Wednesday October 07, 2020
SHEFFIELD racer Kyle Howarth will be back on two wheels in December – for a great cause.

Howarth will hit the road on his bicycle to raise funds for the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund which has missed out on a season of track bucket collections this year. They normally pull in thousands of pounds to help injured and disabled riders.

He will start at Swindon’s Abbey Stadium on December 5 and make the 156 mile journey to Manchester and Belle Vue’s National Speedway Stadium – his hometown club.

Howarth moved into the Premiership with Sheffield in the winter to play his part in an exciting new era for the club – until the pandemic wiped out an entire league season.

He said: “I’ve always enjoyed road cycling and I’ve always wanted to do something like this.

“So I thought I may as well add some meaning to it and give something back to the Ben Fund because what they do is so important.

“It’s not just the current injured riders they help, they help those who got injured riding Speedway and who are still affected by their injuries today.

“The Ben Fund hasn’t been able to have the collections at each track this year and so I wanted to help do my bit to get them a bit more money in.

“I decided to make it Speedway related by starting to the track nearest where I live in Marlborough, Wiltshire to my childhood hometown in Manchester.

“156 miles sounds like a lot but I’m building my training up and it really is going to keep me fit and prepared for when 2021 comes around.”

To donate, head to: or search @SpeedwaySRBF on Twitter.

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