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29/11/2016

 

At the North Midlands VTTA (Veteran Time Trial Association) prize lunch last Sunday, Wheeler Trevor Mayne received no less than five trophies, the Unity Cup for group 100 miles, the Watson Trophy for Prestige Points Competition, the Colin Bell Cup for Middle Distance Best All Rounder, the Brian Beardsley Memorial Cup for group 12 hour and the Ethel Scothern Cup for Best All Rounder over 25,50,100 mile and 12 hour.

 

Wheeler Paul Heggie was 3rd in the Unity Cup, Watson Trophy and the Colin Bell Cup competitions.

 


Trevor Mayne receiving the Colin Bell Cup from Sue Bowler of Notts & E. Midlands District ©A Deck

 

Sunday’s club run saw Steve Myatt, Roger Bacon, Rodger Holmes, Rob Parkes, Bob Waterhouse, John Woodhouse and Phil Adams complete a 75 mile ride out to Seedlings Cafe near Snaith.

 

The club’s next meeting is tonight (Friday 2nd ) at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street starting at 7:30 and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday’s club run will start at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton and is heading to Misterton.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.



15/11/2016

 

Birdwell Wheelers’ Annual Prize Dinner was held last Saturday at The Edmunds Arms Worsbrough. 30 members sat down to a 3 course meal which was followed by the presentation of the prizes by Councillor Roy Miller.

 

L-R: Dave Hudson, Bob Waterhouse, Greg Godley, Rob Parkes, Tom Booth, Shaun Dolby,

Cllr. Roy Miller, Trevor Mayne, Dan Taylor  © Rob Booth Photography

 

Main Trophy Winners:

Rob Parkes       Dearnesider Cup

Greg Godley     Neil Cup, Minto Cup

Trevor Mayne   Hoyland Nether Cup, Derrick Ogden Cup, BAR Cup

Tom Booth       Wentworth Cup, Danum Cup, John White Shield, Steele Cup

Dan Taylor       Wombwell Cup, Dearnesider Shield, Simpson Cup

Shaun Dolby    Roadman of the Year Cup

Dave Hudson     }                                                                                                          

Austin Watson    } Merit Shield Land’s End to John o’Groats Charity Ride

Bob Waterhouse }

 

The following day Dave Scargill , Shaun Dolby, Dave Hudson, Rob Parkes and Roger Bacon completed a 60 mile club run to Oldcotes while Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge and Rodger Holmes rode a 50 mile loop to Birkin.

 

The club have just received notification from Cycling Time Trials (CTT) that Trevor Mayne has finished 32nd out of 135 entrants in the Best British All Rounder (BBAR) competition which is based on the average speed over three events -a 50 mile, a 100 mile and a 12 hour time trial. Mayne averaged 24.986 mph over the 3 events.

 

Also 16 year old Tom Booth has finished a magnificent 6th overall in the Junior BBAR which is based on a riders best two 10 mile and best two 25 mile time trials. Booth averaged 26.342mph over the four events.

 

The club’s next meeting is on Friday 18th at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street starting at 7:30 and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday’s club run will start at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left


01/11/2016

 

Wheeler Shaun Dolby left it until the last day of the time trial season to produce Birdwell Wheelers best result of the whole season.

 

Traditionally the season ends on the last Sunday in October with the National Hill Climb Championship. This year the event was in Matlock on the climb of Bank Road -an 834m climb average gradient 14% maximum gradient 20%.

 

The event was massively oversubscribed and Dolby was timed to go off at number 211 of 240 starters. Riding his normal road bike rather than a lightweight hill climb bike favoured by the top riders he stormed up the hill in 2m 28.2s which placed him 7th until 3 later riders pushed him down to 10th overall.

 


Dolby nearing the finish line  © Gary Main

 

Even more impressive was that Dolby finished ahead of previous National Champions Dan Evans, Tejvan Pettinger and Matt Clinton who won on the same hill in 2008. 

 

Club members Trevor Mayne, Tom Booth, Dave Scargill, Dave Hudson, Greg Godley and Paul Heggie rode the 70km out to Matlock to cheer Dolby on. Meanwhile Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes and John Woodhouse completed a 120km ride to Wroot.

 

Sunday’s club run is to Howden meeting at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout just outside Wombwell.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left

 


25/10/2016

 

Last Sunday saw Steve Myatt , Phil Adams , Bob Waterhouse , Tony Lodge , Rodger Holmes , Dave Scargill and  Rob Parkes complete a 50 mile round trip to Askern.

 

Sunday’s club run is to Matlock meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout, Brampton at 9:00am

 

The club’s annual prize giving dinner is on the evening of Saturday 12th November at The Edmunds Arms  Worsbrough where the prizes will be presented by Councillor Roy Miller , Cabinet Spokesperson – Place.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left

18/10/2016

 

Last Sunday saw Wheelers Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie compete in the Chesterfield Coureurs Open Hill Climb at Beeley .

 

Mayne climbed the 2.2 mile hill in 10m 56.1s which was good enough for 30th overall and 1st in the 50+ age group.

 

Heggie finished in 14m 30.6s.

 

Sunday’s club run is to Slaithwaite meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout, Brampton at 9:15am

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left


11/10/2016

 

Last Sunday saw the annual running of Birdwell’s “Rarnd Tarn” Audax which is a 130km reliability ride around, as far as possible, the old Borough boundary.

 


Wheelers ready for the off at Birdwell Community Centre

 

Wheelers Dave Hudson, Paul Mynett, Tony Lodge, Rodger Holmes, Tom Booth, Roger Bacon, Dan Taylor, Trevor Mayne, Bob Waterhouse, John Woodhouse John Walton and Steve Myatt were joined by three visitors and all riders completed the ride within the 8 hour time limit. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Barnsley Hospice.

 

The next club meeting is at 7:30pm today (Friday 14th) at Birdwell Community Centre and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left

 

05/10/2016

 

Last weekend was a very successful one for Birdwell Wheelers. Highlight of the weekend was Shaun Dolby’s performance at the Monsal Head hill climb on Sunday where his time of 1m 24.1s saw him finish 10th overall in a very strong field of 188 riders included Team Sky rider Ben Swift and UK professional Russ Downing.

 

Shaun Dolby crossing the finish line at Monsal Head

 

The day before saw five Wheelers ride in the VTTA North Midlands 10 mile time trial on the A1 at Ranby. 4th placed Dan Taylor in 19m 28s, 13th placed Trevor Mayne in 20m 20s and 21st placed Paul Mason in 20m 36s combined to break the club’s 3 man team record in 1h 0m 24s beating the old record by 3 minutes. Paul Heggie finished in 23m 06s a new club age record at 63 years old and Rob Parkes finished in 23m 58s .

 

The club run on Sunday saw Dave Scargill, John Woodhouse, Phil Adams, Steve Myatt, Dave Hudson, Paul Mynett, Tom Booth ,Christine Minto and Rob Parkes accompany Trevor Mayne and Shaun Dolby on the ride out to Monsal Head.

 

The club’s final “Rarnd Tarn” Audax of the season takes place on Sunday .It follows a route which as near as possible follows the old borough boundary. Entry is available on the day at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street from 8:30 or online at http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-172/

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.

