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Northern League Division 1 A&T vs Stockport 8th April 2018 Cycle Speedway

Astley & Tyldesley began their defence of all three Northern League titles with emphatic wins in each division, at Gin Pit against Stockport, today.

Last year's Division 1 runners-up Stockport tracked just six riders, with veteran Terry Norman having retired. A&T fielded ten riders in the Division 1 match, with Steve Harris, Pawel Idziorek and Kamil Bielica all making their competitive debuts for Team Green. A&T opened with a 6-4 in heat 1, after Higham took Harris wide and Evans slipped through to take the win. Stockport took the lead in heat 2, after Holland was excluded on the gate and Read passed Graham to join Preston at the front for a 7-2 heat win. A&T hit back with two 7-3s, firstly by Idziorek/ Pollitt over Campbell/ Wright and then by Bielica/ Evans over Preston/ McCabe, to move into a 22-17 lead. The home team controlled the match after this, banging in four more 7-3 heat wins to lead 88-61 going into heat 16, the first of three nominated heats. Preston/ Read took a 7-3 over Holland/ Evans in heat 16, before A&T wrapped up the match with two 7-3 heat wins, to Idziorek/ Pollitt over Wright/ Campbell and then to Harris/ Bielica over Higham/ McCabe, to make the final score 105-74. Pawel Idziorek raced to a fine 20 points maximum score and recorded the fastest time of the match, 40.76 seconds, in heat 3. A solid scoring A&T team were most impressive throughout. For Stockport, Jake Read and Michael Preston rode well, but lacked the back-up to trouble the home team.

Northern League Division 1 result
Astley & Tyldesley 105 Stockport 74
A&T: Pawel Idziorek 20, Reece Pollitt 19 (3), Steve Harris 17 (3), Kamil Bielica 17 (2), Max Evans 15 (2), Kyle Holland 10 (2), Mark Grantham 3, Mick Knowles 2, Paul Graham 2, Emily Burgess dnr.
Stockport: Jake Read 19 (2), Michael Preston 17, Ben Higham 12, Louis Wright 10, Devon Campbell 9, Lance McCabe 7.
Referee - Chas Whalley.

Northern League Division 1 A&T vs Bury 3rd September 2017 Cycle Speedway

Sunday was the final day of the main Northern League season and a crucial day for Astley & Tyldesley.

A&T welcomed Bury to Gin Pit for a local derby clash. Title chasing A&T knew that rivals Stockport faced a weakened Sheffield team, so nothing less than a win was required in the Division 1 match. A&T held an early 4 points lead after four races, before taking two successive maximum 7-3 race wins, to open up a commanding 36-24 lead after heat 6. The match continued to be tightly contested, but A&T extended their lead with a 7-3 heat win in heat 11, to run out comfortable 96-81 winners. Reece Pollitt top scored for a solid scoring A&T side, losing only to Adam Turnbull in heat 9. Przemek Binkowski made his first appearance of the season for A&T and scored well, 15 years since he made his debut for A&T. Bury were strengthened by the return of Chris Parish and Will Owens and they were the visitors' two top scorers. Stockport won 110-69 at Sheffield, so the Division 1 Play-off, between Astley & Tyldesley and Stockport, will take place at Bury on Wednesday, 7.30 pm start, to determine the 2017 Northern League Division 1 champions.

Northern League Division 1 match result
Astley & Tyldesley 96 Bury 81
A&T: Reece Pollitt 23, Max Evans 18 (1), Przemek Binkowski 15 (2), Paul Graham 14 (1), Kyle Holland 14, Mark Grantham 7 (1), Mick Knowles 5.
Bury: Chris Parish 19 (1), Will Owens 14, Adam Turnbull 13, Neil Howarth 11 (2), Kris Ramsden 10 (1), Adam Taylor 8 (1), Kaysar Mohammadi 5, Louis Turner 1.
Referee - Chas Whalley.

Cycle Speedway Race, 1992

Exciting race from the 1992 British Senior Final at Exeter. Norman Venson (Leicester). Julian Hardy (Poole), Craig Harcourt (Dudley) and Andre Cross (Norwich) are the riders.

