Cyril Roger born in Ashford, Kent on the 27th of December 1921 one of a trio of brothers all involved in speedway (Cyril, Bert and Robert)
Cyril’s debut was in 1947 riding for Exeter Falcons on loan from New Cross Rangers, he remained with them till half way through the 1948 season when he was recalled to New Cross for the rest of that season and then continued with the team until 1953.
Moving to Norwich Stars in 53 when the New Cross Rangers track closed and he stayed until 1955, then he rode for one season at Poole Pirates and the following year, 1957 he saw track action with Ipswich Witches and it was whilst riding for them that he broke his leg causing him to miss racing altogether until 1959 when he was able to return to the track, this time back at Norwich again riding for the Stars for two seasons.
1961 and another change of track, racing this year for the Southampton Saints where he stayed until his retirement in 1963.
Cyril won the prestigious London Riders’ Championship in 1950 and five team awards, qualified for the World Speedway Final on five occasions, his best placing being that of 10th.
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