Local derby this Saturday

If there's one match that will always raise temperatures, lift blood pressures and set fire to the speedway forums, its a local derby between the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) and the Edinburgh Monarchs, and as they are due at Shielfield Park this Saturday at 7 for an SGB Championship Shield Group Phase match it means the season finally gets underway with a potential fire cracker 15 heats.

Both legs Berwick vs. Newcastle....off

With Saturday's 1st leg at Shielfield Park called off at 10am Saturday due to a severely waterlogged track, news has come through at 3pm Saturday from Tyneside that the second leg at Brough Park has also been postponed due to a waterlogged track.

Even if the weather dries the Byker track has no chance of recovery with the ice cold conditions forecast for Sunday preventing any drying leaving the track unrideable.

Sensibly both tracks have taken early decisions allowing fans and riders alike to make alternative arrangements for the remaining Easter break.

Tyne/Tweed Trophy this weekend!

The bikes roar back into action this weekend at Shielfield Park with the Berwick "KLS" Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) taking on the Newcastle "Boiler Technical Services" Diamonds in the traditional opener, the Tyne/Tweed Trophy with the Bandits desperate to regain the trophy Newcastle won last year after a thrilling 45-45 draw at Shielfield Park and a home 55-45 win at Brough Park the day after.

Changes in Bandits' personnel and Luke Ruddick signs

There are some new faces in the Bandits camp and some familiar faces in transition for the 2018 season at Shielfield Park!

Jamie Courtney joins Scott Courtney and Dennis McCleary as co promoter while Scott will also resumes his 2016 role as Bandits' team manager with Gary Flint embracing the assistant team managers position.

Gary Havelock steps down from Berwick Speedway duties.

Steven Dews will become race night co-ordinator, ensuring the event runs smoothly throughout the evening in all areas of the stadium.

STAFF EVENING called March 9th.

ALL existing staff and anybody that is interested in becoming part of the action in 2018 is invited along to the Black and Gold Club on Friday the 9th of March at 7:30pm to register for the upcoming season.

We welcome anyone who can volunteer their time to become part of the crew on a Saturday night and we are looking to add to our already existing fantastic team.

Volunteers gain free entry on Saturday nights and the racing can be enjoyed and experienced from all areas that require staff.

Berwick Bandits welcome KLS on board as 2018 team sponsors

The management of the Berwick Bandits have announced with great pleasure that the club have agreed terms with a new title sponsor who will be backing the Bandits throughout the 2018 season.

KLS Worldwide Speedway Supply of Denmark will be supporting Berwick Bandits Speedway Club in 2018 with Mike Hope of Wooler Ltd. continuing their role as the “powered by” backers.


Your Berwick Bandits promotion can tonight confirm some very exciting news!

The 2018 season will be filmed in its entirety from all angles and a full length movie will be produced!

The movie will follow the Bandits throughout the season, providing an all access, behind the scenes insight into all of the trials and tribulations that the club and the riders themselves will endure in 2018!

Scott Courtney said last night: "I’m delighted to confirm that we have secured a deal to produce a feature length film about all things Berwick Speedway.


With the 2018 Speedway season just around the corner, Berwick Speedway can proudly announce that major improvements to the clubs youth system have been made.

The all conquering Border Raiders will now be known as the Berwick Bandits Academy and structural innovations are well underway to ensure Berwick Speedway can provide its young riders with all of the opportunities necessary to make their way within the sport.

2018 fixtures

With the 2018 season looming large on the horizon, the next chapter of the Berwick Bandits' long history gets under way with the traditional Tweed/Tyne Trophy with the first leg at Shielfield Park on Saturday March 31st at the usual 7.00pm, followed with a 6.30pm second leg at Brough Park as the Bandits try to wrestle the trophy back from the Newcastle Diamonds who won the silverware last year, not least because of a blistering draw in last years' first leg.

HAPPY 2018

All at Berwick Speedway would like to wish all their supporters a Happy New Year.... Roll on Spring and The 2018 season!