Speedway fans step back in nostalgia

SPEEDWAY fans will be able to step back into an era of nostalgia ahead of Saturday’s Elite League tie with Birmingham.

On track, after the league match, the Blast from the Past troupe will take to the circuit.

This is a group of riders who bring vintage speedway to life.

Co-promoter Mike Bellerby said: “Older fans will, I am sure, love to see these riders and bikes and reminisce about speedway of the 1950s and 60s.

“For younger fans, it is a great opportunity to see what the sport was like before laydowns, kevlars and 15-heat matches.”

Before the match, in the stadium car park, Eastbourne hold their second Speedway and Grasstrack Bike Jumble and Swop meeting from 3.30 to 5.30pm.

There is no charge for a pitch (no food vans). Enquiries to Chris Macdonald chrismac9x@tiscali.co.uk. Nick Barber will again be on hand to value memorabilia.

Turnstiles for the Elite League match open at 6.00pm with the match getting under way at 7.30pm.