Rebels' young-gun rides for Reading

PUBLISHED: 10:54 11 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:51 24 May 2010

Ben Barker.

Ben Barker.

A RISING Rebels star has had his first taste of Elite League riding with a guest spot for Reading. Ben Barker was selected to step up a league for Reading's match against Wolverhampton on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Somerset Mike Manning Audio Rebels ride

A RISING Rebels star has had his first taste of Elite League riding with a guest spot for Reading.Ben Barker was selected to step up a league for Reading's match against Wolverhampton on Wednesday.The 18-year-old Somerset Mike Manning Audio Rebels rider had the chance of racing for Reading after a recent run of impressive scores.The Cornwall-based rider got a call from Reading after racing on Saturday.Speaking before the match, Ben said: "I'm going to give 100 per cent. It's what I'd like to be doing next year."I guess they've heard about me at Reading through word of mouth or they've been watching my scores."Ben, who lives near Newquay, concentrates on his speedway over the summer and wants to work as a lorry driver over the winter months. He has been a Rebels rider since the start of the year.He added: "It will be my first time in the Elite League, hopefully I'll have a good time.

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