Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages
Leicestershire : Belgrave Red Devils
About the team
1st track was at Melton Road Bus Terminus, Leicester.
2nd track was at Slater Street, Leicester.
This track being shared with Aylestone Aces.
Originally the Belgrave Battleaxes, name changed 1955/6.
Team Colours: Black(Dusty Grey) with a Red Insignia.
Managers Name: Jock Mcpate 1953/7.
Club Secretary: Dave Brant, 52 Dunsholme Road, Leicester.
Club Secretary: J. McPate, 24 Canon street, Belgrave, Leicester(1960s).
Club Secretary: Harry Glover, 19 Abbey Drive, Leicester.
Raced in the Leicester League North.
Raced in the National League 1961(1st season of this new league).
Site now occupied by Rushey Mead School(2011).
1959 John Greaves(12) won the Leicester Individual Championship after a run-off with Paul Smith. 3rd was Jeff Pickering(11) after a run-off with Naylor.
1952 Leicester North Division One Champions.
- Stanley Ackroyd
- Mike Barsby
- Col Beeby
- T. Bloxham
- Dave Brant
- G. Busby
- Phil Clark
- Bas Cooper
- Rob Cooper
- John Cross
- Barrie Dent
- James "Cron" Dent
- Chris Evans
- Johnny Faye
- Harry Glover
- .... Gough
- John Greaves
- Alan "Killer" Kilby
- Chris Lymn
- .... Naylor
- Jep Newberry(capt)
- Geoff Pickering
- Peter Rawson(vice capt)
- Reg Robson
- .... Shaw
- Johnny Simpson
- Paul Smith
- Tony Smith
- Dave Thomas
1952 League Trophy & Riders Licence.
Team riding at Melton Road are James "Cr...
The Devils 1957. L/R: Chris Lymn-Col Bee...
Red Devils at Slater Street. L/R: Jock M...
Red Devils. Back L/R: "Cron" Dent-Rob Co...
Leicester Test Team at Hungerford. Back ...
1957 Location of the Red Devils Track.
Track Location 1957 and present day map ...
1957. North London Independent League Te...