27/09/2016

 

On Saturday Wheeler Greg Godley won the club’s Hill Climb up Well Hill to Green Moor in a time of 3m 41.9s. Combined with his time in the Wentworth Castle Gardens Hill Climb Godley emerged as the club’s 2016 Hill Climb champion.

 

This was just a rehearsal for Sunday’s double header organised by Stocksbridge CC consisting of a morning climb from Ewden up New Mill Bank followed in the afternoon by the daunting climb of Pea Royd Lane.

 

Greg Godley on the steepest section of Pea Royd Lane  © James Allen

 

Godley finished in 3m 54.1s in the morning just behind 16 year old Wheeler Tom Booth in 3m 49.2s.  In the afternoon climb Godley’s 3m 45.2s  was again just pipped by Booth in 3m 39.7s. Booth was the 1st placed 16 years and under rider from the Sheffield area and so won the Stocksbridge Town Council Trophy. He also placed second junior overall in the combined event.

 

 

Tom Booth on New Mill Bank © Rob Booth

 

Saturday saw Wheeler Dan Taylor ride in the Harrogate Nova 10 mile time trial at Boroughbridge where his time of 21m 38s placed him 4th just 28 seconds behind the winner. Wheeler Paul Mason finished 16th in 22m 52s.

 

Sunday’s club run saw Phil Adams, Dave Hudson , Steve Myatt, Paul Mynett , John Woodhouse and Rodger Holmes ride a short loop to Langsett on the way to watch the day’s Hill Climbs.

 

This Sunday’s run to Monsal Head meets at 9.00am at Birdwell roundabout.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.


20/09/2016


Dave Scargill’s Iast race of the season on Sunday was the St Ives CC Road Race at Huntingdon over 50 miles of an undulating course. Despite efforts to force a break he finished in the bunch which meant , despite missing two rounds, he ended up 4th overall in the Percy Stallard competition which he won last year.


On Saturday Tom Booth equalled his 10 mile  PB in the Team Swift event at South Cave with a time of 21m16s despite a slight headwind on the return leg.


On Sunday Trevor Mayne rode the ANDCC 25 mile time trial-shortened to 23.5 by roadworks- at Bottesford ,SE Notts and on the sporting course over mainly quiet country roads finished in  52m 29s for 8th place overall.


Sunday’s  club run  saw Tom Booth, Roger Bacon, Rob Parkes, Dave Hudson and Christine Minto ride a 75 mile loop to Misterton.


The club’s last come and try it event of the year is the Hill Climb up Well Hill to Green Moor tomorrow (24th) at 2pm. Visitors are welcome and can sign on on the day for £3.50.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.


13/09/2016


Dave Scargill got into the key break in his age category race in the East Coast Road Races on the Wolds near Bridlington on Sunday. The group worked well to stay away and Scargill got fourth place in the final sprint. Trevor Mayne raced in a different age category race and started the break of six riders which stayed away from the first lap. Unfortunately he broke a front wheel spoke as he attacked with a lap to go and had to retire.


Paul Mason achieved a new 10 mile PB in the SSLL Charity event at South Cave when he finished in 20m 28s.


Junior Tom Booth came a creditable 12th place in the Trent Valley Wheelers' 25-mile time trial on a rolling course with 1-04-06.

Sunday's clubrun was to Carburton and consisted of Christine Minto, Steve Myatt, Dave Hudson, Phil Adams, Greg Godley , Rob Parkes and Tony Lodge.

 

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left. 


29/08/2016


Saturday  saw 16 year old  Wheeler Tom Booth ride in the Team Swift Charity 10 mile time trial at South Cave. The annual event is held to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and this year raised £2770. Booth finished in 21m 36s which placed him 16th out of a 61 strong field.



Tom Booth © John Robert


Last Friday 3 Wheelers Dave Hudson .Austin D Watson and Bob Waterhouse embarked on the epic ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. They will cover over 900 miles in the space of 9 days. Full details of the ride will follow.



L-R Austin D Watson , Dave Hudson and Bob Waterhouse at the start of the journey


Sunday’s club run saw John Woodhouse , Phil Adams and  Dave Scargill ride a 65 mile loop to Birkin.


This Sunday September 4th the club’s annual Hill Climb at Wentworth Castle Gardens takes place starting at 5:30 with an under 16’s event. Spectators are welcome free of charge. Details here http://www.wentworthcastle.org/events/family-cycle-day-and-hill-climb-2/

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.


22/08/2016


Saturday saw four Wheelers brave 15-20 mph southerly winds which mitigated against fast times.

Tom Booth and Dan Taylor rode in the Rutland CC 10 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse. 16 year old Booth was 1st Junior and 25th overall in a time of 24m 52s while Taylor’s time of 22m 10s placed him 5th overall.



Tom Booth © John Robert


Meanwhile Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie rode the rarely ridden distance of 30 miles in the YCF event on the old A1 at Boroughbridge. Mayne’s time of 1h 10m 41s placed him 7th overall in a new club age record at 52 years while Heggie’s time of 1h 20m 53s was also a club age record at 62 years.


Sunday’s club run saw Steve Myatt , Roger Bacon , John Woodhouse , Rob Parkes , Dave Hudson , Austin Watson , Tony Lodge , Dave Scargill , Phil Adams and  Tom Booth complete a 75 mile loop to Carlton near Goole.


On Sunday September 4th the club’s annual Hill Climb at Wentworth Castle Gardens takes place starting at 5:30 with an under 16’s event. Spectators are welcome free of charge. Details here http://www.wentworthcastle.org/events/family-cycle-day-and-hill-climb-2/


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.


16/08/2016


Pride of place this week goes to Wheeler Trevor Mayne who, on Sunday, rode in the  ECCA 12 hour time trial on a course between Newmarket and Cambridge. A fast start saw Mayne complete the first 100 miles in 4 hours. His 2nd 100 miles on a hillier section was covered in 5 hours but a strong finish saw him complete 267 miles at an average speed of 22.3 mph , only 35 miles behind the winner.



Trevor Mayne : 267 miles in 12 hours !


Saturday saw Wheeler Dan Taylor ride in the Tickhill Velo 10 mile time trial on the  A1 at Hatfield Woodhouse. His time of 21m 12s was good enough for 4th place overall.


Also on Sunday Paul Heggie rode in the Darlington CC 25 mile time trial at Leeming in North Yorkshire and his time of 1h 2m 25s placed him 1st in the 60+ age category.


Dave Scargill competed on Sunday in the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC) Limber Road Race near Brigg over 5 laps of an 8 mile circuit but as has happened this season he was a marked man and could not engineer a break, finishing in the bunch.


Sunday’s club run saw Steve Myatt , Rodger Holmes , John Woodhouse , Christine Minto , Dave Hudson , Austin Watson , Paul Mynett , Tony Lodge , Bob Waterhouse Phil Adams and  Tom Booth complete an 80 mile loop to Howden near York.


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.


09/08/2016


Saturday saw Wheeler Dan Taylor ride in the Drighlington CC 25 mile time trial on the old A1 near Leeming. His time of 53m 58s was a personal best for the course and also good enough for 2nd place overall.


