Sport – Cycle Speedway


Astley & Tyldesley won an exciting Northern Fours League Round 4 match at Bury, on Sunday. A&T and Bury were neck and neck throughout the match, before A&T riders won their final three races, whilst Bury riders finished third in each of their last three races. Reece Pollitt and Pawel Idziorek rode to superb maximum scores, with excellent back up from Steve Harris and four vital third places from Duncan Whalley.

Northern Fours League Round 4 result
Astley & Tyldesley 54 Bury 50 Stockport 41 Sheffield 40 Heckmondwike 28 Hull 26
A&T scorers: Reece Pollitt 16, Pawel Idziorek 16, Steve Harris 14, Duncan Whalley 8.

Fours League standings: Astley & Tyldesley 21, Stockport 18, Bury 16, Sheffield 14, Hull 9, Heckmondwike 6.

There was an excellent entry of 52 riders for the Northern Junior League match. Heckmondwike took a convincing win in the Team competition, with A&T runners-up and Hull third. For A&T, Duncan Whalley rode to another 16 points maximum score in the u-16 event. Newcomer Nahom Tumizghy put in an impressive performance in winning all his four races at u-10 level.
Northern Junior League Round 4 provisional result
Heckmondwike 149 Astley & Tyldesley 114 Hull 101 Sheffield 84 Bury 59 Stockport 0

A&T scorers: Duncan Whalley 16, Josh Pilkington 13, Levi Edwards 12, Oscar Belt 11, Caspar Ellis 11, Nahom Tumizghy 10, Owen Simcock 10, Alex Lawless 7, Harriet Belt 7, Thomas Smith 5, Jake Mulholland 4, Chloe Bassett 4, Ted Woods 3, Lincoln Davies 1.

Junior League standings: Sheffield 17, Heckmondwike 14 (421.5), Hull 14 (411), A&T 11, Bury 4, Stockport 0.

Emily Burgess took the win in the Women’s Welsh Open Championship at Newport on Saturday. Leicester’s Lucy Whitehead was runner-up and Poole’s Maddie Saunders third.

The Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club are well on track with their preparations for staging the biggest weekend of racing in the Club’s 32 years history, when the European Cycle Speedway Championships come to Gin Pit over the weekend of Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July. Note in your diaries and don’t miss what will be a fantastic festival of cycle racing!

Issued by
Mike Hack
Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club Press Officer