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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Manchester District: Belle Vue Gladiators

About the team

Track was in Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Manchester.

Another track was at Fletcher Moss.

Track Surface Earth. Length 70 yds. Grade 3.

Raced in the Manchester, Stockport & District League 1960s(Div 1 & 2). Also raced in the Junior League.

Raced in the Manchester Winter Satellite League(North) 1963/64.

Club Secretary: A. Chorlton, 25 Moorton Avenue, Manchester 19(1962).

Club Secretary: C.A. Chorlton, 45 Woodford Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire(1965).

Club Secretary: C.A. Chorlton, 165 Broadfield Road, Moss Side, Manchester 14(1966).

Individual Honours.

1964 Joe Hatton(13) won the National Junior Individual Final, runner-up was Chris Hunt(12) of Wembley Lions, after a run-off with Paul Rennie of Gorton Pirates.

Team Honours.

1964 won the Manchester, Stockport & District Junior League unbeaten, runners-up were Blackley Flyers, 3rd Ashton Aces.

Riders

1960s Riders.

  • .... Atkinson
  • .... Benyon
  • Brian Berrisford
  • .... Boggett
  • John Chapman
  • Rob Chapman
  • A. Chorton
  • F. Clever
  • .... Collins
  • .... Condron
  • M. Corbett
  • .... Craven
  • P. Crolla
  • M. Daily
  • H. Edmunds
  • A. Emery
  • F. Glover
  • Joe Hatton
  • Ron Jackson
  • D. Lythgoe
  • F. Massey
  • R. Massey
  • B. Meredith
  • Brian Murphy
  • .... Nicholson
  • Mick Powell
  • Len Priestley
  • Dave Reid
  • Rick Rose
  • Ken Taylor
  • S. Truswell
  • P. Williams
  • .... Williamson
  • Dave Wilson