NEWS: Mulvey makes A&T switch whilst Hughes sadly hangs up his wheels

Astley & Tyldesley are delighted to announce the signing of Mark Mulvey, on a full transfer, for the 2015 cycle speedway season.

The experienced 46 year old Radcliffe based rider makes the switch to A&T, after two successful seasons racing for the Northumbria Vikings. Mulvey started his racing career with Tameside and was a 1st team regular in the 1990’s, before taking a break from the sport. Mark trained with the A&T squad on occasions last year, so is well versed with the Gin Pit track and squad of riders. A&T have more signings in the pipeline, as they look to climb up the Northern League table in their 25th anniversary season.

Former A&T captain George Hughes has announced his retirement. The vastly experienced 56 year old A&T racer suffered a heart attack in the match at Northumbria in September. Following further medical tests and advice, George has reluctantly taken the decision to hang up his racing wheels for good. Hughes started his racing career at Stoke in 1976 and has since raced for CarrsWood, Stockport and East London, as well as three spells with Astley & Tyldesley.

George’s immense contribution to the team over the years is shown in him being second in the A&T all time list of appearances and third in the A&T all time list of points scorers. He was also club captain and junior team manager in the 1990’s. Photo attached is of George Hughes in action at Gin Pit in 2014.

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