Club sponsor Andy Dickinson and Kelly Thompson came onto the Committee, as
Facilities Manager and Welfare Officer respectively, while Paul Graham took
over as the new 1st team manager. Sadly, we lost our Track Curator, Alan
Farrell, who passed away in November. DM Burgess Joinery and Thompson
Fencing came on board as new club partners. The club generated a record
income of £15k, but also incurred a record loss of more than £2k over the
year. The club stock of bikes rose to 40, as our membership levels rose to a
then record of 85.
At the end of the year, we started a new Ladies Road section, led by Denise
Bailey, and the AGM agreed to change the club name from a Cycle Speedway
Club to a Cycling Club.
Adam Phillips won the Wigan Sports Achiever of the Year award, for both his
cycle speedway and football achievements.
The 1st team was strengthened by Joe Allen, Luke Jamson, Adam and Lee
Phillips transferring back into the club. However, it was again a 7th placed
finish, out of 8 teams, in the Northern League Division 1. We finished 4th
out of 8 teams in Division 2. The Fours League team consisted mainly of
junior riders, with a 4th place finish, out of 6 teams. The junior teams,
led by Will Evans, excelled. 2nd place finishes in the u-10 British Club
Final and the North section of the BYJL, to qualify for the national series
for the third successive year, and the Northern Junior League. Wins were
recorded in the Northern League Division 3 and the Manchester League
Division 2. Overall, the club finished 12th out of 16 clubs in the British
Club Championship. Individually, John White won the u-8 British Grand Prix
series. Reece Pollitt was again the club’s top scorer, with 351 points, and
also topped the race averages, on 2.95.
1st team photo, back row, l-r: Reece Pollitt, Lee Phillips, Adam Phillips,
George Hughes, Paul Graham, Mark Graham, Joe Allen. Kneeling, l-r: Ciaran
Collins, Danny Hughes.