Canberra Bulls at the 2014 Victorian Sidecar Title

On the 1st of March 2014, Adam Thompson and Dani-Elle Levy drove down from Canberra and Sydney to complete against the best 16 riders in Victoria for the 2014 State Sidecar Title.  Even though it was Dani-elle 2nd time ever on a speedway sidecar outfit, she was more than keen to get out on the track and show them what the team was made off.

 

With the team managing 4 x 3rds and 1 x 4th in the state title, they came away with 12th overall, not bad considering that neither Adam or Dani-Elle had ever been to Undera Park Speedway before.

 

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and also the club's website

http://www.canberrabullspeedway.org.au



Soundproofing

We are going through a strategic planning exercise, with a view to building a new stadium for speedway in Canberra. We would be very interested to hear from anyone with knowledge of how best to prevent noise from escaping from the stadium and annoying nearby residents. This may be a key issue determining our success or otherwise.



Latest News

18 August Update:  The first meeting with consultant Brendan Lynch, who we have contracted to help us draw up a Strategic Plan for the Club and for bringing Speedway back to Canberra, was held on 16th August, and we outlined the current state of the club, our ambitions, and the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  This consultancy is funded by the ACT Government's Community Motorsport Development Programme. We also decided to hold a display of bikes, photos etc at the 6th November Markets at Hall Showgrounds. This will be a good opportunity to recruit new members and get local people revved up about the idea of bringing speedway back to the Canberra region.

7 August Update:  The Officials Course, run by Motorcycling NSW on Friday 5th August, was well attended, with seven current Bulls members and a number of other local motorcyclists participating.  It is good to see such enthusiasm  for officiating!  Our next Committee Meeting will be on Tuesday 16th August at the Weston Club, 7pm start.  All members are invited to attend.  The main agenda item will be our first meeting with consultant Brendan Lynch, who we have contracted to help us draw up a Strategic Plan for the Club and for bringing Speedway back to Canberra.  This consultancy is funded by the ACT Government's Community Motorsport Development Programme.

28 July Update:  We will be holding an Officials Course, run by Motorcycling NSW, on Friday 5th August at the Kangaroos Club, Queanbeyan, 6:30 start.  All members are invited to attend and encouraged to become qualified speedway officials.  This course will cover the basics that apply to all motorcycling officials. There is no cost involved.

23 July Update:  We held a short AGM on Tuesday 19th July, in which all serving Committee members were returned.  This was followed by a General Meeting, attended by Daniel Gatt and Mark Louis from Motorcycling NSW.  We explained the objectives of the Club, and the difficulties we face, and were pleased to hear of a number of ways inn which MNSW can help. 

30 June Update: Minutes of the 21st June Club Meeting are available. Highlight from the Minutes: - ACT Government Grant Application re. Business Plan – has been approved. Planning to write to both the Moruya and Bega Clubs seeking their operational intentions. AGM – will be held on 19 July 2011 at the Weston Club, 1 Liardet Street, Weston ACT. Letters will be sent to all members notifying them of the meeting. Nominations open for CBSC Official positions. MNSW Seminars – Applications completed and will be forwarded. CBSC Spring Promotion – The Austrian Club is to be contacted re. possible venue for display and promotion day.

7th June Update: We have been informed that our application for funding to employ a consultant to help us develop a strategic plan for speedway in the ACT has been successful!!! Any support, or ideas that might go into this strategic plan would be very welcome.

11th May Update: Minutes of the 11 May Club Meeting are available. Highlights from the Minutes: - We are now affiliated to MNSW. Submission to the ACT Motorsports Development Program, if successful, would result in funding to develop a strategic plan for the sport in the ACT, and speedway's future participation in the ACT Motorsports Funding Program. Proposal to Surfair Speedway regarding the running of this year's Jack Hogg meeting at Moruya in August.

7th May Update: Sadly, we have lost yet another meeting place! After the Serbian Club went out of business a couple of months ago, we found a convenient location in the Services Club, Manuka. But after holding only two meetings there, the place was completely destroyed by fire last week. Our next Committee meeting will be this coming Wednesday – at the Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, where it all started. We have successfully applied for affiliation to MNSW, so holding courses for speedway officials will be on the agenda. We have also made a submission for funding to the ACT Motorsports Development Programme.

26th April Update: Minutes of the 20th April Club Meeting are available. Highlight from the Minutes: - Committee members will meet consultants after Easter to put together a submission to the ACT Motorsports Development Program. The Canberra Times printed the following article in its local news pages on Sunday 24th April:




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Memory Lane

Bulls Roar! The beginnings......... 

The Canberra Bulls Speedway Club was formed during 1980 as a result of a chronic shortage of racing opportunities for New South Wales riders who had the misfortune to live outside the metropolitan area.  In those days, the only way to make progress as a rider was to get onto the programme at Liverpool, Newcastle or the Sydney Showgrounds, but those tracks only put you on the programme if you were at least a B-grade rider.  This catch-22 situation, together with the fact that there were no tracks offering development opportunities, apart from the once-a-month club days at the Nepean track, helped ensure that people in the capital city of Australia - Canberra - rarely saw, or heard about "real" speedway.  The existing track at Tralee presented only car racing.  For a few good years, we changed all that!

The Original Canberra Bulls