tour through Burnham-On-Sea for celebrating Somerset Rebels
celebrating Somerset Rebels speedway team were given an open-deck
bus tour through Burnham-On-Sea on Friday (November 1st).
the club made history when they became Premier League Champions
last Monday after beating Edinburgh Monarchs to clinch the title.
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com.
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."
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.
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."
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 (Burnham-On-Sea.com
& Pete Nicholson)