THEY may have suffered title heartbreak but Fife Revolutions are set to field riders in cycle speedway's top division next season.

It has been confirmed that the club, which is based at Queen Anne High School, have been accepted as members of British Cycling North and Scotland Division One following the region's AGM last month.

That division will consists of six teams and their inclusion means that Fife will be represented in all three leagues for the first time since making their competitive bow in 2017.

Having finished third in their maiden Division Two campaign, the Revolutions went on to claim the title for the first time 12 months ago, before only a play-off defeat to Astley and Tyldsley – who were crowned champions in all three divisions – denied them a second consecutive crown this year.

Both divisions one and two will have a six-rider format for the new season, which begins on March 15 next year, and the club's head coach, Craig Masson, is hopeful that competing at each level will help attract new riders into the sport.

"Fife Cycle Speedway are delighted to be accepted into Division One for the 2020 season. This means we will now be represented in all three divisions, and should help with recruitment, retaining and developing our riders," he explained.

"It has been hinted at for a few months now that one or two of our riders will be banned from Division Two racing due to how good they are.

"Based on that, I would expect Vas Hill and Lewis Alsop to be the ones who will make the move to regular Division One racing and spearhead the team for 2020. We can therefore confirm them as our first signings for 2020, and are delighted that they have agreed to return.

"All the others who agree to return or join Fife would be expected to race Division Two but, obviously, would have to race in the Division One team as well to complete the six-person team, which will only benefit their development.

"The skill and ability is another step up so it will be a learning curve for us. The teams will have realistic targets that I would hope they will meet as we recognise the quality of Division One racing and continue to challenge in Division Two.

"We are also looking to increase the number of riders involved in our Division Three (under-13) team so that we have a conveyor belt of talent coming through our ranks."

Ahead of the new season, Masson said the club were hopeful of making an "exciting announcement" in conjunction with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Northumbria about developing the sport, which he added "could be the envy of the division, and possibly the blueprint for helping to develop the sport further".

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