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A BIT ABOUT US

Welcome to Edge Composites, your gateway to the thrilling world of speedway and motorcycle innovation. For over four decades, we've been at the forefront of this exhilarating journey, driven by a relentless passion for pushing the limits of what's possible on the track.

Meet Mark Woods: The Visionary Behind the Wheel

At the helm of Edge Composites is Mark Woods, a seasoned Composite Engineer whose journey is nothing short of remarkable. His voyage commenced at the tender age of 16 when he embarked on an apprenticeship as a Prototype Patternmaker. Little did he know that this path would lead to a lifelong love affair with motorcycles and the world of speedway.

 

Mark's journey began with a deep-rooted fascination for speedway. At just 8 years old, he took his first ride on a Grasstrack Bike, and by the age of 11, he had clinched the title of Youth Grasstrack British Champion in 1978. But Mark's ambitions didn't stop there. He ventured into the world of Speedway racing with the Ipswich Witches, solidifying his reputation in the motorsport realm.

 

What truly sets Mark apart is his ability to fuse his engineering acumen with his unbridled passion for racing. It was this fusion that led him to supply race parts for Speedway and Grasstrack, initially in fiberglass and later evolving into the cutting-edge realm of carbon fiber. His collaborations with luminaries like Simon Wigg and partnerships with motorsport giants such as Wizard Motorsport and Anderson CSK Kart Supplier enriched his knowledge and expanded his horizons.

 

The pivotal year of 2003 marked a turning point in Mark's journey. Collaborating with legends like Carl Bloomefelt and Tony Rickardsson, he embarked on a mission to produce cutting-edge components. This partnership culminated in the iconic Sky Bike display at the Cardiff event in 2005, a testament to innovation in action.

 

As Mark's expertise continued to evolve, so did Edge Composites. His move to Norfolk in 2006 provided him with the space and resources to develop a diverse range of carbon products. These innovations were meticulously designed to focus on weight savings and introduce innovative aesthetics tailored to the needs of speedway, Grasstrack, and Longtrack riders.

 

But Mark's journey didn't stop at the trackside. A stint with the Caterham F1 team further heightened his composite knowledge, making him a versatile expert in the fast-paced world of Formula 1. His year in Australia as a motorsport enthusiast added an international flair to his journey, broadening his perspective.

 

In 2013, Mark returned to the UK and rebranded his products under the renowned Edge Composite brand. Collaborations with SGP and connections with European suppliers in Poland, Denmark, and Sweden solidified Edge's position as a premier supplier to Speedway riders, with a reputation for excellence that extended beyond borders.

 

The last three years have witnessed a transformative phase for Edge. Mark's unwavering commitment to excellence led to the establishment of a one-stop racing development workshop in Norfolk, complete with state-of-the-art equipment including a curing oven and CNC machining. These investments underscore our dedication to pushing boundaries and exceeding expectations.

 

But Mark's dedication isn't just about innovation; it's about nurturing talent. Collaborations with riders like Chris Harris and emerging talents like Jake Mulford reflect his unwavering focus on meeting the unique needs of riders. Every Edge Composites product bears the mark of meticulous handcraftsmanship in the UK, ensuring the highest quality and performance.

 

Edge doesn't shy away from challenges; we embrace them as opportunities to refine prototypes and lead the market. While innovation remains at our core, we proudly cater to classic and retro racers, preserving the timeless glory of vintage bikes. Mark's journey has been nothing short of fantastic, marked by collaborations with renowned riders and continuous growth. His motivation remains crystal clear: to offer weight-saving options through Edge carbon fiber products and provide a hub for individual design, development, and bike fitting.

 

At Edge Composites, we're not just a brand; we're your trusted partner in the world of speedway and motorcycle innovation. We aspire to be your top choice for top-quality, handcrafted products, meticulously created in a facility that intimately understands the intricacies of track racing.

Whether you're a professional Speedway rider, a seasoned Grasstrack enthusiast, or an aspiring youth rider, Edge Composites has something tailor-made to meet your bike's every need. Join us in the exhilarating world of speedway and motorcycle innovation at Edge Composites, where Mark's passion fuels our drive to elevate your racing experience to new heights!

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