EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Update

The Astley & Tyldesley club have launched the official logo of the 2021 European Championships, kindly supplied by Myke Grimes of 33/18 Designs: The clubare also delighted to announce that the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, at Leigh Sports Village, will be the official hotel for the Championships. They are reserving 40 rooms, for four nights (check in from Thursday 29th […]

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NEWS: Updates from British Cycling

Tarn Fynn has been in touch with the following updates from British Cycling regarding Cycle Speedway: The Way Forward guidance The Way Forward guidance document is due to be published in the next few days, which will detail the necessary mitigations to enable activity resume. Many of these will be generic, applicable to every discipline, such as risk assessment requirements, […]

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OBITUARY: Derek Garnett

33/18 News has just received the very sad news that one of Cycle Speedway’s greatest riders, Derek Garnett, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 16th March after a long illness. Derek was runner-up in the 1962 World Final at Edinburgh, British Champion in 1963, 1965, 1968 and 1972 plus he was the inaugural British Over 40’s champion in […]

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN: Holland on lookout for junior riders

Sheffield’s Kyle Holland has been appointed as the team manager for the North & Scotland Junior team for this year’s Battle of Britain series and is looking for riders who meet the age category (18 or under in 2021) and are available for the following dates (all Sundays): 27 June-Wednesfield11 July-Poole25 July- Hull12 September-Norwich If the European Club Championships in […]

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CLUB NEWS: Hawks stage presentation evening on Zoom

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES staged their 2020 Presentation Evening, not in the usual party atmosphere of the Social Club but on Zoom. Eighteen families tuned in and, as well as awards, everyone heard about exciting developments – new track side facilities for which planning permission is currently in, and various fund-raising initiatives to support that and other developments. […]

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NEWS: Ashford awarded Wilkinson Sword

British Cycling has announced that Terry Ashford (pictured below) has been awarded the Wilkinson Sword for his exceptional contribution to cycle speedway stretching over four decades. Amongst his many roles within the sport, Terry is the current Chair of the South and South East Region, and has also been a club manager, coach, sponsor, international referee, Cycle Speedway Commission member […]

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Venues confirmed

International Cycle Speedway Federation Secretary Mike Hack has released a statement regarding the European Championships on July 30th-August 1st inclusive. The statement is in English as well as Polish: The International Cycle Speedway Federation (ICSF) is pleased to announce that the 2021 European Cycle Speedway Championships will be hosted by the Astley & Tyldesley club, based in Greater Manchester, England. […]

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CLUB NEWS: A&T secure funding from Sport England

Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club is delighted to announce that the club’s application to Sport England, for funding from their Return to Play scheme, was successful. They have agreed to fully fund the club’s application of £6,546, to ensure that facilities are Covid compliant, for when activities resume at the Gin Pit cycle speedway track. Extract from the grant award […]

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TRANSFER NEWS: Transfers for 2021

The following transfers for the 2021 Cycle Speedway season have been approved by British Cycling and are listed below: Rider Category From ToMark Carmichael Senior Newport CSC Horspath Hammers CSCPawel Idziorek Senior Astley & Tyldesley CC Hull CSCNiall Morton Senior Edinburgh Falcons Sheffield StarsConnor Tucker Senior Exeter Aces CSC Poole CSCKevin Wells O40 Hethersett Hawks CSC Norwich CSCMckenzie Loombe U16 […]

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