Chairman / First Team
Manager / Second Team Manager
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 three times World Veteran Individual Champion,
six times British Veterans Individual Champion, twice British Grand
Veterans 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
20, and has made an all time record number of 25 British Open Individual
Final appearances. Steve was elected as Club Chairman and 1st Team
Manager at the 2019 AGM. He works as a sales manager in the medical
Development Officer / Press Officer /Coach
Founded the club,
with Steve Mills, at the end of 1989, after previously racing for
Manchester, Stoke and Bury and was a member of the victorious Gt.
Britain team in the test series in Australia in 1981. Has held numerous
posts as an official at club, league and governing body level since
1973. Mike is a qualified British Cycling Level 2 Cycle Speedway Coach.
Mike is also a Grade A International referee, and has officiated team
and individual finals at national and international levels. In addition,
Mike has served on British Cycling's Commissaires and Referees
Commission for 15 years and was the Cycle Speedway Referees' Officer for
14 years. He retired from racing in 2009 after 43 years as a rider, but
turned out occasionally when needed until 2013. Won the Gt. Manchester
Sports Coach of the Year Award, along with three British Cycling Special
Recognition awards and the Sport Leigh Lifetime Achievement award in
2016. Appointed General Secretary of the International Cycle Speedway
Federation in 2016 and Chairman of Sport Leigh in 2016. Was elected as
Chairman of the North & Scotland region, along with being appointed
North & Scotland Senior Team Manager in 2017. He won the Gt. Manchester Unsung Hero in Sport
Award in 2017. Winner of the David Saunders Memorial Trophy for Services
to Cycling in 2018. Mike was appointed Chair of British Cycling's Cycle
Speedway Commission in 2019. Now retired, after holding management
positions in local government and housing organizations.
Treasurer / Catering Manager / Social Secretary
Kelly joined the A&T club when her son Lewis started riding at the back
end of 2017. Kelly was the Club's Assistant Treasurer in 2018, before
taking over as Treasurer for 2019, as well as assisting with fund
raising and serving in the Catering Cabin. Kelly was the Ron Hack
Memorial Trophy winner for Club Volunteer of the Year in 2018 and took
over as Welfare Officer in 2019. She previously worked as a finance
officer at a school.
Coach / Junior Team Manager / Committee Member
Chaz joined the club in 2017, after spending several years at
Bury previously. He raced as a junior for the Blackley club in the
1970's. Chaz is one of the club's referees and is a British Cycling
Level 2 Cycle Speedway Coach. Was the winner of the Ron Hack Memorial
Trophy for club volunteer of the year in 2019. He has taken up the
sharing of Junior Team Manager duties with Catherine White for the 2021
Former Stockport, Manchester, A&T,
Bury and Stoke rider, Lee took over the role following the sad death of
previous incumbent Alan Farrell in 2014. Lee was instrumental in
preparing the track and facilities for a memorable 2010 British
Individual Final at Gin Pit, which drew widespread praise from far and
wide. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for Volunteer of the Year in
2010, jointly with wife Angela and again in 2017. A badly broken wrist
put an end to Lee's 33 year racing career in 2016, the highlight of
which was an England international appearance in 1999. Lee was 1st team
manager for the three successive North & Scotland League Division 1
title wins, 2017-19, before stepping down. Lee is one of the club's
referees and the club's leader for Mountain Bike Racing competitions. Works in the cleaning business.
Former Bury and Manchester rider who
returned to the sport in 2013 after an absence of 19 years. Has scored
well for A&T and was Team Manager for three years between the 2014 and
2016 seasons. Raced in the 2018 European Veterans Individual Final and
the 2016 and 2017 British Veterans Individual Finals. Captained A&T to
three successive North & Scotland League Division 1 titles, 2017-19.
Works in property maintenance.
Heather has helped out at
the club for several years as a First Aider, before being elected as a
Committee member at the start of the 2022 season. She was the winner of
the Ron Hack Memorial Trophy for the Club Volunteer of the Year in 2022.
Catherine joined the club at the tail end of 2011, when her eldest son
John started racing. She took over as Go-Ride Contact midway through the
2015 season and was elected as Treasurer, when the post became vacant at
the 2015 AGM. Catherine also referees at junior matches. Was joint
winner with Janine Paine, of the North West Go-Ride Volunteer of the
Year award in 2017. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for Volunteer of
the Year in 2016. Catherine gained her British Cycling Level 2 Coach
qualification early in 2020, and has taken up the sharing of Junior Team
Manager duties with Chaz Whalley for the 2021 season.
Club Welfare Officer
Danielle joined the club in 2018, when her son Levi started riding. She
has come on board as Club Welfare Officer at the start of the 2023
season. Danielle works as a school teacher.
Miao has been recruiting new members from the Gt. Manchester Chinese
Community since 2021 and took over as Go-Ride Contact midway through
2021. She gave this post up, on gaining her Level 1 Coach qualification
in 2022. She is the Director of an education company.
Go-Ride Contact / Development Officer
Alison joined the club at the start of the
2022 season, when her son Caspar started racing. She has been securing
grant awards from external funding providers, and has taken over the
vacant Go-Ride Contact position.
Former Belle Vue Gladiators
rider from the 1960s, who later raced speedway at Belle Vue and
Rochdale. Had helped out at the club for several years, as photographer
and producer of a promotional video, before taking over as Webmaster at
the start of 2002. Has continued to do a sterling job, with regular updates, match reports and a comprehensive photo gallery. Winner of the Ron Hack Memorial Cup for Volunteer of the
Year in 2015. Now retired after being a Management Information Systems
Supervisor at a local college.
Social Media Manager
Ian joined the club at the tail
end of 2011, when his eldest son John started racing. He has been the
club's official video operator for many years and has managed the Club's
YouTube account. He has extended this role to include the Club's
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the 2021 season. Ian works
in IT for an environmental organisation.
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