Robins legend Kilby, 64, dies

SWINDON speedway hero Bob Kilby died this morning at the age of 64.

Swindon-born Kilby, a member of the legendary 1967 British League title-winning team, passed away at his home in Stratton St Margaret.

Kilby, who rode for Swindon in three spells over a 20-year period, was revered as the best-ever Swindon-born rider and also mentored other famous town riders, including current Robins boss Alun Rossiter and Malcolm Holloway.

A FULL TRIBUTE TO KILBY WILL APPEAR IN TOMORROW'S SWINDON ADVERTISER

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2:37pm Sun 11 Jan 09

Donkey says...

Those were the days ... 'Killer' was one of a team of Swindon Robins riders at a time when speedway was most enjoyable.

Bob was a great team member and will always be remembered by myself for some exciting racing at The Abbey along with other local legends.

RIP and condolensces to his family and friends.
Those were the days ... 'Killer' was one of a team of Swindon Robins riders at a time when speedway was most enjoyable. Bob was a great team member and will always be remembered by myself for some exciting racing at The Abbey along with other local legends. RIP and condolensces to his family and friends. Donkey

5:05pm Sun 11 Jan 09

jhnhck says...

What sad news , Bob was a gentleman
and really was one of the best wiltshire born riders to wear the Robins Race jacket . He was a legend and we have not seen his like since . To his family and friends our condolences .Rest in Peace Bob
What sad news , Bob was a gentleman and really was one of the best wiltshire born riders to wear the Robins Race jacket . He was a legend and we have not seen his like since . To his family and friends our condolences .Rest in Peace Bob jhnhck

6:27pm Sun 11 Jan 09

Jonrad says...

What a tragedy. Bob was such a friendly man to talk to and always had a laugh and it is sad to have heard that he has passed on. He always loved his speedway and never missed a match at Swindon. Condolences to Bobs family from all friends at swindon speedway. Rest In Peace Bob.
What a tragedy. Bob was such a friendly man to talk to and always had a laugh and it is sad to have heard that he has passed on. He always loved his speedway and never missed a match at Swindon. Condolences to Bobs family from all friends at swindon speedway. Rest In Peace Bob. Jonrad

8:04pm Sun 11 Jan 09

cfa says...

I remember watching Bob at the Abbey in the 70s, a true legend.

RIP Bob.
I remember watching Bob at the Abbey in the 70s, a true legend. RIP Bob. cfa

11:27am Mon 12 Jan 09

faatmaan says...

A true local legend, the fact we can still relate of his skill and alround nice person speaks volumes, a sad loss,
A true local legend, the fact we can still relate of his skill and alround nice person speaks volumes, a sad loss, faatmaan
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