Wheeler Paul Mason was also in action in the Stockton Wheelers 25 mile event near Yarm in N Yorkshire. Despite a strong headwind on the southerly leg he made up time on the return to record a time of 57m 32s for 16th overall.


Tuesday saw the club’s annual 5 mile Championship at Park Springs. Dan Taylor was fastest in 10m 22s ,a new club record and just 3 seconds shy of the outright record. 2nd was Paul Mason in 11m dead and 3rd was Trevor Mayne in 11m 17s. 1st on handicap was Rob Parkes in 10m 13s with Greg Godley close behind on 10m 17s.

Club times


Time

H'cap time

Daniel Taylor

00:10:22

00:10:22

Paul Mason

00:11:00

00:10:25

Trevor Mayne

00:11:17

00:10:32

Paul Heggie

00:11:58

00:10:28

Greg Godley

00:12:18

00:10:17

Robert Parkes

00:12:28

00:10:13

Dave Scargill

00:13:36

00:13:36

Roger Bacon

00:14:07

00:12:07

Austin Watson

00:14:42

00:14:42

Philip Adams

00:14:44

00:10:29


Sunday’s club run saw Roger Bacon, Roger Senior, Steve Myatt and Dave Hudson complete an 88 mile loop to Limes Cafe near Bilsthorpe Notts while Club President  Christine Minto rode a solo 60 mile loop to Misterton.


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left


02/08/2016


Saturday saw Wheeler Dan Taylor ride in the Team Jaden 10 Mile time trial at South Cave where despite a strong headwind on the return leg he recorded another ride over 30 mph in 19m 51s.


On the same day Paul Heggie rode in the Veteran Time Trial Association (N Midlands) 25 mile time trial at Pollington where he finished in 1h 4m 12s.


The final round of the club’s evening series saw Dan Taylor quickest overall in 20m 55s. First on handicap was Roger Bacon in 19m 05s. The final top three standings in the handicap competition were Dan Taylor 48 pts Rob Parkes 42 pts and John Woodhouse 41 pts.



Actual Time


H'cap Time

Daniel Taylor

00:20:55


00:20:55

Paul Mason

00:22:26


00:21:11

Trevor Mayne

00:23:53


00:22:23

Paul Heggie

00:24:39


00:21:24

Greg Godley

00:24:51


00:20:56

Roger Bacon

00:25:05


00:19:05

Robert Parkes

00:25:29


00:20:59

John Woodhouse

00:25:29


00:21:19


Sunday’s club run was to Lotherton Hall and saw Christine Minto, Tony Lodge, Phil Adams, Greg Godley, Austin Watson, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes,Roger Bacon , Rob Parkes ,Corey Crossland and visitor Ian Liptrot complete a 70 mile loop back to Birdwell.


The club’s 5 mile Championship time trial will be next Tuesday at Park Springs with the first rider off at 7pm .Visitors welcome but not eligible for trophies..


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left



26/07/2016


Birdwell Wheelers were out in force at the Rossington Wheelers 10 mile time trial at Hatfield near Doncaster on Saturday. Fastest was Dan Taylor in 21m 07s which was good enough for 4th overall. Trevor Mayne’s 21m 38s placed him 7th overall and 2nd in the 50-59 age group whilst  Paul Mason finished 2nd in the 40-49 age group in 22m 16s. Mayne and Taylor were also placed 2nd in the 2 man team event.


Also on Saturday Paul Heggie rode in the Veteran Time Trial Association (VTTA) 10 mile time trial at South Cave and his time of 21m 41s was a new personal best for the distance beating his own club age record by 12 seconds.

Sunday saw Shaun Dolby ride in the Rutland CC road race at Stainton over 7 laps of a flat 6 mile circuit. Despite his best endeavours to engineer a break the race remained together until a bunch sprint in which Dolby finished 12th.


Sunday’s club run saw Neil Addy, Phil Adams and Austin Watson complete a 60 mile ride to Snaith.


The club’s 5th 10 mile event at Park Springs saw Mayne with the fastest time of 21m 47s, followed by Rob Parkes 25m 21s, John Woodhouse 25m 25s and Kath Brankin 28m 22s.  Parkes won the handicap points.  With 2 events to go in the evening series, Dan Taylor leads Woodhouse by 3 points and Parkes by 4 points.


The last of the club’s 10 mile events will be next Tuesday at Park Springs with the first rider off at 7pm .Visitors welcome.


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left



19/07/2016


Wheeler Dan Taylor secured his 2nd  Open Time Trial  win of the year on Saturday in the Border Wheelers 10 mile event at Cockermouth in Cumbria. His winning time of 20m 39s was nearly a minute ahead of 2nd placed Nick Jones.


There was another podium place for Wheeler Dave Scargill on Sunday when he rode in the Tour of the Wolds road race at Great Limber in Humberside. The race was over 4 laps of a hilly 10 mile circuit. Scargill and one other rider rode away from the peleton at the end of the first lap and held off the group for the last 30 miles. Unfortunately Scargill was just pipped in the sprint to the line and finished a fine 2nd.


Last Wednesday saw two Wheelers Tom Booth and Paul Heggie ride in the Team Swift 10 mile Time Trial at South Cave. On an evening where weather conditions were favourable Booth in his penultimate  Open ride as a Juvenile (under 16) finished in a new personal best of 21m 16s which was good enough for 4th place overall.The time also broke the club’s schoolboy record of 22m 30s which had stood for 40 years ! Heggie also recorded a new personal best of 21m 53s for 11th place overall and a new club age record.


Also on Sunday Wheeler Trevor Mayne rode in the Selby RC 10 mile Time Trial at South Cave and despite a strong headwind on the return leg finished in 20m 21s.


On the same day Paul Heggie travelled up to Teeside to ride in the Cleveland Coureurs 25 mile Time Trial at Crathorne. With a slightly favourable tailwind on the return leg from Knayton he was pleased to go under the hour for the 2nd time this season in a time of 59m 16s.


On the same day Wheeler John Woodhouse rode the marathon 200km Clumber to Humber Audax event. With over 3700 ft of climbing he achieved a laudable average speed of 17 mph finishing in 7h 25m and was the first rider home.


In the 4th of the club’s 10 mile events at Park Springs on Tuesday Dan Taylor again came out on top. In the handicap event Roger Bacon was the winner on the night.




Time

Hcap time

Daniel Taylor

Birdwell Wheelers

00:21:03

00:21:03

Paul Mason

Birdwell Wheelers

00:22:07

00:20:47

Trevor Mayne

Birdwell Wheelers

00:22:21

00:20:36

Tom Booth

Birdwell Wheelers

00:23:57

00:21:37

Paul Heggie

Birdwell Wheelers

00:24:08

00:20:08

John Woodhouse

Birdwell Wheelers

00:25:01

00:20:01

Greg Godley

Birdwell Wheelers

00:25:11

00:21:16

Robert Parkes

Birdwell Wheelers

00:25:43

00:21:13

Roger Bacon

Birdwell Wheelers

00:26:54

00:19:54

Neil Addy

Birdwell Wheelers

00:27:39

00:21:24

Kathleen Brankin

Birdwell Wheelers

00:27:47

00:21:07

Non Club Members




Lee Woodhead

Sheffrec CC

00:23:25


Emilié Verroken

Langsett Cycles R.T.

