1968 - 1987   


Ex Crusaders riders. Where are they now?

Les Rumsey. 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.

Mark Martin. I believe Mark is now running a cafe (or is it a restaurant?), in South Australia. Is that right Mark?

Barney Kennett Barney has left a message in the guest book, so he is still around somewhere.
How you doing Barney? Photo Here

Ted Hubbard. 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)!

Peter Murray. Living in South Africa. Running a motorsports complex.
Peter has recently left a message in the guest book, with details about this complex.

Barry Crowson. Living in Crimplesham, Norfolk Working in North London as a Parks Police Dog Handler.
Thanks for contacting the web site Barry, much appreciated.

Darryl Simpson Darryl is back brick laying with his own business in Mildura, Australia.

Steve Koppe Steve has a motorcycle business in Townsville, Queensland, Australia .

Steve Hone Currently living in Cambridgeshire and works for a mobile phone company. Photo Here.

Graham Miles Working as a comedian and last known, was living on the Isle of Sheppey.

Barry Etherington Living in Whitstable Kent and working as a roofer.

Gerald Purkiss Recently presented trophy at the Vic Harding Memorial meeting at Iwade.

Graham Clifton Reported to be living and working in Ashford, Kent.

Terry Casserly Living in Townsville, Queensland. Asustralia.

Bob Spelta Living in Ayr in Queensland Australia, running a Bobcat hire business.

Paul Woods Reported as Lecturing at IT.

Chris Raines Works for an office equipment company, near Ashford Kent.

Terry Barclay Is now a police officer in Sussex and lives near Arlington stadium.

Jimmy Squibb Living in spain.over 80 years old. Believed to have got married again about 3 years ago

Graeme Smith Living in Basildon, Essex. Designing skid steer loaders etc.

Brendan Shilleto Married with two children living in chatham. Working as a civil engineer.

Peter Mittell Rode for the Crusaders in 1975 is living in Ipswich and is involved in cycle speedway.

Trevor Jones Trevor is living in Felixstowe and currently working as a lorry driver. (Thanks Michelle)

Jake Rennison I have been informed that Jake is running a pub in Gillingham Kent. Called "Jolly Jakes"

Tony Reynolds Working as a kitchen fitter. (Thanks to Geoff for update)

Keith Pritchard Running Romney Marsh Potato Company, in New Romney, Kent.

Jamie Luckhurst Running a car dealers in Chilham Nr Canterbury.

Rob Tilbury Painting and Decorating. Kent area.

Richard Pettman Reported as doing Housing renovation? Kent.

Frank Wendon. 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 at

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