DUNFERMLINE is to host the first-ever Scottish National Championships in the sport of cycle speedway later this year.

Fife Cycle Speedway, based at Queen Anne High School, will host the event on Sunday September 15 with the hope it will help continue to grow the sport across the country.

They have worked with Scottish Cycling, who hailed the club as being "integral to development of Cycle Speedway in Scotland", to align with other cycling disciplines and run the inaugural event.

Similar to motorcycle speedway, the pedal version sees competitors ride on a small, dirt oval track, sliding through the corners to take the fastest line, and is accessible, affordable and family-orientated.

Fife Cycle Speedway came into being in 2016 after a purpose-built track - only the third for cycle speedway in Scotland - was created within the grounds of Queen Anne.

That followed on from a significant growth in the sport, with the school having participated in a Fife schools' series of matches.

Since then, Fife Cycle Speedway's Fife Revolutions teams have gone on to enjoy great success, including winning the British Cycling North and Scotland League Division Two title for a third time in six years in 2023, making them the most successful Scottish team in that division since its inception.

Craig Masson, Revolutions head coach and Fife Cycle Speedway club secretary, said: "Since the establishment of Fife Cycle Speedway I have not only had a determination to grow the club, but help grow the sport of Cycle Speedway across Scotland.

"I am delighted of the progress the club has made since 2017. Three-time Division Two champions, Scottish League champions, multi-nominated for several prestigious awards.

"I am also heartened by the relationship I have with Scottish Cycling and the interest and support they have given in recent years. This has all cumulated into our club membership growing, our female cohort, a new club established in the Borders and now the first ever Cycle Speedway Scottish National Championships on 15th September, which will be hosted at our Fife track.

"We are confident it will be a fantastic event to showcase Cycle Speedway, helping the sport continue to grow and delighted its added to the Scottish Cycling calendar of events."

Tarn Fynn, events manager at Scottish Cycling, commented: "We are super excited to see the addition of cycle speedway to the National Championships Calendar on the 15th of September.

"The incredible work that Fife Cycle Speedway are putting in to develop the discipline in Scotland has made them a deserving host the first edition of the event!

"The move to have Cycle Speedway recognised with a national championship has been in the pipeline for a couple of years, and so it’s great to see this come to fruition."

Six categories of racing - veterans (over-40s), seniors, juniors (under-18s), under-16s, under-14s and under-12s - will take place during the championships.

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