Latest News Monday 29th November 2021, 8:45pm
TREBLE Cycle Speedway Junior World Champion Will Jeffery recently raised £280 for the Speedway Riders' Benevolent Fund, after completing the Oxford Half-Marathon on October 17 - despite a knee injury!
On his Just Giving page for the run, Jeffery said: "As a speedway fan and close friend of many riders, I know the devastating impact an injury can have. This fantastic charity assists British speedway racers, their dependents and family, following serious or life-changing speedway related accidents.
"The fund can assist in many ways for example necessary home adaptations to allow wheel-chair access, etc, Medical Equipment, Specialist Care, Financial Support and the General Welfare and Wellbeing of those who have suffered life changing injuries, as deemed fit and proper in deserving cases."
Dad Rob Jeffery explains: "The whole family are speedway supporters, while Will's had a lot of success with the cycle speedway.
"He's twice won the junior World Team Cup - the first time was in Australia in 2017 and the second time in Poland in 2019, when he was captain. He also won the Junior Pairs Championship in 2019, also in Poland.
"He had a go at speedway this year, when he took part in one of Barry Bishop's My First Skid days on the Isle Of Wight, plus he was mechanic for Nathan Stoneman for Oxford's opening meeting at the Smallbrook Stadium in July.
"Cycle speedway is not without its perils and Will suffered a distended knee just a few weeks before he was due to run in the half-marathon.
"But he's young and decided he'd do it anyway. He was running alongside his friend Jamie Don and finished the course in just over two hours."
Will, aged 20, also played in the charity football match that raised funds for the Ben Fund at Cogenhoe United FC in August.
On the of the return of speedway to Oxford, Jeffery senior, who is a builder, said: "I was helping up there on Sundays a few months ago, when the call went out for volunteers. Since then, they've had the heavy machinery up there, but I'll be back up there when they need us again - it's nice to be able to contribute."
It's still possible to donate to Will Jeffery's Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/will-jeffery
Alternatively, donations to the Speedway Riders' Benevolent Fund can been made here.