Cycle SpeedwayCycle speedway is a type of cycling race usually held outdoors on short oval dirt tracks. In rare cases the competition is held indoors and commonly the tracks are about 70 meters long. This type of bike racing is somewhat similar to that of motorcycle speedway in the sense that in both races riders use bikes without brakes and their bikes feature only one gear. One can participate in a competition individually, in a pair or in a team. In each race there are up to four riders and an entire match comprises 8 to 24 races. Riders get a certain amount of points with each race and the winner is the rider or the team with most point at the end of the day. When help indoors, the speedway race becomes more about the speed.
This type of bicycle racing is most popular in the United Kingdom and it is nowadays governed and administrated by the British Cycle Speedway Council.