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04/04/2022

NARROW LOSS IN ROUND 2 OF THE FOURS LEAGUE

Sheffield hosted Round 2 of the Northern Fours and Junior League series, at Cookson Park, on a bright but cold day.

It was another closely fought match throughout, with Sheffield edging out Bury by a point, with Astley & Tyldesley a further point behind. The two top riders were Bury's Harry Radford, who lost only to Sheffield's Ed Morton in heat 2, and A&T's Steve Harris, who lost only to Stockport's Terry Norman in heat 15. Round 1 winners Stockport turned out with just three riders, so Coventry's Adam Watson filled in the missing spot, with his points subsequently deducted. Adam rode to an impressive three wins and a second, to provide good on track competition for his rivals. This was another excellent match in the six round series.

Northern Fours League Round 2 result
Sheffield 46 Bury 45 Astley & Tyldesley 44 Stockport 37 Hull 35 Heckmondwike 27

Sheffield: Ed Morton 11, Kielan Burton 10, Kyle Holland 10, Laura Watson 8, Will Banyard 7.
Bury: Harry Radford 15, Kris Ramsden 11, Eryk Motala 11, Danny Taylor 8, Mark Radford dnr.
A&T: Steve Harris 15, Pawel Idziorek 13, Matt Snell 10, Duncan Whalley 6.
Stockport: Ben Higham 13, Paul Graham 12, Terry Norman 12.
Hull: Lewis Foxley 12, Jack Lister 12, John Gowans 6, Jacob Francis 5, Harry McLachlan dnr.
Heckmondwike: Darren Kent 9, Patrick Beacock 6, Dan Green 6, Tony Lebrasse 3, Justin Naylor 3.
Referee - Gary Hollingsworth.

There was an increased turnout of 31 riders for the u-10 and u-13 categories, of the Junior League. 32 heats of excellent racing followed, with the riders providing some most competitive racing in each heat. Sheffield's Lacey Ackroyd won the u-13 category, with Bury's Bobby Dunphy taking the win in the in the u-10 category.

5 riders lined up for the u-16 match, as A&T's Duncan Whalley rode to a 16 points maximum score.

13 riders contested the combined u-19, Division 2 and Women match. On the track, Sheffield's Kielan Burton raced to a 16 points maximum. The scores were subsequently adjusted to reflect the three categories being run as one match.

Northern Junior League Round 2 - provisional result
Sheffield 133.5 Heckmondwike 120.5 Hull 96 Astley & Tyldesley 79 Bury 71 Stockport 0.

U-10s: Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 16, Josh Pilkington (A&T) 15, Harry Gibson (Hull) 14, Levi Edwards (A&T) 13, Eddie Owalabi-O'Shea (Sheffield) 12, Lincoln Ackroyd (Sheffield) 11, Jayden Bennett (Hull) 10, Charlie Le Brasse (Heckmondwike) 9, Elwood Harrison (Hull) 8, Joseph Green (Heckmondwike) 7, Aiden Cromwell (Sheffield) 6, Jake Mulholland (A&T) 5, Polly Gowans (Hull) 4, Charlie Hamilton (Hull) 3, Lincoln Davies (A&T) 2, Alexis Woodcock (Hull) 1.
U-13s: Lacey Ackroyd (Sheffield) 16, Jayden Hancock (Bury) 15, Oliver Banyard (Sheffield) 14, Kacey Bennett (Hull) 13, George Lebrasse (Heckmondwike) 12, Oliver Belt (A&T) 11, Robin Darlington (Sheffield) 10, Harvey McLachlan (Hull) 9, Elliott Long (Heckmondwike) 8, Will Hollich (Hull) 7, Harriet Belt (A&T) 6, Toby Darlington (Sheffield) 5, Dan Cowley (Sheffield) 4, Oliver Fox-Wingfield (A&T) 3, Chloe Bassett (A&T) 2.

