Cycling: Falcons call at Cathkin

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Edinburgh Falcons cycle speedway team will tomorrow visit their oldest rivals, Glasgow, for a challenge match marking the official re-opening of the Cathkin Park track (1pm).

The last meeting at Cathkin was in the summer of 2007 when Alan Smith triumphed in an individual meeting.

Since then, the track, in the shadow of what remains of the former home of Third Lanark FC, has been unused. However, following a meeting with Glasgow Sport’s Cycling development officer Jake Lovatt to discuss a potential revival of the sport in the West of Scotland the circuit has been restored by volunteers including a number of Falcons riders and officials.

During this time, a new surface has been laid, the inner and outer kerbs re-painted and a number of trees overhanging the track lopped. The result is a circuit which will hopefully produce some first-class racing.