Hawke’s Bay solo bike rider Bradley Wilson-Dean has made no secret of the fact he wants to be New Zealand’s first world champion since Ivan Mauger.
Last week the 22-year-old Karamu High School product proved how serious he is about matching the exploits of Mauger, who won six world championship titles between 1968 and ’79, when he helped his Swindon Robins team capture the United Kingdom Elite League title with a one-point victory over the Wolverhampton Wolves. With this victory Wilson-Dean became the first Kiwi to win National League (with Eastbourne in 2015), Premier League (with Somerset last year) and Elite League titles in three consecutive seasons.
“For those who don’t know the significance it will be like playing for the Manchester United soccer team and winning the English Premier League while playing alongside David Beckham,” proud father and fellow rider Darrin Wilson explained.
“One of his teammates, Jason Doyle, has a 14-point lead with one round remaining in the world championship,” Wilson said.
Photo: Bradley Wilson-Dean (front) celebrates with his Swindon Robins teammates after hearing they had won the United Kingdom Elite League.
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Posted: 12 October 2017