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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

London South West: Mortlake Monarchs

About the team

Track was on the Thames Tow Path at Mortlake.

Co-Founder: Pete Thomas.

Club Secretary: R. White, 46 Stanley Road, East Sheen SW14.

Racing 1950s.

Raced in the South East London League.

Interesting Fact.

The Monarchs beat Walton Swans at Mortlake on boat-race day(Oxford v Cambridge). This was in front of a very large crowd, who were very generous when the 'hat' was passed round.


  • R. Basted
  • V. Byatt
  • B. Hayes
  • Roger Mingo
  • Willie Parkes
  • Colin Rummy
  • Tom Smith
  • Sid Stroud
  • Anthony 'Ginger' Trim