U-16s: Duncan Whalley (A&T) 16, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 12, Layton Sharp (Sheffield) 9, Jack Lebrasse (Heckmondwike) 7, David Hamilton (A&T) 6.
U-19s: Harry Radford (Bury) 16, Kielan Burton (Sheffield) 16, Jacob Francis (Hull) 14.
Div. 2: Darren Kent (Heckmondwike) 16, Dan Green (Heckmondwike) 15, Will Banyard (Sheffield) 14.5, Pat Beacock (Heckmondwike) 13.5, John Gowan (Hull) 13, Tony Lebrasse (Heckmondwike) 13, Justin Naylor (Heckmondwike) 12, Mark Radford (Bury) 12, Chris Green (Heckmondwike) 8.
Women: Laura Watson (Sheffield) 16.

Referees - John Dunphy and Gary Hollingsworth.

27/03/2022

HONOURS EVEN AT HECKMONDWIKE THIS AFTERNOON

Heckmondwike and Astley & Tyldesley served up an entertaining day of North & Scotland League racing, at a sunny Firth Park on Sunday. The West Yorkshire side made their return to league racing, after a five seasons' absence, and celebrated the occasion by winning the Division 2 match.

Two inexperienced teams lined up for the Division 2 match, with A&T fielding an entire team of u-16s and younger, against a much older Heckmondwike team. Chris and Dan Green teamed up for a Heckmondwike 7-3 over Oscar Belt and Josh Pilkington to take a 6 points lead after heat 4. A&T immediately hit back with John and Frank White taking a 7-3 over Darren Kent and Tony Lebrasse. Another 7-3 to David Hamilton and Duncan Whalley over Stuart Hardaker and C. Green in the next race put the visitors 2 points ahead. A win by Kent over F. White in heat 7 saw Heckmondwike draw level and that remained the position at the interval. Another 6-4 saw Heckmondwike move ahead in heat 9, but A&T re-took the lead with a 7-3 by F. White and Whalley over Hardaker and T. Lebrasse. Two shared heats followed, before the home team scored two dramatic 7-3 heat wins to seal the match in heat 14. Firstly by the Hardaker/ C. Green pairing over F. White/ Owen Simcock, then by Jack Lebrasse/ D. Green over O. Belt/ Hamilton. Kent wrapped up the match by inflicting the only defeat of the afternoon on J. White, with Whalley third, for a more solid scoring Heckmondwike team to win a most entertaining match, by 78-72.

North & Scotland League Division 2 match result
Heckmondwike 78 Astley & Tyldesley 72
Heckmondwike: Darren Kent 17, Dan Green 15 (2), Jack Lebrasse 14 (1), Chris Green 12 (2), Stuart Hardaker 11 (1), Tony Lebrasse 9 (2), Elliot Long dnr, George Lebrasse dnr.
A&T: John White 18 (1), Frank White 17, Duncan Whalley 15 (3), David Hamilton 10, Oscar Belt 6, Owen Simcock 4, Harriet Belt 1, Josh Pilkington 1.
Referee - Chaz Whalley.

A&T ran out convincing 98-48 winners in the Division 3 match. Josh Pilkington raced unbeaten in the u-10s category, with Levi Edwards losing twice only to Josh. In the u-13s section, Frank White raced unbeaten, with Oscar Belt losing only to Elliot Long in heat 5. All four Heckmondwike riders scored double figures.

North & Scotland League Division 3 match result
Heckmondwike 48 Astley & Tyldesley 98
Heckmondwike: Elliot Long 13, Joseph Green 12, Charlie Lebrasse 12, George Lebrasse 11.
A&T: Josh Pilkington 16, Frank White 16, Oscar Belt 15, Levi Edwards 14, Thomas Smith 8, Jake Mulholland 8, Harriet Belt 8, Chloe Bassett 7, Lincoln Davies 6.
Referee - Catherine White.

A big thank you to our wonderful club volunteers who completed the last of our three winter improvement projects this mo...
26/03/2022

A big thank you to our wonderful club volunteers who completed the last of our three winter improvement projects this morning. The top dressing was laid and rolled in the pits area, to complete our French drainage system project.

We have now completed:
repairs and improvements to our floodlighting system, using just 25% of the previous level of energy;
fitted seven sockets in the ground, in readiness to erect a new 30 metres length x 6 metres high safety netting and posts, to protect back straight spectators and riders from errant cricket balls;
installed a French drainage system in the pits area to prevent occasional flooding.

