Olympus Marquee Bandits powered by Mike Hope keen to impress at Redcar

The beleaguered Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) travel to the Redcar Bears tonight in the SGB Championship nothing short of desperate for getting league points on the board as the currently sit at the base of the table pointless.

In their last outing at Scunthorpe on Sunday, while going heavily down to the Scorpions the manner in which they took their defeat was with determined racing looking on the verge of a breakthrough with their three new Bandits on side.

Time for the Bandits to get season back on track

After the Bandits' away defeat at the Scunthorpe Scorpions team manager Gary Havelock said: "We had a good grip on this match until the latter heats and the guys were showing great spirit, but it soon went wrong but when they confirmed the score at the end of the meeting It was "no way!" couldn't believe it but when you're down more and more sand gets kicked in your face and that's what happened.

Havelock believes points are not far away for Bandits

Bandits team boss, Gary Havelock is convinced league points are on the way for his beleaguered Bandits who are sitting at the bottom of the SGB Championship, ironically the same position the original Bandits were in 50 season ago, but with his new team in harness the boss can see his team capable of doing well at Scunthorpe today (Sunday) and on Thursday at the powerful-looking Redcar Bears, once last night's awkward night becomes an uncomfortable memory.

Bandits 2017 - V2.0.1 - prepare to take to the track

It's the biggest weekend of the season so far for the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) as they finally get to unveil their new-look side tonight at Shielfield Park when the Ipswich Witches are the guests in the SGB Championship at 7.00pm.

SGB Championship at Ipswich rained off

The SGB Championship match at Foxhall on Thursday April 27th between Ipswich and Berwick was called off shortly after seven due to a waterlogged track.

No restaging date has been arranged as yet.

Scott's picture


When Berwick’s Olympus Marquees Bandits (powered by Mike Hope of Wooler) roll out their bikes on Thursday at Ipswich, and again at home on Saturday night, their line-up will have a very different look about it!

“Sadly, the team as signed up at the start of the season has so far proved to be less than successful,” admitted team manager and co-owner Gary Havelock.

Bad Luck and a Missing Vissing Scupper Bandits as Gappmaier Shines with Excellence

It may have been a another night of frustration and disappointment in the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) camp after Scunthorpe came and took a six point Championship victory, but there were glimpses of light peaking between the cracks as Lewis Bridger discovered that, mounted on Liam Carr's machinery, he was unbeatable by a Scorpion in his the two races he took on the Carr-mobile.

Bandits Welcome Guest Bacon For Blacklock

The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) are continuing their early season without Ryan Blacklock, who after a promising start ended up with a back injury sustained at Ipswich in the Knockout Cup.

The good news is Frenchman Dimitri Berge (R in the above Colin Poole Photo) is back in harness after his injury woes have subsided and is back to full fitness and raring to get back to action.

Glasgow off

Unfortunately the wet Easter weather on Clydeside has caused the calling off of today's SGB Championship match against Berwick.

Currently no new date has been arranged.

Down-To-The-Wire Thriller Sees Bandits Just Miss Out

Saturday's match against Glasgow should have been Berwick's first SGB Championship win had it not been for a post-interval malaise. Pre-break Berwick were leading 34-26, but after the interval Glasgow ended the match winning the final five races 10-20 when Glasgow turned the screws and Berwick's cracks split open wide.