Lambert gets off to a flying start

Gosberton Risegate speedway star Simon Lambert in action.''ANL-140318-114331001
Gosberton Risegate speedway star Simon Lambert in action.''ANL-140318-114331001
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Simon Lambert proved he has fully recovered from a horror injury when opening his 2014 campaign in style.

The 25-year-old from Gosberton Risegate started a hectic campaign as he means to go on by scoring 14 points from a possible 15 for Kent in their National League clash at Plymouth.

Gosberton Risegate speedway star Simon Lambert.''ANL-140318-114310001

Gosberton Risegate speedway star Simon Lambert.''ANL-140318-114310001

Lambert sustained a badly broken ankle last season but made the mistake of returning just six weeks later and eventually had to accept defeat and cut short his campaign.

He had an operation to have the ankle plated last October and is now ready to make up for lost time by starring for three clubs this season.

As well as being star man and skipper at Kent, Lambert will ride for Rye House in the Premier League and his parent club Birmingham in the Elite League.

It promises to be the biggest season of his career with around 120 meetings this year and he also has a full-time job on top of that!

Lambert, who works for his father’s transport business, has to keep four bikes on the go to cope with his busy schedule and he is grateful to sponsors such as Trev’s Tyres at Bourne and Allium Alliance of Pinchbeck to help him live his dream of riding in the Sky Sports-televised Elite League.

He said: “I had to get an extra bike this year as this is going to be my biggest and busiest year to date.

“I made a mistake last year when coming back after just six weeks. I was told I’d be out for months but I came back too early and was riding through the pain barrier.

“I know I was silly but now I am fully fit and am really looking forward to this season.”

Lambert recently completed a week ski-ing in France with current world speedway champion Tai Woffinden and insists he is fit and ready to go.

He added: “I hope to do well for all three of my clubs this season.

“I ride at number one and am captain at Kent, and doing well there keeps my confidence and fitness levels up.

“We are hoping for big things at Rye House this season. A lot of people have written us off which is unfair as I think we’ll do well.

“Riding in the Elite League for Birmingham gives me a chance to show what I can do and I intend to impress.”