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Canterbury Crusaders (speedway)

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Country  England
Closed  1987
Colours  Blue and Gold
Founded  1968
Website  Canterbury Crusaders
Canterbury Crusaders (speedway)
Track address  Kingsmead Stadium Kingsmead Road Canterbury Kent

The Canterbury Crusaders were a motorcycle speedway team who operated from the Kingsmead Stadium, Kingsmead Road, Canterbury.

In 1977 the promoters Johnnie Hoskins and Wally Mawdsley had to go to court in order to keep the track open after complaints of noise from local residents. However, the team were forced to disband in 1987 when the Canterbury Council refused to renew the lease. Greyhound racing continued until 1999 but the site is now a housing estate

The longest serving rider was Barney Kennett who rode for the Crusaders from 1971 until 1984. Barney is the brother of riders Gordon and Dave and is uncle to Edward Kennett.

Notable Canterbury riders

  • Nigel Boocock
  • Barry Thomas
  • References

    Canterbury Crusaders (speedway) Wikipedia

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