sea after leaving the pub. Unfortunately they never did reach it!!

Riders

  • Eric Beany
  • Bobby Crouch
  • Gidge Crouch
  • Micky Luck
  • John Mann
  • Brian Martin
  • Dave Martin(capt)
  • Steve Martin
  • Ronnie Mitchell
  • John Pennells
  • Guy Robinson
  • Alan Stone
  • Roy "Ticker" Thomset
  • Charlie Wilmer
  • Lou Wilson
  • Cyril Woodgate