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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Essex: Rayleigh Racers

About the team

Track was on the left hand side of the Rayleigh stadium car park on some waste land. The surface was dressed with cockleshell grit.

Raced in 1955, eventually changing their name to the Rayleigh Rockets.

The manager of the team asked Arthur Atkinson(manager of the Rayleigh Speedway team) if they could use the name 'Rockets'.

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Riders

  • Peter Ebbs
  • Barry Gates
  • Roy Giggins
  • David 'Dumpy' Holland
  • Vic Mouleneux
  • Roger Rolph
  • Dave Withers