|Born||25 April 1982|
|Current club information|
|1998, 2002||Peterborough Panthers|
|2005–2007, 2015||Belle Vue Aces|
|2008||Masarna Avesta (SWE)|
|2013||King's Lynn Stars|
|2001, 2002, 2003||British Under 21 Champion|
|2014||Premier League Riders Champion|
|2006||Elite League Pairs Champion|
|2003||Premier League Pairs Champion|
|2008||Craven Shield winner|
|2012||Elite League Champion|
Born in Sheffield, Stead started his career at local track Sheffield Tigers before riding for Buxton Hitmen, Peterborough Panthers and Workington Comets. Stead signed for Belle Vue Aces prior to the start of the 2005 season and had three seasons with the club. In those three seasons he progressed from a reserve to a heat leader. For the 2008 season Stead joined the Coventry Bees on loan. In 2009 he signed a contract which involved him moving from Coventry to the Swindon Robins. He re-signed with Sheffield Tigers in 2013 with the option of doubling up with King's Lynn Stars, his season was cut short by a broken leg sustained while practising in June, and signed for Sheffield Tigers again in 2014 doubling up with Leicester Lions.
Stead was British Under-21 Champion three times in the years 2001/2002 and 2003 and won the 2006 Elite League Pairs Champion along with then teammate Jason Crump. He also won the Premier League Pairs Championship with Carl Stonehewer in 2003.
Stead was given the wildcard spot for the 2006 British Speedway Grand Prix and scored 3 points from 5 rides. He was also chosen to represent Great Britain in the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Speedway World Cup.
In 2017, Stead moved in to team management, and won the SGB Championship with Sheffield Tigers. In 2018 he took on the team manager role for both Tigers and Leicester Lions. In September 2019 he was appointed as joint team manager (with Oliver Allen) of the Great Britain speedway team.
Speedway Grand Prix resultsEdit
|Race no.||Grand Prix||Pos.||Pts.||Heats||Draw No|
|4 /10||British SGP||15||3||(0,0,0,2,1)||16|
|permanent speedway rider|
|wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve|
|rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)|
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- Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0.
- "Lions Complete with Stead", speedwaygb.co, 14 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- Bamford, Robert (1 March 2007). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.
- "GB Team Managers Revealed", gbspeedwayteam.com, 21 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019
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