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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 »


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 »


Giant kestrel will welcome Tour de Yorkshire to Barnsley

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A giant geometric kestrel will be revealed in a field in Barnsley next month to mark the Tour de Yorkshire. Artists Patrick Murphy and Anton Want have been commissioned by the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) and Barnsley Council to create a giant piece of land art to celebrate the cycling race passing through the… Read more »


Tina makes her mark on Birdwell Wheelers’ Open TT debut

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Last Saturday saw the first of Birdwell Wheelers’ two Open Time Trials. The 10 Mile event saw 83 riders complete the distance, with the winner of the Taylor Trophy for fastest man being Simon Beldon in 20m 19s. Fastest woman and winner of the Jim Carr Trophy was Kirsty Bramley in 24m 01s. Winner of… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies battle back to clinch dramatic play-off triumph

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Bletchley 33, Barnsley 41 Barnsley Ladies showed their mettle in a terrific play-off match against Midlands champions Bletchley to book their place in women’s rugby’s second tier. With both teams vying to reach Championship North for the first time  you would have forgiven them for being a little apprehensive in a dour match – but… Read more »


Barnsley teacher gets on his bike to raise money for Hospice

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A South Yorkshire English teacher is swapping literature for lycra to take on the Tour de Yorkshire sportive next month in support of Barnsley Hospice. Craig Fletcher, 31, lives in Dodworth, and teaches at the town’s Horizon Community College. On Sunday 6 May he will complete the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride, taking on 120km… Read more »