I’m really pleased to be able to do this column and let you, the fans, know the things going on in speedway which you don’t always get to hear.
I think it’s good for the sport because sometimes people only see speedway from the outside and don’t really know the true story of what’s going on behind the scenes.
It’s quite often really hard for a rider to say what they really think about things without being punished, meaning the fans don’t always get to know everything they should.
People make decisions which aren’t right and it’s only fair the fans get to know things like that.
It works the other way too.
Sometimes you have people standing on top of the stands and in the crowd just shouting abuse to riders and that really isn’t fair.
Riders go out to try and earn a living, sometimes in hard conditions which make it easy for injuries to happen, so some people should maybe bear in mind that we are risking our own health to entertain them.
Sometimes fans are a little too quick to point fingers at riders and insist we should easily be able to ride certain tracks.
We want to earn money, and if we don’t ride we can’t earn any money, so if a meeting is called off due to rider safety we really don’t want to go out there.
Fans shouldn’t be so quick to point their fingers at riders because the majority of them haven’t been on a speedway bike so don’t know what they’re talking about.