Astley & Tyldesley Cycling Club members celebrated their most successful
season to date with the annual Presentation and Social event on Sunday
afternoon. The function room of the Miners' Welfare Club was packed with 80
members, families and friends present to enjoy the occasion.
A splendid buffet was provided, followed by a raffle with entertainment in
the form of a game of "Play your cards right" being held.
It was the presentation of awards, to celebrate the club winning five
leagues this season - Northern League Divisions 1, 2 and 3, the Northern
Junior League, the Manchester League Division 2 - plus the various club
awards and other individual successes, which was the highlight of the
afternoon. A staggering 115 rider awards were presented by former World
Champion Steve Harris, with the five club special awards rounding off the
rider presentations. Mark Grantham won the Club Most Improved Rider award,
Tom Morrissey took the Rory Blackwell Cup for the Best Newcomer award, Aiden
Green received the North West Trophies Cup for Best Novice award, John White
won the J. Fisher & Sons Young Rider of the Year Cup, with Emily Burgess a
popular winner of the Alan Farrell Memorial Cup for Club Rider of the Year
The A&T club have long valued the importance of its officials and volunteers
and 23 volunteer awards were made. Lee Phillips was presented with the Ron
Hack Memorial Cup for Club Volunteer of the Year.