Cycle Speedway Update 12/6/2022


Astley & Tyldesley riders travelled to Bury, for Round 3 of the Manchester League Grand Prix series.

The Division 2 match was raced first, and it continued the run of close encounters between Astley & Tyldesley and Bury. A&T’s top five scorers beat Bury’s top five by five points, to win the Division 2 match for the second time this year, 66-61. A&T’s Duncan Whalley raced unbeaten in the u-16s group.
Manchester League Division 2 result (top 5 scorers only count to teams’ totals)
Astley & Tyldesley 66 Bury 61
A&T scorers: Duncan Whalley 16, Josh Pilkington 14, Levi Edwards 13, Oscar Belt 13, Alex Lawless 10, Harriet Belt 9, Owen Simcock 8, Oliver Fox-Wingfield 7.

This was followed by the Division 1 match, as Bury took their first win of the series. Bury’s Mike Baldock raced to a fine 16 points maximum score. Defending champions, A&T, finished 2nd to retain their lead in the table.

Manchester League Division 1 result (top 5 scorers only count to teams’ totals)
Bury 59 Astley & Tyldesley 38 Stockport 13
A&T scorers: Reece Pollitt 14, Steve Harris 11, Duncan Whalley 7, Owen Simcock 6.
Manchester League standings (after 3 rounds of 6 completed)
Division 1: A&T 8, Bury 7, Stockport 3.
Division 2: A&T 5, Bury 4, Stockport 0.
U-10s GP: B. Dunphy 48, J. Pilkington 41, L. Edwards 38.
U-13s GP: J. Hancock 48, O. Belt 40, O. Fox-Wingfield 27.
U-16s GP: D. Whalley 48, T. Dunphy 38, O. Simcock 12.
Senior GP: R. Pollitt 43, M. Baldock 40, S. Harris 36.
Veterans GP: S. Harris 47, T. Norman 28, M. Radford 15.

Astley & Tyldesley take on Fife, in a North & Scotland League Division 1 match at Gin Pit on Sunday (19th June), 3 pm start. The match will be preceded by a Club Youth & Junior Individual event, at 1 pm. Spectators welcome, with free admission and car parking, at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners’ Welfare Club, Meanley Road, Gin Pit, Tyldesley, M29 7DW.

Issued by
Mike Hack
Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club Press Officer