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20/06/2017

 

On Saturday in blistering temperatures Paul Heggie rode in the Fusion CC 10 Mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse and his time of 25m 04s was a personal best for the course and placed him 24th of 37               riders                       

 

Paul Heggie


Sunday saw Steve Myatt, Paul Mynett, Dave Hudson, Dave Woodhouse Phil Adams and Austin Watson complete an 80 mile round trip to Temple Newsam in Leeds while club president Christine Minto rode a 60 mile solo loop to Worksop.


In the last of three 15 Mile time trials on Tuesday night , fastest was Shaun Dolby in 37m 48s 2nd was Trevor Mayne in 38m 31s ,3rd Dave Scargill in 45m 27s ,4th Phil Adams in 49m 00s 5th Austin Watson in 49m 24s and 6th John Woodhouse in 54m 33s. 1st on handicap was Trevor Mayne.


Next Tuesday is the date for the first of six 10 Mile time trials at Park Springs starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome.

 

Sunday’s club run is to York meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton at 9:15am. More details on this and all the above can be found in the links on the left.


13/06/2017

 

On Saturday Dave Scargill got another top five finish in the 57 mile Clifton Road Race at Sheriff Hutton.

3 riders got away from the bunch on the 2nd lap and Scargill and one other tried in vain to chase the break down for 33 miles. Scargill won the sprint for 4th place on a day when the strong wind conditions meant only ten riders finished the race.

Also on Saturday Dan Taylor and Tom Booth rode in the Yorkshire RC 25 Mile Open timetrial at Boroughbridge on the old A1.

Taylor’s time of 55m 44s placed him 5th overall out of 53 finishers.


Dan Taylor © Rob Booth Photography


 Booth recorded a time of 1h 2m 44s placing 27thand 1st Junior.                              Tom Booth © Rob Booth Photography


Sunday saw 50 riders assemble at Wharnecliffe Side for Birdwell Wheelers Holme Moss 105 km Audax. They set off at 9am and had to battle ferocious winds as they climbed the famous Holme Moss ascent and descended into Glossop. At 100km the riders then climbed the Cote de Bradfield, another climb used in the Tour de France. First Wheeler home in 5 hours was Roger Bacon shortly followed by Paul Heggie. Other Wheelers riding were Tony Lodge, Paul Mynett , Steve Myatt and Austin Watson.


In the second of three 15 Mile timetrials on Tuesday night , fastest was Kathrin Brankin in 48m 03s ,2nd was Austin Watson in 48m 52s ,3rd Phil Adams in 49m 18s and 4th Roger Bacon in 49m 31s. Watson was 1st on handicap.

Next Tuesday is the date for the last of three 15 Mile time trials at Thurnscoe starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome.

 

Sunday’s club run is to Temple Newsam meeting at Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton at 9:15am. More details on this and all the above can be found in the links on the left.

06/06/2017

 

On Saturday Dave Scargill rode in the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC) Darley Moor circuit event. A break formed but was brought back and in the resulting sprint finish Scargill was 7th overall and 4th in his age category.

In Barnsley RC ‘s 10 mile event at Park Springs on Wednesday Wheeler Dan Taylor came out on top with the fastest time of 21m 09s while Paul Heggie riding his road bike finished in 26m 53s.

Sunday’s club run was longer than usual and a group of Phil Adams, Rob Parkes, Paul Mynett, Tony Lodge, Steve Myatt and Chris Jenkins completed a 100 mile round trip with a café stop at Bilsthorpe.

Next Tuesday is the date for the 2nd of three 15 Mile time trials at Thurnscoe starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome. Due to bad weather the 1st in the series was cancelled.

 

Sunday’s club run is the club’s annual Audax -a 100km ride taking in two of the climbs used in the Tour de France, Holme Moss and Cote de Bradfield. It starts at Wharncliffeside and entry is available on the day. More details on this and all the above can be found in the links on the left.

30/05/2017

 

Despite some poor weather last weekend there were some strong performances by members of Birdwell Wheelers.

 

On Sunday Dave Scargill rode in the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists (LVRC) Vic Sutton Memorial road race at Walkington in East Yorkshire. Over 6 laps of a hilly 7 miles circuit 2 riders got away on the 2nd lap. Scargill and one other broke away from the pack into a strong headwind. They were caught on the last lap but Scargill broke away again on the last hill and finished 4th overall.

