28th September 2001 at 01:00
The Edinburgh Monarchs had to put off their scheduled Scotland v Anglo-Welsh Under-15 match at Armadale due to rain but will continue to nurture young speedway riders, with plans for a development track at Falkirk since the Linlithgow track has closed.

Under league rules, youths can ride in the Conference League (the sport's development league) from the age of 15 and in the Premier League (in which the Monarchs race) from 16.

The Monarchs' director, Mike Hunter, says: "The reason Scandinavia produces so many good riders is that it has an 80cc league for youngsters below the age of 10. It would be great to have something like that in Britain but it's still a long way off."

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