I am Andy Meredith and I have ridden in 3 leagues which were the equivalent to today’s National, Premier and Elite Leagues.
At the age of 16, I signed for Coventry and rode for the junior team, being promoted to the 1st team mid-way through the year.
In 1991, aged 17, I rode for Coventry at reserve. In 1992, I rode for Stoke which meant dropping down into what is now known as the Premier League to serve my speedway apprenticeship.
I went back to Coventry in 1993, and began the season in good form. Unfortunately, due to injury at Poole, I had a 4-week lay-off and then my average was too high to get back into the Coventry side.
I finished that year at Oxford which gave me a new challenge and a fresh environment. I impressed enough that I was 1st pick for the 1994 season and things started off really well but my career came to an abrupt end on May 29th at Glasgow. I suffered serious neck and back injuries that kept me from racing again and that was the end of my speedway career.
During my career I had lots of help from world-class riders such as Hans Nielsen, Tommy Knudsen, Kelvin Tatum and the late but great Simon Wigg to name but a few.
My aim for the Andy Meredith Speedway Academy is to teach raw beginners wanting a speedway experience, and to help bring on emerging talent in need of direction and support by sharing the knowledge and experience that I was fortunate enough to receive during my career (including bike set-up for different conditions etc). And also to give track time to those that just ‘want to have a skid’
A fabulous day is guaranteed and I look forward to helping you on your journey and playing a part in your progress.