 

On Saturday Dan Taylor and Tom Booth braved thunder and lightning to ride in the Holme Valley Wheelers 25 Mile open time trial at Leeming. On a day when many riders decided against riding due to the conditions Taylor finished 10th overall in 54m 36s. 16 year old Booth achieved a personal best for the distance of 57m 59s and a top half finish as well as being 1st Junior home.

 

Tom Booth at Leeming on his way to a personal best © R Booth Photography

 

The next day Booth rode in the BBM 10 Mile open time trial at Fairburn. His time of 23m 34s placed him 7th overall out of 35 finishers and 1st Junior. His time was a personal best for the undulating course.

 

Saturday also saw Wheeler Trevor Mayne embark on an epic 4 week trip to ride the 2800km length of the River Danube.

 

Next Tuesday is the date for the 1st of three 15 Mile time trials at Thurnscoe starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome.

 

Sunday’s club run to Clipstone will meet at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton and visitors are welcome.

 

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

15/05/2017

 

Wheeler Dan Taylor got his second podium finish of the season when he rode the Sheffrec Open 25 Mile time trial at Hatfield last Saturday. His 3rd place time of 55m 29s was 2m 13s behind winner Simon Beldon of Team SSLL and just 20 seconds quicker than 4th placed Anthony Bromley also of Team SSLL. Other Wheelers times were Paul Mason who finished in 57m 54s, junior Tom Booth in 1h 2m 26s and  Greg Godley in 1h 5m 45s.

 

Dan Taylor on his way to 3rd place at Hatfield © R Witney

 

On the same day Trevor Mayne rode his second fastest ever 25 Mile time trial when he rode the South Pennine Open 25 time trial at Etwall. His time of 51m 49s was just 9 seconds slower than his personal best despite being baulked on one of the roundabouts.

 

Also on Saturday Paul Heggie rode in the City RC Open 10 Mile time trial at South Cave and his time of 22m 06s was good enough for 1st out of 18 in the 60-69 age group and beat his own club age record by exactly 1 minute.

 

In the last of the club’s four 5 Mile time trials at Thurgoland Andy Nichols of Team B38 was fastest in 11m 20s just 8 seconds quicker than first Wheeler home Dan Taylor. On handicap Greg Godley was 1st in 10m 29s with Rob Parkes 2nd in 10m 55s.  Austin Watson still leads the handicap series on 28 points only 1 ahead of Trevor Mayne and 2 ahead of Dan Taylor.

 

Birdwell times

Dan Taylor

11:28

Trevor Mayne

13:24

Greg Godley

13:44

Rob Parkes

14:16

Allan Whittaker

14:57

Roger Bacon

16:19

 

Next Tuesday is the date for the Club’s 5 Mile Championship on the Park Springs course starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome.

 

Last Sunday Roger Bacon, Dave Hudson, Paul Heggie, Christine Minto, Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Paul Mynett, Rob Parkes, Phil Adams and guest Chris Jenkins completed a 65 mile loop to Torworth.

 

Sunday’s club run will meet at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton and visitors are welcome.

 

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


08/05/2017

 

Top billing this week goes to 16 year old Tom Booth who last Saturday in the Rossington Wheelers 10 mile Open time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse finished 1st Junior and 15th overall in a new course personal best of 23m 29s. In the same event Trevor Mayne finished 8th overall in 22m 33s.

 

Tom Booth 1st Junior   © Rob Booth

 

On the same day Paul Mason rode in the Drighlington BC 25 mile Open time trial at Dishforth and his time of 54m 46s placed him 25th in a strong field of over 130 riders.

 

Tuesday’s 5 mile time trial at Thurgoland saw Anthony Bromley (Team SSLL) fastest for the 2nd week running in 11m 25s , just 3 seconds ahead of Andy Nichols (Team B38) and 11 seconds ahead of first Birdwell Wheeler Dan Taylor. On handicap Austin Watson was first with Allan Whittaker  and Trevor Mayne close behind. Watson now leads the handicap competition with 28 points , 3 ahead of Philip Adams and 6 ahead of Trevor Mayne.

