Bio

Craig Cook is an international Speedway Rider who was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria in the United Kingdom. He started racing in speedway in 2008 with his local club, the Workington Comets, after he switched from Motocross.

He won the National League Riders Championship in 2009 and then the Premier League Riders’ Championship in 2012. After a brief spell at Peterborough Panthers in 2010 he then moved to the Edinburgh Monarchs in the Premier League for the 2011 race season, he also joined The Belle Vue Aces in the same season. Craig continued to ride for the Edinburgh Monarchs until the end of the 2015 season, as the captain of the team.

Craig has also ridden in the World Speedway Grand Prix, with appearances in the 2014 and 2015 British Grand Prix. He represented his country as a member of the Great Britain team that finished fourth in 2014 Speedway World Cup.

The 2017 race season sees Craig continuing to ride for the Belle Vue Aces in the SGB Premiership as Captain and also returned to his first club the Workington Comets in the SGB Championship, also as Captain. Craig has also been given the honour of becoming Captain of the Great Britain team in the 2017 World Cup.

Full Name
Craig Cook
date of birth
21 May 1987
place of birth
Whitehaven
height
5ft 10
weight
10st 7lbs
eye colour
Blue
shoe size
8
family
Dad Will, Mum Deb and Sister Kerry
favourite food
Chilli con Carne
worst food
Mushrooms
favourite drink
Water (really !)
favourite film
Snatch
favourite actor
Jim Carrey
favourite actress
Angelina Jolie
favourite colour
Red
current clubs
Belle Vue Aces, Workington Comets
previous clubs
Buxton Hitmen, Edinburgh Monarchs, Peterborough Panthers, Orzel Lodz
first started speedway
2008
main influence
My Dad
best meetings
Premier League League Riders Championship 2012 and making my debut for Great Britain.
best race
Winning my first race in the 2015 British Grand Prix at Cardiff
honours
National League Riders Champion 2009
Premier League Champion 2014, 2015 (Edinburgh Monarchs)
Premier League KO Cup Winners 2014 (Edinburgh Monarchs)
Premier League Riders Champion 2012
Young Shield Champion 2009, 2010 (Workington Comets)
British Champion 2017
machinery
Jawa Chassis, Stuha Forks and GM Engines
mechanic
Texas Will and Mark
favourite rider
Emil Sayfutdinov, Greg Hancock