MATCH REPORT: A&T Go-Ride League Round 1

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Report by Mike Hack

Astley & Tyldesley staged Round 1 of the A&T Go-Ride League at a warm and dry Gin Pit, on Tuesday evening. After two Covid affected years, A&T re-instated the team element, to complement the individual Grand Prix series. Riders were split into three teams, each wearing the splendid tops which were supplied by Wigan Council’s Brighter Borough Fund, through the local Councillors, in 2019. A ladder format of racing was used, to ensure that the younger riders were kept in different races from the older riders.

19 riders contested 20 heats of racing, with the final placings and scores determined by the riders’ positions in the final round of races. Duncan Whalley took the main final victory, ahead of Frank White, Josh Pilkington and Kieran Fallon. Astley Hurricanes, aided by the luxury of a seventh rider, took the team win, in the opening round of the six round series.

A&T Go-Ride League results

Individual Grand Prix points

Duncan Whalley (Hurricanes) 19, Frank White (Storm) 18, Josh Pilkington (Storm) 17, Kieran Fallon (Typhoons) 16, Oscar Belt (Typhoons) 15, Harriet Belt (Hurricanes) 14, Levi Edwards (Hurricanes) 13, Oliver Fox-Wingfield (Typhoons) 12, Jasmine Lawless (Hurricanes) 11, Alex Lawless (Typhoons) 10, Chloe Bassett (Storm) 9, Thomas Smith (Storm) 8, Ted Woods (Hurricanes) 7, Jake Mulholland (Hurricanes) 6, Lillie Field (Typhoons) 5, Thea Mulholland (Typhoons) 4, Dylan Field (Storm) 3, Jonah Warn (Hurricanes) 2, William Smith (Storm) 1.

Team scores

Astley Hurricanes 72 Tyldesley Typhoons 62 Gin Pit Storm 56.

The victorious Astley Hurricanes team. Photo by Danielle Edwards

Referee – Chaz Whalley.