 

Birdwell Whs

Dan Taylor

11:36

Trevor Mayne

12:29

Greg Godley

14:35

Rob Parkes

14:43

Allan Whittaker

15:03

Roger Bacon

15:40

Philip Adams

15:50

Austin Watson

16:03

 

 

Sunday’s club run saw Austin Watson, Phil Adams, Rob Parkes and Roger Bacon complete a windy 80 mile loop to Tadcaster averaging over 15 mph.

 

The club’s next meeting is on Friday 12th May at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street starting at 7:30 and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday’s club run will meet at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton and visitors are welcome.

 

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

03/05/2017

 

Last weekend was a busy one for members of Birdwell Wheelers. On Saturday the club ran its annual 25 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse. Overall winner was Philip Graves in 51m 51s. Wheeler Dan Taylor was 3rd in 54m 53s. Club mates Trevor Mayne 57m 01s and Paul Mason 57m 34s combined with Taylor to win the team of three prize in an aggregate time of 2h 49m 28s. 16 year old Tom Booth went under the hour for the distance for the first time in a new PB of 58m 42s which was good enough for 2nd Junior and 18th overall.Greg Godley finished in 1h 6m 32s.

 

Winning Team   Trevor Mayne , Paul Mason , Paul Heggie (Event Secretary) and Dan Taylor

© R Booth Photography

 

On Sunday Dan Taylor, Jack Hollington , Tom Booth, John Woodhouse and Trevor Mayne rode the Tour de Yorkshire Sportive on a 100km route from Fox Valley at Stocksbridge. The route with over 6000 feet of climbing covered many of the roads used later in the day by the professionals.

 

They were joined in the afternoon by Club members  Steve Myatt , Dave Hudson,  Austin Watson , Tony Lodge , Paul Mynett and Roger Bacon along with thousands of other spectators to watch the final stage of the Tour as it entered Barnsley Borough.

 

Also on Sunday Paul Heggie rode in the Veteran Time Trial Association (VTTA) 15 mile Championship at South Cave and finished in 37m 07s to place 84th out of 129 riders.

 

Tuesday’s 5 mile time trial at Thurgoland saw Anthony Bromley of Ingbirchworth riding for his new Team SSSL fastest in 11m 35s closely followed by Wheeler Dan Taylor in 11m 44s. Winner on handicap was Philip Adams  just 4 seconds ahead of Austin Watson. This result ties the two of them on 18 points in the handicap competition with Trevor Mayne 4 points behind in 3rd.

Dan Taylor        11m 44s Trevor Mayne      12m 44s  Allan Whittaker  15m 21s

Philip Adams     16m 10s  Austin Watson   16m 57s

 

Anthony Bromley © Mossienet Photography

 

The club’s next meeting is on Friday 12th May at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street starting at 7:30 and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday’s club run will meet at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton and visitors are welcome.

 

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

25/04/2017

 

Birdwell Wheelers season of Club events started on Tuesday with the 1st of four 5 mile timetrials on a sporting course from Thurgoland to Hoylandswaine roundabout and back.

 

Five Wheelers and six visitors braved the bitterly cold weather. The first Wheeler home was Dan Taylor in 13m 40s  and Trevor Mayne was 2nd in 14m 27s. The first two on handicap were Greg Godley in 11m 22s and Austin Watson in 12m 12s. The second round takes place on Tuesday over the same course.

 

Greg Godley 1st on handicap © Mossienet Photography

 

 

The previous weekend Dan Taylor rode in the Otley 25 mile timetrial on the old A1 at Boroughbridge. His time of 57m 55s placed him 17th in a strong field of 70 riders.

 

Also that weekend Paul Heggie rode in the Ogmore Valley Wheelers 25 mile timetrial at Hirwaun in S Wales. His time of 57m 52s only placed him 84th but was good enough for a new personal best at the distance , also setting a new club age record.

 

Saturday saw Trevor Mayne and Dave Scargill ride in the LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) Derek Smith Memorial Road Race on an undulating course at Halifax. Scargill finished in 3rd place in his age group while Mayne finished 10th in his .

 

Sunday’s club run saw Dave Hudson, Dave Scargill, Phil Adams, Roger Bacon ,Neil Addy and Rob Parkes ride a 90 mile loop to Naburn and back.

