- Name Luke Chessell
- Date of Birth 06/01/1990
- Age 29
- Hometown Swindon
Luke is set to complete his comeback from to the sport with his first full season in the Championship, having not ridden speedway at all for two years. He sat out the 2017 season through choice, but was lined up to ride for National League Stoke in 2018 as well as Berwick in the Champioship but broke his leg riding Motocross in the USA prior to the UK season starting. Luke spent weeks over in the states and had to go through multiple operations, even being told at one point he ‘may lose his leg’.
His remarkable story sees him join the Tigers and all will be desperate to see how he fairs. His tall, ‘gangly’ style is not common in speedway but should prove to be exciting over the course of the season.
He started riding in 2008 at the mini track at Scunthorpe riding in their winter and then summer championships before riding for Weymouth and Scunthorpe in 2010.
He has ridden for a number of NL teams including Dudley, Rye House, Isle of Wight and Stoke (where he has returned to this season).
He has actually ridden for the Tigers three times, once in 2014 (failing to score in a memorable win over Rye House) and twice in 2016, including a heat win over Edinburgh duo Max Clegg and Dan Bewley! His second appearance was against Workington who included current Tigers Vissing and Jensen.
Son of former rider Mark Chessell and nephew of Gary Chessell.