Dan Bewley is confident he can pick up from where he left off after making a remarkable recovery from the broken femur that ended his 2018 campaign, but says he’ll be taking it one day at a time.
The 19-year old put in a remarkable performance in the Rentruck Aces’ home clash against Peterborough, scoring 11 points overall and exhibited encouraging signs for a man on the mend.
Bewley has undergone a smorgasbord of rehabilitative treatments since giving up the wheelchair and crutches, and continues to be closely monitored by his doctors.
But true to his unique personality, he was his usual, cheerful self upon his return to the National Speedway Stadium and was far from hesitant to get back on his motorcycle.
He said: “I feel really good. Obviously we’ll have to see how it goes in the coming weeks but right now I feel good, I feel strong and I’m excited to get back on the bike after a long time off.
“I’ve done quite a bit over the last few months. Once I had the cast off, I was in the hyperbaric chamber three times a week in Lancaster; a four-hour drive every two days which was a bit of a pain.
“But that’s been a huge help. I’ve also seen Steve Williams near Wolverhampton for ultrasound treatments and there’s a place near Rybnik I’ve been to that specialises in complex fractures.
“I tried to do a few wheelies, to see if I can still do them! But on a serious note, I was just happy to be back on the track with the team. They’re a good set of lads with a great deal of potential.”
The Rentruck Aces commence their Premiership league fixtures this Thursday, April 18 against Ipswich at Foxhall before heading home to Manchester on Easter Monday, April 22 to face Wolverhampton.
Tickets for the action at the National Speedway Stadium are available at the stadium on race night, or right now at www.bellevue-speedway.com.