FIFE REVOLUTIONS cycle speedway club brought the curtain down on a successful season by hosting a thrilling Scottish Open event.

And three of their riders pedalled to title glory at the ExxonMobil ‘Fastbowl’, based at Queen Anne High School in a competition that brought together riders from Fife, Edinburgh Falcons and Glasgow Cyclones.

Usually a curtain-raiser for the league season ahead, the 2021 event was pushed back to its end, and the Revolutions went into the individual competition having securing the British Cycling North and Scotland Division Two title for the second time in just four seasons.

An action-packed afternoon of competitive racing wowed the crowd and, although Edinburgh’s Gavin Parr took the senior title, in a final in which Revolutions pair Lewis Alsop and Victor Hill competed for the first time, Fife trio Lyla Peoples, Caydin Matin and Gavin Kennedy were crowned girls’, juniors’ and veterans’ winners respectively.

Revolutions head coach Craig Masson enthused: “It went really well.

“We normally host it at the start of the season but, because of COVID, we had to rearrange the timing of the fixture. It probably ended up being a good thing because everybody was that much fitter, which meant that the racing was much better.

“It’s a way to promote the three clubs north of the border and hopefully attract new people to the three clubs up here.

“It’s expanded each year, which has been good. That’s the fourth year that we’ve hosted it now, and each year it’s grown. We’ve managed to introduce the veterans’ category, and the girls’ category, as well as the juniors’ and seniors’ categories.

“Hopefully, it continues to grow that way, and now we’ve got the four categories, it’s about trying to get more riders to compete in those.”

Craig continued: “Even though the three clubs were represented, it was a really successful event for Fife because we had three of the winners, and we just need to try and get that senior winner now. That’s the next aim for our Fife riders because, for the four years, it’s been won by an Edinburgh rider.

“We need to try and get to that standard and hopefully a Fife rider will win it next year.”

For more information about the club and how to get involved, find the ‘Fife Cycle Speedway’ Facebook page.