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Poor weather forecast no handicap for Heggie in Wheelers’ 15-mile TT

A poor weather forecast last Thursday saw just two riders ride in the first of Birdwell Wheelers’ three 15 mile time trials at Thurnscoe.  Trevor Mayne was fastest in 41m 22s while Paul Heggie  finished in 49m 12s. However, Heggie was 10 seconds ahead on handicap.

The last of the three is next Thursday 9th May, when visitors will be welcome.

On Sunday Dave Scargill rode in the 39 miles Tom Simpson Road Race at Braithwell, which saw three riders break away on the second of seven laps, Scargill finishing in the main bunch.

Also on Sunday Roger Bacon, Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins, John Walton, Phil Adams, Austin Watson, John Woodhouse and Marc Peasegood were among 35 riders who set out in fine weather from Birdwell Community Centre on the 100km Audax out to Snaith and back. All finished well inside the time limit of 7h 15m.

The previous day Tina Oakes completed the 167km Mallorca sportive which had a gruelling 2475 metres of climbing, including Puig Major, the highest peak on the island of Majorca.

Sunday’s club run will see members ride out to the Dales to spectate on the third stage of the Tour of Yorkshire. Meet at Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9am. Visitors are welcome.

More details on this and all the above can be found on the club’s website:

http://www.birdwellwheelerscyclingclub.co.uk “ –

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