FIFE’S cycle speedway stars kept themselves in British title contention after gaining a valuable point in a Stockport thriller last Sunday.

The Fife Revolutions team, which features a number of Queen Anne High School pupils and Craig Hardie from Cairneyhill’s Hardie Bikes, are five points off pacesetters Bury in the British Cycling North and Scotland Division Two table after earning a well-deserved draw in Greater Manchester.

The team, coached by Queen Anne PT in pupil support Craig Masson, faced a tough test against a team that contained a Great Britain international and a British Indoor champion.

That meant, under British Cycling rules, that Fife started with a 39-point advantage but the experienced hosts soon made inroads into it, before Brandon Aronu and from Jake Ferguson in heat 14 meant Fife travelled home with a hard-fought 94-94 draw.

Today they face another match on the road when they travel to Edinburgh and, although they have met in a number of challenge matches, it will be a first competitive meeting between the teams, who are separated by just one point.

Contests between the two have been close, with no more than two points ever separating them, and the action at Redbraes Park begins at 2pm.

Training for Fife Revolutions takes place on Wednesdays at Queen Anne from 6-8pm and is free. For more information, search for Fife Cycle Speedway on Facebook.