The Abbey Habit


Our latest publication, and it’s a big one – huge. 330 pages, 104,000 words, 1000 photographs – it’s got it all!  A unique insight into life behind the scenes at one of British speedway’s Elite League giants, Swindon.

2015 was a tumultuous year for all at The Abbey: we had to adapt our pits to the eventual loss of our away pit complex; manage when three members of the seven man squad were injured in our first meeting; enjoy watching “Rider of the Year” Greg Zengota emerge from a good 3rd heat leader into a real star, both on and off the track; welcome Darcy Ward to the team mid-season and then marvel at his amazing skills as he turned the season around for the Robins; cope with the dreadful news that emerged from Poland one Sunday afternoon that Darcy had been terribly injured in a track crash and would not ride again; manage the end of the season and playoff disappointment; resurrect the training track in the centre green and stage a junior championship round during the “Farewell” meeting; and then face up to the fact that delays would almost certainly mean that we would be racing at the old place for at least part of 2016.

330 pages, 1084 photographs and 104,000 words – this is the story of 2015 at Swindon Speedway.

Product Details

ISBN 9781326566951

Copyright Graham Cooke, Bustard Productions & The Blunsdon Blog (Standard Copyright Licence)

Edition 1st

Publisher Bustard Productions

Published 22 February 2016

Language English

Pages 330

Binding Perfect-bound Paperback

Interior Ink Black & white

Weight 0.93 kg

Dimensions (centimetres) 20.98 wide x 29.69 tall

Price £19.99 including Postage and Packing.