It’s trouble for Hubble!

EAST LONDON Cycle Speedway rider Dennis Hubble fell whilst challenging in his penultimate ride at the British Veterans (40+) Final at Ipswich on Saturday. The 50-year-old was denied a podium spot after his winning success in the over 50 s equivalent at Bu

EAST LONDON Cycle Speedway rider Dennis Hubble fell whilst challenging in his penultimate ride at the British Veterans (40+) Final at Ipswich on Saturday.

The 50-year-old was denied a podium spot after his winning success in the over 50's equivalent at Bury last month, finishing fourth.

Defending champion Steve Harris (Horspath) carded a full maximum, while team-mate Les Stevens (59) claimed third.

On Sunday, the Club hosted a round of the South East Grand Prix with a large crowd of mostly youngsters and parents from the East Anglian clubs present.

With no local riders in the two Junior events the East London riders were committed to refereeing and track duties.

The main event for the 15 and over riders provided some excellent racing refereed by out-of-favour British cyclist Dave Hunting.

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The event, involved 18 riders in a 20-heat qualifier followed by respective finals.

Team members Les Stevens, Nicky Gunkel and Neil Lester finished behind series leader Garry Brown (Somersham) in the Senior final, whilst Steve Harvie won the vets version with Dave Hughes sandwiched between David Chambers and Mel Perkins from Hethersett, both who had taken part in the Ipswich event.

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