Alan Grahame Obituary – Death: Alan Grahame, better known as Big Al, died as a result of injuries sustained in a fatal sidecar accident on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Grahame was born in the little town of Kingstanding. He began his speedway career with Birmingham and went on to race for Stoke, Oxford, and Hull, among others.
@nigelpearson nice tribute to Colin Pratt Nigel tonight 👍 would be also nice to mention another top person in speedway that will be missed Mr Alan Grahame
— craig serpell (@CraigSerpell) October 7, 2021
Grahame appeared in over 700 games with the Heathens. He was also a member of the national championship teams in 1981 and 1983. Grahame continued to race even after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s illness in 1986.
A sad weekend.
Colin Pratt was my team manager with England along with Eric Boocock. Very passionate and straight talking.
Alan Grahame (Big Al) was a tough competitor I always enjoyed racing with and against.
My thoughts are with the families of Colin and Big Al.
— Kelvin Tatum MBE (@Kelvin_Tatum) October 4, 2021
Congratulations to Peterbrough Panthers on getting into the final well deserved.👏
What a meeting against wolves fantastic racing all night.
And best off all fantastic and emotional tributes to Colin Pratt and Alan Grahame. pic.twitter.com/YSBh6R72Hy
— Stacy Claire x (@Stacy_Cowan91) October 7, 2021
❤️ TRIBUTES have been pouring in all week for former England star Alan Grahame after his passing at the weekend.
CVS leads Big Al tributes 👇 pic.twitter.com/oxP7W5zLGj
— Official British Speedway (@SpeedwayGB) October 8, 2021