00:24:14


Martin Gibson

N/A

00:24:45


Peter Knight

Stocksbridge C.C.

00:25:13


Alan Bullock

N/A

00:26:39


Sam Bramah

N/A

00:27:44


Tony Galvin

Barnsley Road Club

DNF



Sunday’s club run saw Tony Lodge, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Tom Booth, Roger Bacon, Rob Parkes, Austin Watson, Greg Godley, Phil Adams and Paul Mynett complete an 80 mile ride to Wroot.


The fifth of the club’s 10 mile events will be next Tuesday at Park Springs with the first rider off at 7pm .Visitors welcome.

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left.



13/07/2016


Wheeler Dan Taylor had a good week beginning on Saturday when he placed 5th overall in the Valley Striders 25 mile timetrial at Boroughbridge in a time of 55m 52s.


The following Tuesday in the Wheeler’s club 10 mile event he was fastest in 20m 50s , a course personal best just 1 second outside the club course record !



Dan Taylor at Park Springs © R Booth


Also on Saturday there was a strong showing from Birdwell riders at Rockingham CC’s 10 mile open timetrial at Ranby on the A1. Trevor Mayne in 21m 03s finished 10th overall. Other times were  Paul Mason 22m 01s, Tom Booth 22m 49s a course PB and fastest U16 and Greg Godley 24m 05s.


Sunday saw Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie riding in the Cycling Time Trials National 100 mile TT Championships on a course from Stockton-on-Tees to Dishforth and back twice. A strong headwind on the southerly legs mitigated against fast times. Mayne finished in 3h 56m 47s despite suffering a broken arm rest at 75 miles, good enough for 41st overall while  Heggie finished 99th in 4h 36m 47s.


Other times in the club 10 were:


Club

Time


H'cap time

Daniel Taylor

Birdwell Wheelers

20:50


20:15

Paul Mason

Birdwell Wheelers

22:12


20:12

Tom Booth

Birdwell Wheelers

23:13


20:33

Trevor Mayne

Birdwell Wheelers

24:27


22:42

Greg Godley

Birdwell Wheelers

24:59


21:04

Paul Heggie

Birdwell Wheelers

25:09


21:09

Robert Parkes

Birdwell Wheelers

25:26


20:26

John Woodhouse

Birdwell Wheelers

25:56


18:56

Roger Bacon

Birdwell Wheelers

27:57


20:57

Neil Addy

Birdwell Wheelers

28:16


22:01






Harry Buxton

Broomwagon RT

22:36



Lee Woodhead

Sheffrec CC

23:25



Jeff Hornby

Albarosa

26:45



Chris Whitehead

Team Manvers

27:02



Tom Braham

N/A

27:39



Frank Reddington

Ravensthorpe

29:45



Diane Spencer

Rockingham C.C.

29:50



Tandem





Graham Barker & Chris Duggleby

North Mids VTA & Rockingham

23:37




The club run on Sunday saw Dave Hudson,Dave Scargill, Shaun Dolby, John Woodhouse and Tom Booth complete a 95 mile ride to Tuxford .


The fourth of the club’s 10 mile events will be next Tuesday at Park Springs with the first rider off at 7pm .Visitors welcome.


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left


05/07/2016


Pride of place this week goes to 15 year old Wheeler Tom Booth. On Sunday in the Whitham Wheelers 25 mile Time Trial near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, on a windy day not conducive to fast times, he recorded a time of 1h 1m 41s which was good enough for 1st placed Juvenile and a fine 15th overall out of 56, beating many senior and veteran riders.


Tom Booth © S.Buxton

 

Wheelers managed two podium places over the weekend. Shaun Dolby rode in the Jenkin Road Hill Climb at Wincobank on the hill which featured in the 2014 Tour de France. Despite beating his previous best time by 8 seconds he just missed 1st place in recording a time of 2m 21.1s ,the winner setting a new course record.


Dave Scargill rode in the LVRC Condor Buckstones Flanders Road Race at Scammondon near Halifax.  The race was 35 miles over four laps of a hilly Circuit with an off road section and a steep climb on-rough road. A strong head cross wind going up the long climb and tail wind down the descent meant the race was split up from the first lap. Scargill managed to stay in the chasing group and in the final sprint managed to get another 3rd place.


The next day Dolby rode in the Upton Elite Category 1,2 & 3 Road race. It was a 76 mile race which consisted of 13 laps of the Upton circuit covered at an average speed of over 27mph. One rider broke away immediately and was chased by a break which Dolby couldn’t catch and he finished in the main bunch sprint 45 seconds behind the winner.


Tuesday saw the club’s 2nd of six 10 mile Time Trials at Park Springs. First overall was Dan Taylor in 21m 23s. Winner on handicap was Trevor Mayne in 20m 37s.


Club

Time

Hcap time

 

Adams Philip

Birdwell Wheelers

00:29:42

00:23:12

 

Bacon Roger

Birdwell Wheelers

00:28:53

00:21:53

 

Booth Tom

Birdwell Wheelers

00:23:38

00:20:58

 

Brankin Kathleen

Birdwell Wheelers

00:28:24

00:21:44

 

Godley Greg

Birdwell Wheelers

00:25:52

00:21:57

 

Heggie Paul

Birdwell Wheelers

00:24:58

00:20:58

 

Mayne Trevor

Birdwell Wheelers

00:22:37

00:20:37

 

Taylor Daniel

Birdwell Wheelers

00:21:23

00:20:48

 

Woodhouse John

Birdwell Wheelers

DNF


 

 

 



 

 

 

Non Club Members

Ashworth Chris

Sheffrec CC

00:25:36

 

Barnard Rob

Team Cystic Fibrosis

00:24:56

 

Barron Alana

Team Manvers

00:33:19

 

Oakes Tina

Team Manvers

00:32:06

 

Rowe John

Stocksbridge C.C.

00:26:32

 

Scougal Gemma

Womens Cycling Sheffield

00:29:58

 

Whitehead Chris

Team Manvers

00:27:44

 










 

There were two groups out on Sunday. Tony Lodge , John Woodhouse, Neil Addy, Tom Booth ,Roger Holmes , Paul Mynett and Roger Bacon completed a 72 mile loop to Epworth .



Neil Addy,Roger Bacon,Rodger Holmes and Tom Booth at Epworth © T Lodge


A second group of Austin Watson , Dave Hudson and Bob Waterhouse who are training for a Lands End to John O’Groats ride in the summer , completed a hillier 65 mile loop to Slaithwaite.


The third of the club’s 10 mile events will be next Tuesday at Park Springs with the first rider off at 7pm .Visitors welcome.


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left. 


28/06/2016


Highlight of the week came on Thursday with Wheeler Shaun Dolby’s first road race win. The race was the High Peak Category 2,3 and 4 road race comprising17 laps of a 2.2 mile triangular circuit at Barlow. The race was fairly fast from the start with the odd few riders trying to break away and split up the field but nobody could establish a break.

