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First took to a speedway track at Belle Vue in 1957. 

Born in the United Kingdom, Ken continued his short but eventful career in speedway riding at both Aldershot and Southampton.

He considers amongst his riding achievements his best was being appointed Captain at Aldershot Shots, the photo on the left shows him riding as captain of his Aldershot team on the 18th June 1960 in a meeting with Ipswich Witches.

Ken's proudest memory of his speedway riding life was beating Trevor Redmond on his return to Aldershot, he (Trevor Redmond) had reigned supreme there in 1950 to 1952 so beating him gave Ken a real sense of achievement. He also has proud memories of scoring a paid maximum on his first visit to Bristol.

The Photo on the right was taken during a Southampton v Ipswich meeting at Southampton on the 12th July 1960.

When it comes to the riding memory he would rather forget it was hitting the fence at Leicester on the 4th bend of the last lap.

Ken Mellor retired from riding in 1960 and is a valued member of the World Speedway Riders’ Association.

KEN MELLOR

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