The end of season Northern Fours and Junior League started at a very wet Hessle Raceway, Hull on Sunday. Despite the atrocious conditions, there was plenty of excellent racing from those in competition. Astley & Tyldesley took the win in the Fours League match and finished runners-up in the Junior League match.
In the Fours League match, A&T provided the race winner in eight of the 16 races. Reece Pollitt and Pawel Idziorek pulled off some great last lap passes and both lost only to Hull’s Andy Angell. Bury were only two points down at the halfway stage, but A&T pulled clear in the third set of races. Stockport just held off Hull, who will drop down to Group B in the next round, despite the efforts of Andy Angell (who scored more than half the Hull total) with a maximum score of 16 points.
Northern Fours – Group A
Hull 31 Stockport 33 Astley & Tyldesley 51 Bury 43
A&T scorers: Reece Pollitt 15, Pawel Idziorek 15, Steve Harris 12, Ciaran Collins 8, Kyle Holland 1.
Northern Fours – Group B
Heckmondwike 32 Northumbria 45 Sheffield 42
Northumbria are promoted to the Group A match in the next round.
Astley & Tyldesley 7, Bury 6, Stockport 5, Hull 4, Northumbria 3, Sheffield 2, Heckmondwike 1.
In the senior individual grands prix, Pawel Idziorek raced to a great 16 points maximum score.
A&T individual Senior Grand Prix scorers:
Pawel Idziorek 16, Reece Pollitt 13, Kyle Holland 9.
In the junior individual grands prix, Lewis Skitterall raced to a 16 points maximum in the u-10s match, passing his two main rivals to win the races that they met. Mick Knowles raced to a fine 16 points maximum in the Division 2 match, with good scores from Emily Burgess and Ciaran Collins in their matches.
Hull took the win in the Northern Junior match, finishing ahead of Astley & Tyldesley and Bury.
Northern Junior League match
Hull 93 Astley & Tyldesley 68 Bury 56 Heckmondwike 29 Sheffield 29 Stockport 29.
A&T scorers: Lewis Skitterall 16, Mick Knowles 16, Emily Burgess 14, Ciaran Collins 12, Matty Taylor 10.
Hull 6, Astley & Tyldesley 5, Bury 4, Heckmondwike 2, Sheffield 2, Stockport 2.
Wigan Sports Club of the Year
Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are the winners of the Wigan Sports Club of the Year award! The club were presented with the award, sponsored by Big Wave Media, at the DW Stadium, Wigan on Friday night. This is the third time that the club has won this prestigious award and will now go forward to the Gt Manchester Sports Awards Evening at The Point, Old Trafford on Friday 16th November.
The A&T 1st team finished 3rd in the Team of the Year category.