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KYLE’S BENEFIT BIKE RIDE

Tameside speedway star Kyle Howarth swapped the sounds and speed of a 500cc speedway bike last month for a 156-mile trek on his push bike in order to raise vital funds for fellow injured riders.

Ashton’s 26-year-old popular rider took to the roads around Wiltshire to raise money for the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund. The fund provides help and assistance to riders who have been injured over the years due to racing incidents.

Kyle Howarth from Ashton

The original plan was for Kyle to ride his bike from the speedway stadium in Swindon to Belle Vue’s National Speedway Stadium, however due to Covid restrictions this was not possible. So, Kyle, along with good friend Guy Clarkson pounded the roads around Wiltshire in a great effort which at going to print had raised £4,630 for fellow injured speedway riders.

“It was a hard, hard day doing 156 miles.” said Kyle. “But we got it done, we started in the dark and finished in the dark.” He added.

On the lead up to the event Kyle, following his recovery from a shoulder operation, had cycled over 1,500 miles in practice to make sure he was fit and ready for his cycling feat. He has received rave reviews and lots of great comments from fans, riders and clubs in the speedway world for his great efforts for the charity. 

Words and Photos

Howard Murphy

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