Paul Clews

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Paul Clews
Born (1979-07-19) 19 July 1979 (age 38)
Coventry, England
Nickname Clewsy
NationalityFlag of England.svg  England
Current club information
British league Berwick Bandits
Career history
1995-1997 Coventry Bees
1996 Oxford Cheetahs
1996, 1998 Peterborough Panthers
1997 Isle of Wight Islanders
1998-2003 Reading Racers
2004-2006 Stoke Potters
2007 Newcastle Diamonds
2008 Newport Wasps
2008-2011 Berwick Bandits
Team honours
1998 Premier League Champion
1998 Premier League KO Cup Winner
1997 Premier Conference Champion

Paul Gordon Clews (born 19 July 1979 in Coventry, England) [1] is a speedway rider in the United Kingdom who started the 2008 season with the Newport Wasps in the Premier League. However, after the death of Newport promoter Tim Stone the club closed down which Clews became a free agent and so signed for the Berwick Bandits. He was the Berwick captain for the 2009 season.

Coventry City and Metropolitan borough in England

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Motorcycle speedway motorcycle sport

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The motorcycles are specialist machines which use only one gear and have no brakes; racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt, loosely packed shale, or crushed rock. Competitors use this surface to slide their machines sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track the motorcycles reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).

He retired from Speedway in 2011.

Clews has ridden for Great Britain at Under-21 level. He won the Premier League and KO Cup with the Reading Racers in 1998. [2]

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Reading Racers are a British motorcycle speedway team. Formed in 1968, they won four British League titles during their history. The club closed in October 2008 after the lease on Smallmead Stadium was sold and the site was demolished. In 2016 A group of Supporters got together to bring back the Racers. After holding various meeting throughout 2016, In September the Reading Racers rode in a challenge match against Weymouth Wildcats. In the Winter of 2016 The Speedway Action Group showed their interest in entering the SDL Southern Development League. This league was given the go ahead from the Speedway Control board and Reading Racers along with Weymouth, Plymouth,Kent and Exeter formed the SDL. Reading have a Facebook and Twitter page also they have launched ReadingRacers.co.uk as their official website. The 2017 season was Reading's first back in a League since 2008. They were unbeaten during the season and are the current Southern development League Champions. 2018 the Racers will contest the 2nd year of the Southern development League, Their home track again this year will be Eastbourne. 2019 their home track will be at the Swindon robins stadium

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References

  1. Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN   0-9552376-1-0.
  2. Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN   0-7524-4250-3.