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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Kent: Orpington Eagles

About the team

Formerly known as the Cray Valley Eagles, but this was a very short lived name.

The track was at the rear of former "Dinky Cafe", Ruxley Corner, Sidcup By-Pass, at junction of Edgington Way(A210) and Sandy Lane, St Mary Cray. Site of track and cafe now occupied by Alsford Timber Merchants.

Travel to away tracks was in the back of a furniture van, this being for the bikes & riders, plus the fans.

Club Secretary: Mr Pacey, 1 Station Approach, Orpington, Kent.

In 1949 competed in the South East London League.

Individual Honours.

1951 Roger Rance won the Kent Senior Individual Championship.

Riders

  • Marwood Braund
  • K. Carpenter
  • E. Cox
  • D. Glover
  • P. Glover
  • K. Hartfield
  • E Holbrook
  • G. Luck
  • J. Luck
  • .... Johnson
  • Dave Martin
  • T. Martin
  • E. Miller
  • R. Pacey
  • Robert Rance
  • Roger Rance