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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Suffolk: Great Blakenham Whippets

About the team

Track was on the recreation ground, Mill Lane.

Raced in the Gipping Valley League(1940s-1960s).

Club Secretary: M. Wolton, 1 Ruth Terrace, Great Blakenham.

Club Secretary: Peter Moxon, 3 Coronation Villas, Great Blakenham, Suffolk(1962).

Club Secretary: Rocky Morgan, 38 Kirby Rise, Barham, Claydon, Ipswich, Suffolk(1965).

Team Honours.

Won the Suffolk Shield late 1950s.

1962 won the Suffolk League Championship, runners-up Claydon Greyhounds.

Individual Honours.

1957 David Hammond won the Suffolk Grand Prix.

1958 Alan Ford won the Suffolk Grand Prix.

1959 Maurice Pilbrough won the Suffolk Grand Prix.

1959 Alan Ford & Maurice Pilbrough won the Suffolk Best Pairs.

1965 Eastern Senior Champion Trevor Jones(14), 2nd Tony Wallis(13)(Kes), 3rd Keith Hayman(11)(Kes). Held at Kesgrave.

Riders

  • .... Abbott
  • Les Bentley
  • .... Bloom
  • .... Bumpstead(1960s)
  • Herbert Cardy(1950s)
  • Terry Catling(1960s)
  • G. Childs(1960s)
  • Alan Ford(1950/60s)
  • .... Gardiner
  • .... Garrod
  • I. Gooding
  • David Hammond(1950/60s)
  • David Harvey(1950/60s)
  • E. Hnatiw(1960s)
  • Ray Hood(1950s)
  • .... Hubert(1960s)
  • Chris Jay(1960s)
  • Trevor Jones(1960s)
  • S. Laflin
  • R. Leggett
  • J. Little
  • John Martin(1960s)
  • Keith Moxon(1950/60s)
  • Peter Moxon(1950/60s)
  • .... Patterson(1960s)
  • Maurice Pilbrough(1950s)
  • Steve Prentice(1960s)
  • W. Prentice
  • Eddie Ridley(1960s)
  • Clive Smith
  • R. Smith
  • Chris Studd(1960s)
  • .... Talbot
  • .... Trinder
  • Micky Wolton(1950s)