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Last week the club were unfortunately faced with the news that Luke Chessell has decided to take a break from the sport and has sighted financial strain and a general disillusionment with the sport as his reasons.

Gary Havelock adds,

"While we are disappointed with the news we have to thank Luke for not leading us down the garden path and dropping us in it closer to the start of the season.
We have explored all avenues and feel we have found a hidden gem to replace Luke.
After a successful meeting with myself, Scott, Jamie and Dennis McCleary we confirm that our number 7 will be Ryan Blacklock.
Ryan's attitude and ambition really excites me and from everyone we've spoken to, giving up and backing off is not something in his vocabulary!"

The Workington based Blacklock joins the Bandits pending the necessary BSPA approval from national league Buxton where he has consistently held his own as a heat leader and also formed a popular pairing with our rider of the year Liam Carr in previous seasons.

The arrival of Ryan Blacklock to Berwick only adds what promises to be a spectacular season for the Bandits!