Preview: British Indoor Cycle Speedway Championships

Preview: British Indoor Cycle Speedway Championships


This weekend (8-9 January) Britain’s best cycle speedway riders will descend on the Sports Connexion Centre in Coventry for the British Indoor Cycle Speedway Championships.

Indoor cycle speedway racing is fast, furious and incredibly unpredictable. With riders banking their bikes at ridiculous angles around the track’s tight corners it’s a great spectacle supported by a really strong entry list of riders and teams. Here’s everything you need to know.

Can I come to watch?

Yes, spectators are welcome to attend and there is no charge. A number of Covid-19 mitigation measures are in place, which mean that all spectators are required to take a lateral flow test prior to attending and must wear a face covering at all times while in the building.

The full address for the venue is Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL.


The championships takes place over two full days, with national individual and team titles up for grabs. The final races on each day are predicted to start at 6:00pm on Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. Here’s the full schedule for the weekend.

Saturday 8 January

  • Start: 9:00
  • Open team pre-qualifiers
  • Under-16 pre-qualifier
  • Open team semi-finals
  • Under-16 championship final
  • Over-40 championships final
  • Open team championship final

Sunday 9 January

  • Junior championship
  • Under-14 championship
  • Open semi-final
  • Women’s championship
  • Open championship final

Ones to watch

Adam Peck will defend the open championship title he won at the last British Indoor championships in 2020, riding for Great Blakenham. Also look out for 2021 individual champion Mark Boaler, and third place in the women’s championship Lauren Hookway (Exeter).

In the team events, Kesgrave Panthers and Horspath Hammers will be looking to add to their 2021 victories in the British Club Championship and Cycle Speedway Cup respectively, with Horspath also securing an impressive third-place finish at September’s European Club Championships in Poland. Ipswitch will be looking to retain their crown following victory in the last indoor championships in 2020.

Keeping up to date

For results this weekend head to the 33/18 News website, with a summary of the action to follow on the British Cycling website next week.