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Scargill pipped for podium place in Tour of the Wolds race

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Birdwell Wheeler  Dave Scargill just missed out on a podium finish in his age group at the LVRC Tour of the Wolds Road Race near Great Limber in Lincolnshire on Sunday. He was well to the fore over the 4 laps of the 10 mile circuit and was just edged out into fourth place in the sprint finish. Trevor Mayne… Read more »


Scargill survives crash delay to finish third in LVRC event

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Last Sunday Birdwell Wheeler Dave Scargill was well to the fore over seven laps of a six-mile circuit in the LVRC Geoff Armstrong Memorial Road Race near Newark, and, despite being held up late on by a crash in the bunch, still came third in his age category. On the same day Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie both had… Read more »


Reds go nap in first pre-season friendly

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Newly-promoted Barnsley made a flying start in their first pre-season friendly in preparation for the Championship campaign with a convincing 5-0 away victory over Stalybridge Celtic. Alex Mowatt opened their account after good inter-play between Mamadou Thiam and Cameron McGeehan; a Cauley Woodrow brace – one from the penalty spot after Jordan Williams had been brought down,… Read more »


Hot stuff from Heggie in VTTA Open 10-mile TT

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Last Saturday Birdwell Wheeler Paul Heggie rode in the VTTA (North Midlands) Open 10 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse and on a day when temperatures soared above 30oC, his time of 25m 09s was just 5 seconds slower than his best time on the course, placing him 37th of 60 starters. The previous Wednesday, Wheelers Kath Brankin and… Read more »


Last five miles costly for Heggie in National Championship

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Last Saturday Birdwell Wheeler Paul Heggie rode in the VTTA (Veteran Time Trial Association) National 50 mile Championship over two laps of mainly traffic free B roads near Pocklington in East Yorkshire. He completed the first 25 miles in 1h 7m 35s but faded in the last 5 miles to finish in 2h 19m 46s, which placed… Read more »


Reds sign highly-rated Dutch defender on a four-year deal

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Barnsley have signed a highly-rated 21-year-old central defender from Danish Superliga side AC Horsens. Six feet five inches tall, Mads Juel Andersen has been described as ‘having a calm head on young shoulders’, and is noted for his ability to play the ball out from the back. Those who have seen him in training have been… Read more »


Hudson makes his mark in Wheelers’ Audax event

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Last Sunday saw the sixth running of Birdwell Wheelers’ Audax event over a 65-mile route which took in climbs of Holme Moss, the Snake pass and Jawbone Hill at Oughtibridge, a climb which featured when the Tour de France started in Yorkshire. Forty-seven riders set of from Birdwell Community Centre in the sunshine. Wheelers Trevor Mayne, Rob Parkes, Austin Watson,… Read more »


Club runs at the double for Wheelers

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Birdwell Wheelers held club runs on both Saturday and Sunday last weekend. On Saturday Dave Hudson, Rob Parkes, and Alan and Lucy Bullock completed an epic 120 mile route to Ashbourne in Derbyshire, taking in over 10,000 feet of climbing. They were joined by Roger Bacon and Marc Peasegood who had to turn back at Grindleford and Bakewell… Read more »


Mayne leads way in busy week for Wheelers

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A busy week for Birdwell Wheelers started off on Wednesday evening when Trevor Mayne rode in Rutland CC’s hilly Time Trial on a 17.2 mile circuit of Longstone Edge around some of the most scenic roads of the White Peak. Mayne rode his road bike. and finished in 53m 51s, placing him 24th in a strong field. He… Read more »