(2002 Web-site Archive)

Astley and Tyldesley ‘Miners Welfare’ Cycle Speedway Club have managed to meet the standards required to be part of British Cycling’s Improve Scheme for a further year. The Club has been in existence since 1989 providing cycling opportunities to the local community and communities further a field.

Their dedication to providing a child friendly, safe cycling environment has been recognized by British Cycling who have provided them with a grant toward the development of their club and it’s Youth Section. To qualify for the Improve Status the club has had to maintain good links with Local Schools, Sports development unit’s and provided among other things a regular set of cycling activities to the local community.

Pictured is Mike Hack (right), Club Secretary and Improve Manager accepting their cheque from Kurt Ewald Lindley, British Cycling’s Regional Youth Development Officer for the North West.

Mike former Great Britain team member  (Right of Picture) said, “It’s good to be recognized for the work we put in to developing the club”

Mike went on to say how well it would go with the Awards For All Grant they had just received for £5,000, which was going to be used to buy Bikes and add to their official’s area.

Mike has been working hard to keep the club going spending a lot of his time applying for funding and trying to attract new members. He welcomes all newcomers to visit the Track on Wednesday Nights. at training (training start at 7pm and finishes at 9pm)

Astley and Tyldesley CSC are moving into their third year of the scheme they are making great leaps on the development front. With the new Sport England Clubmark scheme soon to be launched Kurt Lindley RYDO for the North West said “Astley and Tyldesley CSC are sure to be included in the scheme and will undoubtedly go from strength to strength especially with the 2003 Cycle Speedway World Championships lingering on the horizon (jointly hosted by Astley and Tyldesley CSC and Bury CSC), it can only mean good things for the club and the sport”

For further information on this and any other youth development initiatives please contact

Kurt Ewald Lindley - Regional Youth Development Officer North West

The National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ. Tel: 0161 274 2073

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