An astonishing weekend has seen five more new sponsors join the ever growing list of partners for the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers. The club welcome Bowers Motorcycles Limited, City Gearboxes (Coventry) Limited, Ridgeons Limited, Taydal Surfacing Limited & Tennen Properties Limited ahead of the 2017 season.

Bowers Motorcycles were opened in 1928 by the present owners father, George Bowers. In 1988 their current purpose built bike showroom & fully equipped workshop was opened in the heart of Bury St Edmunds & continues to go from strength to strength, selling all sizes & models from Mopeds to Superbikes. They currently have two floors of Motorcycle Sales, a large Clothing & Accessories Department, a specialist Parts & Servicing Department & a specially designed & built workshop. Based in Risbygate Street their friendly sales people will be happy to show you around both their new and used bike showrooms and accessories department to provide your exact motorcycling requirements.

City Gearboxes will be a familiar name to many as they were previous sponsors of the National League and both Coventry teams. On the business front City Gearboxes have been refurbishing & overhauling gearboxes and transfer cases for over 20 years. They perform this work on a wide variety of Land Rover models. Based in Coventry not far from the Ricoh Arena they started their business in 1994 reconditioning Land Rover transmissions from a small unit in Stoke, Coventry.  

Since their beginning in the backroom of Cyril Ridgeon’s home in Cambridge in 1911, Ridgeons has grown steadily to become one of the UK’s largest independent Timber and Builders Merchants. In the last 100 years their client base has grown to include such diverse sectors as property development, the public sector, farming, exports &  DIY. Ridgeons commitment to excellent service & to an outstanding width & depth of stock available for collection or delivery remains the same. Their extensive range covers bricks, timber solutions, kitchens & bathrooms, plumbing & heating, through to paints & fixings to meet all project needs across the eastern region. They are committed to their customers, employees, our suppliers and business partners as well as to the local communities in which they live and trade.

Ipswich based Taydal Surfacing were established in 1999. They operate in a number of sectors, Utilities, Equine, Retail, Rail, Commercial, Private, Local Government, Housing, Education & Airports. They have a strong reputation for delivering professional results, are an approved Local Government Surfacing Contractor & have undertaken major works across the country including the high profile 15-day £19m refurbishment of Gravesend Station. Their retail work has seen them work with the likes of Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons & Asda.

Tennens Properties Ltd is an independent residential Sales & Letting Agent in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. They have an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive team waiting to find your perfect property. When you have found the right property, their team will prepare the tenancy agreement for you & your new Landlord. Tennens Properties work with local contractors to ensure the overall maintenance of properties with regards to plumbing, heating, servicing and repairs, whilst managed properties are regularly inspected & proactively managed for you with a comprehensive range of services tailored to suit the individual’s needs.

Fen Tigers promoter Kevin Jolly was quick to offer thanks and a warm welcome to Mildenhall Speedway to all the clubs new partners. “To say I am astounded with how things are going at the moment doesn’t begin to express my feelings just now. It has been an incredible few weeks and I am pleased to welcome all our new partners and look forward to welcoming them and their employees to Mildenhall Speedway during the season where we will do everything to ensure they enjoy the speedway experience.

I feel we are now where we want to be as a club, I have an excellent team around me who all work well for the good of the club, and want the same as I do, for Mildenhall Speedway to be a respected name in British Speedway. We are less than a fortnight away from our season opener and there is still plenty to do before then. We will hopefully see as many track & meeting staff as possible on Sunday (2nd April) as we plan for the opening ‘Fen Fours’ meeting, and then we have a practice day on the Tuesday (4th April) and the following day (5th April) the clubs official Press & Practice day”