These girls got involved...
RaW at the Speedway
The excitement and passion of speedway inspired people to put pen to paper as part of the BBC's RaW campaign evening at Poole Pirates' meeting with Belle Vue Aces.
Nearly 50 Pirates fans attending the match against the Belle Vue Aces took part in a writing competition promoted as part of the BBC RaW campaign.
Most chose to write about their favourite rider or why they like Poole Stadium and the prizes for the winning entries were a family ticket for a Pirates match or a year's subscription to Speedway Star magazine.
Deep in thought...
The winner of the family ticket was Sue Lee of Poole, while the winner of the magazine subscription was Steve Burton of Southampton.
BBC South's Learning Project Manager, Roger Hammett, explains:
"RaW encourages people back to reading and writing about things they love. Speedway fans are incredibly passionate about their sport as many of the entries showed".
Some competition entries...
"It is a family sport, and it is nice to have an evening out without the threat of violence you get at football" (Steve Burton)
"Antonio Lindback is a very exciting rider who never gives up trying even when he is at the back. He is always ready to sign autographs although I've said about his riding that he always manages to scare me to death but we forget he is still very young" (Sue Lee)
Fans were happy to pen their thoughts
"My favourite rider is Bjarne Pedersen because he rides well home and away. He is a good captain and always comes on to the track to check if his team mate is OK" (Joshua Harding)
"Hello and I am going to confidently write about Bjarne Pedersen who is my favourite rider because he isn't selfish and is a team rider. He is always calm and doesn't have a temper. I like his helmet as well" (William Bristowe)
"The best thing about this track is that they have a reserved viewing area for wheelchair users right on the finish line. It's also good for wheelchair users on the fourth bend to experience the atmosphere and thrill of the race" (Wendy Morrell)
Could you get involved?
For further information about the BBC RaW campaign visit the website or telephone 08000 150 950.
last updated: 02/08/07