Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Eli Meadows – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league.
1: What is your favourite track (and why?)
My favourite track is probably Somerset, as it’s the track I have learnt to ride on and it is always well prepared.
2: Who is your favourite rider (and why?)
My favourite rider from the past is probably Leigh Adams. I watched him at Swindon when I was about 2 or 3 and he was flying. From the present day it would probably be Charles Wright. He is an exciting rider and never gives up.
3: What is the best thing about being a speedway rider?
Getting the opportunities to go around the country and ride at various tracks.
4: What is the worst thing about being a speedway rider?
5. Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?
Definitely around the white line because it’s less likely you will get wiped out!
6: Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Probably the best piece of advice I have been given is to always believe in yourself and never get disheartened.
7: Pre-meeting ritual?
I don’t really have one, however we must go en-route for a Tesco’s meal deal.
8: Biggest achievement of your career so far?
Probably winning a grass track meeting in Bridgewater in the intermediates. With speedway it was always nice to win home and away for Reading.
9: What are your aims and aspirations for the next few seasons?
My aims are to just get faster and faster. One of my goals for this season is to get a maximum in the MSDL for Eastbourne. I would also like to be in a national league team in the next couple of seasons.
10. Any sponsors to shout out too?
Big thanks to the following & everyone who backs and supports me.
Dave Meadows Plant hire and Groundworks.
Dm Aqua blast
Rock field Farm Shop
Proper job jukebox
Mom and dad
Dave Linaker Plumbing and Heating
Image credits: Jeff Higgot and HMX images / Haggis Hartman