Colin Gooddy

Full name: Colin Gooddy
Nickname 'Joe'
Blackheath, London, UK
25nd June 1933



Career Record with Cradley

Statistics taken from the Cradley Speedway Database
includes ALL matches


Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
1972 1 3 1 1 2 0.67
1973 39 153 186 13 199 5.20



British Finalist (1965) 4pts
1 England cap scoring 13 points against Scotland
Midland Riders Championship QR at Dudley Wood 1973 joint winner with Bernt Persson 13 points.


Colin's speedway debut was at the Rye House training school in 1953/4 after some previous success on the cycle speedway tracks in London. He rode for Brafield in 1955 in the Southern Area League, he did 8 matches for a CMA average of 7.30. In 1956 he joined the Southern Rovers ( a team without a track). Rayleigh and Eastbourne in 1957 moving to Oxford in 1958 - 1960 and 1962 -1964.
in 1965 - 1967 he rode for Exeter (which he said was his favourite track), halfway though 1967 he moved to Oxford and stayed with the Cheetahs until 1972 with reasonable success achieving an average of over 6.5 pts for the 5 seasons.

It was in 1973 that Colin joined the Heathens, he did a full season except for a 5 week layoff when he broke his collar-bone in the second half against Coventry on 4th June.
His best match for the Heathens was at Wolves in the Dudley Wolves Trophy in August with 10 points from his 4 rides. His best score at Dudley Wood though was the Midland Riders Qualifying Round at the beginning of May with joint first place with Bernt Persson both on 13 points.
He seemed to lose interest towards the end of the season though with some low scores in October and was not called upon for the 1974 season.  Moving to Poole and Crayford until he retired in 1978.




Unfortunately Colin passed away in April 2019. RIP Colin (Joe) You will be fondly remembered by your fans at Cradley Heath

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