Sheffield Cyclo Speedway: Oliver wins bronze at British championships

Sheffield Stars youngest rider, 8 year old Oliver Banyard, was the one to bring home a medal from the British individual championships.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 1:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th August 2019, 1:43 pm
Oliver Banyard with his medal on the podium

Oliver secured bronze in the 33/18 sponsored under 8s final at Norwich (the scene of his recent bronze in the Little League GP series), winning three if his five races for a 17 point haul.

Oliver then took a vacant spot in the under 10s, winning his first race as he went on to total 9 points and place 16th.

Niamh Morton and Laura Watson both won two out of five races as they tied in fourth place with 16 points in the Women’s Final.

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Kielan Burton also won two of his five races, including a superb pass over the rider that denied him gold in the under 14 Final in 2018, as he scored 15 points to finish fifth in the under 16s Final.

There's no racing for Sheffield this weekend, the next action being on Saturday, 7th September. Then it will be round seven of the HSBC UK Elite Go Ride League. Registration is from 9.30am, entry fee £2, with racing at the Cookson track set to get underway at 10am.