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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

London South: West Norwood Rangers

About the team

Track was on the left up York Hill just over the railway bridge, West Norwood, South East London SE27.

Situated somewhere at the rear of the old Sydenham Gas Works.

One of the very early teams racing in 1946 prior to the Leagues being invented.

Club Manager: Joe Bloor.

Interesting Fact.

Roy Murrant, one of the West Norwood riders, remembers that most of the early tracks were on bomb sites, and that the starting gate was a piece of elastic stretched across the track. After a while crash helmets were introduced, these having to be worn during racing.

Riders

  • Sammy Adams
  • Dougie Dove
  • Charlie Moore(leg trailer)
  • Roy Murrant
  • Jimmy Pyatt
  • Peter Woodford