No Brakes, No Fear

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Hurtling around a tight shale-covered oval track at full throttle takes a certain sort of sporting courage. To do so at speeds of 60mph without brakes would, to most people, appear foolhardy.

In No Brakes, No Fear, the young speedway riders of Kings Lynn Stars are captured on the night of a league play-off decider, as a former Kings Lynn Star and former world champion Michael Lee recalls his successes on the track, his fall from grace off it and the continuing appeal and redemptive aspects of British speedway riding.

Producer: Alan Hall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

An insight into the intoxicating thrills of British motorcycle speedway.