Jun 22, 2008, 8:33 PM
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Re: [R.S.Cavendish] Where are you going - where did you go? NON FOOTBALL!!!
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Hi Edge Raceway - Conference League. Buxton 65 Rye House 26. Admission £12 with programme. Att c.100. Complete contrast to when me and Bob L Hatt went up the other week - I got sunburn. They do fall off quite frequently up there though don't they?
Located a few miles south of Buxton off the main road to Leek, this has to be the most isolated "stadium" I've ever attended. High up on the moors and accessible off a single track road, it's actually one of a pair of stadia; next door is what appears to be a well-appointed stadium with grandstand and floodlights. This is now used for stock-cars but Buxton Speedway did ride here for their first two seasons back in the mid-nineties. The new speedway track is surrounded by a hotch-potch of container wagons and sheds which provide a small bar/clubroom, club shop and toilet block. A mobile catering van provided the usual greasy stuff but there are no stands or other spectator cover at all. In fact on this wild day most spectators chose to sit in their cars which can be parked right round the track.
Not a contest as such as the visitors only provided one heat winner and that in the penultimate race though there were several admirable attempts by riders of both teams to demolish the safety fence. Bloody freezing - I can't wait to get back to the winter sport.
Today went to Cas Vegas 22 Pie Eaters 22, £16 in, £9 for kids. Very entertaining, could have gone either way in the last seconds.
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