Northern League Division 2 A&T vs Sheffield 15th March 2020 Cycle Speedway

Next up were two matches against Sheffield, as the second part of the double header. In the Division 2 match, Sheffield took the lead in heat 1, with a 6-4 from Kielan Burton/Laura Watson over Mark Grantham/ Duncan Whalley. The Stars never lost the lead after that and eventually ran out 80-70 winners. Kielan Burton rode to a maximum score, with good support from a solid scoring team. Captain Mark Grantham was best for A&T, but the third match of the day for both John White and Emily Burgess, on the opening day of the season, proved to be a tall task.

North & Scotland League Division 2 result
Astley & Tyldesley 70 Sheffield 80
A&T: Mark Grantham 18, Emily Burgess 14, John White 13 (4), Tom Morrissey 13, Charlie Burgess 6 (1), Duncan Whalley 5 (1), Frank White 1.
Sheffield: Kielan Burton 18 (2), Luke Morton 16 (2), Will Banyard 15, Steven Webber 9, Niamh Morton 8 (2), Laura Watson 7 (1), James Morris 6 (1), Edward Balfour 1.
Referee - Lee Phillips.

Northern League Division 1 A&T vs Edinburgh 28th April 2019 Cycle Speedway

Astley & Tyldesley maintained their 100% record in the North & Scotland League, with convincing wins in all three divisions against Edinburgh at Gin Pit today.

The Division 1 match was a hard fought event, with numerous re-runs leading to the match taking over two hours to run. A&T took the lead in heat 1, with a 6-4 to the Kamil Bielica/ Steve Harris pairing over Ed and Niall Morton. A 7-3 to the Bielica/ Tomasz Wlodarczyk pair over the Morton brothers in heat 5 put A&T firmly in control with a 29-21 lead. Edinburgh kept in contention mid match, before a 7-3 heat win to the Bielica/ Reece Pollitt pairing over Jason Keith and Jake Slight in heat 12 was followed by a 7-2 to the Pawel Idziorek/ Pollitt pairing over Niall Morton, after Slight was excluded in heat 14. This made the scores 77-62. An unsavoury incident in heat 17 saw Edinburgh's Craig Newsome red carded for a bike throwing incident and dissent to the referee. A&T rounded off the match with a 7-3 to the Pollitt/ Idziorek pairing over Neil McPherson/ Keith, to make the final score 100-72. Kamil Bielica and Reece Pollitt both raced unbeaten for A&T, with solid support throughout. Captain Mikey Hewitson was best for Edinburgh, with three race wins and lost twice only to Pollitt.

North & Scotland League Division 1 match result
A&T 100: Kamil Bielica 24, Reece Pollitt 22 (2), Pawel Idziorek 20 (1), Steve Harris 14 (1), Tomasz Wlodarczyk 13 (3), Adam Phillips 4, Kyle Holland 2 (1), Mick Knowles 1, Mark Grantham dnr, Paul Graham dnr.
Edinburgh 72: Mikey Hewitson 17 (1), Ed Morton 14, Niall Morton 13 (2), Jason Keith 10 (2), Jake Slight 8 (1), Josh Herring 8, Neil McPherson 3, Lewis Foxley 2, Craig Newsome -3.
Referee - Chaz Whalley.

2017 Senior Best Pairs

Senior Best Pairs held @ Salisbury.

Again apologies for the quality of the video.

The Greatest Cycle Speedway race ever?

A young Jimmy Varnish verses the legendary John Watchman

Poole v Wednesfield, The FA Cup of Cycle Speedway.

The winning team of this final was guaranteed a place in the Guinness Book of Records under the heading, Cycle Speedway - Most British Senior Team Cup Winners (7)
No pressure there then!

1990 Cycle Speedway Tour of Holland

The Poole and Leicester clubs travelled to Holland for an exhibition match and for the grand opening of the facilities at Hilversum.

Niedziela, cz 3 Finały CSF World Cycle Speedway Championship - Leszno 2019






Cycle Speedway British Open Final 2014

Full coverage of the open cycle speedway final 2014 from Bury, Lancashire.

Indoor cycle speedway open final 2015/16

indoor cycle speedway open final 2015/16

Cycle Speedway Documentary One more for the Record

Made by Nigel Leahy, this film documents the 1991 challenge for Poole CSC to enter the Guiness Book of Records as having the most wins of the Senior Team title. Wednesfield had the record, and had to beat Poole at Thurrock to remain in the book. A great watch including great sentiment from the late Ade Gale.

