Adam Roynon

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Adam Roynon
Born (1988-08-30) 30 August 1988 (age 32)
Barrow, England
Nationality English
Website www.adamroynonracing.co.uk
Current club information
British league Newcastle Diamonds
Career history
Great Britain
2003 Swindon Sprockets
2003 Armadale Devils
2004 Newcastle Gems
2004–2005 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2005 Boston Barracudas
2005–2006 Glasgow Tigers
2006–2007 Rye House Rockets
2006 Buxton Hitmen
2007, 2014, 2017–2018 Plymouth Devils
2008 Birmingham Brummies
2010, 2012, 2016–2017 Workington Comets
2010 Stoke Potters
2010–2011 King's Lynn Stars
2011–2012 Dudley Heathens
2011, 2015 Redcar Bears
2012–2013, 2016 Coventry Bees
2013 Leicester Lions
2013–2014 Sheffield Tigers
2014–2015 Peterborough Panthers
2021– Newcastle Diamonds
Poland
2008 Ostrów Wlkp.
Individual honours
2006 Conference Riders Champion
Team honours
2007 Premier League Champion
2004 Conference League Champion
2004 Conference Trophy Winner
2004 Conference League KO Cup
2012 Premier League Pairs

Adam Wayne Roynon (born 30 August 1988, in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria) [1] is a British motorcycle speedway rider, who in 2013 rode for Leicester Lions in the Premier League and Coventry Bees in the Elite League. His father, Chris Roynon, was a speedway rider and promoter for the Barrow Blackhawks.

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Career

Roynon won three trophies in his first full season of Conference League racing, winning the League Championship, the Conference Trophy and the Knockout Cup. He won the Premier League Championship with the Rye House Rockets in 2007 and finished 3rd in the Indoor speedway event at Brighton. Roynon is contracted to Elite League team the Coventry Bees, but declined a team place there for 2008.

On 6 March 2009, Roynon crashed while practising with the Great Britain squad at the Norfolk Arena, King's Lynn and suffered a blood clot to his brain and a broken neck (C2 vertebra). His survival chances were initially assessed as 50/50, [2] but his recovery "amazed" doctors who allowed him to leave hospital eleven days later wearing a halo brace. [3] On 30 April 2009 his father announced that halo brace/hyperbaric therapy had been unsuccessful and Roynon would require surgery to stabilise his broken neck, further delaying his return to riding. [4]

He returned in 2010 with Workington Comets but another injury cut short his time there. [5] He rode for Stoke Potters later that season, but suffered a broken ankle. After recovering, he was signed by King's Lynn Stars to replace Joe Haines. [5] In 2011 he was loaned out to Redcar Bears, also riding for Dudley Heathens in the National League, but a broken femur in April saw him again out of action until July. [5] He signed to ride for Workington Comets and Dudley Heathens in 2012. He broke his leg in the National League playoff final. He signed for Leicester Lions for the 2013 Premier League season and doubled-up in the Elite League with Coventry Bees. He suffered serious concussion in crash in his first match of the season for Coventry, leading to another enforced break from racing. After returning from injury he signed for Sheffield Tigers and in July was reinstated to the Coventry team. [6]

Honours

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References

  1. Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN   0-948882-81-6
  2. "Horror crash Bees rider out of coma". Coventry Telegraph. 2009. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2009.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Workington rider Roynon home after amazing recovery". News & Star. 2009. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2009.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "BIKE ACE SUFFERS INJURY SETBACK". North West Evening Mail. 2009. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2009.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. 1 2 3 "2011 Rider Index", speedwaygb.co, retrieved 2011-11-27
  6. "Roynon Back for Bees", speedwaygb.co, 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013