Cycle Speedway Update 19/4/2022

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Astley & Tyldesley are hosting the opening round of the Men’s Battle of Britain and Elite Grand Prix Round 1 cycle speedway series at Gin Pit this Sunday.

The Battle of Britain match starts at 12 noon and will see four teams in action:

North & Scotland; Midlands; South East & Eastern; South & South Wales.

This will be followed at approximately 2.30 pm by the Elite Grand Prix round, which will be contested by Britain’s top riders.

The Midlands won last year’s truncated Battle of Britain series, whilst Birmingham’s Chris Timms won the Elite GP series, with Astley & Tyldesley’s Reece Pollitt runner-up and Ipswich’s Ashley Hill third.

The racing promises to be fast and furious, with Britain’s top cycle speedway racers in action.

Spectators are welcome – admission, seating and car parking are free, with refreshments on sale.

The racing takes place at the cycle speedway track at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners’ Welfare Club, Meanley Road, Gin Pit, Tyldesley, M29 7DW.

The corresponding opening rounds of the Women’s Battle of Britain and Elite Grand Prix Round 1 cycle speedway series are at Hull on Saturday.

The North & Scotland will be defending the Battle of Britain series they won last year, whilst Astley & Tyldesley’s Emily Burgess won the Elite GP series, ahead of Poole’s Sandra Tamborska and Leicester’s Lizzie Rigley (now Sheffield).

Photos attached are of last year’s top riders in each of the Elite Grand Prix series.

Women’s photo (l-r): Sandra Tamborska, Emily Burgess, Lizzie Rigley. Kneeling (l-r): Maddie Saunders, Lauren Hookway.

 (l-r): Sandra Tamborska, Emily Burgess, Lizzie Rigley. Kneeling (l-r): Maddie Saunders, Lauren Hookway.

Issued by
Mike Hack
Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club Press Officer