Scunthorpe speedway star supporting one local charity

13 year old thrill-seeking champion Luke Harrison supporting Lindsey Lodge Hospice as his charity for the upcoming season.

GI News spoke exclusively to Luke “I have been racing since I was six years old . Firstly on the Grasstrack then onto speedway at 8 Years old. What gave you an interest in speedway? My mum and dad started to take me to Scunthorpe to watch the scorpions when I was 3 or 4. The interest just grew from there.

“In 2020 I supported the Jdrf which is a diabetes charity because one of our sponsors has children with the condition. So for 2021 we put out a poll on our Facebook page and Lindsey lodge was the clear winner. I had worked 3 days a week during lockdown helping out in the scaffolding yard and decided to donate some of my wages to Lindsey lodge.”

Luke in action!

He continued “there are lots planned for the year with racing about to start. Will be going all over the country defending my British 250cc title and riding for Berwick academy in the junior league aswell as been Wolverhampton mascot. Also should travel restrictions be lifted I will be representing team GB in the European championships in Poland and the world championships in Germany both in July.”

Luke has an exciting year ahead!

Luke’s dad Andy added “what started out as a hobby based on the family spending time together at a weekend soon developed in to an all consuming activity. And now that hes not far off 15 the focus is on achieving a level where he can get a league team place. Luke has all the tools to be an exceptional rider with focus determination and dedication. If he can stay injury free he can go as far as he wants in the sport.”

Luke said “If you intend taking up the sport go to Scunthorpe hire the bike and kit and practice on the mini track to see if you like it. Once you get sliding it’s a brilliant feeling.


“Team Harrison would like to thank Rob Godfrey and his team at Scunthorpe speedway and all of our sponsors both locally and nationally without whose help the journey would be much harder. If there is anyone out there who would like to help out in anyway it would be greatly appreciated.”

Lindsey Lodge spokesperson said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to  Luke for choosing Lindsey Lodge as his charity for the upcoming season. As well as supporting us on two wheels, he’s also had his hard hat on at work supporting dad Andy in his scaffolding business, earning £100, which he’s generously donated to Lindsey Lodge, what a superstar!”

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