Young Sussex cycle speedway aces back on track

After a long break in the pandemic the Junior Hellingly Lions were back on the road – and competing in the first round of the cycle speedway BYJL at Kesgrave.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 10:00 am
Action at the Kesgrave track

Six juniors travelled to Suffolk to compete in the opening stage of this year’s league.

Samuel Ridley went in the under-eights and managed to score 15 in the heats, only dropping a point in his first race. He went on to win the A final, taking home 25 league points that mean he is standing at the top of the leader board.

For Marsha Wickham, in the under-10s, this was only the second time she had competed on a very different track to the Hellingly circuit.

Junior Hellingly Lions, ready to get their two wheels spinning

She put in great effort against a very strong field and managed fourth in the B final and an overall score of 14 points. She is eighth in the league table.

In the under-12s were three Hellingly riders, Ayda Edwards, Dylan Geer and Harry Ridley.

This was a tough test with a large group of strong home circuit riders. The three put on consistent performances with maximum effort.

The final results saw Ridley third in the B final with 12 points, Geer first in the C final with nine points and Edwards third in the C final on seven points.

Paul Edwards, in the under-14s, was also competing on the Kesgrave circuit for the first time and he managed a first in the B final, scoring 14 points overall against a strong field of more experience riders.