Ice Speedway: British Championship - Telford

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The British Ice Speedway Championship at Telford on Sunday evening is the only event in this sport held in the British Isles. The sport started at Telford in 1986 and victory is regarded as an important prize. The tournament, in its ninth year, is restricted to the leading 16 riders in the world and has become a competitive affair. The small track allows for no error of judgement as the riders hurtle around the track on motorcycles which have spiked tyres for grip but no brakes. Graham Jones, of Wolverhampton, and the Londoner Andy Campbell, both formers winners of the trophy, lead the seven-strong British contingent. In the afternoon, England have a match against the Rest of the World.

How to get there: The Ice Rink is in Telford town centre, Shropshire, short drive from junction five of M54. Schedule: England v Rest of the World (3.0); British Championship (7.30). Admission for each event: Grandstand seats pounds 8.50, pounds 10.50; Standing pounds 5.50 adults, pounds 3.50 children. (Tel: 0952-291511).

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