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5 October 2012

Come see the Torwood Wheelers in action

If you’ve got a ticket for tomorrow's game in the East of England Co-operative Stand, then come and watch the Torwood Wheelers, who will be demonstrating their skills on the fieldturf before the game, plus there will also be a chance for fans to try out this unusual sport!  

Set up in 1998, Torwood Wheelers is the only club in the UK which offers this sport and has become the recognised centre in the UK.  

Members train every Thursday evening at Kesgrave Sports Centre from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, and anyone is welcome to drop in and watch or try using the wheels  (U16s must be accompanied).  

They are holding a weekend workshop on October 27/28 and anyone interested in attending can get details from the Torwood Wheelers Facebook page, or email

The Torwood Wheelers use two types of wheel; a German version which was invented in the 1920s by Otto Feick which has two rims and forms the main part of the activities, and the Cyr Wheel which is a single rim and was made popular in 2003 by Daniel Cyr, although there are rare pictures of similar devices being used in the early 1900s.  

This latter wheel has become very popular with circus groups in the last few years and was seen on Britain's Got Talent last year. 

Intrigued, interested, then check them out on the fieldturf before kick-off tomorrow!


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