Peter Craven
Peter Craven (1952-1963)

Peter Craven arrived at Belle Vue in 1952 after starting his racing at Liverpool and Fleetwood. Craven's talent was obvious although in his early days he spent more time picking himself up, he made his World Final debut in 1954 before annexing the title in 1955.He waited seven years before repeating his victory celebrations in 1962. A popular riderthroughout the World, The Mighty Atom,as he was affectionately known, has the distinction of scoring a 21 point maximum for England in an international against Poland in Poland. Tragically, Peter was fatally injured whilst avoiding a fallen rider in a racing accident at Edinburgh in 1963.

"Mighty Atom"



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