Author Trisha Bridger is to dedicate her second book to the memory of speedway rider Lee Richardson who died in a track crash in Poland.
The new book called ‘Speedway’ is a lyrically rhyming story which takes the reader on the exciting journey through the sport of Speedway.
Following his death, Lee’s father, Colin, agreed to endorse the book which it is hoped will be launched during the British Grand Prix weekend in Cardiff.
There will be a book signing in the city’s Waterstones shop.
Trisha, aunt of Eagles’ rider Lewis Bridger said, “I am thrilled to be able to bring this amazing sport to the younger generations through literature whilst raising money for charities that I am passionate about and, at the same time, helping to keep Lee Richardson’s memory alive.”
Colin Richardson voiced his support for the book and added, “Lee Richardson rode his miniature speedway bike every week on the kids’ track at Eastbourne.
“When was eight years old, a kids programme for TV interviewed him while they were making a documentary and asked him what do you want to be when you grow up.
“His answer was,‘I want to be world champion one day.’
“Lee practised hard and in 1999 became the World Under 21 Speedway Champion.”
The book is available at £7.99 from Waterstones and online at Amazon, and World Wide on-line.
Lee Richardson’s funeral will take place in Hastings on Thursday, June 7.
The service will be for invited family and friends.
Following the service, a wake, starting at 3pm, will be held at Eastbourne’s Arlington Stadium to which all are welcome.
Richardson died in May following a crash while racing in the Polish League for PGE Marma Rzeszow.