Welcome to Wednesfield Cycle Speedway Club
Lee Aris off to Australia
Wednesfield Aces legend Lee Aris is bound for a new life in Australia and leaves behind an incredible Cycle Speedway career.
Lee started cycle speedway back in 87 at the age of 8 with Wednesfield and has never looked back since. Back then there wasn't much racing for youngsters so there was not much individual success in his early years. In 93 lee did move to Dudley C.S.C for 1 year and it was here that he won his first British Title and became the under 15s British Champion.
In 98 Lee knew he was ready for the big stage when at the age of 19 he had a run off for the Senior Title against another legend Dave Hemsley. But drew the outside grid and had to settle for 2nd place. Lee had wait another 5 years before he became National Champion at Horspath when he had another run off with once again Dave Hemsley and Shaun Woodhouse. Lee went on to win a further 3 titles in 06, 07 and his final one in 09. Lee has also won numerous Indoor titles and has been World No2 at Bury but we will say no more about that one.
With his beloved Wednesfield Lee has also won numerous team titles. He has won 7 British Team Cups, 2 Elite League Title,s and don't ask me how many midland league. As much as Lee has had his success in individual events he is very much a team man. His new venture as G.B Team Manager will be to hopefully win the Test Match series over in Australia later this year.
We at Wednesfield Aces know that we are losing a top man in our club but we wish Lee and his wife Beth and his 2 beautiful girls Nyla and Erica all very best of luck in there new life down under.
Wayne Aris said:
On a personal note I have some great people in my life but these 4 will leave a massive hole. He has been a great brother and he will continue to be that, you will just be a bit further away. Have a great time and I love you all and I'm looking forward to some free holidays. Love you Bruv .