Colin was riding as a guest for the West Ham Hammers against a Danish select side in Holland (in which he gained a five ride maximum). He sustained three broken bones in his neck and was warned by doctors that he rode again and broke it he would be paralysed. After deciding the risk was too late he retired.
Colin was also a full England international and rode in two World Team Cup finals. Also qualified final of the Speedway World Championship in 1967.It was as a Hackney rider he won the London Riders' Championship in 1967 and again in 1968.
He also had an eight year spell as the Great Britain team manager (with Eric Boocock). He has won sixteen major trophies as a manager or promoter. Has served several terms on the British Speedway Promoters' Association management committee.
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