With 2 laps to go there was an attack by 3 riders which formed a gap of about 50 metres. Dolby covered the break on his own as the bell rang for the last lap and rode straight past them. At the next corner he slowed and 10 riders flew past but Dolby bided his time until a little hill about 150 meters long which enabled him to get back in position. There was then an 800m drag race down hill into the last corner before the 400m uphill sprint to the finish. Dolby managed to get in to 2nd position before the last corner and sprinted uphill leaving the field behind for the win. The win means Dolby has gone from 4th Category to 2nd Category after just one season of road racing which bodes well for the future.


On Sunday Wheeler Dave Scargill rode in the LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) Criterium event at York and despite it not being his favourite event rode well over the 50 laps of the 1km circuit to finish a fine 3rd.


In the BDCA 50 mile Time Trial at Etwall Derbyshire on Saturday, Wheeler Trevor Mayne avoided the poor weather to record a time of  1h 49m 38s.


The next day Paul Heggie rode in the Otley CC 50 mile Time Trial at Dishforth and was rewarded with a new personal best of 2h 4m 2s which lowered his own club age record for 62 years old.

 


Paul Heggie  © craigzadphotos


The same day saw Dolby race in the Ian Mountain Memorial cat 2,3 and 4 road race at Upton. It was an 8 lap race around a 6.5 mile circuit with lots of attacks from the start which didn't stick. Eventually on lap 4 or 5 a break of 4 riders got away which Dolby  missed and 3 of the riders stayed away for the rest of the race with about a 30 second lead at the finish. The race for minor places ended up in a mass sprint finish with about 30 riders and Dolby finished  in the group.


Sunday saw two groups head out. Rodger Holmes , Neal Addy, Rob Parkes and Tony Lodge completed a 55 mile loop to Snaith while Dave Hudson and Bob Waterhouse completed  a 60 mile mile loop to Hope.


The second of the club’s 10 mile events will be next Tuesday at Park Springs with the first rider off at 7pm the first having been called off due to bad weather.


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left 



21/06/2016


Last weekend saw records tumbling for Birdwell Wheelers riders. On Saturday on the notoriously fast course at Etwall in Derbyshire Dan Taylor broke the club 25 mile record with a time of 50m 40s , a speed of 29.6mph !


Dan Taylor © B Hall


At the same Walsall RC event Wheeler 52 year old Trevor Mayne set a new district and club age record with a time of 51m 40s.



Trevor Mayne © B Hall


On the same day at Dishforth , Wheeler 62 year old Paul Heggie rode in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 25 mile event and was delighted to break the hour for the first time with a time of 58m 50s which lowered his own club age record by 1m 21s.



Paul Heggie at Dishforth © craigzadphotos


Wheeler Paul Mason also achieved a new personal best at the distance by over 5 minutes when he finished in 53m 04s.


Also on the same day at Hatfield Woodhouse,15 year old Tom Booth rode in the GHS District Schoolboy Championships and covered the 10 mile course in a time of 23m 45s which qualifies him for the National Championships in September.



Tom Booth © J Robert


Tuesday night saw the last of three 15 mile club time trials at Thurnscoe. Dan Taylor was fastest in 36m 57s winning the series overall. Overall handicap winner was Tom Booth.



Actual

Handicap

Dan Taylor

36m 57s

36m 57s

Trevor Mayne

38m 06s

35m 36s

Tom Booth

40m 58s

36m 43s

Rob Parkes

44m 24s

36m 44s

Philip Adams

49m 48s

49m 48s

John Woodhouse

47m 02s

36m 02s

Team Manvers



Tina Oates

55m 08s


Vicci Lomax

58m 45s


 

Sunday’s club run saw Shaun Dolby, Dave Scargill, Tom Booth ,Dave Hudson, Austin Watson, Roger Bacon and John Woodhouse complete a 100 mile loop to York.

The first of the club’s 10 mile events will be next Tuesday at Park Springs with the first rider off at 7pm.

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left


14/06/2016


Last Saturday (11th June) Wheeler Dan Taylor rode in the Lancaster CC 10 mile time trial at Levens in the Lake District. In a strong field of 101 riders his time of   20m 0s - a speed of 30mph! - was good enough for 5th overall.


Dan Taylor © Ray Bracewell

The next day Paul Heggie rode in the YCF 15 mile time trial at South Cave and in perfect weather conditions recorded a personal best time of 33m 13s- good enough for 2nd in the 60-69 age group.


Paul Heggie © Alex Law

Also on Sunday despite the wet weather there was a good turn out for the Birdwell Wheelers “Cote de Holme Moss” 100 km Audax cycling event. 49 riders from S Yorkshire and N Derbyshire joined club members Tony Lodge, Paul Mynett, Tom Booth, Neil Addy, Bob Waterhouse ,Tony Lodge, Rodger Holmes,Roger Bacon ,Dave Hudson and Austin Watson on the ride and 58 riders finished the  2,069 metres of climbing over Holme Moss to Glossop returning through Hope finishing with the final climb up to Bradfield. The first rider was back in 4h 20m and the ladies social ride arrived back 5 minutes before the cut off time of 6pm.


l-r  Paul Mynett, Neil Addy, Tony Lodge, Tom Booth, and Bob Waterhouse

Tuesday night saw the 2nd of three 15 mile club time trials at Thurnscoe. Dan Taylor was fastest in 35m 33s while Paul Mason won on handicap with an adjusted time of 34m 42s.


Actual

H'cap

Dan Taylor

00:35:33

00:35:33

Paul Mason

00:37:42

00:34:42

Tom Booth

00:39:49

00:34:49

Greg Godley

00:43:35

00:35:05

John Woodhouse

00:46:57

00:38:57

Neil Addy

00:47:40

00:37:40

Roger Bacon

00:51:23

00:39:08

 

The last of the three will be next Tuesday at Thurnscoe with the first rider off at 7pm.

More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left 


07/06/2016


Last Sunday (5th June) Wheeler Shaun Dolby mixed with some of Yorkshire’s elite riders when he rode in the 2016 Yorkshire Regional Championship over 88 miles covering  10 laps of a circuit around Denby Dale.


The race started steadily until 3rd lap when a group of 12 got away. Dolby joined in a chasing group of 10 riders which just made contact with the break but couldn’t match their pace. Dolby’s group now reduced to 8 riders then dwindled to 4 riders over the next four laps. On the last lap one of the group decided to attack on the climb up the valley 2 miles from the finish which dropped one rider.


Dolby and the remaining rider caught the attacker and Dolby attacked again and stayed on the front keeping a high tempo sprinting from about 400m or so up the hill to the finish 11th overall in a high class field containing some national level semi-professional riders. 


Shaun Dolby completes another lap at Denby Dale

© John Robert Photography

Trevor Mayne rode in the Drighlington BC 10 mile time trial at South Cave on Saturday and recorded his 3rd best ever time for the distance of 20m 05s.


The clubs 1st of three 15 mile time trials took place last Tuesday at Thurnscoe. Dan Taylor’s impressive run of form continued when he won the event in 35m 24s breaking the 9 year old course record by 1m 8s.


 Other times were Trevor Mayne 37m 56s Tom Booth 40m 26s Rob Parkes 43m 04s Greg Godley 43m 54s Neil Addy 46m 31s Kath Brankin 46m 38s  Roger Bacon 47m 56s. Winner of handicap event was Rob Parkes in 35m 04s .


