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Booth gets top billing for Birdwell Wheelers

Top billing this week, as far as Birdwell Wheelers are concerned, goes to 16 year old Tom Booth (pictured) 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.

Competing in the same event Trevor Mayne finished 8th overall in 22m 33s.

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 three 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.

Wheelers’ times were: 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.

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