Nostalgia: Speedway on motorbikes gave juniors a chance to learn their sport
- Credit: RICHARD SNASDELL
Not quite as dramatic as top flight speedway, but moped speedway was a popular sport back in the 1980s – especially with younger riders.
It gave junior motorcycle enthusiasts a chance to learn their skills on a bike, how to maintain and adjust a basic machine, and an opportunity to race, which they all loved.
Unlike the drama at a speedway stadium, where everyone can see all the action, moped speedway took place in a more rural setting on a very tight course.
Our photos were taken by EADT photographer Richard Snasdell back in 1982 at a track set up at Kenton, which is in the heart of Suffolk - not far from Debenham and Monk Soham and Bedfield.
The young riders looked as if they were enjoying a challenging afternoon's racing.
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