Lewis Blackbird
 
Biography...

Full name: Lewis Blackbird
Birthplace:
Peterborough, UK
Birthdate: 
21st February 1987
Family: Son of Carl Blackbird, nephew of Mark Blackbird and Paul Blackbird. Cousin of Tom Stokes

 


Statistics...

Career Record with Cradley
[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database including all matches]
 
Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
2013 27 132 323 12 335 10.15

 

 

Golden Hammer 2013 winner (Dudley)
National League winners medal 2012, 2013 (Mildenhall, Dudley)
National League KO Cup winners medal 2011, 2012, 2013 (Mildenhall, Dudley)
National League Pairs winners medal 2012, 2013 (Mildenhall, Dudley)
National League Fours winners medal 2012, 2013 (Mildenhall, Dudley)
National League Trophy winners medal 2012 (Mildenhall)
National League Shield 2013 (Dudley)
 


Profile...

Started racing bikes at the age of fourteen doing motorcross, his speedway career started in 2006 with one appearance at Sittingbourne and a couple of meetings at Oxford in 2007 in the Conference League.
In 2010 he bought his own speedway bike and was signed by kings Lynn in 2011 but loaned out to Mildenhall and was part of the team that won the National League KO Cup. He almost doubled his average in 2011, also riding for MDL team Long Eaton Invaders and having a few Premier League bookings.
He started the 2012 season as captain of Mildenhall and he continued to improve but dislocated a shoulder at Kings Lynn kept him out for a few weeks. Lewis also had a few guest appearances for Leicester and they kept him in the team for the rest of the season. It was with Mildenhall where he had a successful season winning the NL Pairs with Cameron Heeps, the NL Title, NL KO Cup, NL Fours and NL Trophy.
At the end of the season he signed with Leicester for the 2013 season and Dudley in the NL he also had some meeting for Scunthorpe in 2013.
He was a big hit with the Heathens scoring double figures on 21 occasions including four 15 point maximums and an 18 pointer against Stoke in August. Again getting a National League winners medal, National League Pairs, National League Fours and winning the Golden Hammer!
Of course at the end of the season because his average was so high he had to leave the Heathens.
In 2014 he joined his local team Peterborough in the Premier League, he was voted Rider of the Year, and also had a successful season with Elite League Eastbourne. With the Eagles dropping down into the National League in 2015 Lewis was snapped up by Wolverhampton for 2015 as one of their draft riders, and retained by Peterborough in the Premier League.



 

 

 

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