David Ashby (speedway rider)

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Ashby in July 1975.

David Ashby (11 November 1949 – 16 September 2015) was a British motorcycle speedway rider. He rode for Swindon Robins between 1972 and 1978, making 151 appearances. He also rode with Peterborough Panthers and Milton Keynes Knights. He retired in 1979.

Ashby was born in Marlborough, Wiltshire. His brother was Martin Ashby. He had two sons, Lee and Jamie.

Ashby died from cancer on 16 September 2015 in Swindon, Wiltshire. He was 65.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Speedway legend David Ashby loses cancer fight". Swindon Advertiser. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.