Cycle Speedway – We Have a New World Champion Living in Astley!

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Photo of Astley & Tyldesley's Emma Burgess

Local Astley & Tyldesley rider Emily Burgess raced unbeaten to win the u-16 Girls World Individual title at Leszno, Poland. Despite being just 15 years old, Emily was the stand out British Women’s performer in the World Championships tournament, losing only one race out of her four matches ridden! Her only defeat saw her finish 2nd in the Women’s World Individual Final, to 23 years old Australian Lucy Millikin. Emily raced unbeaten as England won the Women’s World Cup and Gt. Britain won the Women’s Federations Cup.

A&T’s Steve Harris was another top performer, for the England team which won the Veterans World Cup and for the Gt. Britain team which won the Veterans Federations Cup.