1974 British League season
|No. of competitors||17|
The 1974 British League season was the tenth season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain. 1973 Champions Reading didn't compete as they no longer had a stadium. Hull Vikings replaced them. The league was reduced to seventeen teams when the Coatbridge Tigers dropped down to Division Two. Overseas riders that rode in other leagues abroad were banned which meant that top Swedish riders such as Anders Michanek, Bernt Persson, Tommy Jansson and Christer Lofqvist didn't compete.
The Exeter Falcons won their first title. At the end of the season Oxford Rebels finished four points above the Hull Vikings courtesy of a protest over Hull's victory against the Rebels. Hull were later re-awarded the points after a close season hearing and moved above the Rebels.
|Belle Vue Aces||32||23||0||9||46|
|King's Lynn Stars||32||20||1||11||41|
M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points
Top Ten Riders
|1||Ole Olsen||Wolverhampton Wolves||11.21|
|2||Ivan Mauger||Exeter Falcons||11.15|
|4||Peter Collins||Belle Vue Aces||10.73|
|5||John Louis||Ipswich Witches||10.73|
|6||Terry Betts||King's Lynn Stars||10.26|
|7||Dag Lövaas||Hackney Hawks||10.15|
|8||Martin Ashby||Swindon Robins||10.10|
|9||John Boulger||Cradley United||9.94|
|10||Eric Boocock||Halifax Dukes||9.92|
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