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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.