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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Devon: Shaldon Kestrels

About the team

Club formed by Ron Vaulter on the 8th Sept 1953.

Track was on King George V Playing Fields, Shaldon.

Track was officially opened on the 14th May 1954 by the Chairman of Teignmouth Council.

Team Manager: Ron Vaulter(1954).

Adrian Beal was nick-named 'The Track Manager' as he possessed enough tools to make adjustments to the bikes, plus repair the many punctures.

Raced in the Devon County League 1962/63/64/65.

Raced in the revived Teign & District League 1972.

Club President: Mr R.L. Linney.

Club Secretary/Manager: Ron Vaulter, 2 Holywell, Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon(1960s).

Hon. Club Secretary: C. Farrell(1963)

Chairman/Manager: Ron Vaulter.

Club Treasurer: Mr J. Ball.

Individual Honours.

1962 Chris Farrell won the County Individual Championship.

Riders

1954 Team.

  • H. Edworthy
  • Barry Hooper(capt)
  • L. Lethbridge
  • G. Long
  • C. Luxton
  • P. Luxton
  • P. Mole
  • Arty Stoneman
  • Ron Vaulter
  • J. Webber(vice capt)
  • B. Winsbarrow

Other Riders.

  • J. Ball
  • Adrian Beal(1956-58)
  • .... Bolsworth
  • J. Carthew
  • .... Clay
  • P. Cooke
  • .... Cooper
  • W. Dawe
  • .... Deslaides
  • Chris Farrell
  • M. Farrell
  • R. Farrell
  • T. Fey
  • K. Ford
  • .... Fosters
  • R. Gilpin
  • R. Gooch
  • Tony Hughes
  • David Knights
  • M. Leaman
  • Gary Leaper
  • .... Ledger
  • L. Locke
  • George Long(capt)
  • Ray Luxton
  • .... Meshennet
  • P. Moulder
  • Pete Neale
  • Greg Newton
  • Lawrence Newton
  • Alan Northway
  • G. O'Connell
  • J. O'Connell
  • W. Russell
  • J. South
  • T. Steane
  • J. Strong
  • John Strong
  • .... Terry
  • K. Tidball
  • Graham Tooley
  • J. Towell
  • Bobby Webber