Astley and Tyldesley Miners Welfare Cycle Speedway Club
achieve Go-Ride Clubmark Accreditation.

(2005 Web-site Archive)

Astley and Tyldesley Miners Welfare Cycle Speedway Club and Cleveland Wheelers are the latest two clubs to achieve Go-Ride Clubmark accreditation, incorporating Sport England’s nationally recognised, cross-sport kitemark of quality. The two clubs currently share the accolade with just one other cycling club in the country (V.C Jubilee).

Go-Ride Clubmark covers:

· Duty of Care and Child Protection – ensuring that club officials are trained and resourced to deal effectively with child protection and safety issues;
· The Riding Programme – ensuring that the club runs safe, structured, regular coaching activities and competition for young people;
· Sports Equity & Ethics – helping to ensure that the club is an open and inclusive environment where every club member can achieve their full potential;
· Club Management – addressing the key issues of finance, planning, communication and development.

Astley and Tyldesley Miners Welfare Cycle Speedway Club

Astley and Tyldesley Miners Welfare Cycle Speedway Club has one of the best cycle speedway tracks in the country and has staged many major championship events. It is also a great grass-roots club, with a thriving membership and a commitment to young riders.

The club was formed in November 1989 and is based in Astley, near Wigan. Club members raised funds and built the shale speedway track at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners’ Welfare Club and the track was officially opened in April 1991. The club has continued to upgrade the track and facilities, to make it the North’s Regional Cycle Speedway Centre and the North West's Cycle Speedway Academy from 2002.

Mike Hack, Go-Ride Club Contact for Astley and Tyldesley said, "We are delighted to receive this prestigious accreditation, as this confirms that Sport England and British Cycling consider us to have met their criteria for being a quality club. We see this accreditation as being an important tool in increasing recruitment, as parents, schools and other youth organisations can be confident in the knowledge that youngsters taking part in our club's activities will be properly cared for. We have also learned a great deal about good practice from going through the accreditation process, and have incorporated several of Sport England and British Cycling's good practice models into our own activities. I would strongly recommend that other clubs to follow suit and work hard to carry out the improvements necessary to acquire the Clubmark accreditation."

For more information about the club, please contact Mike Hack on 0161 793 6016


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