Fans react to the news that Peterborough Panthers are to quit speedway

Fans of Peterborough Panthers have been reacting to the news that their club is to quit British speedway.

They've been talking on the club's Facebook page, with many upset that their time in the Elite League is to come to an end.

"Gutted. Somebody save our club."

– Nick Sculthorpe

"This is the saddest news. I've been a supporter for 40 years, since I was three weeks old."

– Dawn Windsor

"Sad news but they should have pulled out of the Elite League years ago, it's never been viable."

– Mark Smith

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Shock as iconic speedway club closes

It's been announced that Peterborough Panthers speedway club will close down after the owners felt that the club could no longer commit to another season due to serious financial concerns.