A TEAM of talented riders with a West Fife club are celebrating a third prestigious title win in just six years.

Fife Revolutions cycle speedway club, who are based at Queen Anne High School, pedalled to success in the British Cycling North and Scotland League, Division Two, in Northumbria on Sunday.

The club, which was formed in 2016, secured their third title at that level - making them the most successful Scottish club in Division Two since the league's inception in 2007 - by defeating Heckmondwike Saints in the play-off final.

Held at the Cramlington home of Northumbria Vikings - where Fife had previously lost two Division Two play-off finals - the team faced their West Yorkshire opponents for the firs time.

Captain, Harry Langdale, alongside Kayden Davidson and Calan Cuthbert, helped inspire the Revolutions to a 42-36 lead at the halfway stage, which was achieved despite key rider, Danny Peoples, suffering knee ligament damage in a crash that resulted in a trip to hospital, and another of their pool, Dougie Morgan, still feeling the effects of a crash a fortnight prior.

Two maximum scores and two shared heats over the next four races, thanks to the pairings of Jake Ferguson and Cuthbert, and Davidson and Ferguson, helped establish a 14 point advantage with three races left, which allowed Fife to go on and take the title by 82 points to 66.

Dunfermline Press: The Revolutions won the title for the third time since their formation in 2016.The Revolutions won the title for the third time since their formation in 2016. (Image: Fife Revolutions.)

Craig Masson, Fife Revolutions head coach, commented: "Heckmondwike Saints did really well to win their group, Northern Division Two, and were total unknowns to us. We didn't know what to expect and we couldn't really do any homework on them, so we just had to turn up and do what we had to do.

"I was nervy at the interval; it was closer than what I'd hoped for. Others stepped up in the second half and we ended up clinching it with a 16-point victory in the end.

"It's our third championship since we were established in 2016, which is a phenomenal achievement, to go alongside how we've gone in Division One. It's fantastic."

Going up against a side featuring older riders than themselves brought expectation, Masson said, as he continued: "There was a lot of pressure and expectation on us that we'd maybe steamroller them, but that was not the case. The riders had to dig deep.

"Their top four riders were matching our top four, and it made the racing really close.

"We're now the most successful Scottish side in Division Two since it's been going since 2007. It's about building on that success."

This weekend, the Revolutions are aiming to put the cherry on their cake of success when they travel back to Northumbria for the conclusion of the SPAR CS Scottish League Series, in which they sit top of the seniors standings.