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Sam Rosenbloom Sam Rosenbloom from Machester wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 8:38 pm
Probably the best speedway rider ever, certainly the most successful and the most professional. A gentleman who was a great ambassador for the sport we all love. Thanks for the memories, Ivan.
Alan Mc Kenna Alan Mc Kenna from Glasgow wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 7:45 pm
Will never forget the night you brought your gold bike to Coatbridge sitting there in all its splendor on the centre green. It has been in my memory ever since. You are a speedway legend in my book Ivan. It was guys like you that got me hooked on the sport all those years ago Thank You God Bless.
Mike Wright Mike Wright from Jersey Channel Islands wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 6:36 pm
Went in 1968 with the Poole Supporters club to Gothenburg in Sweden to see the World Speedway championship. Had seats by the start line and saw Ivan win the world championship. An awesome evening which I will always remember
Alan Williams Alan Williams from Shefford wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 5:22 pm
Ivan Mauger was my favourite speedway rider. I watched him many times in the 70's and have his autograph. I even had the mudguards on my pushbike painted with a Black and White chequered pattern (like Ivan's crash helmet) by my Dad, then it became my speedway bike. Also memories of seeing Ivan loading up his bikes into a Rover saloon car after watching him at Wimbledon speedway stadium. RIP Ivan and thank you for all the entertainment and sportsmanship you gave the sport. Alan Williams.
David Attwood David Attwood from Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 4:32 pm
Aged 17 I was a very poor novice at Cradley Heath in 1964 and Ivan arranged a midweek meeting at Dudley Wood with the riders and the second-halfers. Even then he was a sort of shop steward pushing for riders' rights.
peter Yeatman peter Yeatman from hexham wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 4:12 pm
True legend in so many ways. The best the sport has ever seen.
Martin Simmons Martin Simmons from HULL wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 2:02 pm
Ivan Mauger will always be remembered as a Speedway & Hull Vikings legend. It's a cliche but he was, and will always be, Simply The Best. RIP Ivan.
Peter Vickers Peter Vickers from Manchester wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 12:45 pm
Saw Ivan ride lots of times at Belle Vue and he certainly was something special. He lived near me for a while in Denton when he first came to ride for the Aces. Fond memories of an absolute speedway legend. Rest in peace Ivan.
Steve Walton and Family Steve Walton and Family from Derby wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 12:29 pm
RIP true speedway legend. Lucky enough to have enjoyed watching Ivan so many times following Cradley in the Seventies and been at so many of the main events of that time in which he showed his brilliance. Always remember his professionalism; he always seemed a step ahead of the rest in sponsorship and media attraction. True great.
Mike Frank Mike Frank from Manchester. wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 10:17 am
Had the pleasure of watching Ivan while he was with Hull. Seeing him at Sheffield was something else. His farewell meeting at Belle Vue (Hyde Road) wasn't as well supported as it should have been - but it was 4th November! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Another star watching from above. RIP Mr Mauger.
David Thompson David Thompson from Newcastle upon Tyne wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 10:06 am
I will never ever forget Ivan riding for Newcastle Diamonds. He was superb in every way and he made a permanent impression on me as a young boy. I was so proud for him that he went on to achieve so many accolades and memorable triumphs in his career. There was never any doubt in my mind that one day he would become World Champion. Sport worldwide has lost a giant! Sincere condolensces to his widow Raye and family
philip routhorn philip routhorn from northampton uk wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 9:40 am
Little green mini van, front wheel, handlebars sticking out tied up rear doors, who would have thought here is the man to become the greatest sportsman on two wheels? Ivan Mauger MBE OBE .. rest now Ivan.
David Sharp David Sharp from Coventry wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 9:39 am
I started attending Speedway at Coventry in 1968 aged 13 and remain a speedway fan still. I saw Ivan ride many times for each of this British League teams and at individual events including World Finals. He was thrilling, and spectacular as a rider. As a member of the St Johns Ambulance Brigade on duty at Coventry Stadium I got to meet/talk to him on a number of occasions. He was an amazing man. He reinforced my love of speedway that has given me so many fantastic experiences in my life. Thank you Ivan. RIP
Bernard Newton Bernard Newton from Pulborough wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 9:37 am
Thank you Ivan, you were without doubt the greatest rider ever. Thank you so much.
Robert lowe Robert lowe from Bournemouth wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 9:30 am
When i went to Wimbledon speedway as a very young kid in the 70's, Ivan was probably the first person I recognised as a superstar. He was the man to beat on the track and I shall never forget the larger crowds and the anticipation when he came to town. Truly wonderful memories and massive respect for what he brought to the sport. Thank you Ivan.
David Kent David Kent from Bradford wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 9:26 am
R.I.P Ivan, you were one of the greatest riders to watch, always competitive but fair. Condolence's to Raye, your children and grandchildren
Giles Ashman Giles Ashman from Exeter wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 8:36 am
A true legend and genuine. great of the sport. He was a standard bearer in the halcyon days of speedway and will forever be synonymous with the Exeter Falcons British League title success in 1974. 1 - 3 - 5 - 7, hear the roar from glorious Devon!
Garry Wiggins Garry Wiggins from Southend on Sea wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 7:37 am
A true champion and legend R.I.P Ivan
Terry Rourke Terry Rourke from Stockpott wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 7:23 am
So sad to see the passing of one of speedway's greatest riders. He will be remembered as long as this fantastic sport exists. R.I.P.
Shaun Sawkins Shaun Sawkins from Saffron Walden essex wrote on 22nd April 2018 at 6:43 am
Ivan will always be rembered. 6x world speedway champion and a mindset with the will to win of no other. A ambassador to the sport and a true legend. R.I.P