Second Lakeside Hammers rider to follow hot on the heels of Mikkel Bech signing

PUBLISHED: 12:16 22 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:25 22 November 2013

Lakeside Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook with new Hammers signing Mikkel Bech. Pic: Lakeside Hammers

Lakeside Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook with new Hammers signing Mikkel Bech. Pic: Lakeside Hammers


Lakeside Hammers will follow on from yesterday’s signing of Danish youngster Mikkel Bech with another confirmed rider tonight at the fans forum at the Park Inn, North Stifford.

He rose to fame as part of the Danish World Cup squad which won the tournament in 2012, and spent some time last season in the Premier League with Plymouth, while also guesting on a number of occasions in the Elite League.

But Jon Cook has wasted little time in making the first signing, and will follow it up tonight with the confirmation of another Hammer to ride for the club in 2014.

The new regulations will see two National League riders compete at reserve in the Elite League, and it looks like the Hammers will be able to use club asset Adam Ellis in one of those berths.

And as well as naming the second confirmed starter for next season, Cook is fairly confident of getting the top five he wants, but will wait until the conclusion of TV talks before announcing the rest of his side.

“We are very close to the top five we want and have another rider to announce on the night,” said Cook.

“For the last three places there are contracts currently on the table for riders to consider and whilst I don’t foresee any problems between ourselves and the lads concerned we feel it prudent to await the conclusion of TV talks before any paperwork is signed.”

The fans will also get their chance to quiz the Hammers co-promoter on the night, something which Cook feels the club should have done more of in the past.

“I am looking forward to catching up with everyone again,” he added.

“We haven’t done this type of event as often as when we first started and it’s a great chance to get opinion, share a few secrets and get the Club ready for the return of a regular season of racing.”

Fans will also be able to reserve or pay for 2014 season tickets, with priced being revealed on the night.

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