Simon Stead

Simon Stead
Born (1982-04-25) 25 April 1982
Sheffield, England
Nickname Steady
Nationality United Kingdom United Kingdom
Current club information
British league Sheffield Tigers/
Belle Vue Aces
Career history
1998, 2002 Peterborough Panthers
1998 Buxton Hitmen
1999–2002 Sheffield Tigers
2000 Lublin (POL)
2001–2002 Ornarna (SWE)
2003 Gasarna (SWE)
2003–2004 Workington Comets
2003–2004 Wolverhampton Wolves
2005–2007, 2015 Belle Vue Aces
2006 Toruń (POL)
2007 Gniezno (POL)
2008–2009 Coventry Bees
2008 Bydgoszcz (POL)
2009 Ostrów Wlkp.
2008 Masarna Avesta (SWE)
2009–2012 Swindon Robins
2013– Sheffield Tigers
2013 King's Lynn Stars
2014 Leicester Lions
Individual honours
2001, 2002, 2003 British Under 21 Champion
2014 Premier League Riders Champion
Team honours
2006 Elite League Pairs Champion
2003 Premier League Pairs Champion
2008 Craven Shield winner
2012 Elite League Champion

Simon Trevor Stead (born 25 April 1982 in Sheffield, England)[1] is an international speedway rider.

Career Summary

Stead started his career at local track Sheffield Tigers before riding for Buxton Hitmen, Peterborough Panthers and Workington Comets.[2] Simon signed for Belle Vue Aces prior to the start of the 2005 season and had three seasons with the club. In those three seasons he progressed from a reserve to a heat leader. For the 2008 season Simon joined the Coventry Bees on loan. In 2009 he signed a contract which involved him moving from Coventry to the Swindon Robins, for whom he remains an asset. He re-signed with Sheffield Tigers in 2013 with the option of doubling up with King's Lynn, his season was cut short by a broken leg sustained while practising in June, and signed for Sheffield again in 2014 doubling up with Leicester.[3]

Stead has been British Under-21 Champion champion three times in the years 2001/2002 and 2003 and won the 2006 Elite League Pairs Champion along with then team mate Jason Crump. He also won the Premier League Pairs Championship with Carl Stonehewer in 2003.[4]

Stead was given the wildcard spot for the 2006 British Speedway Grand Prix and scored 3 points from 5 rides.[4] He was also chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Speedway World Cup.

Speedway Grand Prix results

  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

See also


  1. Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
  2. Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0.
  3. "Lions Complete with Stead",, 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. 1 2 Bamford, Robert (1 March 2007). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.
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