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Scargill lands another top five finish

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

Three riders got away from the bunch on the second 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 (pictured) and Tom Booth rode in the Yorkshire RC 25 Mile Open time-trial at Boroughbridge on the old A1.

Taylor’s time of 55m 44s placed him 5th overall out of 53 finishers, while Booth recorded a time of 1h 2m 44s, placing him 27th and 1st Junior.

Sunday saw 50 riders assemble at Wharnecliffe Side for the 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 five 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, second was Austin Watson in 48m 52s, third Phil Adams in 49m 18s and fourth 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 on the club website   http://www.birdwellwheelers.org

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