|Date of birth||25 April 1982|
|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|Current club information|
|British league||Sheffield Tigers/
Belle Vue Aces
Masarna Avesta (SWE)
King's Lynn Stars
|British Under 21 Champion||2001, 2002, 2003|
|Elite League Pairs Champion
Premier League Pairs Champion
Craven Shield winner
Elite League Champion
Stead started his career at local track Sheffield Tigers before riding for Buxton Hitmen, Peterborough Panthers and Workington Comets. Simon signed for Belle Vue Aces prior to the start of the 2005 season and had three seasons with the club. In those three seasons he progressed from a reserve to a heat leader. For the 2008 season Simon joined the Coventry Bees on loan. In 2009 he signed a contract which involved him moving from Coventry to the Swindon Robins, for whom he remains an asset. He rode for King's Lynn Stars in 2013, his season cut short by a broken leg sustained while practicing in June, and signed for Leicester Lions in 2014.
Stead has been British Under-21 Champion champion three times in the years 2001/2002 and 2003 and won the 2006 Elite League Pairs Champion along with then team mate Jason Crump. He also won the Premier League Pairs Championship with Carl Stonehewer in 2003.
Stead was given the wildcard spot for the 2006 British Speedway Grand Prix and scored 3 points from 5 rides. He was also chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Speedway World Cup.
Speedway Grand Prix results
|Final Championship standings:||24||3||Riding No (16)|
|Grand Prix||Pos.||Pts.||Heats||Draw No|
|4 /10||British SGP||15||3||(0,0,0,2,1)||16|
|permanent speedway rider|
|wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve|
|rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)|
- Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
- Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0.
- "Lions Complete with Stead", speedwaygb.co, 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014
- Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.
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