Northern League Division 1 A&T vs Edinburgh 15th March 2020 Cycle Speedway

Astley & Tyldesley opened the North & Scotland League season with a marathon bill of racing at Gin Pit on Sunday. A&T won all three divisions last year, but fielded much changed line ups, as part of the club's policy this year to blood their young talent in all three teams, so as not to stifle their development.

In the day's only Division 1 match, A&T and Edinburgh fought out a real thriller, before the visitors took the spoils with a narrow 91-88 win. Eleven of the heats were shared, but the visitors had four heat wins, to the home team's three. A&T took the lead with a Matt Snell/ Pawel Idziorek 7-2 over Gavin Parr, after Niall Morton shed a chain in heat 4.
The visitors immediately hit back with a 7-3 to the Jason Keith/ Mikey Hewitson pairing over Reece Pollitt and Emily Burgess. A&T still led at the interval, 40-39. Edinburgh were sharp away and started the second half with two successive 7-3 heat wins, to move into a 53-46 lead after heat 10. A&T narrowed the gap with a 6-4 and then a dramatic 7-3 in heat 16, when race leader Jake Slight fell on the last bend, after 13 year old John White had hunted him down for the entire race. This reduced Edinburgh's lead to one point. A 6-4 to Ed Morton/ Parr over Idziorek and Burgess extended the lead to three points. Edinburgh captain Hewitson raced away to take the win and the match points in heat 18.

North & Scotland League Division 1 result
Astley & Tyldesley 88 Edinburgh 91
A&T: Reece Pollitt 21, Pawel Idziorek 20 (2), Matt Snell 15 (1), Steve Harris 14 (3), John White 10, Emily Burgess 8, Mark Grantham dnr.
Edinburgh: Ed Morton 18 (3), Gavin Parr 17 (1), Mikey Hewitson 14 (1), Jason Keith 11 (1), Jake Slight 11 (1), Lewis Foxley 10 (1), Niall Morton 8 (1), Craig Newsome 2 (1),
Neil McPherson dnr.
Referee - Lee Phillips.

Cycle speedway crash compilation

cycle speedway crashes

Niedziela cz.4 - Finały CSF World Cycle Speedway Championship - Leszno 2019

Finały CSF World Cycle Speedway Championship w Lesznie.

Cycle Speedway Cup 2019

Ipswich Eagles are the 2019 Cycle Speedway Cup winners! The Suffolk side led for most of the 32 heats match, running out winners by 15 points, in this afternoon's final at Gin Pit.

Despite heavy overnight rain, the Gin Pit circuit was in fine condition and an exciting day's racing followed. Fortunately, the forecast rain held off for most of the meeting.

Poole led after the first round of B grade races, but Ipswich held a commanding lead by the time the A grade riders had completed their first round. Scores after heat 8 were: Ipswich 27 Poole 19 Astley & Tyldesley 18 Coventry 14. Ipswich still held the lead at the interval, after heat 16, but an impressive charge by A&T saw them pull clear of the other two clubs. Interval scores were: Ipswich 50 Astley & Tyldesley 42 Poole 33 Coventry 31.

Poole won six of the next round of eight races after the interval, to claw back the deficit on A&T, who in turn moved closer to Ipswich. Scores after heat 24 were: Ipswich 68 Astley & Tyldesley 62 Poole 60 Coventry 43. Two more race wins to Poole followed and they overhauled A&T for a second place that they never subsequently lost. Ipswich stepped up a gear, winning five successive races between heats 27 and 31, with Lewis Brinkhoff's race win in heat 30 sealing the Cup for the Eagles. A&T pulled back to within one point of Poole after heat 30, but Tomek Wlodarczyk's exclusion after clashing with Poole's Fraser Garnett in heat 31 settled the overall 2nd and 3rd placings.

Astley & Tyldesley's Reece Pollitt and Ipswich's Matt Hill were the joint top scorers in the 'A' grade races, with 13 points apiece. Ipswich's Richard Fellgett rode to a fine 16 points maximum in the 'B' grade races, recording the fastest time of the day, 41.25 seconds, in heat 28. His team mate Ben Clarke raced unbeaten from reserve.

