|RYE HOUSE ROCKETS
This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.
|Speedway has taken place at 2
venues in the Hoddesdon area of Rye House since 1934, The first venue was Hoddesdon
Stadium when a meeting took place on 27th May 1934. The team operated on the Open circuit
and eventually competed in the Southern League. The final race at this venue was on 22nd
September 1957 when the home side were victorious against Rayleigh.
The team moved just down the road to their new home at Rye House Stadium in 1958. The initial meeting took place on 3rd August and they have been here ever since. They finally made the Premier League in 2002.
|The team has won the Knockout Cup just once in 1979, but were League Champions in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1980 and 2005.|
|Greyhound racing was first staged at the Hoddesdon Stadium in 1935 and eventually moved to the Rye House Stadium once the old track closed in 1957.|
|Throughout their time the team have been known as the Cubs, the Roosters, the Red Devils and the Rockets.|
|This section gives a comprehensive picture of
the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of
glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend
a visit to
and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:|
The Rye House Rockets currently (2019) contest the SGB Premiership. Recent successes include the Premier League Trophy in 2005 and Premier League Champions in 2005 and 2007.
More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
I am grateful to Tim Beddow for the image shown above.
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville's website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection