younger brother of Martin Ashby, born on the 11th November 1949 in Marlborough, England.
His first team ride took place for the Swindon Robins alongside his brother Martin who was also riding for them at the time, remaining for part of 1972 with Swindon before moving on loan to Peterborough Panthers riding back at Swindon the following season, where he stayed till 1978 completing six years under contract to Swindon. During his period with Swindon he made a quick visit to Leicester for what appears to be one meeting in 1974.
He then joined Milton Keynes, Knights 1979 it seems he only did the one season with the Knight before retiring but I do not know the reason for his retirement. David is a member of the World Speedway Rider’s Association