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Pupils wheeling to success

PUBLISHED: 23:00 06 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 March 2010

MOVE over Kieron Dyer! The old school of the former Blues star has spawned new sporting talent – only this time they're on two wheels.

Cycling champs from Ipswich's Westbourne High School are firmly in the road to sporting glory after winning the speedway cycling British Team Championship in their age group.

MOVE over Kieron Dyer! The old school of the former Blues star has spawned new sporting talent – only this time they're on two wheels.

Cycling champs from Ipswich's Westbourne High School are firmly in the road to sporting glory after winning the speedway cycling British Team Championship in their age group.

These youngsters are members of the Great Blakenham Cycle Speedway Club who won top honours in the under 16 category at the prestigious event, which was held in September at the Hellesden Circuit in Norwich. And even the manager is an ex-pupil!

Daniel Pike, 14, Adam Peck, 16, and Lee Pike, 14, were three of the five-strong team who triumphed. The other two were Thurleston High School pupil Greg Jacobs, 14, and William Page, 15, who attends Debenham High School.

Team manager Ivan Pike, the father of Daniel and uncle to Lee who left Westbourne in 1978, said it was the first time that the club had won at any level at the championships, which attracts scores of clubs from all over the country.

He said the win was a "tremendous" result for the club.

"Having visited Westbourne High School on many occasions since leaving in 1978, as both my boys now attend the school, it will be great to see cycle speedway represented along side what other pupils and ex pupils have achieved over the years. 

"With other ex pupils  involved at Great Blakenham cycle speedway club, the ties with Westbourne look set to continue."


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