Way back in 1928, when Johnnie Hoskins first introduced the concept of “Dirt Track Racing” to Britain, the city of Manchester quickly established itself as the heart of speedway in the north.
Our original promoter, the late, great E. O. Spence, wanted only the best riding for Belle Vue. Masters of their craft. Aces of their time. And so, in 1934, our world-famous name was born.
Today, it is a name recognised and respected across the globe as the oldest, continually-operating speedway club. As of 2016, Belle Vue Speedway resides at the National Speedway Stadium; situated but a stone’s throw from its two historic homes at the Greyhound Stadium and the legendary Hyde Road Stadium.
Capable of welcoming nearly 6000 fans, a 347-metre shale track commands the heart of this modern venue and is overlooked by an 1800-seat grandstand that houses the prestigious Peter Craven Suite.
Encompassing the circuit opposite is the cleverly-built South Stand which, in addition to affording spectacular views, doubles as an acoustic barrier to contain the motorcycles’ trademark roar.
Steering the club towards its future are current owners Tony Rice and Robin Southwell, who took control in 2017 and appointed Adrian Smith as CEO and Mark Lemon as Director of Speedway.
Our recent history
- In 2018, Belle Vue Celebrates its 90th Anniversary year
- Premiership Knock-Out Cup Champions 2017
- National League Champions 2017
- Premiership Play-off Grand finalists (2015 & 2016)
- Moved into the new, purpose built National Speedway Stadium (2016)