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ANDY AND DAVE PUSH TO THE FINISH AT HILLINGDON

Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team’s Andy Ward and Dave Cooper raced at Hillingdon circuit on Saturday (28th October). With a packed field of 45 plus riders ,the race started at a steady pace but soon heated up with a few early breakaway attempts. Cooper chased down 2 breakaways and got away with a few others. Once he had jumped across …

DEPLETED WARRIORS POUNDED BY THE POTTERS

With the Warriors having to send a scratch team to Stoke to fulfil this oft postponed fixture, it was no real surprise that the Island side returned south pointless after a chaotic evening at the Loomer Road stadium last night (Friday). The home side planned to run their 2 remaining home fixtures against Buxton and the Warriors back to back …

JASON CONFIRMS THIRD YEAR OF WARRIORS SPONSORSHIP

As the battle to avoid the National League wooden spoon draws to a climax, the Wightlink Warriors have received the great news that Jason Waring, the Barnsley based speedway fan and sponsor, will continue his support for the Island side for the 2018 season. Jason, who committed to the Warriors after a chance meeting with Barry Bishop in Warsaw during the Warsaw GP …

WARRIORS OFF AT STOKE BUT SPONSORSHIP ON FOR 2018

The Wightlink Warriors’ trip to Stoke for their penultimate speedway fixture of the season yesterday (Tuesday) was called off mid-morning with the Loomer Road track waterlogged, just days after being initially postponed due to Storm Brian. That slice of bad news has been offset following confirmation that the Cobra’s Garage Mahal  – the Home of the Wightlink Warriors (and the Exeter Falcons) …

HARMER MEETS GOLF LEGEND FOLLOWING HAMPSHIRE WIN

Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club’s Ryan Harmer has had the opportunity to meet the sport’s Justin Rose following Hampshire’s second English County Championship title win at Trevose earlier this month. Justin has been on a winning European Ryder Cup team and won the US Open, but that hasn’t stopped him appreciating what it took for Hampshire to claim the County Championship. The …

KIM TO REPRESENT BRITISH SKELETON IN INTERCONTINENTAL CUP

The Isle of Wight’s very own Kim Murray has been selected to represent the British Skeleton Squad in the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) this winter. The move up from the Europa Cup, which Kim competed in last year, comes following a strong performance during the weekend’s selection races in Lillehammer, Norway. Kim is now on the verge of competing at World …

WARRIORS’ END OF SEASON PARTY A ROARING SUCCESS

Although the Wightlink Warriors’ speedway season has been extended to the end of the month to accommodate re-arranged away fixtures, the club’s end of season party celebration took place in the Premier Lounge at the Andrew Younie stadium on Saturday night. Riders, sponsors, management and supporters all came together to review 2017 and look forward with positivity to 2018. With …

RYDE SALVATION ARMY FOOTBALL TEAM RETURN TRIUMPHANT

A group from Ryde’s Salvation Army Fellowship House Lifehouse recently represented a Southern England team in a special football tournament, with great success. The Partnership Trophy is a 5-a-side event that brings people who are experiencing homelessness together through football; the team was made up of 5 players, 4 of which were from Ryde. The team travelled to Manchester for …

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