ASTLEY & Tyldesley Cycling Club have expressed their delight after being selected to host the 2022 European Cycle Speedway Championships.

The news was confirmed in an official press release issued by the International Cycle Speedway Federation.

The tournament will be staged at the club for the first time at the last weekend of July.

The federation said: "As a consequence of postponing the 2022 World Championships, the ICSF has brought forward the re-arranged staging of the European Championships, from 2023 to 2022.

"The Championships were originally due to be promoted by the Astley & Tyldesley club in England in 2021, but were postponed, due to the Covid pandemic.

"The European Championships will now be staged at Astley & Tyldesley, between Friday 29 and Sunday 31 July 2022. "

The European Championships have been held on a bi-annual basis, since the first championships were held in the Netherlands in 1994.

This will be the first time that the Championships have been held in the North & Scotland Cycle Speedway Region.

Photo attached is from the 2021 Home International at Astley & Tyldesley. L-r: Mikey Hewitson, Fraser Garnett, Nathan Everett. Photo courtesy of Len Priestley.