Guesting in the Elite League

I’ve been fortunate on two occasions now to have been asked to guest for an Elite League Club, the Coventry Bees, as one of their regular riders has been unavailable.  The first meeting was at Leicester which gave me an opportunity to test the set up for my bikes as the World Under 21 qualifier event that I’m listed in will be run at that track on the 10th of May.  The Bees had a great night and I was really happy with my performance and I added 8+1 valuable points to the team’s haul which helped them to win the meeting.

Based on the good result at Leicester, Coventry again asked me to guest for them at Lakeside on 3 May.  This would be my first time to ride the track at Lakeside but I was confident that I would adapt to the tighter track quickly. Unfortunately the Bees were beaten on the night but I was again happy with how I rode and managed another heat win and ended up on 7 points.

Here’s a link to the Lakeside – Coventry Bees Race Report.

I feel confident that Coventry will ask me to guest again during the coming season which is great and I have enjoyed the challenge of being on the track with some of the best riders in the country.

The Monarchs have continued on their winning way and we’ve now won 9 meetings in a row.  We head off on our first “tour” for the season with away meetings in Scunthorpe followed by Peterborough this week.  I’m then off to Denmark to have my first two meetings with the Outrup Speedway Club before heading back to the UK on Saturday for the World Under 21 qualifier at Leicester and I really hope that my good form continues until then.  Only the top 4 of 16 contenders will qualify for the opportunity to compete in the three round World Under 21 Championships and I really hope that I can secure one of those spots.

Team riding with Coventry Bees No 1 Hans Anderson in the Elite League - I'm in yellow helmet
Team riding with Coventry Bees No 1 Hans Anderson in the Elite League - I'm in yellow helmet