# 7:
Connor Coles

Date of Birth: 07/09/1994

Age: 25

Birth Place: Exeter

Connor Coles joins the team as an injury replacement for Luke Ruddick.

Connor Coles joins the team as an injury replacement for Luke Ruddick.

24 year old Connor rode for us in our match aginst Redcar in June of course, scoring a point, but making it official rather than on a guest basis ensures that he will be available for all our fixtures.

Connor’s dad Michael rode for the Monarchs in the 1990s, topping our averages in 1993 and for several seasons travelling from Exeter on a weekly basis!

Connor is pleased to have been given his chance and said "I think it's a good track and I'm pleased to have an opportunity to have a great team to ride for. I do know Cameron Heeps already as I spent a bit of time with him in Australia, but I don't know the other boys other than speaking with them when I was up last Friday."

He feels he has the machinery to combine Monarchs' outings with his National League matches for Stoke. "I've not long bought a new engine – though it's not brand new."

He expects dad Michael and grandad Bob, also a star rider in his day, to be occasional members of his pit crew.