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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Manchester District: Blackley Monarchs

About the team

Track was at White Heather Camp, Heaton Park, Prestwich.

Team Manager: "Josh" Gleave.

Team Honours.

1970 National Senior Team Champions, beating Offerton Devils(Cheshire) 54 - 42 at Leicester.

1972 National Team Champions Runners-Up. Offerton Devils 51 - Blackley Monarchs 43.

Team disintegrated at the end of the 1972 season with the departure to South Africa of Josh Gleave.


  • Mike Berry
  • Josh Gleave
  • Brian Murphy