 

Birdwell’s Open 25 mile timetrial takes place tomorrow (29th) at Hatfield Woodhouse starting at 2pm. The next day club members will be out in force watching the 3rd and last stage of the Tour de Yorkshire as it once again enters Barnsley Borough.

 

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


17/04/2017

 

April 8th saw the running of Birdwell Wheelers first Open Timetrial of the season at Hatfield Woodhouse. Two sets of roadworks, one only notified on the day, meant the event had to be rerouted and shortened from 10 to 7.5 miles.


The weather was glorious and fastest on the day and winner of the Taylor Trophy was Dan Barnett of Team Bottrill. Wheelers Dan Taylor was 7th ,Trevor Mayne 15th and Tom Booth 21st and first under 19.


The women’s event was won by Karen Ledger of Rutland CC and the club were delighted that Alison Martin, granddaughter of the club’s founder Jim Carr, was there in person to present Karen with the Jim Carr Trophy which Alison has donated to the club for the fastest women in the 10 mile Open.


Karen Ledger receives the Jim Carr Trophy from Alison Martin © R Booth Photography

 

The road bike event was won by Oliver Bridgewood of Spokes BPC Racing .

 

In last Sunday’s Out of the Saddle road race at Braithwell ,Wheeler Shaun Dolby missed the break but still managed  11th place in the bunch sprint.

 

On Good Friday Trevor Mayne rode in the 22 mile Buxton Mountain Time Trial over 2 laps of a hilly course at Longstone Edge. His time of 1h 5m 54s was good enough for 11th overall and 2nd overall in the road bike category.

 

The next day saw 16 year old Tom Booth ride in the 21 mile North Midlands Championship over a demanding course starting at Fox Valley. His time of 55m 48s placed him 15th overall and 2nd Junior.

 

On the same day Wheelers Paul Mason and Paul Heggie rode the Otley 10 mile Time Trial at Boroughridge on the old A1 in a full field of 111 starters. Despite very strong winds Mason’s 22m 41s put him in 17th place and 6th in the 40-49 year old category while Heggie’s 25m 58s placed him 70th and 4th in the 60-69 year old category.

 

On Easter Sunday Phil Adams and Dave Hudson completed a 70 mile loop to Misterton just avoiding the afternoon’s rain.

 

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


28/03/2017

 

Last weekend saw Wheeler Dan Taylor ride in the Border Wheelers hilly 20 mile time trial near Carlisle. His time of 50m 56s was good enough for 11th overall.

 

Dan Taylor riding to 11th place at Carlisle        © R Booth Photography

 

Shaun Dolby ,Trevor Mayne and Dave Scargill have just returned from a training week in Majorca which should set them up for a successful season ahead.

 

The Sunday club run saw half a dozen Wheelers head out on a loop to Torworth. This Sunday sees the club ride out to Slaithwaite at 9.15 from the Brewers Fayre roundabout at Brampton.  Visitors are welcome.

 

Entries for the club’s Open 10 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse on April 8th have just closed and the Madison Genesis rider Connor Swift ,last year’s winner is the top name on the start sheet.

 

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

21/03/2017

 

Last weekend was another busy one for members of Birdwell Wheelers. On Saturday a strong team of Dan Taylor, Trevor Mayne, Junior Tom Booth and Greg Godley rode the Bolsover & District 10 mile time trial at Cuckney.

 

Taylor finished 10th in 21m 40s closely followed by Mayne in 21m 44s. Booth finished 22nd in 22m 42s , a new course PB and good enough for 2nd placed Junior while Godley finished in 25m 11s.

 

Dan Taylor riding to 10th place at Cuckney        © R Booth Photography

 

The following day saw the first of the club’s Audax events, a 105km loop from Birdwell Community Centre out to Snaith and back.

 

Wheelers Tony Lodge, Paul Mynett, Rodger Holmes, Roger Bacon, Trevor Mayne ,Tom Booth, Dave Hudson, Austin Watson, Phil Adams, John Woodhouse and Neil Addy were joined by 23 other entrants. They had to battle very strong headwinds on the return leg but all riders completed the route inside the target time with Mayne and Booth the first two riders home.

 

Sunday’s club run is a 50 mile loop to Torworth starting at Brewers Fayre Wombwell at 9:15. Prospective members are welcome to join in.

