Tatum to lift British Championship trophy again at King’s Lynn Speedway

Sky Sports Speedway Commentary Team'L to R Chris Louis, Nigel Pearson, Sarra Elgan and Kelvin Tatum.'Eastbourne Eagles v Lakeside Hammers ENGANL00220111002120424
Sky Sports Speedway Commentary Team'L to R Chris Louis, Nigel Pearson, Sarra Elgan and Kelvin Tatum.'Eastbourne Eagles v Lakeside Hammers ENGANL00220111002120424

Former speedway rider Kelvin Tatum will be reunited with the British Championship trophy when he goes on tour in February, including King’s Lynn.

Tatum, winner of the title in 1987 and 1990, will be with the giant piece of silverware at venues throughout the country when he takes to the stage with TV colleague Nigel Pearson.

And in an ironic twist, the first night of the tour is at the track where he lifted the trophy which has been made available by reigning champion Tai Woffinden.

Tatum and Pearson appear at Coventry on Tuesday, February 9 before joining former World Champion Mark Loram at Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena – where less than 50 tickets remain – the following night.

They then head to Somerset on Tuesday, February 23, Poole 24 hours later alongside Monster Energy frontman Joe Parsons and then Glasgow’s Ibrox Stadium on Friday, March 4 and Berwick’s Shielfield Park the following evening.

Said Tatum: “Winning the two British titles meant a lot to me and it will be nice to hold the trophy again, especially on the first night of the tour at Coventry.

“It’s a nice gesture from Tai to allow us to take it around the country with us and it’s an ideal photograph opportunity for fans coming along.

“We’re looking forward to seeing people we met last year and new fans who haven’t seen us before. It will be a nice combination of stories from my own career and from life on the road with Sky Sports and the Grand Prix series.

“We’re also happy to take questions from the audience. It will be good fun and a nice way to build up to the start of the season.

“We would like to thank the clubs who have agreed to host the shows and look forward to seeing everyone.”

* Tickets for the Adrian Flux Arena are available to order at the website sportstalkevents.co.uk