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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Essex: Longbridge Leopards

About the team

Track was in Barking Park, Barking.

Club secretary: H.J. Bond, 26 Roxy Avenue, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex.

Raced in the East London League Div 1 1952.

Essex League 1954 +.

Team Honours.

1957 won the South Essex Senior League Title(being unbeaten all season). Runners up were Walthamstow Wolves, and in 3rd position were Whipps Cross Comets "A".


In 1949 Barking Council spent £50 on improvements to the track, and the Mayor of Barking put up a magnificent Trophy for a competition the same year(this being won by Teddy Jones of the Stadium Stars, runner-up Ted Risley, another Stars rider, and 3rd was Del Baker of Wantz Wallabies, after a run-off between all three riders. Over  1,000 spectators watched the meeting).

Speedway Riders.

Stan Stevens rode for Rye House - West Ham - Romford - Rayleigh - Kings Lynn - Cradley Heath - New Cross and Mildenhall.

Terry Stone rode for Rayleigh - Wolverhampton - Glasgow - Exeter - Ipswich - New Cross and West Ham.


  • R. Gibbons
  • Eddie Grimstead
  • Del Hammond
  • Ernie Lemacq
  • Roy Milano
  • D. Perkins
  • R. Pond
  • Alan Risley
  • Stan Stevens
  • Terry "Bonkers" Stone
  • Ken Taylor
  • Sid Tomlyn
  • T. Walker
  • Alan Wood
  • Bert "Bluey" Waterson