The magnificent cup, medals and bubbly were presented by an array of official guests - British Cycling's Delivery Director, Danielle Every; British Cycling's Governance Manager, Alex Peet; British Cycling's North West Regional Chair, Alan Gornall; Tyldesley Ward Councillor, Nazia Rehman; Astley & Tyldesley Club Chairman, Bill Phillips.

Cycle Speedway Cup Final result
Ipswich 94 Poole 79 Astley & Tyldesley 75 Coventry 62.
A grades: Matt Hill 13, Ashley Hill 11, Dan Knights 10, Lewis Brinkhoff 8.
B grades: Richard Fellgett 16, James Porter 11, Fraser Harris 4, Ben Harvey 3.
Juniors: Ben Clarke 12, Tyler Brinkhoff 6.
A grades: Ben Mould 11, Fraser Garnett 11, Aaron Smith 9, Matt Mildon 9.
B grades: Will Bristowe 11, Jay Briggs 11, Kyran Yeatman 11, Nathan Goulden 6.
Astley & Tyldesley:
A grades: Reece Pollitt 13, Pawel Idziorek 12, Steve Harris 10, Tomek Wlodarczyk 7.
B grades: Kyle Holland 9, Ciaran Collins 8, Mark Grantham 4, Mick Knowles 1.
Juniors: Matt Snell 8, Emily Burgess 3.
A grades: Myke Grimes 10, Mike Baldock 8, Dominik Rycharski 6, Adam Watson 6.
B grades: Tom Savage 11, Jim Bailey 7, Dan Drewett 7, Cameron Gill 4.
Junior: Josh Walters 3.
Referee - Darren Kent (West Yorkshire).

Still photography: Paul Devine

The Senior Cycle Speedway European Final : Poole Cycle Speedway : 31/07/2016

Speedway Portal in association with Poole Cycle Speedway present the 2016 Senior European Individual Final sponsored by the Dolphin Shopping & Leisure Centre on 31/07/2016.

Footage includes:
00:00:00 - Meeting Introduction
00:00:56 - Dave Lanning Pre-Meeting Interview
00:05:13 - Rider Line-Up
00:06:43 - Heat 1
00:09:41 - Heat 2 (Commentary by Dave Lanning)
00:13:49 - Heat 3
00:15:39 - Heat 4
00:17:22 - Standing After Round 1
00:17:48 - Rob Dyer Presenter
00:18:11 - Heat 5
00:21:51 - Heat 6
00:23:45 - Heat 7
00:25:15 - Heat 8
00:26:45 - Standings After Round 2
00:27:12 - Nigel Leahy Presenter
00:27:38 - Heat 9
00:30:49 - Heat 10
00:32:24 - Heat 11
00:33:55 - Heat 12
00:35:46 - Standings After Round 3
00:36:13 - Rob Dyer & Nigel Leahy Presenters
00:38:39 - Heat 13
00:40:42 - Heat 14
00:42:34 - Heat 15
00:44:20 - Heat 16
00:46:00 - Standings After Round 4
00:46:26 - Nigel Leahy & Rob Dyer Presenters
00:47:26 - Heat 17
00:50:03 - Heat 18
00:52:09 - Heat 19
00:54:44 - Heat 20
00:57:16 - Heat 21 - 2nd/3rd/4th Place Race Off
00:59:09 - Final Standings
00:59:35 - Presentations
01:00:06 - Winners Interview
01:02:19 - Lisa King (The Dolphin Shopping & Leisure Centre Meeting Sponsor) Interview
01:03:52 - Graham Sutton (Poole Cycle Speedway Manager) Interview
01:10:22 - Ending

Brought to you by Speedway Portal, Poole Cycle Speedway & The Dolphin Shopping & Leisure Centre.

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Meeting Sponsors:
The Dolphin Shopping & Leisure Centre

Speedway Portal
Andy Hague - Camera/Editor/Producer
Paul Hague - Camera
Tim Allan - Interviewer
Ken Burnett (T2TV Media) - Commentator
Gordon Day - Logistics

Meeting Announcer : Graham Sutton
Presenters : Nigel Leahy & Rob Dyer

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