Paul Whitelegg generated record levels of advertising income, with the
efforts of Joanne Whitelegg and June Phillips generating increased income
from subscriptions and refreshments. Ron Makin replaced Lee Phillips in
mid-season as Facilities Manager, and he secured good turnouts at work party
sessions, to supplement the excellent work of Track Curator, Alan Farrell.
Beccy Heslop organised promotional and recruitment stands at various events
during the year. The club capitalised on this, as a large influx of new
members, who were inspired to join their local cycling club after watching
the Olympics, knew where to come to. June Phillips retired at the end of the
year as Catering Manager and she won the Wigan Unsung Hero in Sport award.
The 1st team re-entered the Northern Combination League, with a mix of
returning experienced and new riders. Team manager Mike Hack was satisfied
with a 4th place finish out of 7 teams, proving to be competitive at this
level. Junior Team manager Will Evans guided the team to some excellent
results. A&T finished 2nd in the North u-12 section of the BYJL,
to qualify for the national series for the first time. We won the Manchester
League Division 2 for the first time since 2009, and took 2nd place in the
u-10 British Club Championship at Gin Pit, finishing just 2 points behind
Kesgrave. The club moved up 5 places to 9th, out of 18 teams, in the overall
British Club Championship table.
The end of season A&T Club Championships attracted a record field of 36
riders. Multi discipline cyclist, Joel Partington, gained a place on British
Cycling’s Talent Team. Ron Makin was the club’s top scorer, with 35 points,
whilst Roy Heslop topped the race averages, on 1.94.
U-10 Team photo, l-r: Max Evans, Matt Snell, Callum Maguire, Tom Whitwam,