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Thirteen Wheelers turn out for club run – and it’s unlucky for some!

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Birdwell Wheelers’ club run on Sunday started with 13 riders but mechanical problems and poor weather reduced the numbers. Chris Jenkins, Marc Peasegood, Dave Hudson, Philip Stewart Adams, Robert Parkes, Tina Oakes, Rodger Holmes, Roger Bacon, Paul Mynett, Diane Barron, Sally Salter, Ken Redfern and Sue Winstanley set off from Brewers Fayre, Wombwell, heading to Lotherton…. Read more »


Determined Doncaster deny Reds in derby deadlock double

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Doncaster Rovers 0, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Two points dropped, or one gained? That was the question on the lips of the three and a half thousand Barnsley fans who made the short trip to the Keepmoat Stadium after the second goalless draw of the season between these two promotion-chasing local rivals. In the circumstances the… Read more »


Cold, wind and hail make it tough for Wheelers

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Last Sunday seven hardy Birdwell Wheelers turned out to complete the club’s annual 50 miles in 4 hours reliability ride. Very challenging weather with a combination of 50 mph gusting winds, bitter cold and hail showers made for a tough ride. Steve Myatt, Philip Stewart Adams, Dave Hudson, Roger Bacon, Marc Peasegood, Austin D Watson and Tina Oakes all… Read more »


Stalemate – but the Reds still have wind in their promotion sails

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Barnsley 0, Sunderland 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) The woodwork and a linesman’s flag prevented Barnsley from a significant victory over promotion rivals Sunderland in a wind-blown crunch clash at Oakwell. As it was, honours ended even in terms of the result, but performance-wise the Reds will feel they deserved all three points rather… Read more »


Le Tour de Yorkshire comes to Royston

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On Wednesday 6th March, BPL site Royston Leisure Centre was proud to host the Tour de Yorkshire trophies ahead of the tour itself to give residents of Barnsley a chance to see them up close and build excitement for the race. There are two main trophies – one for the male winner and one for the… Read more »


Double delight for Reds as promotion rivals drop precious points

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Barnsley 2, Accrington Stanley 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) Results elsewhere doubled Barnsley’s delight at a hard-fought victory over a stubborn Accrington Stanley at Oakwell. As the Reds consolidated their second automatic promotion spot by extending their unbeaten run to 16 matches, leaders Luton and third-placed Sunderland both dropped points in drawn games at… Read more »


‘One of the best’ for ten-man Reds

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Southend United 0, Barnsley 3 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley produced what head coach Daniel Stendel described as ‘one of their best performances of the season’  to emphasise their promotion credentials with a particularly praiseworthy victory at Roots Hall which extended their unbeaten league run to 15 matches. What separated this particular success from others during a captivating… Read more »


Reds’ top scorer out for rest of season

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Barnsley will have to continue their promotion push without top scorer Kieffer Moore. The striker suffered a head injury during the 4-1 victory over Gillingham earlier this month and, following consultation with medical professionals, will be unavailable for selection for the remainder of the campaign. Speaking at a pre-match press conference this morning morning, Barnsley Assistant Coach… Read more »


Wheelers brave the fog for Tom Simpson memorial ride

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Last Sunday a number of Birdwell Wheelers rode in the annual Tom Simpson Memorial Ride. The event is in memory of Tom Simpson, Britain’s first ever road race World Champion, who sadly died on the slopes of Mont Ventoux in the 1967 Tour De France. The 55 mile route started and finished in Harworth where Simpson’s cycling… Read more »


Davies to the rescue as Reds make it 14 games without defeat

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Portsmouth 0, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Goalkeeper Adam Davies was Barnsley’s saviour as the Reds’ bid to strengthen their second automatic promotion place took a knock with a second successive goalless draw. Having been stymied by Burton Albion’s defensive discipline at Oakwell four days earlier, Daniel Stendel’s side again looked laboured as they struggled… Read more »