 

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

13/03/2017

 

The 2nd week of the racing season was again a successful one for Birdwell Wheelers.

 

On Saturday in the North Midlands Veteran Time Trial Association (NMVTTA) 14 mile event at Cuckney Trevor Mayne finished 6th overall in 34m 04s which also placed him 5th on VTTA handicap. Tom Booth in 35m 47s was a fine 14th overall and 1st Junior.

Trevor Mayne NMVTTA 14  © R Booth

 

The next day saw Booth, Dan Taylor and Paul Heggie ride in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation (YCF) 10 mile event at Fairburn. Taylor despite suffering from a heavy cold finished 10th in 22m 40s. Booth in 24m 06s was 22nd overall and 1st Junior while Heggie recorded a course PB in 26m 40s.

Tom Booth YCF 10  © R Booth

Dan Taylor YCF 10  © R Booth

Paul Heggie YCF 10  © R Booth

 

Also on Saturday John Woodhouse, Rob Parkes, Steve Myatt and Rodger Holmes rode in the 104km Three Fields Audax event. Starting at Alfreton the route took them through Clumber Park to Bothamsall then onto Southwell before returning to Alfreton. All completed the ride in well under the time limit.

 

Sunday was also the date for the club’s annual 50 miles in 4 hours reliability ride. Starting at Brewers Fayre Brampton the ride followed a loop through Askern, Darrington, Purston Jaglin, Ryhill, Grimethorpe and back to the start. The ride was completed by Roger Bacon, Rodger Holmes, John Woodhouse, Neil Addy, Phil Adams, Dave Scargill, Trevor Mayne, Rob Parkes and Steve Myatt all within the allotted 4 hours.

 

This Sunday the club is running its own 110km Audax event over a flattish route out to Snaith. Entries are available on the day from 9am at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street Birdwell.  £6/£8 depending on status.

 

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

06/03/2017

 

The racing season got off to a flying start last weekend for members of Birdwell Wheelers. On Saturday in the first event at the new cycle circuit at Sandal, Wheeler Shaun Dolby rode in the 40 lap Category 2/3/4 race organised by Barnsley Road Club.

 

Two riders went away from the off and stayed away for the whole race. At half distance Dolby managed to get into a break of 4 riders but they were unable to shake off the pursuing group. With 5 laps to go two more riders broke away and in the ensuing sprint Dolby finished in a top 10 place.

 

On the same day Trevor Mayne rode Matlock CC’s 21 mile time trial on one of his favourite hilly courses. His time of 1h 1m 33s was good enough for 6th veteran and 12th overall.

 

The following day Wheelers Dan Taylor, junior Tom Booth and Greg Godley rode in Featherstone CC’s 10 mile time trial at Fairburn. Taylor finished 5th in 22m 40s , Booth was 14th in 23m 40s which placed him 1st Junior in a new course PB and Godley also achieved a course PB in 25m 43s.

 

Sunday’s club run saw Dave Scargill, Dave Hudson, Austin Watson, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Rob Parkes, Shaun Dolby, John Woodhouse and Phil Adams ride a cold and wet 80 mile loop to Cawood.

 

The club’s next meeting is  tonight (Friday 10th Mar) at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street starting at 7:30 and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday’s club run will meet at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton and visitors are welcome.

 

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

08/01/2017

 

Last Sunday saw members of Birdwell Wheelers take part in their opening event of 2017.

 

Steve Myatt, Roger Holmes, Rob Parkes, Bob Waterhouse, Austin Watson, Dave Hudson and John Woodhouse joined 200 riders on the hilly “Hopey New Year” annual 100 km Audax  event which included 1750 metres of climbing.

 

The route took them from the Hope Valley via Bakewell, Ashbourne, Longnor and returning through Tideswell to Bradwell . They all completed the route within the time limit and were glad that unlike previous years the weather stayed fair!

 


Wheelers Dave Hudson and Austin Watson at the finish of the Hopey New Year Audax

 

The club’s next meeting is the AGM (Friday 13th Jan) at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street starting at 7:00 and prospective members are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday’s club run will meet at 9:15 at the Brewers Fayre roundabout Brampton and visitors are welcome. The ride will be approximately 50 miles in total.

 

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