A 13-year-old speedway world champion from Workington has raised more than £1500 after vandals damaged the track where he trains.
Northside speedway wasn't insured so Kyle Bickley set up a go fund me page to contribute towards the repair costs.
Rachel Sweeney has this report..
Speedway world champion Kyle Bickley from Workington has raised more than £1600 after vandals damaged the track where he trains. It wasn't insured so Kyle Bickley set up a go fund me page to contribute towards the repair costs.
Vandals caused more than £70,000 worth of damage to the Northside Speedway track where he has trained since he was eight.
Kyle says some of the young people who train at the track will miss out if it is not returned to its former condition
You can watch the full report on tonight's Lookaround with Pam Royle and Ian Payne at 6pm.
Vandals have caused more than £100,000 worth of damage to a Speedway training track in Workington.
A fire in the club house and slashes to the safety barriers have meant the team of volunteers have cancelled the Under 16 British Youth Championship, the biggest meeting on their calendar.
Paul Bickley, a volunteer a the track, said:
Workington lost another meeting to the weather when last night's fixture against Scunthorpe was scrapped.
The Comets now face a remarkable fixture crisis with 18 fixtures in the space of 28 days.
Berwick did get the action on against Sheffield on Saturday evening, and the Bandits won comfortably, which sets them up for tomorrow night's crucial fixture against Edinburgh.
George Hepburn is the Director of Berwick Bandits:
Simon O'Rourke looks ahead at the upcoming Speedway season for our regions teams, and what changes have been made since last year.
It's a case of out with the old, in with the new for Queen of the South. Workington have a double header in Speedway and Great Britain's ladies begin their quest to win the water polo world championships.
The speedway season is reaching a crescendo and the Comets are still alive in three competitions after they beat Edinburgh to stay afloat in the play-offs.
Workington were then leading Ipswich in the League Cup semi-final before that was abandoned.
They're still involved in the Knock-out cup, but they lost Saturday night's semi-final first leg at Newcastle by 18 points. Berwick Bandits still have the chance to salvage something from their frustrating season.
The win over Redcar Bears on Saturday means they're well placed to make progress in the Premier Clubs Trophy. The Bandits can make the final as long as they evade a big defeat when they go to Glasgow next Sunday.
Workington Comets had their home fixture against newcastle rained off at the weekend.
Track staff worked hard to clear the track but the incessant drizzle meant it wasn't in a fit state to race and safety would be an issue.
A re-arranged date hasn't been fixed yet.
In the Friday meeting Workington Comets lost to Edinburgh.
Berwick Bandits lost to Newcastle on Sunday in the league cup, after a disastrous start they finished well but ultimately lost.
The Comets could book their place in the knock-out stages of Speedway's League Cup this weekend. Workington are in Edinburgh tonight and host Newcastle on Saturday. Win both and the job's done.
Berwick Bandits could also progress, but they need a good weekend. They're home to Sheffield on Saturday and away in Newcastle on Sunday.