Patched-up Bandits on the road to Ipswich

The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) take to the road for the long journey to the Ipswich Witches on Thursday night battling for SGB Championship league points.

Manager full of praise for Bandits and track staff

Berwick's team manager Gary Havelock struggled to hide his total delight after seeing his side take a good solid win over local side, Newcastle on Saturday night, but it wasn't just his riding 1-7 that filled him with pride, but the staff who lay the match-saving track covers - an innovative system developed and fine-tuned by Berwick that is now starting to catch the eye of other tracks across the land and it's proven to be potentially club-saving let along match-saving as Gary Havelock explained after his side's great win over the Diamonds on Saturday night.

Local derby with Newcastle whets the appetite.

Despite the weather this morning the track covers were put in place at 7.30am and with rain due to stop by around 3pm all systems are GO for a 7pm tapes up.....

The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) are eagerly awaiting their local derby with the Newcastle Diamonds at Shielfield Park on Saturday at 7.00pm before the Bandits set off for Peterborough on Sunday at 5pm.

Dany excels in GP Qualifier

Huge congratulations to Dany Gappmaier on taking 4th spot in the Grand Prix Qualifier at Abensberg following a third place run off with Hans Andersen no less to progress to the next stage.

Individual Rider's Score Chart.....

A Brilliant Start For Bandits Soon Faded At Glasgow

The Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) revelled in early glory at Glasgow on Sunday evening, winning Heat One 2-4 with Nick Morris' expertise taking the win over an always forceful Richie Worrall while Jye Etheridge's excellent patch of form continued with a good win in Heat two taking the score to 5-7, but after the referee hauled guest James Sarjeant back for moving before the start, in the re-run the fairy tale began to unfold.

Famous win over Comets - but Bridger is now out for trip to Glasgow

It was a top-drawer win (48-44) for the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) last night against Workington, but with a trip to the virtually invincible Glasgow Tigers this evening (Sunday June 4th) at 6pm, Lewis Bridger has had to take to the side lines after a high speed smash in Heat 11 last night.

Bandits Patch-Up Nicely For Saturday's Eagerly Awaited Visit By Workington

After last weekend's "eventful" match at Shielfield Park which saw the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) go down in a curtailed match against Redcar, there were bound to be repercussions, as has been proved with a changed looking septet in the home pit.

As covers win again - Bandits add to injured list

The Berwick Bandits are and exceptional team in 2017, one for the hugely successful track covers which undoubtedly saved a match where a huge thunder storm had hit les than 90 minutes before start time, a event that would rain off every uncovered match anywhere and two for their unenviable ability to attract the Devil's own luck, time and time again.


Updating live from Shielfield Park - 17:41 - with thunder and lightning rattling round the stadium, the great news is that the covers are once again in position and have been since mid afternoon which means the track has once again been protected.

The forecasts are certain that the rain will clear soon and once its safe to do so, the covers will be lifted and racing will commence.

There may be a delay to start time with lifting the covers - but there's every chance once again that a meeting has been saved by this innovative idea.


Following the attack at the Manchester Arena this week, when 22 lives were tragically lost and many more were severely injured, plus the updated change in the 'terror threat alert' across the UK to 'critical', new guidelines have been issued to all stadiums in the UK in order to ensure the safety of customers, fans and of staff.

So with immediate effect, along with other stadiums and arenas in the UK, Shielfield Park Stadium is to put in place additional security measures and bag checks, these being carried by persons as they approach or come into the stadium.