Completion of the projects was delayed by the February storms, but we can now focus on painting and tidying up the site in readiness for our European Championships promotion in July.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!We are staging the European Cycle Speedway Championships at Gin Pit, from Friday 29th to Sunda...
24/03/2022

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

We are staging the European Cycle Speedway Championships at Gin Pit, from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2022. We have a range of sponsorship and advertising opportunities, for firms to promote their goods and services, as well as supporting the Championships. Please see the attached flyer and contact us for further details!

Tonight's the Night! Calling all Women and Girl cyclists! Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are staging weekly women and g...
21/03/2022

Tonight's the Night!

Calling all Women and Girl cyclists! Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are staging weekly women and girls only cycle speedway sessions on Mondays, at 6 pm, starting 21st March. Open to all ages, experience and ability. Come to the Gin Pit track, M29 7DW.

Bill Phillips injuredOur love and best wishes go to our Club President, Bill Phillips, who had a nasty fall on Saturday ...
21/03/2022

Bill Phillips injured

Our love and best wishes go to our Club President, Bill Phillips, who had a nasty fall on Saturday afternoon. Bill has suffered a broken neck and will be in hospital for the next twelve weeks. His neck is in a brace for at least twelve weeks, with constant bed rest, to prevent any further damage and aid his recovery.

Facility Improvements at Gin PitMany thanks go to the club members who helped out with the works to install a French dra...
21/03/2022

Facility Improvements at Gin Pit

Many thanks go to the club members who helped out with the works to install a French drainage system in the pits area on Saturday. The bulk of the works were completed, with the remainder to be finished this Saturday, from 10 am onwards. This will consist of the laying and rolling of a top surface of grit and sand. All club members are requested to help out with the completion of the works, so that the project can be finished by lunchtime. Thanks to Lee Phillips, who concreted in the seven sockets for the new safety netting behind the back straight seating. That project just needs the posts and netting to be erected for the duration of the cricket season. A big thank you to everyone who has helped out with our three main improvement projects this winter - floodlights, safety netting and pits area drainage.

20/03/2022

After a two years' absence, due to the Covid pandemic, there was a welcome return to the Northern Fours and Junior League series. Heckmondwike hosted Round 1 of the 2022 series, on a sunny but cool first day of Spring.

Stockport have pulled out of Division 1 racing, and had to secure the services of Astley & Tyldesley's Paul Graham, on loan, to make up a team. However, they rode superbly to take the Fours League match win. It was a closely fought match throughout, with A&T, Bury, Sheffield and Stockport battling for the lead throughout the 24 heats. Bury's challenge faded away in the closing stages, as Stockport finished their races on 46 points after heat 22. Sheffield could still pass them and A&T could match them in the final two races. Ed Morton's 2nd place for Sheffield in heat 23 set up a last heat decider with both A&T and Sheffield needing a race win to draw level with Stockport. A&T's Steve Harris led all the way up to the last bend and held off a strong challenge from Sheffield's Darius Pilas. However, as both riders drifted out, Darren Kent nipped through on the inside to celebrate the consolation of recording the home team's only race win of the match. Thus, Stockport took the match win, one point ahead of A&T, with Sheffield a further point behind in 3rd place. This was an excellent match and augurs well for the remainder of the six round series.
Northern Fours League Round 1 result
Stockport 46 Astley & Tyldesley 45 Sheffield 44 Bury 38 Hull 34 Heckmondwike 28
Stockport: Jake Read 13, Ben Higham 13, Terry Norman 12, Paul Graham 8.
A&T: Steve Harris 14, Pawel Idziorek 13, Reece Pollitt 12, Duncan Whalley 6.
Sheffield: Ed Morton 15, Darius Pilas 11, Damien Natonski 9, Kielan Burton 6, Laura Watson 3.
Bury: Harry Radford 10, Adam Turnbull 9, Kris Ramsden 7, Danny Taylor 7, Eryk Motala 5.
Hull 34: Jack Lister 11, Nathan Everett 9, Lewis Foxley 8, Liam Bennett 4, Jacob Francis 2.
Heckmondwike: Darren Kent 11, Patrick Beacock 6, Justin Naylor 4, Stuart Hardacre 4, Tony Le Brasse 3.
Referee - Andy Schofield.