Visitors times David Bird (Barnsley RC) 46m 47s and John Rowe (Stocksbridge CC) 44m 51s


Sunday saw three groups out on club runs. Tony Lodge, Rodger Holmes and Paul Mynett headed west on a 65 mile loop to Uppermill while Roger Bacon,Jack Hollington, Dave Hudson ,Paul Heggie, Neil Addy ,Phil Adams and Greg Godley headed east on a 90 mile loop to Misterton. Trevor Mayne guided a group of three newcomers on a 40 mile loop to Oldcotes.


This Sunday sees the 2nd of the club’s Audax rides starting at Wharncliffeside Community Centre and covering a 65 mile route including Holme Moss. Details here http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-724/


Next Tuesday the club is running the 2nd of  three 15 mile time trials at Thurnscoe.


More details on all the above can be found in the links on the left


31/05/2016


Last Saturday (28th) saw Birdwell Wheelers turn out in force for the Rockingham CC 25 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse near Doncaster.

On a day which saw many fast times, Dan Taylor was on the podium yet again finishing 2nd just 2 seconds behind winner Dan Barnett . His time of 52m 38s was a personal best (PB) for the distance. Other Wheelers times were Trevor Mayne 54m 45s  Ben Harvey 55m 21s  Paul Mason 58m 26s (PB)  and 15 year old  Tom Booth 01h 00m 48s (PB). Taylor, Mayne and Harvey with an aggregate time of 2h 42m 44s also set a new club 3 man team record. Taylor has consolidated his lead in the 2016 J E James Time Trial series.


Paul Mason © R Booth


Dan Taylor  © R Booth


Trevor Mayne © R Booth


Ben Harvey  © R Booth


Tom Booth © R Booth

Last week (Saturday 21st) Birdwell Wheelers successfully ran their second time trial of the year last Saturday open to all-comers.  Based on the Hatfield Woodhouse course near Doncaster, the pancake-flat 10-mile course attracted 75 entrants.  The Taylor Trophy for the fastest ride was won by semi-professional Connor Swift with 20m 39s.  Birdwell's Dan Taylor was again on the podium with third place with 21m 39s, whilst other club members Trevor Mayne and Tom Booth recorded 22m 28s and 25m 33s.  Fastest woman was Alix Archer with 26m 06s.  Organiser Ben Harvey said the club had received good feedback reports about the event from riders.


The next day (22nd)Shaun Dolby of the club mixed it with Elite (semi-professional) riders in the Barnsley Road Club road races held on the demanding Carlecotes course near Dunford Bridge.  The race was aggressive from the off and the Birdwell man soon joined the majority in being dropped by the higher-ranked riders.  Following a downpour he called it a day and only 20 of the 58 riders completed the race.


On Tuesday 24th the club held their Championship 10-mile evening time trial at Park Springs and in a great tussle for first place Ben Harvey just pipped Dan Taylor with 21m 28s to win by 3 seconds.  Greg Godley continued his improvement to win the handicap points with his 25m 22s.  Kathleen Brankin was fastest woman with 28m 05s.  Other times were: Trevor Mayne 22m 20s, Paul Mason 22m 48s, Ian Taggart 24m 16s, Tom Booth 24m 40s, Rob Parkes 26m 34s; John Woodhouse 28m17s, Neil Addy 28m 30s."


The next day (25th) Trevor Mayne rode the Rutland CC hilly 17 mile TT at Stoney Middleton in appalling weather and finished 9th in 48m 39s, 5 minutes behind winner Andy Nichols.


This Saturday (28th) Wheeler Dave Scargill rode the LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) National Championship Road Race over a 56 mile course . Over 60 riders took part and the race started very fast with riders trying to form a break but no group was able to get away and the race ended with a sprint finish Scargill finishing in a fine 8th place.


On the same day John Woodhouse completed the Cyclists Fighting Cancer 100 mile Sportive at Stratford on Avon in a time of 6h 20m.


Sunday’s club runs were over a 65 mile loop out to Birkin Fisheries Tea Room and back. Two groups were out- Rodger Holmes, Paul Mynett and Tony Lodge in one group and Shaun Dolby, Tom Booth, Austin Watson, Phil Adams,Jack Hollington and Dave Hudson in the other.


More details can be found on the club website http://www.birdwellwheelers.org


This Sunday’s club run is a 70 mile loop to Misterton, Nottinghamshire meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9:15am


17/05/2016

 

Last Saturday saw three Wheelers,  Dan Taylor , Trevor Mayne and 15 year old Tom Booth ride in the Sheffrec 25 mile Time Trial at Hatfield Woodhouse. Taylor finished in 54m 14s, good enough for 4th place. Mayne finished in 55m 55s and 10th place  while Booth finished in 1h 6m 27s.


On Sunday Dave Scargill rode in the Alford Wheelers Road Race near Louth on a 42 mile rolling course . Scargill and two others kept trying to form a breakaway  but the bunch kept chasing them down and the race finished in a bunch sprint ,with Scargill placing 10th.


The club’s last of four 5 mile time trials at Thurgoland on Tuesday unfortunately had to be cancelled on safety grounds at the last minute due to inconsiderate fly tipping on the carriageway.


Saturday saw Bob Waterhouse ride the Sheffrec “Full Monty” ride, a 127 mile circuit, starting in Lodge Moor, Sheffield, then heading north to Holmfirth, crossing Holme Moss, turning West to Glossop, Whaley Bridge and the Goyt Valley, then South to Ashbourne, returning via Chatsworth and Froggatt. The testing course, with over 13,500 feet of climbing, was completed by 28 riders.


Sunday’s club run saw Jack Hollington,  Rodger Holmes, Dave Hudson, Rob Parkes, Phil  Adams and visitor Alan Swales complete a 65 mile round trip to Retford.


The club's 10 mile Championship and handicap takes place on Tuesday 24th May at Park Springs. The event starts at 7pm and is open to all comers. More details can be found in the links on the left.


This Sunday’s club run is a 70 mile loop to Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9:15am


10/05/2016

 

Last Saturday saw Wheeler Dan Taylor continue his podium form of recent weeks when he finished 2nd in the Rossington Wheelers 10 mile time trial at Hatfield. His time of 21m 07s was just 14 seconds behind winner Darryl Wall. 15 year old Wheeler Tom Booth recorded a course personal best of 24m 09s.


Tuesday saw bad weather put paid to the third of the club’s four 5 mile time trials at Thurgoland.   Poor visibility and spray meant conditions were deemed too dangerous.


On Sunday Paul Heggie rode the Drighlington 25 mile time trial at Topcliffe and recorded a personal best for the distance of 01h 00m 11s which at 62 years old was also a club age record.


Also on Sunday Wheeler Dave Scargill competed in the Enville Road Race at Bobbington .The race was over 45 miles of a hilly circuit and 3 riders got away on the start of the 2nd lap. Scargill joined with three others in a chase group and in the ensuing sprint finished in a fine 5th place.


Sunday’s club run saw Robert Waterhouse ,John Woodhouse, Roger Bacon, Roger Holmes, Phil Adams , Dave Hudson and Tom Booth complete a 100 mile round trip to Knaresborough. On the same day Tony Lodge and Paul Mynett completed the 45 mile Great Selby Bike Ride for Cancer Research . Club President Christine Minto rode a solo 60 mile loop to Misterton.


