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Tom Farndon (born 11 September 1910 Coventrymarker, Englandmarker died 30 August 1935) was a Speedway rider who won the Star Riders' Championship in 1933 whilst with the Crystal Palace Glaziers.

He started his career with Coventry, initially at the Lythalls Lane track and later with the club based at Brandon Stadium, before a spell with the Crystal Palace Glaziers. He moved to New Cross Rangers with Palace promoter Fred Mockford in 1934. Farndon was the British Individual Match Race Champion and was undefeated from 1934 until his death in 1935.


Tom Farndon was killed after a crash on 28 August 1935 whilst racing at New Cross Rangers Stadium in a second half scratch race final. He was involved in a collision with team-mate Ron Johnson which hurled him through the air and saw him land head first on the track. Tom died two days later in Miller General Hospital, Greenwich, without regaining consciousness.

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