Monarchs celebrate on Friday

Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway Club celebrate their 2015 season with a presentation night this Friday 13th January.

Starting at 8PM at the Hamstead Social Club, Old Walsall Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B42 1HY in the function room. Running till late with disco and buffet, entry £3.

This gives the club’s riders, officials, parents and supporters a chance to celebrate both team and individual glory, plus the handing out of the club awards.

There certainly is plenty to celebrate for the 2015 season which includes 3 major team wins in the club team fours and indoor team champions. Whilst the juniors won the Junior league.

The club also finished runners up in both the 1st and 2nd Divisions.

Individual success was abundant for club riders also. Chris Timms finished 2nd in the World Final, Mark Winwood reached the veterans World Final as well taking the Over 40’s Eurovets title and was also 2nd in the M6 open trophy.

Ricki Johnson finished 3rd in the Indoor Open Championships, whilst Paul Timms ended his season on a high by winning the TLI over 50’s title.

The evergreen Bob Prince won the Over 60’s Eurovets title and Over 60’s TLI title as well as runner up in both the British over 60’s Nationals and over 50’s Eurovets.

Steve Hodgkinson won the Eurovets 50’s title, came 2nd in the Over 50’s National title plus qualified for the Veterans World Final.

The juniors also took glory in the M6 U14’s competition, making it a clean sweep with Marc Phipps taking the title from Connor Steel and Ryan Winwood.

Nathan Groves also finished 3rd in the M6 open championship.

Great Barr based rider Nathan added “It has been a good year for me and the club especially being part of the team that won both Fours Championships, there is a great bunch of people at the club. My goals were to win at least 1 club title which we did. Also to qualify for the British Open Final but unfortunately I missed out by 2 points.”

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