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A busy week for Birdwell Wheelers

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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… Read more »


Shaw Lane AFC in limbo as owner quits

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Shaw Lane AFC have withdrawn from all competitions following the shock departure of owner and chairman Craig Wood. It has been well publicised that the club has been trying to attract inward investment in the last few weeks and when all efforts to secure this failed, Mr Wood (pictured) decided to retire and “concentrate on… Read more »


Reds appoint former Hannover manager as new head coach

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Barnsley have appointed former Hannover manager Daniel Stendel as their new head coach. The Frankfurt-born 44-year-old, who also made almost 200 appearances for the German Club in a 14-year career as a player, has signed a two-year contract and will start work with the Reds when the players report back for pre-season training on July… Read more »


Woodhouse holds his nerve and Mayne sets record

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Birdwell Wheeler Joe Woodhouse made his mark in the NMRRL (North Midlands Road Race League) event over 6 laps of the 5 mile course at Serlby last Thursday. Woodhouse attacked and got away in a solo break on the 3rd lap but was brought back by the bunch on the 4th  before crashes made for… Read more »


Ainsworth foiled in valiant course record bid

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 On Tuesday night Birdwell Wheelers held their 5 Mile Championship on the A6195 Grimethorpe Bypass and resultswere  as follows: — No. Entrant Finish Start Time H’cap H’cap Time Finish Order No. Finish Time 1 Rob Parkes 19:14:20 19:01:00 00:13:20 00:02:00 00:11:20 1 2 00:14:07 2 Tony Johnson 19:14:07 19:02:00 00:12:07 4 1 00:14:20 3 Roger… Read more »


Hot stuff by Heggie in record-breaking ride

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On a day when temperatures soared to over 30 degrees Centigrade Birdwell Wheeler Paul Heggie set a hot pace in the VTTA (Veterans Time Trial Association) National 10 Mile Time Trial Championship at Tring in Hertfordshire on Bank Holiday Monday to set a new club age record for 64-years-old age with a time of 23m… Read more »



A Swift record-breaking warm-up for Tour de Yorkshire

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Local professional Connor Swift, of Madison Genesis, warmed up for this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire by setting a new course record of 50 minutes 53 seconds in Birdwell Wheelers’ second Open Time Trial of the season – a 25 miles event – at Hatfield Woodhouse on Saturday. Heading a strong field of 79 riders on… Read more »



Heggie (64) breaks his own club age record in 15-mile TT

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On Sunday Birdwell Wheelers ran the re-organised 100 km Audax ride from Birdwell to Snaith and back via the Thorne flatlands. It was originally postponed on 18th March due to snow, but the weather on Sunday was much more favourable. Wheelers Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Tina Oakes, Chris Jenkins, Dave Hudson, John Woodhouse, Paul Mynett,… Read more »