Wednesday September 07, 2016
The BMR Raiders will face not one, but TWO, local derby rivals in Hoddesdon on Sunday afternoon in the Travel Plus National League.

The double header meeting will see the Raiders kick off against King’s Lynn at 4pm, with additional East Anglian adversaries Mildenhall due onto the circuit after the interval.

As an added bonus, the club will also stage the Mitas British Youth 150cc Championship, consisting of seven qualifying races and a winner-takes-all Final. That event will start at the earlier time of 2.30.

Rye House Team Manager Peter Schroeck is determined to see his side maintain their recent vein of form, one which has seen them lift the Fours Championship, beat Coventry and Buxton and take home a match point from a spirited display at Mildenhall. “The boys have come good over the last few weeks, and not just at the top end of the team. They gave great performances at Mildenhall and against Buxton over the Bank Holiday Weekend, and there’s no reason why they can’t do the same on Sunday to help push us up the League ladder.

“There’s the added factor of both King’s Lynn and Mildenhall being local derby rivals too, which will definitely add a little “something” to the two matches. All in all, it should be an exciting afternoon, and we’re really looking forward to it.”

BMR Raiders vs King’s Lynn:

Rob Branford, George Hunter, Connor Locke, Ben Morley, Luke Priest (captain), Matt Saul, Sam Woods

King’s Lynn:

Jon Armstrong (guest), Scott Campos (captain), Nathan Greaves, Taylor Hampshire, Ryan Kinsley, Tom Stokes R/R, Lewis Whitmore

BMR Raiders vs Mildenhall:

Rob Branford, George Hunter, Macauley Leek, Connor Locke, Ben Morley, Luke Priest (captain), Sam Woods


Jon Armstrong, Alfie Bowtell, Connor Coles, Danny Halsey, Kyle Hughes R/R, William O’Keefe, Alex Spooner, TBC

12 year old Nathan Ablitt will be the pre-meeting favourite to lift the Mitas British 150cc Championship that precedes the National League action, having won every one of the forty races he has ridden in this class during the British Youth series, but he will also recognise that it is what happens on the day that matters now.

Rye House Co-Promoter Steve Jenson is anticipating an exciting event. “We are proud to be hosting this Championship Final and supporting Neil Vatcher and the Young Lions set-up.

“We know from the British Youth Series rounds that we have staged here in the past that the action will be fast and furious – and this Sunday will be no different and every one of the competitors will give 100%.

“We are also delighted to be helping to support the next wave of young British riders. As I’ve said before, the British Youth system sits neatly alongside what we are aiming to achieve at a local level with our own new Training Track which is close to completion, as well as what we are targeting with our main Training Schools and – a bit further up the chain in the development of new talent - opportunities in the BMR Raiders in the National League.”

Admission prices for Sunday’s meeting at Rye House – some 38 races in total – will be in line with a single Premier League meeting: Adults £16, Seniors (over 60s) £14, Full-Time Students (17-22) £10, Children (aged 12-16) £5, with Children (under 12) admitted FREE.
The matchday programme will be £1.00.

Please note that those seeking Student admission must provide a copy of their current student photo ID (issued by the NUS or their university/college) at the turnstiles.

Additionally, Mildenhall supporters wishing only to watch the second match may do so by entering the stadium after Heat 14 of the Raiders-King’s Lynn match, with normal National League admission then applying:

Adults £12, Full-Time Students (17-22) £8, Children (aged 12-16) £5, with Children (under 12) FREE.