Cycling: Falcons call at Cathkin

Edinburgh Falcons cycle speedway team will tomorrow visit their oldest rivals, Glasgow, for a challenge match marking the official re-opening of the Cathkin Park track (1pm).

The last meeting at Cathkin was in the summer of 2007 when Alan Smith triumphed in an individual meeting.

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Since then, the track, in the shadow of what remains of the former home of Third Lanark FC, has been unused. However, following a meeting with Glasgow Sport’s Cycling development officer Jake Lovatt to discuss a potential revival of the sport in the West of Scotland the circuit has been restored by volunteers including a number of Falcons riders and officials.

During this time, a new surface has been laid, the inner and outer kerbs re-painted and a number of trees overhanging the track lopped. The result is a circuit which will hopefully produce some first-class racing.