Former Cradley rider and five-times World Longtrack Champion Simon Wigg has died this week at the age of 40 after a long illness.
Simon, who was in the ultra-successful British league winning Heathens squad of 1983, had retired in 1998 after medical advice. The premature end to his riding days was due to unspecified track accidents which took their toll in an illustrious 19-year career. The regular England captain rose to number one at Dudley Wood before moving on to trophy winning spells with Oxford and Coventry amongst numerous other clubs.
Wigg suffered several black-outs which were traced to a brain tumour and he emigrated with his family to Australia, before returning to England again to a Milton Keynes hospice this year. He leaves a widow, Charlie, and two children.
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