Ex Crusaders riders. Where are they now?
||Les can still be found lurking around bikes in grasstrack
pits on Sundays. Helping his son Dave.
Les did have a go on a 350 a couple of years ago, but only for a few meetings.
||I believe Mark is now running a cafe (or is it a restaurant?),
in South Australia. Is that right Mark?
||Barney has left a message in the guest book, so he is still
How you doing Barney? Photo Here
||Running family Market Gardening Business from Lydden Dover
Kent. (Likes to have a go on the kids motorbikes in the back field, when
he thinks the Mrs is not looking)!
||Living in South Africa. Running a motorsports complex.
Peter has recently left a message in the guest book, with details about
||Living in Crimplesham, Norfolk Working in North London as
a Parks Police Dog Handler.
Thanks for contacting the web site Barry, much appreciated.
||Darryl is back brick laying with his own business in Mildura,
||Steve has a motorcycle business in Townsville, Queensland,
||Currently living in Cambridgeshire and works for a mobile
phone company. Photo Here.
||Working as a comedian and last known, was living on the
Isle of Sheppey.
|| Living in Whitstable Kent and working as a roofer.
|| Recently presented trophy at the Vic Harding Memorial meeting
||Reported to be living and working in Ashford, Kent.
||Living in Townsville, Queensland. Asustralia.
||Living in Ayr in Queensland Australia, running a Bobcat
||Reported as Lecturing at IT.
|| Works for an office equipment company, near Ashford Kent.
|| Is now a police officer in Sussex and lives
near Arlington stadium.
||Living in spain.over 80 years old. Believed to have got
married again about 3 years ago
||Living in Basildon, Essex. Designing skid steer loaders
|| Married with two children living in chatham. Working as
a civil engineer.
||Rode for the Crusaders in 1975 is living in Ipswich and
is involved in cycle speedway.
||Trevor is living in Felixstowe and currently working as
a lorry driver. (Thanks Michelle)
||I have been informed that Jake is running a pub in Gillingham
Kent. Called "Jolly Jakes"
||Working as a kitchen fitter. (Thanks to Geoff for update)
||Running Romney Marsh Potato Company, in New Romney, Kent.
||Running a car dealers in Chilham Nr Canterbury.
||Painting and Decorating. Kent area.
||Reported as doing Housing renovation? Kent.
||Frank Rode for Canterbury in 1968/69, with Martyn Piddock,
Peter Murrey, Graham Miles, Kenny Vale, Tyburn Gallows, John Hibben, Jim
Crowhust, Barry Crowson, Judd drew. Living in Wallington Surrey, working
as Cradle Engineer (still taking risks only on the top of tall buildings).
Instead of tinkering with bikes I'm now into old classic cars. Still have
parts of 2 speedway bikes. Married with 2 grown up children 1 Grandaughter.
Latest update from Frank....
From bits found buried deep in my garage, and with a little help from
E-bay and old friends, I have recently restored 3 old upright speedway
bikes.Having not ridden on a track for about 39 years thought at the ripe
old age of 60 it was about time I made a comeback.( much to my wife's
horror) I took 2 of the bikes down to Iwade Sittingbourne speedway track,
to a practice day.
I was made very welcome by Graeme and his team. Some old supporters of
Canterbury speedway were there and we chatted about old times. I took
to the track like a duck to water, and can still do it. This time the
bikes didn't let me down like they did in the old days, and I didn't fall
off. (which pleased the wife). I have been back 3 times and looking forward
to enjoying my new hobbie.
I am putting together an albulm of photos and cuttings from the old days
if anybody has any I would be gratefull for copies. I can be contacted
|Any info on the above riders has been sent to me via e-mail
etc. I can take no responsibility for errors etc.
Any other information.
Spill the beans here.