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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Devon: Exmouth Arrows

About the team

Team Founded in 1968.

Track, which was heavily banked(35 degrees), was situated on the Imperial Recreation Grounds, Imperial Road, Exmouth.

Track Dimensions: 72yards x 17ft, red shale surface.

Club Colours: Red/White.

A downside of where the track was placed was the very strong smell coming from the river Exe at low tide, although this was often considered a home advantage!!

Club Chairman: Mr L. Locke.

Vice Chairman: Colin Annis(1972).

Club Secretary/General Manager: Vic Vine(1972).

Team Manager: Jim Carthew(1972).

Club Secretary: Ken Vine, 26 Hawthorn Grove, Exmouth(1978).

Club Manager: P. Roper(1978).

Club Social Secretary: P. Courtney(1978)

Raced in the Devon League.

Joined the English League in 1972 after a seasons Probation.

Raced in the English League 1972/73/74/75/76.

Raced in the Western League 1981/82.

Team Manager: Vic Vine.

Individual Honours.

1972 Phil Courtney won the Dawlish Carnival Trophy, runner up was D. Geach(Dawlish), 3rd was Tony Hughes(Estuary ?)

Riders

1970s.

  • Malcolm Bacon
  • Chris Bunn
  • Kevin Campbell
  • Paul Cann
  • Jim Carthew
  • Pete Carthew
  • C. Coomber
  • Phil Courtney(capt)
  • John Coxon
  • Kim Crellen
  • Graham "Plug" Finley
  • Dennis Forbes
  • Don Greenslade
  • P. Greenslade
  • Steve Griffen
  • C. Guest
  • N. Hall
  • Rod Hawkins
  • Maurice Hitchcox
  • Tony Hughes
  • S. Lewis
  • ..... Locke
  • Danny McNichol
  • Alan "Joe" Major
  • T. Mitchell
  • Paul Moulton
  • Mark Oates
  • Tal Pannell
  • Geoff Paris
  • Robert Pidgeon
  • Steve Poutney
  • N. Purver
  • Bruce Raymond
  • Paul Raymond
  • Cliff Reece
  • Mark Reed
  • P. Ridgeway
  • Robin Rivers
  • Liam Robson
  • Pete Roper
  • N. Shires
  • S. Slee
  • P. Southwell
  • .... Sweetland
  • Alan Taylor
  • Chris Taylor
  • Rob Thorn
  • Ken Vine
  • Mike Vine(capt)
  • Gordon Ward
  • Steve Yates

1980s.

  • Phil Courtney
  • Kevin Ford
  • Mark Gaffney
  • Rod Hawkins
  • Maurice Hitchcock
  • Alan Major
  • .... Marsh
  • .... Parker
  • N. Purver
  • Paul Raymond
  • Peter Raymond
  • Mark Reed
  • Peter Roper
  • Rob Thorn
  • Steve Yates