City gears up for Speedway event
A giant piece of street art has appeared in Cardiff city centre this week.
Sully’s café on Quay Street has been transformed with the creation of a 30ft graffiti mural to celebrate the 2019 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix (SGP) returning to Cardiff this September for the 19th year.
Created by Prime Mural Arts, the dynamic street art took 72 hours and over 100 cans of aerosol to complete. Depicting two Speedway riders – current champion and British rider Tai Woffinden and former champion Jason Doyle – crashing out of the wall on bikes, the spectacular mural is set to grab the attention of passers-by on Cardiff’s streets for the next six weeks.
The biggest event of the worldwide speedway calendar will take place on Saturday 21st September at the Principality Stadium with ticket prices starting at £20, and discounts available for families.
The electrifying event for the whole family will see the world’s best speedway riders race against each other at speeds that can exceed 120kmph on 500cc bikes with a single fixed gear and no brakes.
As well as world-class racing, the Adrian Flux British SGP will also be hosting a dedicated Fanzone at City Hall Lawn from 11:00am until 3:30pm which will be free to attend. The Fanzone will provide an action-packed day of entertainment featuring live performances from special guests, autograph sessions with the SGP riders, Monster Energy entertainment, a range of food and drink stalls and more.
Steve Gould, Managing Director of BSI Speedway said: “The connection between Speedway and Wales dates back to the 1920s. Over 20,000 people attended the first speedway meeting in Cardiff on Boxing Day in 1928 at the old White City Stadium on Slopper Road.
“Nearly one hundred years later and the sport is still attracting huge crowds to the Welsh capital, so we wanted to mark Speedway returning to Cardiff for its 19th year. What better way to celebrate the most exhilarating sport in the world than surprising the city with a giant street art mural that’s guaranteed to stop people in their tracks!”
The main event begins at 5pm and, depending on racing, the action will wrap up around 8pm with a closing ceremony including a trophy presentation, victory laps and an award-winning indoor firework display.
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