PETE JARMAN

Wednesday July 25, 2007
POPULAR ex-rider Pete Jarman has died just a few weeks after his 75th birthday.

His big breakthrough came with the formation of the Provincial League when he joined Stoke Potters, becoming a big favourite at their old Sun Street track.

He went on to join National League (First Division) Wimbledon in 1964 but dropped back into the second tier at Wolverhampton to begin a long and productive spell at Monmore Green.

When he finally left Wolves at the end of 1968 he rode for Oxford, Cradley Heath in the top flight and saw out his career with his first club Eastbourne in the Second Division.
Doubling as coach at Arlington he rode four years for the Eagles, finally retiring in 1977 after a 19-year racing career.

He refused to sever his links with the sport and later became a track curator at Poole and until he was hit by ill-health several years ago remained a regular visitor to Wimborne Road.

An accomplished racer - he represented Wolverhampton in the first-ever British League Riders' Championship Final in 1965 - he won three England caps and also represented Great Britain in the Provincial League international series against an Overseas side.
Our sympathies go to Pete's family.


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