Adam Roynon

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Adam Roynon
Personal information
Nationality  England
Date of birth (1988-08-30) 30 August 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth    Barrow, England
Website www.adamroynonracing.co.uk
Current club information
British league Coventry Bees/
Sheffield Tigers
Career history
Swindon Sprockets
Peterborough Pumas
Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Boston Barracudas
Glasgow Tigers
Rye House Rockets
Birmingham Brummies
Ostrów Wlkp. (POL)
Workington Comets
Stoke Potters
King's Lynn Stars
Dudley Heathens
Redcar Bears
Leicester Lions
Coventry Bees
Sheffield Tigers
2003
2004
2004-2005
2005
2006
2006-2007
2008
2008
2010, 2012
2010
2010
2011–2012
2011
2013
2012-2013
2013
Individual honours
Conference Riders Champion 2006
Team honours
Premier League Champion
Conference League Champion
Conference Trophy Winner
Conference League KO Cup
Premier League Pairs
2007
2004
2004
2004
2012

Adam Wayne Roynon (born 30 August 1988, in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria)[1] is a British motorcycle speedway rider, who in 2013 rode for Leicester Lions in the Premier League and Coventry Bees in the Elite League. His father, Chris Roynon, was a speedway rider and promoter for the Barrow Blackhawks.

Career[edit]

Roynon won three trophies in his first full season of Conference League racing, winning the League Championship, the Conference Trophy and the Knockout Cup. He won the Premier League Championship with the Rye House Rockets in 2007 and finished 3rd in the Indoor speedway event at Brighton. Roynon is contracted to Elite League team the Coventry Bees, but declined a team place there for 2008.

On 6 March 2009, Roynon crashed while practising with the Great Britain squad at the Norfolk Arena, King's Lynn and suffered a blood clot to his brain and a broken neck (C2 vertebra). His survival chances were initially assessed as 50/50,[2] but his recovery "amazed" doctors who allowed him to leave hospital eleven days later wearing a halo brace.[3] On 30 April 2009 his father announced that halo brace/hyperbaric therapy had been unsuccessful and Roynon would require surgery to stabilise his broken neck, further delaying his return to riding.[4]

He returned in 2010 with Workington Comets but another injury cut short his time there.[5] He rode for Stoke Potters later that season, but suffered a broken ankle. After recovering, he was signed by King's Lynn Stars to replace Joe Haines.[5] In 2011 he was loaned out to Redcar Bears, also riding for Dudley Heathens in the National League, but a broken femur in April saw him again out of action until July.[5] He signed to ride for Workington Comets and Dudley Heathens in 2012. He broke his leg in the National League playoff final. He signed for Leicester Lions for the 2013 Premier League season and doubled-up in the Elite League with Coventry Bees. He suffered serious concussion in crash in his first match of the season for Coventry, leading to another enforced break from racing. After returning from injury he signed for Sheffield Tigers and in JUly was reinstated to the Coventry team.[6]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
  2. ^ "Horror crash Bees rider out of coma". Coventry Telegraph. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Workington rider Roynon home after amazing recovery". News & Star. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ "BIKE ACE SUFFERS INJURY SETBACK". North West Evening Mail. 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  5. ^ a b c "2011 Rider Index", speedwaygb.co, retrieved 2011-11-27
  6. ^ "Roynon Back for Bees", speedwaygb.co, 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013

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