Youngsters encouraged to get into cycling

Leigh Journal: Luke Jamson and Danny Hughes of A&T against Sheffield pairing of Richard Hudson and Kyle Holland. Photo courtesy of Sue Tydd. Luke Jamson and Danny Hughes of A&T against Sheffield pairing of Richard Hudson and Kyle Holland. Photo courtesy of Sue Tydd.

ASTLEY and Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club will host a Go-Ride Tour on Tuesday in a bid to get youngsters involved in the sport.

Co-ordinated by British Cycling and in celebration of the Tour de France, the event aims to give local children a chance to try their first bike race.

A&T’s Mick Hack said: “It’s such an exciting summer for cycling, with the greatest road race in history coming to the UK.

“We saw from the Olympics that events like this inspire so many young people to get on their bikes and we want to provide an opportunity for them to experience the thrill of racing."

“We look forward to welcoming lots of new riders to our Go-Ride Tour race, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the year for the club.”

Registration closes at 6.30pm and costs £3.50 including bike and helmet hire, all riders must be fully-covered from the neck down and accompanied by an adult.

All youngsters across the area are welcome to turn up and take part in the bike race, which will take place on Tuesday, July 8, at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners' Welfare Club, Meanley Road, Gin Pit, Tyldesley, M29 7DW.

For further details visit the club's website at www.astleycyclespeedway.org.uk.

To sign up to take part in the event, please contact Mike Hack at m.hack@blueyonder.co.uk or simply enter on the day.

The club’s junior riders were out in force at Stockport for round three of the Northern Fours and Junior League series on Sunday.

In the under 10s match of the Northern Junior League, Emily Burgess, Joe Quarmby, Ben Dickinson and John White all scored heavily.

Max Evans raced unbeaten in the under 13s category, while Adam Phillips top scored in the under 16s event with 14 points, one ahead of Reece Pollitt.

A&T scorers: Max Evans 16, Emily Burgess 14, Joe Quarmby 14, Ben Dickinson 14, Adam Phillips 14, John White 13, Reece Pollitt 13, Matt Snell 10, Max Quarmby 7, Ciaran Collins 4.

In the Northern Fours League match, Adam Phillips and Reece Pollitt won five races between them.

A&T scorers: Adam Phillips 18, Reece Pollitt 17, Ciaran Collins 11, Max Evans 10, Matt Snell 2.

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