The Astley & Tyldesley
club was formed in November 1989 and made their on track bow in April
1991, initially racing in the Manchester League. Improvements to the Gin
Pit circuit, which was originally mainly funded and built by club
members, have been made on an ongoing basis with the venue being
afforded the status of the North's Regional Centre in 1997 and being a
top graded facility, 'A' Grade International.
Steve Harris -
53 years old. Essex born,
but raised in Swindon, Steve is an undoubted legend of the sport. He
transferred to A&T for the 2018 season, having previously raced for
Swindon, Bristol St. George, Heckmondwike, Horspath and Poole, as well
as Bydgoszcz, Kalety and Swietochlowice in Poland. A former Gt. Britain
team manager, Steve won the 1999 World Individual title in Poland. He is
the current British Grand Veterans Individual Champion, six times
British Veterans Champion, three times World Veteran Individual
Champion, seven times British Indoor Individual Champion and five times
British Indoor Veterans Individual Champion. Throw in several British
Team Championship wins, both indoors and outdoors, and Premier/ Elite
League title wins with Horspath, and Steve is the most decorated rider
of all time. He holds the all time record for British Individual title
wins at all levels, currently standing at 19, and has made an all time
record number of 25 British Open Individual Final appearances. Steve was
a member of both the England team which won the Veterans World Cup and
the Gt. Britain team which won the Veterans Federations Cup, in Poland
|Paul Graham - 52 years old. Former Bury and Manchester rider who returned to the sport in 2013 after an absence of 19 years. He quickly returned to form and rode in the 2016 and 2017 British Veterans Individual Finals. Won the 2018 North & Scotland Veterans Individual title. Was A&T Team Manager for three seasons, before becoming Club Captain in 2017 and helping the team to win the North & Scotland League Division 1 title three years in succession.
|Terry Norman - Age 52 - Terry has joined A&T at the start of the 2023 season, on loan from Stockport 2006, to enable him to compete in North & Scotland League Division 1 matches. He started racing in 1985, with the old Stockport club, and has also raced for Tameside, Stoke and Wednesfield. An England international rider, Terry was the 2005 British Individual Champion.
|Pierce Bacon - 23 years old - Pierce hails from Suffolk and started racing for Kesgrave, before switching to Ipswich. He won the 2017 British Elite Junior Grand Prix series. Whilst studying at Liverpool University, Pierce transferred to A&T at the start of the 2022 season, after a loan spell with us in 2021. He was a regular member of the A&T team which won the 2022 North & Scotland League Division 1.
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