Sunday saw the 4th running of the Birdwell Wheelers Cote de Holme Moss 100km Audax cycle event, when 40 riders from as far afield as Suffolk rode the challenging hilly course which took in the demanding climbs of Holme Moss, Snake Pass and Jawbone Hill at Oughtibridge, a total of 2,200 metres of climbing.
Six Birdwell Wheelers -Steve Myatt, Dave Hudson, Austin Watson, Tony Lodge, Roger Bacon & Mark Peasegood were part of the group of riders who set off from Birdwell Community Centre.
Julian Humphrey of Sheffrec CC was the first rider back in 4hours 20 minutes.
One of the highlights of the day was 14 year old Rose Price of Derby Mercury who was the youngest rider to complete the course. She was matched by Jim Edwards (78) of Lincoln Wheelers, the oldest rider in the event.
Last Thursday Wheeler Joe Woodhouse rode in the NMRRL (North Midlands Road Race League) over 7 laps at Torworth.
On the 3rd lap a trio of Joe Woodhouse (Birdwell Wheelers), Scott Paterson (Doncaster Wheelers) and Andy Mills (Out of the Saddle CC) opened up a small advantage, but the lead didn’t last and the race came back together. It stayed that way over the closing three laps. Woodhouse finished in the bunch just missing out on a point scoring place.
Saturday saw two Wheelers compete in Time Trials. John Woodhouse rode the Bolsover & District CC 10 Mile Open Time Trial at Cuckney where he finished in a time of 28m 32s.
Paul Heggie rode in the Adept Cycling 25 Mile Open Time Trial at Crathorne and finished in a time of 1h 01m 51s.
On Tuesday the club’s second of three 15 mile time trials took place at Thurnscoe, the first having been cancelled due to roadworks on the course. Eight Wheelers took part and fastest on the night was Trevor Mayne in 37m 59s. more than six minutes ahead of 2nd place Marc Peasegood.
1. Trevor Mayne 37m 59s
2. Marc Peasegood 44m 31s
3. Chris Jenkins 45m 09s
4. Roger Bacon 46m 18s
5. Dave Hudson 47m 55s
6. Paul Heggie 49m 06s
7. John Woodhouse 49m 08s
8. Mark Lafferty 50m 44s
The 3rd event is next Tuesday at 7pm. Visitors welcome.
Sunday’s club run sets off from Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9:15 and heads out on an 85 mile loop to Knaresborough. Visitors are welcome.
More details on this and all the above can be found on the club’s website:
- Picture shows Joe Woodhouse leading the bunch at Torworth © J Robert