POOLE Cycle Speedway Club celebrated a memorable campaign by winning a famous double.

Their team of young riders, based at Harbourside Park, were crowned British Junior Club and South West champions.

Poole won the British Junior title for the first time in four years after emerging triumphant following four gruelling rounds in the British Youth and Junior League.

They used 23 riders, many of whom competed in all four rounds at Heathsett (East), Bury (North), Wednesfield (Midland) and Poole (South and South West).

Poole showed their strength in depth by winning four of the seven age categories – eights, 12s, 14s and 17s – throughout the series.

They beat their local rivals Exeter who finished as runners-up to complete a British one-two for South West clubs with defending champions Kesgrave (Ipswich) finishing third.

Poole also lifted the South West title after proving too strong for the other seven regional clubs. Exeter again finished in the runners-up berth with Newport (Wales) a distant third.

They used 29 riders for the BYJL Regional Series with each individual rider earning valuable points in their respective age category from under-eights through to under-17s and girls.

Poole had individual riders finishing either top of the podium or in the runners-up spot in every age category over the seven regional GP rounds.

Their achievements were testament to the riders and the training sessions held throughout the season by stalwarts Graham and Colin Sutton.

Poole also benefited from a family atmosphere created by a team of volunteers who were willing to give up their time to help, while Neil Garnett spearheaded the junior campaign and gave extra training sessions which proved invaluable to the teams’ successes.