Birmingham Monarchs had no team action over the weekend however plenty of riders were in action in various on track action.

Round 2 of the Eurovets series saw veteran Monarchs travel to Stoke with varying degrees of success. Paul Timms recovered from a heavy fall and a no score heat to qualify for the 60’s A final and finished on the rostrum in 3rd place.

Mark Winwood was hoping to build on an opening round 2nd place in the 40’s however was only able to make the B final on this occasion and a 2nd place finish sees his points tally at 41 and slips to 5th in the standings.

Steve Hodgkinson had a solid afternoon to amass 14 points and a B final appearance, finishing in 2nd place however an after meeting crash saw him return home with 2 broken ribs.

On Sunday Birmingham riders represented the Midlands in the Battle of Britain competition with the Midlands winning both meetings against the North/Scotland. The Monarchs had representation from Scott Millward, Ricki Johnson, Mark Winwood and Ewan Hancox.

Johnson, Millward and Chris Timms represented a Sandwell side at Wednesfield on Saturday in a memorial meeting, both Johnson and Millward former Sandwell riders.

This bank holiday weekend is the club championships weekend with Monarchs teams entered into all categories.

The Under 12’s and 14’s travel to Newport on the Saturday, the Over 40’s travel to Poole on Sunday whilst the Under 16 and senior team are in action on Monday in Horspath in Oxford.

The next home fixture will be saturday 3rd June as Birmingham host the 4th round of the YJL, where trophies will be presented to the winners.

Training continues at the track every Tuesday and Thursday . Under 16’s 6PM, seniors 7PM.

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