Specsavers Dumfermline optician has been unveiled as the official sponsor of a Queen Anne High School’s cycle speedway team and will provide new strips for the team.
An intense cycle sport, short races involve four riders who compete over four laps of the track. Cycle Speedway is a club sport and each match usually consists of 16 to 20 races.
Thrilled to support
Andy Hepburn, director of the Specsavers Dunfermline store, says: ‘We are thrilled to support the Cycle Speedway team at Queen Anne High School.
‘This sport is growing in popularity and it’s not easy, as a lot of skill and stamina is required to be a successful rider.
‘It’s fantastic that the school is encouraging pupils to try a range of different sports to stay fit and active and we are happy to lend whatever support we can.’
Launched in October 2011, the club has around 20 members who meet every Monday night and participate in a number of leagues and competitions throughout the year.
Craig Masson, co-ordinator of Cycle Speedway at Queen Anne High School, says: ‘The school is delighted to offer an alternative to sports such as football and basketball. The enthusiasm and commitment from the young people and community has been overwhelming.
‘We hope that with the support of Specsavers we can bring back the Scottish and Fife Championship trophies. Cycle Speedway is continuing to grow across the region and we are glad that Specsavers are part of this.’
The school will shortly have its own purpose-built track after securing funding. This will be the first one to be built in Scotland since 1980 and is one of only three in the country.