Published: November 2, 2013
Bus tour through Burnham-On-Sea for celebrating Somerset Rebels

The celebrating Somerset Rebels speedway team were given an open-deck bus tour through Burnham-On-Sea on Friday (November 1st).

As reported here, the club made history when they became Premier League Champions last Monday after beating Edinburgh Monarchs to clinch the title.

"The Oaktree is widely recognised as being one of the best speedway tracks in the country and now has the best speedway team in the country," Mayor Martin Cox told

"I wanted to formally acknowledge this week's accomplishment and arranged an open-top bus tour of the area to take the team around Highbridge, Burnham and Brean."

The tour started at the Oaktree and ended at The Princess Theatre for a Civic Reception to congratulate and commend the riders, team manager and the Hancock family, who run the Oaktree.

The Mayor added: "I presented Outstanding Achievement Certificates in recognition of this triumph after 14 years of building up the Oaktree Arena and its speedway team."

Rebels co-promoter Bill Hancock said: "This was a great honour for the Rebels and we are extremely grateful for the recognition that the Mayor and his office have extended to the club for its achievements this year. This was a very proud moment for everyone associated with the Somerset Rebels and was a marvellous way to bring to an end what has been a tremendous year for the club."

Pictured: The open topped bus on tour on Friday ( & Pete Nicholson)


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