There was an excellent turnout of 25 riders for the u-10 and u-13 categories, of the Junior League. This year's series sees the categories combined and run on a ladder format, with GP points awarded for each category, based on each rider's position in their final race. 24 heats of excellent racing followed, with the riders quickly settling into competitive racing in each heat. Sheffield's Oliver Banyard won the u-13 category, with Bury's Bobby Dunphy taking the win in the in the u-10 category.

9 riders lined up for the u-16 match. The last race saw the two unbeaten riders meet and Sheffield's Sam Stansfield pulled away from the inside gate to hold off A&T's Duncan Whalley, to complete his maximum.

12 riders contested the combined u-19, Division 2 and Women match. On the track, both Sheffield's Kielan Burton and Heckmondwike's Darren Kent raced to 16 points maximums. The scores were subsequently adjusted to reflect the three categories being run as one match.
Northern Junior League Round 1 - provisional result
Sheffield 165 Hull 104 Heckmondwike 100 Astley & Tyldesley 75 Bury 70 Stockport 0.
U-10s: Bobby Dunphy (Bury) 16, Harry Gibson (Hull) 15, Charlie Taylor (Sheffield) 14, Levi Edwards (A&T) 13, Charlie Le Brasse (Heckmondwike) 12, Joseph Green (Heckmondwike) 11, Lincoln Ackroyd (Sheffield) 10, Polly Gowans (Hull) 9, Jake Mulholland (A&T) 8, Alexis Woodcock (Hull) 7, Lincoln Davies (A&T) 6.
U-13s: Oliver Banyard (Sheffield) 16, Jayden Hancock (Bury) 15, Lacey Ackroyd (Sheffield) 14, Robin Darlington (Sheffield) 13, Kacie Bennett (Hull) 12, Oscar Belt (A&T) 11, Harvey McLaughlin (Hull) 10, Geo Le Brasse (Heckmondwike) 9, Will Hollich (Hull) 8, Elliott Long (Heckmondwike) 7, Savannah Hancock (Bury) 6, Dan Cowley (Sheffield) 5, Chloe Bassett (A&T) 4, Toby Darlington (Sheffield) 3.
U-16s: Sam Stansfield (Sheffield) 16, Duncan Whalley (A&T) 15, Liam Bennett (Hull) 14, Tom Dunphy (Bury) 13, Layton Sharp (Sheffield) 12, Noah Lyon (Hull) 11, David Hamilton (A&T) 9, Owen Simcock (A&T) 9, Jack Le Brasse (Heckmondwike) 7.
U-19s: Kielan Burton (Sheffield) 16, Jacob Francis (Hull) 11.
Div. 2: Darren Kent (Heckmondwike) 16, Will Banyard (Sheffield) 15, Pat Beacock (Heckmondwike) 15, Justin Naylor (Heckmondwike) 13, Mark Radford (Bury) 11, Stuart Hardacre (Heckmondwike) 10, Steve Mann (Bury) 9, Barry Ashton (Hull) 7.
Women: Laura Watson (Sheffield) 16, Niamh Morton (Sheffield) 15.
Referees - Darren Kent and Ed Morton.

Reece Pollitt took 4th place, after scoring 17 points in the Frank Knight Memorial Trophy meeting at Sheffield on Saturday. World Champion Ben Mould, of Horspath, won the trophy, with a 20 points maximum score. A&T's Pierce Bacon had a match to forget, scoring 4 points, after collecting two race exclusions.

Only 3 days to go! Calling all Women and Girl cyclists! Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are staging weekly women and gir...
18/03/2022

Only 3 days to go! Calling all Women and Girl cyclists! Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are staging weekly women and girls only cycle speedway sessions on Mondays, at 6 pm, starting 21st March. Open to all ages, experience and ability. Come to the Gin Pit track, M29 7DW.

Calling all Women and Girl cyclists! Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are staging weekly women and girls only cycle speed...
14/03/2022

Calling all Women and Girl cyclists! Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are staging weekly women and girls only cycle speedway sessions on Mondays, at 6 pm, starting 21st March. Open to all ages, experience and ability. Come and try out cycle speedway at the Gin Pit track, M29 7DW. For further details, visit our website at www.astleycyclespeedway.org.uk

We now have an active MTB group ! For further information please inbox our page for details
14/03/2022

We now have an active MTB group !

