Simon Stead

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Simon Stead
Simon Stead (Mar 08).jpg
Personal information
Nationality United Kingdom United Kingdom
Date of birth (1982-04-25) 25 April 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth    Sheffield, England
Nickname Steady
Website www.simon-stead.co.uk
Current club information
British league Sheffield Tigers/
Leicester Lions
Career history
Peterborough Panthers
Buxton Hitmen
Sheffield Tigers
Lublin (POL)
Ornarna (SWE)
Gasarna (SWE)
Workington Comets
Wolverhampton Wolves
Belle Vue Aces
Toruń (POL)
Gniezno (POL)
Coventry Bees
Bydgoszcz (POL)
Ostrów Wlkp.
Masarna Avesta (SWE)
Swindon Robins
Sheffield Tigers
King's Lynn Stars
Leicester Lions
1998, 2002
1998
1999-2002
2000
2001-2002
2003
2003-2004
2003-2004
2005-2007
2006
2007
2008-2009
2008
2009
2008
2009-2012
2013-
2013
2014
Individual honours
British Under 21 Champion 2001, 2002, 2003
Team honours
Elite League Pairs Champion
Premier League Pairs Champion
Craven Shield winner
Elite League Champion
2006
2003
2008
2012

Simon Stead (born 25 April 1982 in Sheffield, England)[1] is an international speedway rider.

Career Summary[edit]

Stead started his career at local track Sheffield Tigers before riding for Buxton Hitmen, Peterborough Panthers and Workington Comets.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Stead was given the wildcard spot for the 2006 British Speedway Grand Prix and scored 3 points from 5 rides.[4] He was also chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Speedway World Cup.

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
  2. ^ Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0. 
  3. ^ "Lions Complete with Stead", speedwaygb.co, 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014
  4. ^ a b Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 

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