Lewis Bridger

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Lewis Bridger
Born (1989-11-04) 4 November 1989 (age 27)
Hastings, England
Nationality England England
Current club information
British league Lakeside Hammers
Career history
2005 Weymouth Wildcats
2006-2009, 2011-2012 Eastbourne Eagles
2010 Peterborough Panthers
2010 Coventry Bees
2013-2014, 2016 Lakeside Hammers
2015 Leicester Lions
Individual honours
2006 British Under 18 Champion
2009 British Under 21 Champion
Team honours
2008 Elite League KO Cup winner

Lewis Alan Bridger (born 4 November 1989, in Hastings, Sussex)[1] is a British speedway rider. He stepped straight into Elite League racing from the Conference League after one season with the Weymouth Wildcats. His career includes spells with Eastbourne Eagles and Lakeside Hammers, who he re-signed for in February 2016.

On 21 September 2007, Bridger was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2007 Under 21-World Cup Final. In 2006, he became British Under 18 Champion and in 2009 he won the British Under 21 Championship.

On 20 November 2009, Bridger signed for Peterborough Panthers from his home town club Eastbourne Eagles. He returned to the Eagles for the 2011 and 2012 seasons before moving on to Lakeside Hammers in 2013. After two seasons with the Hammers he announced that would not ride in 2015, stating "I have lost my love for the sport, have no desire to race and am quite simply not enjoying it any more."[2] He changed his mind and signed for Coventry Bees at the start of the 2015 season but left before riding for the club after the management refused to meet his demands to fund equipment.[3] He signed for Leicester Lions in May to replace Mikkel Michelsen who had quit British speedway, but quit again after only one meeting, informing the promotion only a few hours before their home meeting against Poole Pirates on 25 May.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R.(2007). Speedway Yearbook 2007. ISBN 978-0-7524-4250-1
  2. ^ "Bridger Sits Out 2015", speedwaygb.co, 31 October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014
  3. ^ Rowe, David (2015) "Coventry Bees looking for another rider after move for Lewis Bridger collapses", Coventry Telegraph, 24 February 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015
  4. ^ "Bridger Quits", speedwaygb.co, 26 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015