 The club's last of four 5 mile time trials takes place on Tuesday 17th May on the A629 at Thurgoland. The event starts at 7pm and is open to all comers. 


More details can be found in the links on the left


This Sunday’s club run is a 70 mile loop to Retford in Nottinghamshire meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9:15am


03/05/2016

 

Last Sunday saw Wheeler Dan Taylor get yet another podium finish when he rode the Matlock CC 10 mile time trial at Rowsley finishing  2nd in 21m 52s , just 14 seconds behind winner Dan Barnett despite being held up by traffic in Rowsley village.


Tuesday saw the second of the club’s four 5 mile time trials at Thurgoland.   Fastest overall was Wheeler Dan Taylor in 11m 22s. First on handicap was Austin Watson in 10m 44s.


results here


Sunday’s club run saw Philip Adams, Neil Addy, Tom Booth, Dave Hudson, Bob Waterhouse,  Austin Watson and John Woodhouse complete a 70 mile loop from Birdwell out to Eyam in the Peak District climbing 7500 feet in the process while Rodger Holmes and Paul Mynett went out on a flatter route to Carburton.


 The club's third of four 5 mile time trials takes place on Tuesday 10rd May on the A629 at Thurgoland. The event starts at 7pm and is open to all comers. More details can be found in the links on the left


This Sunday’s club run is a 80 mile loop to Knaresborough in N. Yorkshire meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9:15am


27/04/2016


Saturday saw Wheeler Dave Scargill compete in the Halifax Road Race at Greetland  which consisted of 9 laps of a 5 mile hilly circuit .On the 2nd lap Scargill got into a breakaway group and with 1 lap to go he was at the back of the group eventually finishing a fine  4th overall.


On Sunday Paul Heggie rode in the Otley CC 25 mile time trial at Boroughbridge on the old A1 and his time of 1h 4m 54s was good enough for 1st in the 60-69 age group.


Tuesday saw the first of the club’s four 5 mile time trials at Thurgoland. 10 Wheelers and 7 guest riders braved the cold, windy and damp evening weather. Fastest overall was Wheeler Dan Taylor in 12m 14s.


Taylor Daniel

Birdwell Wheelers

12:14

Booth Thomas (J)

Birdwell Wheelers

14:11

Godley Greg

Birdwell Wheelers

14:38

Parkes Robert

Birdwell Wheelers

15:18

Addy Neil

Birdwell Wheelers

15:54

Whittaker Alan

Birdwell Wheelers

16:14

Heggie Paul

Birdwell Wheelers

16:29

Hollington Jack

Birdwell Wheelers

16:29

Woodhouse John

Birdwell Wheelers

16:55

Watson Austin

Birdwell Wheelers

17:48

Brankin Kathleen (W)

Birdwell Wheelers

18:20




Partridge Dave

Team Cystic Fibrosis

12:23

Johnson Tony

Barnsley Road Club

12:53

Lacey Steve

Barnsley Road Club

13:59

Bedford David

Sheffrec C.C.

15:58

Rowe John

Stocksbridge C.C.

16:20

Goacher Charlie (J)

n/a

18:02

 

Two groups went out last Sunday-a racing group of Dave Scargill and Shaun Dolby rode a fast 110 mile loop to Messingham while a group comprising Neil Addy, Corey Crossland, Jack Hollington, Dave Hudson, Phil Adams, Tony Lodge, Paul Mynett and Rob Parkes completed a 70 mile loop to Carburton.

 

The club's second of four 5 mile time trials takes place on Tuesday 3rd May on the A629 at Thurgoland. The event starts at 7pm and is open to all comers. More details can be found in the links on the left

This Sunday’s club run is a 70 mile loop out to Eyam. It leaves Birdwell roundabout at 9.00 prompt. 


24/04/2016


Saturday saw the annual running of Birdwell Wheelers Open 25 mile time at Hatfield Woodhouse near Doncaster. A field of 48 riders braved chilly temperatures and a strong headwind on the last leg from Blaxton

Dan Taylor 


Tom Booth 

Overall it proved a very good day for the organising club as Dan Taylor continued his good form so far by recording the fastest time of the day in 53m 57s and received the South Yorkshire Times trophy. Fellow club member Trevor Mayne was 9th in 56m 03s and Tom Booth(15) was fastest Juvenile in 1h 03m 07s. Fastest woman was Karen Ledger(Langsett Cycles RT) in 59m 00s and the Team prize for 3 rider teams also went to the organising club Dan Taylor, Trevor Mayne and Paul Mason had an aggregate time of 2h 48m 35s


19/04/2016


Members of Birdwell Wheelers were out on Saturday riding in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 10 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse where riders battled strong crosswinds, hailstorms and a badly potholed road surface. Dan Taylor 21m 36s, Trevor Mayne 23m 23s and Tom Booth 25m 50s were the brave riders.


On Sunday Trevor Mayne’s time of 1h 23m 03s was good enough for 2nd place in the 50-59 age group at Glossop Kinder Velo’s sporting 25.6 mile time trial in the Peak District.


Also on Sunday Wheeler Paul Heggie came out top in the 55+ age group when he recorded a time of 1h 01m 44s in the Yorkshire Coastal Clarion 24 mile event on a sporting course at Beverley.


A glorious sunny day on Sunday saw two rides set out on the annual 100 mile reliability ride to Howden in North Yorkshire. The A group of Dave Scargill, Shaun Dolby and Tom Booth joined by visitors James Allen and Adam Quixall completed the ride in 5 ¼ hours while the B group of Neil Addy, Dave Hudson, Jack Hollington,  Mark Whittaker, Rodger Holmes, Bob Waterhouse and Paul Mynett completed the ride in just under 7 hours.


The Wheeler's Open 25 mile time trial takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at Hatfield Woodhouse and the club's first of four 5 mile time trials takes place on Tuesday 26th on the A629 at Thurgoland. The event starts at 7pm and is open to all comers. More details can be found in the links on the left


This Sunday’s club run is a 70 mile loop out to Carburton. It leaves Brewer’s Fayre roundabout  Wombwell at 9.15 prompt. 


12/04/2016


Birdwell Wheelers run of success continued last Saturday at the Ravenscroft 10 mile timetrial on the old A1 at Brotherton. Dan Taylor achieved yet another podium finish his time of 21m 31s being good enough for 3rd and only 16 seconds off 1st place. Paul Mason in only his 2nd timetrial of the year finished in 23m 11s –good enough for 20th and 15 year old Tom Booth again showed his promise with a time of 25m 46s placing ahead of some strong Seniors.


Dan Taylor on his way to another podium finish


Sunday saw Sean Dolby ride in the Keith Carter Memorial category 2, 3 and 4 road race at North Newbold in East Yorkshire. There were 70 starters and the race consisted of six and a half laps of an 8 mile circuit with an uphill finish .

Dolby easily kept in the top 12 all throughout the race and as the laps went down so did the size of the group. On the last lap as they caught the leading two, bad luck struck as he punctured leaving him a 3 mile walk back to race HQ.


Also on Sunday Neil Addy, Tom Booth, Rodger Holmes and  Dave Hudson  headed east to complete a 70 mile loop to Uppermill in glorious sunshine.

