There were winter changes to the Club Committee, with the return of Paul and Joanne Whitelegg. For the first time in a few years, all Committee members were pulling together.

Mike Hack secured more than £3,000 funding from the Community Chest, Brighter Borough Fund, Nine Lives Community Fund and the Rotary Club to buy six intermediate sized bikes, a CCTV security system, laptop, printer and camcorder. The club boosted their links with local schools, organisations and Wigan Leisure Trust. We staged the British Team Finals Day for the fourth time.

A short film about the club, “The Match”, was included in the New York Bicycle Film Festival, which was screened at 36 venues worldwide to a global audience of 300,000. The year ended with the Club winning the Wigan Sports Club of the Year award for the first time.

The 1st team finished 3rd out of 3 teams in the Manchester League Division 1. At junior level, we were 2nd out of 6 teams in the North u-12 qualifying group and 4th out of 6 teams in the o-12 qualifying group of the British Youth & Junior League, 5th out of 7 teams in the Northern Junior League and 2nd out of 3 teams in the Manchester League Division 2. We finished 14th out of 21 competing clubs in the British Club Championship. National highlights saw us narrowly beaten in the British u-13 Club Final, at Hull, after winning our semi-final and Adam Phillips’ victory in the British u-13 Individual Final at East Newport. Adam was also the club’s top scorer with 30 points and topped the race averages with 2.50.