Reading Speedway (Tilehurst)


Reading Greyhound Stadium, Oxford Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire  Speedway was staged here between 1968-1973.


Reading Speedway, Tilehurst closed for re-development in 1973


Reading v Berwick 1969 Division 2


Bernie Leigh



Australian Dene Davies


Richard May Leads the Pack

Dave Jones says:- I am pretty sure that Richard May is leading Geoff Maloney of Rayleigh



Reg Fearman with the Racers

John says: If you can supply the names and year, please send me an email John

Reading Tilehurst 1971 or 1972?
Reading Tilehurst  Can anyone add any names? John
Phil Masters says: Richard May, Dag Lovaas, Mick Bell, Anders Michanek, Bernie Leigh, Geoff Curtis. On bike Geoff Mudge, I think the chap also on the bike is team manager Dick Bailey. The year could be either
1971 or 1972 as they used the same team both years. 
John says:
Yes I agree.  Dag, Anders and Geoff Curtis were Newcastle assets in 1970.  I believe Newcastle's Division 1 license was transferred to Reading in 1971.
John says:  Yes Newcastle folded at the end of 1970 and Newcastle's Division 1 license was transferred to Reading along with the Diamonds number 1 Anders Michanek

Reading v Coventry 1971

Reading Tilehurst 1973 Team
John says: Reading Tilehurst, Can anyone add any names and year? John
Phil Masters says: Richard May, Anders Michanek, Bernie Leigh, Dag Lovaas, Pete Murray, Geoff Curtis. On bike Mick Bell.  The year 1973.

Richard May 1971 Golden Helmet

Courtesy of Reading Evening Post

12 July 1971 – Richard May receives the applause of a packed grandstand as he parades with the newly won Golden Helmet.

Reading 1973 League Champs

Courtesy of Reading Evening Post

1973 End of season celebrations with the League Championship trophy. Left to right: Geoff Curtis, Bobby McNeil, Mick Bell (kneeling) and Dag Lovaas. Going out on a high!


1973: The End


Courtesy of Reading Evening Post


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