Astley & Tyldesley's Cycle Speedway track sits in the heart of Gin Pit Village, adjacent to the Miners' Welfare Social Club and the Cricket pitch.

Arriving on the scene in 1989, A & T soon became a major player in the world of cycle speedway.  Today A & T can boast the following attributes:

  • North’s Regional Cycle Speedway Centre
  • North West's Cycle Speedway Academy
  • British Cycling Go-Ride Status
  • Sport England Clubmark Accreditation


For the club to attain such a high profile it had to meet the demands of the sports governing body, the local community, riders and spectators.

Facilities that are available at A & T:

  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Clubhouse
  • PA System
  • Safety fence
  • Floodlights
  • Water supply
  • Licensed bar
  • Parking
  • Match programmes
  • Refreshments
  • Spectator seating
  • Toilets
  • Covered pits


In attendance at official matches / events are:

  • Club Welfare Officer
  • British Cycling Club Coaches
  • First Aiders
  • Official Club Photographer / Video Camera Operator


For those travellers wishing to stay overnight there are a number of hotels within easy reach of the track.  Some of the most popular are:
  • Sporting Lodge Inns (Greyhound Hotel), Warrington Road, Leigh, WN7 3XQ. Tel: 01942 671256. Situated 3.6 miles from track.
  • Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, M28 2QT. Tel: 0161 975 2000. Situated 4.2 miles from track.
  • Novotel, West Worsley Brow, Worsley, M28 2YA. Tel: 0161 619 9002. Situated 4.3 miles from track.
  • Holiday Inn Express Leigh, Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY. Tel: 01942 366334. Situated 4.8 miles from track.
  • The Mercury, 540 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, BL5 3JP. Tel: 01942 810904. Situated 5.0 miles from track.
  • Travelodge, 322 Newton Road, Lowton, WA3 1HD. Tel: 0871 559 1851. Situated 7.0 miles from track.
  • Public Transport Users, The V1 and V2 Guided Buses operate from Manchester and Leigh. Nearest stops to the track are at Cooling Lane and at Astley Street (Tyldesley).
  • The nearest railway station to A & T is Atherton Station. Situated 3.0 miles from track.

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