NUNEATON Speedway Supporters Club have launched a JustGiving page to assist the Coventry riders affected by the club’s withdrawal from the SGB Premiership.
NSSC said in a statement: “The Coventry Bees speedway team were withdrawn from the British Speedway Premiership league just three weeks before the start of the season.
“The seven riders involved have incurred considerable costs in preparation for the new season and all will suffer a very significant loss of income through no fault of their own.
“This ‘Just Giving’ page provides speedway fans with the opportunity to help those riders.
“The fund will be administered by the Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club (NSSC) and all money raised will be distributed as fairly as possible to the riders concerned taking into account their differing circumstances.”
It came as lifelong Bees fans turned out in force at the Coventry Stadium on Friday afternoon to demand the historic club is resurrected in support of The Coventry Observer’s Save Our Bees campaign.
Fans have been left devastated with the reality they have no team to support following almost nine decades of speedway history at Coventry Stadium.
Since the last chequered flag fell in October last year, Bees fans have been unsure about the club’s long or short-term future following a bitter off-season dispute between stadium owners Brandon Estates Ltd, Bees owner Mick Horton and Coventry Stox.
It was hoped the Bees could continue racing at Leicester, however that deal fell apart as it became more clear a return to Brandon this season would not be possible.
The club now has no venue to race at and has been kicked out of the sport’s top tier.
Two away ‘challenge’ fixtures against Peterborough and Wolverhampton have been confirmed, with campaigners hoping to confirm more dates in the future to keep Bees’ name on track.
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