Former Glasgow Tiger Kyle Bickley signs up with the Edinburgh Monarchs for 2023

Kyle Bickley believes the Edinburgh Monarchs are the club to get his speedway career motoring.

The 20-year-old will take up one of the reserve berths at Armadale for the 2023 Championship, joining new No.1 Josh Pickering of the two riders announced so far.

Cumbrian Bickley, a former Glasgow Tiger, hasn't quite reached the heights expected since making his debut for National League outfit the Belle Vue Colts aged just 16.

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However, he is ready to hit the ground running when the tapes go up in spring.

Kyle Bickley has agreed a deal with the Monarchs

“I am really looking forward to joining the Monarchs," Bickley explained. “Edinburgh is somewhere I feel I can progress and somewhere I feel I can put a base down and go and score points every week and help me develop as I have never actually finished two seasons at one club.

"It is important for me to do a couple of seasons at the same track, and I think Edinburgh can be that club. I have spoken to the club in the past, I think at the end of 2019 beginning of 2020, but unfortunately at the time it didn’t pan out and I went to Berwick instead. But I think now it is a good time for me and a good time for Edinburgh to bring me on board.

“I am happy and for the rider I know I can be I think my average is a steal. I have had a bit of time to kind of reset myself, get back to basics, start afresh with no pressure and I know what I can do. I am looking forward to going out there and doing my job.

"I think I have paid 12 at Armadale as my highest score. I have always liked the track - maybe in the past it was prepared as a home track and it wasn’t the easiest as an away rider, but it is a track I enjoy especially over the last few years so now it will be my home track I can really get used to it and score the seven and eight points a week I am aiming for."

Confirmed 2023 Monarchs: Josh Pickering, Kyle Bickley.