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Cycle Speedway Teams Down the Ages

Manchester District: Astley & Tyldesley CSC

About the team

Club formed by Mike Hack, Steve Mills & Franceso Morris.

Used the old Blackley track at Heaton Park(the White Heather Camp).

New track was built as part of the Astley & Tyldesley Miners Welfare Club.

Club Honours.

The 1996 British Senior Individual Final was held at Astley & Tyldesley Miners Welfare Club, Gin Pit, Tyldesley. The Referee was Mr Pete Dalley(West Midlands). The winner was Andre Cross(Norwich) with 18 points, the runner-up was Mark Newey(Sandwell) after a run-off with Andrew Jackson(Wednesfield), both riders scoring 17 points. Other scorers: Dave Hemsley(Leicester) 15, Pete Young(Poole) 14, Mark Griffiths(Wednesfield) 13, Jason Pratt(Great Blakenham) 13, Steve Harris(Swindon) 11, Ian Clarke(Tameside) 11, Lee Benton(Wimbledon) 10, Alan Cox(East London) 10, Brian Eaton(Tameside) 9, Norman Venson(Leicester) 9, Martyn Hollebon(Hellingly) 8, Ian Woodhouse(Southampton) 7, Martin Voller(Wimbledon) 4, Terry Norman(Stockport) 0(injured).

The 1996 British Under 19 Individual Final was held at the Miners Welfare Club. The Referee was Mr Dave Blinston(Greater Manchester). The winner was Phil Moreton(Astley & Tyldesley) after a run-off with Leon Yelland(Norwich), both riders scoring 17 points. 3rd was Shaun Ellis(Wednesfield-West Midlands) with 16 points. Other scorers: James Merrick(Southampton) 15, Lee Aris(Wednesfield) 15, James Carter(Heckmondwike-West Yorks) 14, Mark Everingham(Poole) 14, Phil Sharples(Stockport-Cheshire) 13, Gavin Wheeler(Southampton) 13, Chris Layden(Heckmondwike) 11, Chris Roberts(Poole) 10, Tom Woolridge(Wednesfield) 10, Chris Moorcroft(Tameside-Manchester) 9, Anthony Graham(Tameside) 8, Daniel White(Tameside) 8, Luke Mather(Astley & Tyldesley) 6.

Speedway Riders.

Danny Hughes rode for Belle Vue and Newcastle.

Lee Smethills rode for Exeter - Belle Vue - Workington and Newcastle.

James Mann also rode speedway.


  • David Farley
  • Damien Hack
  • Mike Hack
  • Vincent Henshall(1994)
  • Daniel Hughes(1996)
  • James Mann
  • Steve Mills
  • Phil Moreton(1996)
  • Franceso Morris
  • Martin Phillips(1996)
  • Carl Roberts
  • Lee Smethills(1996)
  • Daniel Ward(1996)