A Warm Welcome To WSRA
The World Speedway Riders’ Association (WSRA) Charity No. 1114501, is the oldest and most prestigious ‘club’ for riders, officials and supporters who have been involved in the sport for at least a decade.
Founded as the Veteran Speedway Riders’ Association in 1957 by journalist and broadcaster Peter Arnold who wanted to provide former riders with an easy way to keep in touch with their ex-teammates and peers.
In 2006 it became the World Speedway Riders’ Association to update its image and to appeal to a younger membership.
Today it’s a thriving organisation with more than 500 members and a bulging social calendar, the pinnacle of which is the annual Awards Gala.
The WSRA is built on respect for everyone involved in the sport and each individual World Champion is automatically enrolled as an honorary life member immediately they step onto the rostrum as the world number one for the first time.
Bartosz Zmarzlik, who was elected WSRA Rider of the Year in 2019 after winning his first world crown, is the most recent to be inducted.
The WSRA hosts the National Speedway Museum at Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, where visitors can wallow in the nostalgic exhibits, many donated or loaned by the sport’s biggest stars.