SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) RYDE ISLANDERS

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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Speedway came to the Isle of Wight very late with the first event not held until 1996. The meeting was held at the Smallbrook Stadium and the inaugural meeting was on 13th May of that year.
SP Kilmister.JPG (22032 bytes) SP Byers.JPG (21937 bytes)
Isle95.JPG (25294 bytes) When Skegness decided tomove from their Lincolnshire home they chose the Isle of Wight as their new venue. Isle96.JPG (28277 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) The team joined the Conference League in 1996 and have been a Premiership team since 1997.

 

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Isle97.JPG (30198 bytes) The team have been nicknamed the Islanders and the Wizards as the display of badges indicate. Isle98.JPG (31067 bytes)
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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Isle99.JPG (22904 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1996-9

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More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

If you have rare Ryde badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com