In the 1950s and 60s cycle speedway was a popular sport in south-east Essex.
One of our contributors, Bob Barber, has supplied a list of teams from the past:
Benfleet Bees (plus an all women Bees team)
Daws Heath Devils
We have found very little information about these and would be very pleased to hear from anyone that has any memories of cycle speedway in the local area.
If you have any information about the photo or newspaper cuttings below, please let us know by adding a comment at the bottom of this page.
Some of the images used on this page are courtesy of the following website :
Cycle Speedway Teams Down The Ages
The photo below is of the Rayleigh Rockets Cycle Speedway Team (not be confused with the motorcycle speedway team of the same name) c. 1966.