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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Scotland - Lothian: Bridgend Bats

About the team

Track was in Jewel Park, off Niddric Road, Edinburgh 15.

Club Secretary: W.G. Flett, 10 Macdowall Road, Edinburgh 9.

Club Secretary: S. Chapman, Rosedene, Bridgend Cottages, Edinburgh 9(1965).

Racing in the Edinburgh League 1963/64.

In 1967 the Bats travelled down to London for the World Speedway Championship at Wembley. On Saturday afternoon they thrashed a very understrength Hendon Aces 70-26. Sunday morning they drew against a combined Raynes Park/Tolworth team at Morden Park, then in the afternoon hammered a Whipps Cross Hammers team. By Monday morning, the team were back at work in Edinburgh.

Individual Honours.

1969 Stuart Potter won the British Junior Championship.

1970 Stuart Potter(12) won British Individual Championship at Hampden Park, Glasgow, runner up Jack Pinkerton(11) Sighthill, 3rd Derek Garnett(11) Offerton.

Riders

Mid 1960s.

  • Red Adair
  • Dave Baxter
  • Stuart Baxter
  • .... Caldwell
  • Stu Chapman
  • Alan Crawford
  • Tam Cropley
  • Tony Cropley
  • R. Dickson
  • .... Duncan
  • .... Ewing
  • .... Gibson
  • Alan Giffard
  • Rab Grant
  • Gary Halliday
  • Graham Halliday
  • Tam Low
  • G. Moore
  • Colin Mulhearn
  • .... Nickeson
  • Stuart Potter
  • Chris Sloan
  • John Tait
  • .... Tennant
  • Andy Thompson
  • G. Waddell
  • .... Willox

1970s.

  • Stuart Potter
  • Mike Rogers
  • George Tennant