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 letter from Sport England:

“This project will purchase a cabin, to provide changing facilities for users, which are compliant with social distancing, along with tables, chairs and lockers. Sanitising equipment and materials will be provided to ensure that the premises are kept
clean at all times. Face masks and thermometers will be provided for personal safety together with additional equipment in the form of Covid compliance signage and a card reader, to facilitate non cash collection of income. This will all help the cycle speedway track to become COVID compliant safe and help get cyclists back to the track.”

A&T Club Development Officer, Mike Hack, states that, “users will be able to return to the club when suspension of activities has been lifted, confident in the knowledge that the club has made considerable efforts to ensure that the facilities will be Covid compliant safe. We thank Sport England for their financial support in helping us with our
return to activities.”