Edinburgh Monarchs

Monarchs duo Sam Masters and Erik Riss eye Pairs title

Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Sam Masters triumphed in speedway’s Pairs Championship with Max Fricke back in 2014 and hopes to replicate that success with new partner Erik Riss tonight at Somerset’s Oaktree Arena.

Newcastles Ludvig Lindgren and Monarchs ace Sam Masters clash at the start of Heat 15. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs leave it late to nick it from Newcastle

Edinburgh Monarchs left it late to polish off Newcastle Diamonds in last night’s Championship encounter at Armadale.

Jye Etheridge loses control of his bike last week, with Max Clegg, behind, fortunate to escape a smash. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs rider Max Clegg recounts lucky escape at Armadale

Edinburgh Monarchs rider Max Clegg today revealed how lucky he was to escape what could have been a horrifying crash with Berwick Bandits ace Jye Etheridge at Armadale last week.

Sam Masters, far left, won't be in action for Monarchs tonight. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs will go full throttle against Bandits to keep top spot

With the chasing pack closing in on leaders Edinburgh Monarchs at the top of the Championship table, tonight’s visit of Berwick Bandits is a must-win encounter for the capital side at Armadale.

Theo Pijper with Monarchs chief Alex Harkess. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Theo Pijper will use Monarchs stint to put himself in shop window

Theo Pijper’s return to Edinburgh Monarchs as injury cover for Mark Riss has given the flying Dutchman the opportunity to prove he is still a potent points scorer at Championship league level.

Edinburgh Monarchs rider Mitchell Davey. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Mitchell Davey aims to lift first Caledonian Riders crown

Edinburgh Monarchs reserve star Mitchell Davey looked ahead to tonight’s inaugural Caledonian Riders Championship at Armadale Stadium and declared: “I’m confident that I can strike gold and lift the crown.”

Monarchs rider Josh Pickering, leads Carl Wilkinson and Ryan MacDonald. Pictures: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 52, Scunthorpe 40: Edinburgh easily cast out Scorpions

Some time soon Edinburgh Monarchs will have to circle the wagons to protect their top four speedway play-off spot.

Monarchs captain Sam Masters kicks up the dirt as he leads Jonas B Andersen and Edinburghs Erik Riss. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 40, Redcar Bears 52. Edinburgh second best on Teesside

Redcar Bears maintained their momentum in pursuing a push for a berth in the speedway play-offs as they toppled league leaders Edinburgh Monarchs in their Championship clash on Teesside tonight.

Edinburgh Monarchs face a tough task at Redcar tonight. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Bears trip will be no picnic for Edinburgh Monarchs

Edinburgh Monarchs promoter John Campbell expects tonight’s Championship visit to Redcar Bears to be “difficult” but is hoping his team come away with something to maintain their push for a top-four play-off spot.

Max Clegg will compete at Armadale on June 30. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Line-up revealed for Caledonian Riders Championship at Armadale

Edinburgh Monarchs today revealed the full line-up for the inaugural Caledonian Riders Championship, which will take place at Armadale on Friday, June 30

Theo Pijper will line up for Monarchs again. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Theo Pijper makes Monarchs return after Riss horror crash

Edinburgh Monarchs have turned to their former rider Theo Pijper as replacement for stricken German star Mark Riss, who came to grief in a horror smash against Ipswich Witches at Armadale on Friday

Sam Masters, left, leads Kyle Newman, Danny King and Mark Riss before Riss came to grief in heat six. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 48, Witches 40: Mark Riss in horror crash

Edinburgh Monarchs pulled off a great escape amid high drama at Armadale Stadium tonight.

Ricky Wells survived a heavy crash with Redcars Charles Wright last Friday. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs’ Ricky Wells believes dip in form can be reversed

Edinburgh Monarchs’ American star Ricky Wells doesn’t enjoy settling for second best which is why he has vowed to recapture the form which set him apart from his rivals at the start of this season.

Ricky Wells crashed out in Heat 11 at  Armadale. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs rider Ricky Wells a doubt while nursing rib injury

Edinburgh Monarchs rider Ricky Wells hopes to be fit for the speedway team’s showdown with Ipswich Witches at Armadale on Friday after injuring his ribs in a heavy crash against Redcar Bears at home four days ago.

Jonas B Andersen chases Monarchs stars Mark Riss and Sam Masters. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs 56, Redcar Bears 34: Edinburgh in control of Championship

Edinburgh Monarchs assumed outright leadership of the Championship once more after putting the squeeze on Redcar Bears in their speedway clash at Armadale Stadium tonight.

Monarchs' Sam Masters and Mark Riss lead Ipswich rider Cameron Heeps in heat one. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Ipswich cut Monarchs’ lead at top of Championship

Ipswich Witches closed the gap on Edinburgh Monarchs to three points at the top of the Championship as they powered to a convincing 50-39 victory at Foxhall Heath last night.

Alan Longmuir the original Bay City Roller and Derek Wilkinson of Duddingston Private Hire and Monarchs 100 
Pic: Liam Rudden

Monarchs fans run with the gang to raise funds for team

A SPECIAL one-off fund-raising performance of the smash hit musical I Ran With The Gang, the story of the Original Bay City Roller Alan Longmuir, has raised a four figure sum for Edinburgh Monarchs speedway team.

Josh Pickering makes his first trip to Ipswich tonight. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs aim to knock out Witches with a Suffolk punch

League leaders Edinburgh Monarchs travel to play Ipswich Witches tonight and team manager Alex Harkess doesn’t underestimate the scale of the challenge that awaits his side at Foxhall Heath.

Top scorer Max Clegg extends his lead on Sheffield Tigers rider Rob Branford as he and Mark Riss won a vital 5-1 in heat 14

Monarchs 49, Sheffield Tigers 44: Masters posts season’s fastest time

Edinburgh Monarchs gained sweet revenge for their KO Cup exit on Thursday at the hands of Sheffield Tigers but were given the fright of their lives by a late Sheffield revival which placed Monarchs’ unbeaten home record under threat.

Monarchs rider Max Clegg leads Sheffields Rob Branford during heat two at Owlerton. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Sheffield Tigers land Knockout blow on Edinburgh Monarchs

Despite all the league championship titles they have won, speedway’s second most important piece of silverware, the Knockout Cup, has eluded Edinburgh Monarchs far more often than it should have.

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