For further information please inbox our page for details

Astley & Tyldesley's new racing jerseys, courtesy of 33/18 Designs, made their bow at Bury yesterday. Here are our three...
14/03/2022

Astley & Tyldesley's new racing jerseys, courtesy of 33/18 Designs, made their bow at Bury yesterday. Here are our three teams, who all made it a winning start wearing the new tops.

14/03/2022

Astley & Tyldesley began their 2022 cycle speedway season in fine style, by winning all three matches at Goshen Sports centre on Sunday. On a cold, blustery afternoon, the home Bury side got off to a flying start in the Division 1 match, winning three of the opening six races with maximum scores, to open up a 7 points lead. A&T however settled down and moved into a one point lead at the halfway stage. A&T's superior fitness paid off in the second half and the visitors pulled away to take a comfortable 94-82 victory. New captain Reece Pollitt raced unbeaten in his six races, with 14 years old Tom Morrissey excelling in the 2nd half of the match. For Bury, Harry Radford was the top performer, his only points dropped were from twice losing to Pollitt.

North & Scotland League Division 1 match result
Bury 82 Astley & Tyldesley 94
Bury: Harry Radford 19 (3), Kris Ramsden 16 (1), Danny Taylor 12 (2), Eryk Motala 12, Mark Radford 10, Adam Turnbull 5, Ben Dunford 5, Rob Lees 3.
A&T: Reece Pollitt 23 (1), Tom Morrissey 18 (1), Pierce Bacon 15, Steve Harris 13 (1), Pawel Idziorek 11, Duncan Whalley 9, Paul Graham 5 (1).
Referee - Chaz Whalley.

The first four races were close in the Division 2 match, before two A&T heat wins put them six points up at the halfway stage. As in the 1st team match, A&T's superior fitness paid off in the second half, recording four maximum heat wins to run out convincing 83-64 winners. Tom Morrissey raced unbeaten for A&T, with Duncan Whalley and 11 years old Frank White dropping just one point each to an opponent. For Bury, Super Veteran Steve Mann and Rob Lees both dropped two points each in the races they completed.

North & Scotland League Division 2 match result
Bury 64 Astley & Tyldesley 83
Bury: Steve Mann 12 (2), Rob Lees 12 (2), George Keeble 11 (1), Tom Dunphy 11, Mark Radford 10 (1), Bobby Dunphy 7, Gary Hollingsworth 1.
A&T: Frank White 19, Tom Morrissey 18 (2), Duncan Whalley 17 (2), David Hamilton 12 (2), Owen Simcock 11 (1), Oscar Belt 5, Harriet Belt 1.
Referee - John Dunphy.

There was an impressive turnout of nineteen riders in the Division 3 match, of whom there were thirteen riders for A&T, which included nine new recruits since the middle of 2021. Bobby Dunphy and Frank White both raced unbeaten in the u-10 and u-13 categories respectively, as A&T raced to an emphatic 137-78 win. The six Bury riders all scored well, including Jaden Hancock in his first match, but they were outnumbered by A&T.

North & Scotland League Division 3 match result
Bury 78 Astley & Tyldesley 137
Bury: Bobby Dunphy 16, Jaden Hancock 15, Harry Dunford 13, Alex Lees 12, George Keeble 11, Savannah Hancock 11.
A&T: Frank White 16, Levi Edwards 14, Harriet Belt 14, Josh Pilkington 12, Oscar Belt 11, Oliver Fox-Wingfield 10, Chloe Bassett 10, Lincoln Davies 9, Alex Lawless 9, Jasmine Lawless 9, Ted Woods 8, Holly Walmsley 8, Jake Mulholland 7.
Referee - Mark Radford.

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Meanley Rd.
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Welcome to Astley and Tyldesley Cycling Club.

Our club was formed in November 1989 as a Cycle Speedway Club. In 2014, the club’s name changed from ‘Cycle Speedway Club’ to ‘Cycling Club’ in order to incorporate new leisure road and off-road cycling activities. We are located in the heart of Gin Pit Village, adjacent to the Miners' Welfare Social Club.

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We are proud of our track, which was rebuilt in 2016 after we secured major funding from British Cycling’s Facilities Fund. The facilities have been improved year on year, with the venue classified as a Grade ‘A’ International facility.

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