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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Yorkshire South: Wadsley Wasps

About the team

Made up of 14 and 15 year old youngsters, the club joined the Sheffield League in 1970, and rode home matches on a track built in a sandstone quarry on Wadsley Common.

As with many tracks at the time, there were no facilities whatsoever - not even a brush - and when club members arrived to host their first home match of the 1970 season, they were met by the sight of the visiting team from Sheffield Stars clearing the track of various detritus!!

The Wasps lasted just one season, before moving en-bloc to join Parkwood and become the Parkwood Wasps, the 'Aces' 2nd team.


  • Ian Bailey
  • Dave Forrest
  • Martin Gamble
  • Harry Hoing
  • Danny Pankethman
  • Pat Woodcock