Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor, who died yesterday aged 64, was the youngest son of Danny and Liz Taylor, the founders of speedway at Berwick-on-Tweed.

Despite being a double amputee in later years, Alan always had a cheery grin for everyone and anyone as he wheeled himself around our pits on regular Shielfield Park visits, never letting his situation dampen an indomitable spirit.

Glasgow vs. Berwick tonight.... OFF

The weather has caused the early postponement of tonight's away battle in the Championship at the Glasgow Tigers.

Restaging news will follow once agreed.

Bandits lose grip on Bears in last three heats

Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) 43
Redcar "Agilia" Bears 47
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Charles Wright (Brtish Champ) and the Redcar Bears in town

The Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) welcome the brand newly crowned British Champion in the shape of Charles Wright when he arrives at Shielfield Park on Saturday night at 7pm with his team, the Redcar Bears up for a Championship League clash which will be a truly hard-fought match.

Bandits set to welcome Bears and new British Champ

Our Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd. Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) host the hot-to-trot Redcar Bears on Saturday night at 7, and a fixture which was always going to be competitive, has now been nicely spiced by Bears' captain Charles Wright (Photo above courtesy of Ian Charles) lifting the British Championship at Belle Vue, Manchester last (Monday) night!

An elated Wright said afterwards: “I felt quick all night and I knew if I could get to the dirt first in the final that I’d be away. That’s how it turned out".

Bandits battle well at Edinburgh

The Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Emery Consulting) are without home action this weekend, but were batting last night at Edinburgh's Armadale Stadium against the Monarchs, and held it tight early on as Coty Garcia won Heat Two, before Aaron Summers (pictured above tonight by Taz Mcd Photography battling Sam Masters) took Heat Five from he gate despite a hard challenge from Ricky Wells throughout in a Bandit's 2-4 to move he match score onto 16-14.

Bandits hit best winning score of 2019 over Somerset

Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) 55
Somerset "Cases" Rebels 35

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Pic: Keith Hamblin

Pushed back to avoid the Speedway of Nations live television event, the Berwick Bandits took the track at 7.30pm to tackle the might of the Somerset Rebels, the side who Berwick pushed so hard on Wednesday but after four heats the Bandits found their task significantly easier leading 16-8 with only Rebel guest, Ben Barker taking a win for the visitors in the fourth.

The best of both

The Bandits management have made the decision to adjust the start time of Saturday’s meeting from 7pm to 7:30pm to enable everyone to watch the Speedway of Nations live on BT Sport and comfortably make start time at Shielfield Park for the Bandits vs. the Somerset Rebels.

The FIM Speedway of Nations airs live on BT Sport 1 from 3:45pm on Saturday and is scheduled to be finished for 7pm.
We will be opening the gates at the regular time of 6pm and parade will commence from 7:15pm.

Get behind your Mike Hope of Wooler Bandits and TeamGB this Saturday!

Fixture Additions

There's two additions to your Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) fixture diary...…

Add in Wednesday August 21st at 7pm for Bandits v Scunthorpe in the Championship - yes that's Wednesday as it's been tough to get a mutually agreeable restaging for the call-off.

Also add Berwick v Edinburgh on Saturday September 7th 2019 again at 7.00pm, another restaged fixture.

Bandits miss out on league points at Somerset, losing touch in last three heats.

Somerset Rebels 49
Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) 41

​The Berwick "Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd." Bandits (Powered by Clear Energy Consulting) gave the Somerset Rebels some major things to think about last night at the Oak Tree Arena, but the home side turned the screws over the final three races to send the disappointed Bandits back to Northumberland without a point to their name when at least a draw was deserved.