Alison Dickinson and Janine Murphy joined the Committee as Social Secretaries, but Ron Makin resigned as Facilities Manager midway through the season. CWTS Ltd signed up as the club’s new main sponsors, with five firms signing up as club partners. The club was definitely on an upward trajectory, as it finished the year with a then record number of members, 76, along with good levels of income from advertising, sponsorship, grants, subscriptions and catering sales, and participating in plenty of promotional events. The year finished with a November track work party laying additional shale and raising the outer kerbing on the back straight.

The club re-entered a team in the Northern League Division 1 and Northern Fours League, for the first time since 2009. As a result, three experienced riders joined the club – Danny Hughes, Paul Graham, Mark Graham and we were able to field Przemek Binkowski and Tomek Wlodarczyk again. We finished 7th out of 8 teams in Division 1 and 4th out of 6 teams in the Fours League. In Division 2, we again finished 4th out of 7 teams. At the end of the season, Mike Hack stepped down as 1st and 2nd team manager, after being at the helm for 21 years.

Will Evans again guided the Junior team to some excellent results. Another 2nd place in the Northern section of the BYJL, to qualify for the national series. The u-12 team won the inaugural Northern League Division 3 title, winning every match, but a poor turn out in the last round at Hull gifted the Northern Junior League to Bury. In the British Club Championships, A&T finished 12th out of 20 clubs. Przemek Binkowski was a member of the Poland trio who won the World Pairs Final, in Australia. Reece Pollitt was the club’s top scorer, with 226 points, whilst Paul Graham topped the race averages, on 2.93.

1st Team photo, back row, l-r: Mike Hack, Danny Swales, Danny Hughes, Ron Makin, Mark Graham, Roy Heslop. Kneeling, l-r: George Hughes, Stefan Whitelegg, Paul Graham.