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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Sussex East: Rock-a-Nore Rockets.

About the team

Track was in Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings(behind the fishermen's church where the car park is now situated). This area was known as the stade(meaning a landing area), by the fish market. A new track was set out for each meeting, thus the place and size varied from week to week. The track had a concrete starting grid with pull across elastic as the tapes.

Raced in the newly formed Hastings League in August 1949-1951.

Race night was on a Friday, when five or six hundred spectators would be present.

Club Manager: A.G. White, 5 Old Humphrey Avenue, Hastings, Sussex.

Racing Results:

1950 Hastings League.  Ridge Eagles 39 - Rock-a-Nore Rockets 45   #   Rock-a-Nore Rockets 36 - Ridge Eagles 48

Riders

  • Dickie "Whipper" Apps
  • Roy Bailey
  • Harry 'Sassey' Benton
  • Ron Bibley
  • M. Bumstead
  • K. Duly
  • Cecil Glazier
  • George Hatwood
  • D. Hayward
  • Ronnie Lee
  • Ron Muggeridge
  • Dave Rick
  • R. Simmonds
  • Freddie Smith
  • John Steadman
  • Ken White(capt)
  • Frank "Moonshine" White