This Sunday’s club run is the annual 100 mile round trip to Howden and back. It leaves Birdwell roundabout  at 9.00 prompt.

Further details about how to join Birdwell Wheelers can be found in the links on the left 


05/04/2016


Birdwell Wheelers run of success continued last Saturday at the Team Swift 10 mile timetrial at South Cave.


In a very strong 144 rider field , Wheelers Dan Taylor 12th in 19m 45s, Trevor Mayne 50th in 20m 50s and 15 year old Tom Booth 113th in 23m 10s combined for an aggregate time of 1h 3m 45s to smash old the 3 man club record of 1h 8m 36s set in 2011 by nearly 5 minutes.


Tom Booth at South Cave © R Booth


The Sunday club run this week saw seven Wheelers - Rodger Holmes, Tom Booth, Paul Mynett, Austin Watson, Dave Hudson, Phillip Stuart Adams  and Bob Waterhouse, joined for part of the way by Roger Bacon, ride a 70 mile loop calling at Misterton  where they were also joined for welcome refreshments by Club President Christine Minto.


This Sunday’s club run leaves Brewers Fayre roundabout at Wombwell at 9.15.


Further details about how to join Birdwell Wheelers can be found in the links on the left. 


28/03/2016


Last weekend was another successful one for Birdwell Wheelers.


On Good Friday in City RC ‘s 10 mile timetrial at South Cave,  in a very strong field of 119 riders, Wheeler Dan Taylor finished in 8th place in a time of 19m 05s. On Sunday he travelled over to Cumbria for the Border City Wheelers hilly 20 mile timetrial at Lazenby and scored another podium place finishing 3rd in 50m 42s.


On Saturday Paul Heggie rode in the Sleaford Wheelers Charity 10 mile timetrial and was pleased to finish in a time of  26m 20s after battling 20 mph headwinds on the outward leg.


Sunday also saw Trevor Mayne rode in the LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) road race at Newark  but his lack of winter training caught up with him as he was unable to stay in the break and was swallowed up by the bunch before the flag.


Sunday’s club run saw Paul Heggie,Bob Waterhouse, Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Paul Mynett , Neil Addy, Corey Crossland,  Rodger Holmes and  Philip Adams complete a 55 mile round trip to Oldcotes.


Further details about how to join Birdwell Wheelers can be found in the links on the left.


23/03/2016


Last weekend was a very successful one for Birdwell Wheelers. In the Bolsover and District 10 mile time trial at Cuckney , Dan Taylor came 3rd in 21m 42s ,Paul Mason finished 27th in 23m 08s and Trevor Mayne 28th in 23m 15s. There aggregate time was  good enough to give Birdwell 3rd in the team event. 15 year old Tom Booth was 2nd junior in 25m 28s.


Sundays club run saw Paul Heggie,Bob Waterhouse, Tom Booth ,Dave Hudson,Greg Godley, Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Paul Mynett and Rodger Holmes complete a 55 mile trip to Slaithwaite.


Further details about how to join Birdwell Wheelers can be found in the links on the left.


15/03/2016


On Saturday, Shaun Dolby rode in the 2nd round of the Pedalsport Category 3 and 4 circuit race at the Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland. Dolby was in contention the whole race and in the final lap sprint finished 3rd gaining more British Cycling category points.


Shaun Dolby, in white, sprinting for 3rd place on the final lap © E Hughes


Also on Saturday Dan Taylor took his second consecutive 2nd place when he rode in the Scunthorpe Road Club 10 mile time trial .His time of 21m 06 seconds was just 18 seconds behind winner Nigel Haigh.


Trevor Mayne was also in time trial action in the Veteran Time Trial Association (VTTA) 10 mile event on the A1 at Ranby where he finished in 21 m 31s.

Sunday saw Dave Scargill and Trevor Mayne ride the Fleche Walltonne Road Race in Leicestershire organised by the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC). Scargill finished 4th in his age race and 5th overall while Mayne was 9th in his race.


Also on Sunday Wheelers the club’s annual 50 miles in 4 hours reliability ride saw Neil Addy,Roger Bacon, Tom Booth, Corey Crossland, Jack Hollington, Rodger Holmes ,Tony Lodge, Christine Minto, Steve Myatt, Paul Mynett and Rob Parkes complete a loop through Adwick, Askern, Notton , East Hardwick and Brierley.


Further details about how to join Birdwell Wheelers can be found in the links on the left. 


29/02/2016


The first weekend of the racing season saw Birdwell Wheelers gain two podium places.


On Saturday, Shaun Dolby rode in the Pedalsport Category 3 and 4 circuit race at the Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland. With 16 laps of the 40 lap race left two riders broke away but one of them was soon brought back by the bunch. Dolby maintained position in the chasing bunch and with his fastest lap of the race outsprinted rivals for 2nd place just 21 seconds behind the winner.


The day after, Daniel Taylor, back in Birdwell colours, rode in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation 10 mile Open time trial on the old A1 at Fairburn. On a bitterly cold day but with light winds Taylor showed the results of his winter training when he finished 3rd in a very strong field in a time of 22 min 27 sec just 1 minute behind winner Phil Graves.


Also on Sunday, Wheelers Dave Scargill, Tom Booth and Shaun Dolby rode in the annual Tom Simpson Memorial ride at Bawtry. All three completed the 55 mile ride in under  2 ½ hours.


Two club runs set out on Sunday. Paul Heggie, Dave Hudson, Trevor Mayne, Rob Parkes and Bob Waterhouse chose the hillier ride completing a 90km loop to Hope in the Peak District. 


Meanwhile Phillip Adams, Neil Addy,  Roger Bacon, Rodger Holmes, Tony Lodge, Steve Myatt, Paul Mynett and Austin Watson chose a flatter route completing a 90km loop to Sherburn in Elmet                                                                                          


  .


Squires café Sherburn  © T Lodge


Next Sunday sees the first of the club’s Audax events . It is a non-competitive ride of 110km over a flat route to Snaith starting and finishing at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street, Birdwell. Details here http://www.birdwellwheelers.org/Pages/Audax.aspx

Entries can be made on the day before 9am.


Further details about how to join Birdwell Wheelers can be found in the links on the left


26/01/2016

 

Birdwell Wheelers members turned out in force for Sunday’s club rides.

The faster group of Neil Addy, Paul Bennington, Tom Booth, Shaun Dolby, Greg Godley, Paul Heggie, Dave Hudson, Rob Parkes, Dave Scargill, John Woodhouse and two visitors James Allen of Sheff Rec and Jason Wild of Whirlow Wheelers set a fast pace despite the strong southerly wind and averaged just under 19mph to the café stop at Epworth. The return leg saw them just slightly slower at just under 17mph. The group covered just short of 85 miles.


Café stop at Epworth  © P Heggie


The B group saw Roger Bacon, Rodger Holmes, Steve Myatt, Austin Watson,  Dave Woodhouse and Joe Woodhouse  ride a 50 mile loop out to Wroot and back.

This Sunday’s club run to  Slaithwaite leaves the Brewers Fayre roundabout on the junction of Wath Road and the A6195 at 9.15am prompt.

 

Further details about how to join Birdwell Wheelers can be found in the links on the left