Astley & Tyldesley club members enjoyed this afternoon's celebration of
the club's achievements in 2018. 65 people attended the club's 28th
annual Presentation & Social Event in the Concert Room at the Miners'
Members enjoyed watching big screen footage of this year's racing at Gin
Pit, followed by a splendid buffet, supplied by club volunteer Andrew
This was followed by the main event of the afternoon, the presentation
of awards, made by British Cycling's North West Coaches and Clubs
Manager, John Wych. 100 rider awards were presented, consisting of the
North & Scotland League Division 1 winners' trophies, North & Scotland
League Division 3 winners' medals, Northern Junior League winners'
medals, Manchester League Division 2 winners' trophies, Northern Grand
Prix winners trophies, Club Individual Championship trophies and the
club's five special rider awards.
The Most Improved Rider of the Year award went to Fraser Brundrett. Ada
Cox won the Rory Blackwell Cup for Best Newcomer. The North West
Trophies Cup for Best Novice went to Chloe Warn. The J. Fisher & Sons
Cup for Young Rider of the Year was won by Emily Burgess. The Alan
Farrell Memorial Cup for Rider of the Year award was presented to Steve
The A&T club have steadily increased their number of volunteers each
year, and this time saw a record number of 30 volunteers receiving gifts
from the club, as recognition for their efforts. The presentations were
concluded with new Club Treasurer Kelly Skitterall receiving the Ron
Hack Memorial Cup, for Volunteer of the Year.
The afternoon continued into the evening, with many raffle prizes handed
out, followed by singing and dancing, some of dubious quality, as the
bar continued to do a good trade. It was a great way to celebrate the
club's achievements, both on and off the track, in 2018.