Wigan Sports Awards

(2004 Web-site Archive)

Astley & Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club are this week celebrating some excellent news on the development front.

At the annual Wigan Sports Awards, held at the JJB Stadium, Wigan, last Wednesday, Becky Heslop was awarded 3rd place in the Wigan Sports Performer of the Year category. 13 years old Fred Longworth High School pupil Becky was recognized for her history making achievement by becoming the first female in the 53 years history of British Cycle Speedway Championships to take a top 3 place in a British Final when she finished 2nd in the British U-13 Individual Final at Poole, Dorset last August. Her citation was read out by Wigan Borough Sports Council Chairman Trevor Barton, and her framed certificate presented by Wigan Rugby League star Kris Radlinski.

Becky Heslop

British Cycling Announce Deal With Persil

British Cycling have announced a major sponsorship deal with Persil, which as part of Sportsmatch funding will result in British Cycling receiving 175,000 this year. 100,000 of that is earmarked for Go-Ride and Talent Team development initiatives. Astley & Tyldesley are one of the 35 British Cycling Go-Ride clubs in the country, and are looking to increase their membership numbers as a result of this major grass roots initiative. This will see British Cycling develop formal links with schools, through their network of Development Officers, and direct new recruits to Go-Ride clubs, who meet British Cycling's demanding standards on issues such as coaching, child protection, facilities and equipment.


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