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Milton Keynes Speedway



Courtesy of Graham Gleave
Groveway Greyhound Stadium, Ashland, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK6 4AA ran between 1978 -1988 and 1993
Alan Hodkinson says: Just noticed the dates you have for Milton Keynes are slightly wrong, it was 1978-1988 at Groveway and 1989-1992 at Elfield Park, because when Mk closed in 92 I joined Oxford for the start of 1993 season till I went to Skeggy for 1998
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Alan Hodkinson
(Start Marshall)


Milton Keynes 1978
1978  (Top) Andy Grahame, Phil Bass, Derek Harrison, Malcolm Holloway.  (Bottom) Harry Maclean, Cliff Anderson, Bob Humphreys


Les Aston says:  Hi John , I'm new to your site. I have two photo's (John: 4 actually! see above) of Milton Keynes Groveway stadium from either 1983 or 84. Which I've attached. 
Regards Les.

Chris Hayle
Courtesy of Chris Hayle
Chris Hayle says: Hello, just been reading about Milton Keynes , I was a young rider then early to mid 80's and we went every Sunday to practice at bleakhall/coffee hall it was run by Bob Humphreys the White House was still there then and along with a BMX track behind the top bend I don't think I have any pictures of the house but will check I will attach one of me riding there, Regards Chris Hayle

1985 Knights
1985 Knights: Keith White, David Blackburn, Kevin Smart and front row: Paul Pratt, Nigel De'Ath and Derek Richardson
Stephen Bellerby advises that it is Peter McNamara standing far right

Milton Keynes Knights Badges
1978 1970s 1970s

Interval Attraction


Milton Keynes v
Glasgow 1985



The Brett Alderton Memorial Meeting 1988
Brett Alderton Born: 03.12.1963, Sydney, Australia  Died: 21.04.1982 British Club: Milton Keynes (1981, 1982)
Brett was just 19 when he crashed at Kings Lynn, riding for the Knights, in 1982.


Groveway 2011 

Was down just by the M1 this week so thought I might take a look at what has happened to the 2 Milton Keynes defunct tracks. Sadly nothing but bad news to report. I visited the Groveway many times from 1978 until its closure. It was a very small track but provided good racing. Facilities were not too bad being a greyhound stadium as well and easy to find from the M1. Sadly the site is now almost completely covered by housing. One ironic relic is the traffic island before the track still carries a sign pointing to the stadium. The old entrance to the stadium is still there but now leads on to the houses.  Picture 2 is taken from about the centre where the centre green would have been. Also worth noting the superb brand new Stadium MK where the Dons play is not far away. Pity they couldn't have incorporated a track in there. No chance of speedway ever returning to the Groveway. 
Have you any pictures or memories to share via the site?  if so send me an email  John

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