Uckfield author speeds to finish

The family of Lee Richardson receiving copies of Speedway from author Trisha Bridger. Pictured (from left) Lee's widow Emma, his mother Julie and Trisha. Front (from left) Jake, Joshua and Jenson Richardson.
The family of Lee Richardson receiving copies of Speedway from author Trisha Bridger. Pictured (from left) Lee's widow Emma, his mother Julie and Trisha. Front (from left) Jake, Joshua and Jenson Richardson.

UCKFIELD-based children’s author Trisha Bridger will launch her second book on the day of the British Speedway Grand Prix, in Cardiff tomorrow.

Called ‘Speedway,’ the book takes readers on a speedway journey filled with fun and surprises as they imagine racing towards the finishing line. It includes a tribute to the late Lee Richardson, the British rider who died earlier this year following a track crash in Poland. It has won the backing of many of the sport’s leading riders including defending world champion Greg Hancock and three-times champion, Nicki Pedersen.

Trisha – whose nephew is Lewis Bridger, former British Under 18 and Under 21 champion – will be doing a book signing at Waterstones Cardiff.

She will also be in the GP fanzone signing copies of her book with the Lee Richardson Fund raiser.  Trisha wrote ‘Speedway’ as a follow up to her first book “Why can’t I Fly?” in aid of Diabetes UK to support her daughter who suffered from the disease. ‘Speedway’ also raises money from book sales for the charity.