TRANSFER NEWS: World Champion expected to sign for Horspath
The reigning World Champion Ben Mould (pictured below with his trophy) will be wearing the colours of the Horspath Hammers for the 2020 season, subject to ratification by British Cycling.
Hammers team manager Zac Payne said “I’m excited that Ben has joined the Hammers for the 2020 season. I have been lucky enough to race with Ben previously in Battle of Britain matches and Great Britain tests but it will be great having him as an actual teammate at Horspath. Ben is definitely what we have missed in the team the last couple of seasons and his arrival will boost the confidence of the current first team and motivate us all to train and work hard. This signing will inspire some of our younger riders at Horspath who one day will want to follow in Ben’s footsteps in becoming a top rider and World Champion!!”
Zac Payne and Ben Mould racing at the 2019 South West Individual
Hammers chairman Geoff Gamage said “Horspath Cycle Speedway are pleased to announce the signing of World Champion Ben Mould from Poole. Subject to BC ratification.
“With the completion of the paperwork now at BC HQ the club doesn’t envisage any problems with that.
“Once it was known that Ben wanted a move from Harbourside Park after two very successful years there. Rider and Manager Zac Payne, a former British Champion and current GB International and myself opened negotiations at the indoor, at least two other clubs had also thrown their hat into the ring. Ben finally sent his transfer form to Zac from Bali where he is currently on holiday, I was at the SW AGM so took the time to speak to Graham Sutton who cleared the move from Poole with no problems” said Gamage.
Hammers are pleased to welcome Ben to The Village where the British Final will take place in August, he will form an impressive spearhead of Lukasz Nowacki, himself a former World and European Champion and Zac Payne. Added to that two of England’s Junior World Team Cup winners Will Jeffery and Jack Ellis, former age category British Champion George Horsley who returned to the saddle after 4 yrs last season and former Euro Junior no 2 Jake Neighbour with both Owen Johnson and Nathan Loveridge coming through and some very handy veterans it should be an interesting season for the Oxfordshire club.
Lukas Nowacki (club captain) said “We are very delighted at the club to complete such a major signing this winter. Ben is for sure the hottest property in cycle speedway today. He has won his World Champion title in style back in the summer in Poland and he fully deserved it. I have observed a huge transformation in Ben’s approach to the sport and it does pay off as he was pretty much untoucheable all year in the UK last season. I believe Mould could be the missing link that we need to be able to challenge the best clubs in Britain this year. I am looking forward to have him in our team.