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The Swindon Speedway team, also known as the Swindon Robins, are an Englishmarker Motorcycle Speedway team established in 1949 that competes in the Elite League.

The club have raced on their home track at the Abbey Stadium, Lady Lane, Blunsdonmarker since their inception. The formation of the club followed the sport's prehistory in the town at the now demolished Gorse Hillmarker Aerodrome, where dirt track racing had taken place since 1928.


The birth of the Robins was a product of the partnership of Bristol speedway manager Reg Witcomb and businessman Bert Hearse. Under their direction, a cinder track was built.

The first meeting, a non-league home challenge match, took place on the 23 July 1949 against future rivals Oxford, and an official attendance figure of 8,000 was given, although employees of the club believe that 10,000 would be closer to the truth. The Robins lost their debut meeting 39-45 in a meeting that saw Ginger Nicholls top score for the home side with 11 points on his wedding day. In the process he won the first ever race, was beaten by an opponent only once, and set the first ever track record at 82.8 seconds.

2009 Team

  • (DU)
  • (DU)
  • (DU / No. 8)

Also Rode:
  • (as No. 8)

(DU) Riders doubling-up between Premier and Elite League

2008 Team

  • (No.8)

Also Rode:
  • (as No.8)

2007 Team

  • (No.8)

Also Rode:

2006 Team

Club Honours

British League

Champions: 1967

National League

Champions: 1957

National League Division Two

Champions: 1956

Elite League Pairs Championship

Premier League KO Cup

Winners : 2000

Premier League Four-Team Championship

Winners : 2003

British League Division Two Best Pairs

Winners : 1994 (Tony Olsson and Tony Langdon)

Young Shield

Winners : 2000

Midland Cup

Winners : 1967, 1968, 1994

Elite Shield

Winners : 2008

Individual Honours

World Champion

World Under-21 Champion

World Ice Speedway Champion

British Speedway Championship

British League Riders' Championship

BL Division 2 Riders' Championship

Notable Swindon riders


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