RIDERS with the Fife Revolutions cycle speedway club will pedal into a busy month on a high after enjoying Scottish success.

The team, whose home track is based at Queen Anne High School, hosted the Scottish Open – sponsored by D&G Autocare – recently for a fifth successive year.

Designed to promote the sport in Scotland, the event saw an increased number of competitors in the girls’ and veterans’ categories, with Fife’s Lyla Peoples retaining the former, ahead of Amy MacDonald and debutant Rachel James.

Archie O’Donnell was crowned as the junior champion; Jason Keith, of Edinburgh, won the veterans’ title; and another Edinburgh rider, Jake Slight, won the senior final.

The other three riders in the final, Kayden Davidson, who placed second; Lewis Alsop, who was third; and Harris Alsop, who finished fourth, were all from the Revolutions, which further cheered their head coach, Craig Masson.

“All the categories were really close and it produced really good racing, so it was a good showcase for the sport,” he explained.

“That’s what it’s all about, just trying to get more exposure for these riders, and the sport in general.

“Next year, we’ll make efforts to try and grow it again and, over time, hopefully with that, the sport will become bigger in Scotland. Hopefully, we’ll get more clubs and riders involved next year as well.

“The other riders in the senior final were all Fife riders so it was good to see them progress. We had Lewis Alsop, who was runner-up last year, but we had Harris Alsop and Kayden Davidson making the final, which was really pleasing. They’re two of the younger ones coming through.

“The fact they were able to get to the final shows the good progress that they’re making, especially this year.”

Over the course of the next month, Fife will complete their fixtures in both the British Cycling North and Scotland League Division One, and Division Two, as well as in the Scottish League.

Achieving a place in the play-offs in Division Two, and claiming the Scottish crown, are the main objectives for the Revolutions, who go to Edinburgh in the latter on September 11 with a three-point advantage at the top of the standings.

On Sunday, they welcomed Hull and Sheffield Stars to their home track for a Division One double-header.