Phil Hagerty replaced Bill Phillips as Club Chairman. Winter work saw the
pits bend re-laid and additional drainage installed. The club increased its
stock of club bikes to 23 and staged recruitment efforts with Go-Ride
sessions and tasters at local schools.
Przemek Binkowski and Tomasz Wlodarczyk returned for another season, with
the club boosted by the signings of Frank and Chris Finnigan on full
transfers from Stoke. This was the club’s strongest 1st team to date,
narrowly missing silverware in all competitions. A&T finished 2nd out of 6
teams in the Northern League, after Tameside were controversially awarded
two points after not racing a fixture at Bury, and this was enough to give
them the title. We also finished 2nd in the Northern K.O. Cup, 3rd out of 7
teams in the Northern Fours League and 2nd out of 3 teams in the Manchester
League Division 1. For the fourth time, A&T reached the semi-finals of the
British Indoor Team Championships.
At junior level, Becky Heslop made history when she became the first female
rider ever to win an outdoor British title, when she won the British u-14
Grand Prix series. Riders she beat included the 2018 British Champion, Josh
Brooke, who was 3rd in that year’s series. She also raced for the Gt.
Britain junior team in the USA. A&T finished 2nd out of 11 teams in the
North/ Midlands Qualifying League of the British Youth & Junior League.
However, the club didn’t compete in any of the national rounds, apart from
We finished 3rd out of 6 teams in the Northern Junior League and won the
Manchester League Division 2, out of 3 teams.
Tomasz Wlodarczyk was top points scorer with 286, whilst Przemek Binkowski
had the best race average, 3.70