Guy Allott



Full name:  Guy Allott
Penistone, South Yorkshire
19th September 1922




Career Record with Cradley
[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database including all matches]
Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
1951 40 166 251 15 266 6.41
1952 29 81 86 16 102 5.04



Younger brother of Tommy Allott, Guy started riding at Sheffield in 1949, by 1950 in the Sheffield team Guy scored his first maximum.  However Sheffield closed down at the end of 1950 and Guy was forced to move to Cradley scoring a paid maximum on his debut on 21st May.
If guy had a fault it was inconsistency, with only 21points from his next 5 matches then 14 and 3 bonus from his six rides against Glasgow Ashfield on 11th June! This proved to be his best score in his two seasons with the Heathens
When Dudley Wood closed in 1952 Guy went to Motherwell then Wolverhampton and Bradford Odsal. He loved the big wide open space of the Odsal track being paid for double figures on nine occasions, but also with the same inconsistencies that he displayed with the Heathens.
When Odsal closed he joined Leicester in the National League but despite staying there for 4 seasons he found the going tough. With the introduction of the Provincial League in 1960 the lower standard of racing was tailor made for Guy, he joined Sheffield again midway through 1961 and was an immediate success in particular around Owlerton's fast bowl where he averaged more than 9 points per meeting, scoring 10 full maximums in 1962.
Unfortunately while he was at top form in 1963 he was forced to retire with severe hand injuries when he fell from the front of the tractor while on parade in May 1963.
He has since been know for his expertise in engine tuning, helping out riders like Ivan Mauger and Ole Olsen.
To keep it in the family his son Nicky and grandson Adam both rode speedway for Sheffield.



In 2014 Guy still has his motorcycle shop in Buxton Derbyshire.

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