Max Clegg

Full name: Max Clegg
Brighouse, Yorkshire, UK
11th April 1997


Thanks to Jeff Higgott for letting us use the photo -


Career Record with Cradley
[Taken from the Cradley Speedway Riders Database including all matches]
Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
2013 27 122 157 27 184 6.03
2014 30 129 278 23 301 9.33
2015 25 118 286 11 297 10.06
2016 25 126 319 12 331 10.51
2019 20 102 256 6 262 10.27



National League winners medal 2013, 2014 (Dudley/Cradley)
National League KO Cup winners medal 2013, 2014 (Dudley/Cradley)
National Shield winners medal 2013,2014 (Dudley/Cradley)
National League Fours winners medal 2014 (Cradley
Heathens Rider of the Year 2014 (Cradley)
Heathens Rider of the Year 2015 (Cradley)
Premier League winners Medal 2015 (Edinburgh)
Heathens Rider of the Year 2016 (Cradley)
British Under 19 Champion 2016 (Cradley)
National League Riders Champion 2016 (Cradley)
Heathens Rider of the Year 2019 (Cradley)
National League Rider of the Year (Cradley)


Max started riding grasstrack at the age of seven. He started his speedway career by becoming Sheffield mascot in 2011. He was also doing lots of laps on the mini-track at Scunthorpe under the guidance of Wayne Carter. He was second in the 2011 British Under-15 Championship and still just 14 years old! That result gave him the chance to ride for Scunthorpe as soon as he reached 15 in April 2012.
It was a good start for Max ending the season with an average of 4.54 with some good scores from the difficult number 4 slot. Scunthorpe decided not to run a National League team in 2013 so Dudley jumped in and offered him a place with the Heathens at reserve.  He enjoyed a spectacular season, improving every week and the supporters loved him.
He scored double figures on six occasions with his best score of 12+2 from 5 rides against Stoke at Monmore 'Wood' on 13th August. Max was pleased to be given a Premier League match for Sheffield at the end of the season. He had also been given one of the draft places in the Elite League with Leicester, making his Elite League debut on 29th March 2014 still aged just 16!
He also upped his average and was offered a place in the Dudley/Cradley side for 2014.
He was a star in Cradley's 2014 side helping them to almost every trophy available to him and ending up by being voted Rider of the Year by his Cradley fans. He got his first paid maximum on 29th April with 11+1 from 4 rides against Buxton, but it was near the end of the season where Max showed his class. His first full maximum on 30th September against Mildenhall in the Play-Off Semi-Final no less.  Four double figure scores at the business end of the season in the Play-Off Final and KO Cup Final was the icing on the cake for young Cleggy.
The promoters at Cradley were quick to offer Max a place in the 2015 team moving to Perry Barr as a home track and just to show their appreciation to Max they made him captain too!
He lines up for Edinburgh again in the Premier League.
League winners medal for the Monarchs 2015
Stayed with the Heathens in 2016 and formed a magnificent partnership with Ashley Morris - such a pity that the National League Pairs was twice postponed and eventually never run or these two would have been favourites for siverware.
Nevertheless Max won the British Under 19 Final and the National League Riders Championship both in the same week!

Max came back to captain the Heathens in 2019 as their number one.  As expected he lived up to his reputation becoming Heathens Rider of the year and winning the Golden Hammer.  He also finished third in the abandoned National League Riders Championship.



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