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The Rochdale Hornets were a British speedway team from Rochdalemarker in the north west of Englandmarker. They were founded by the promotion from the Belle Vue Aces to give their junior riders a chance to progress when they moved their Belle Vue Colts team to the stadium under the control of Dent Oliver.

They team arrived in 1970 but moved on to Ellesmere Port at then end of the 1972 season. The track was not a good shape and proved to be unpopular with supporters. The safety fence was unusual in that it was made of steel plates supported on wire ropes. The most famous rider to progress from the Hornets was 1976 World Champion Peter Collins.

The Rochdale track had been used in the pioneer days and a team represented the town in the uncompleted Northern League of 1930.


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