July 17, 2024
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Danyon Hume joins the Berwick Bandits!

Danyon Hume is the third rider unveiled by Berwick team manager Stewart Dickson.

He joins Rory Schlein and Lewis Kerr as confirmed starters in the Bandits’ 2024 Cab Direct Championship campaign.

The 27-year-old Buckinghamshire-born racer was a Championship double winner with Poole in 2021, and also collected a Premiership runner-up medal in Ipswich colours last year in addition to captaining Leicester’s 2019 National Development League double winning side.

After making his NDL debut for Rye House Raiders in 2015 he has also ridden for Glasgow, Birmingham and, in 2023, Redcar, and been a consistent scorer around the pacy Berwick bowl.

Hume previously guested for the club in 2021, scoring paid ten during an eventful KO Cup defeat against Glasgow at Shielfield after the home side lost both Jye Etheridge and Danni Gappmaier in a heat one crash.

Dickson said: “Danyon Hume is an exciting rider with an impressive record around Shielfield Park and I’m confident 2024 will be a big season of progress for the lad.

“Establishing a side of riders who can improve on their starting average will be very important next season and Danyon is very capable of doing just that and I am excited to work towards getting the best out of him.”

Image by Ian Adam

With four riders still to reveal preparations for the new season are continuing apace behind the scenes. Season passes – £199 for 12 home fixtures –on sale via the club website. Each one sold before close of business on 24 December will go into a Christmas Day draw with the winner having his or her money reimbursed.

The club is also in the middle of a major sponsorship drive to ensure that the club remains on a sound financial footing.

Co-owner Scott Courtney, who is driving the campaign, said: “As the last surviving small town British speedway club we do a mega job selling our sponsorship and advertising packages.

“The simple fact is that we have to as it is the only way a club with Berwick’s small catchment area – not to mention one in which families have been especially hard-hit by the on-going cost of living crisis and low wages – can compete with the  Edinburgh, Glasgow, Plymouth, Poole, and Oxfords of the Cab Direct Championship.

“Our valued sponsors and advertisers, in addition to the club’s monthly 5-1 Draw ensure that we not only can enter the Championship but that we can put out a competitive team on-track.”

Details of sponsorship and advertising opportunities, which begin from £300, are available by emailing club@berwickspeedway.com

Words and Feature Image by Berwick Speedway

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