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The story of Ventoux told on road bikes at The Civic

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We’ve seen Britain go cycle crazy with the Tour De Yorkshire returning on 3 May and now there’s even a play about the sport. A restaging of the dramatic battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani on Mont Ventoux  in the Tour de France 2000 is showing at The Civic this March. “Not a pedestrian… Read more »



Barnsley Ladies’ seven-up extends their lead at the top

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Barnsley 39, Southport 0 (Championship 2 North) Barnsley extended their lead at the top of the table with a seven-try victory over Southport. With three wins over the visitors already in the last couple of years, Barnsley were full of confidence, but Southport are a decent side, with a strong pack and good defence, so… Read more »




Wheelers meet for Christmas lunch

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On Sunday 24 members of Birdwell Wheelers met up at the Bulrush Bistro at Barnburgh lakeside for their annual Christmas lunch. Four of them – Chris Jenkins, Paul Mynett, Tony Lodge and Steve Myatt – braved the wintry weather and cycled there. At a break in proceedings Dave Scargill was presented with the Roadman Trophy… Read more »


N(ice) one for table-topping Barnsley

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Kendal 0, Barnsley Ladies 33 Barnsley’s match against Kendal was able to go ahead, despite the icy weather, due to the fact that the new home of Kendal rugby has an all-weather artificial grass pitch, and victory enabled them to go clear at the top of the table. Kendal started brightly, forcing Barnsley to defend,… Read more »


Wheelers one over the eight at Sherburn

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Nine members of Birdwell Wheelers were out on the Sunday club run when Roger Bacon, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Austin Watson, Dave Hudson, John Woodhouse, Tony Lodge, Chris Jenkins and Phil Adams completed the 65 miles to Sherburn. This week the club’s Sunday run sets off at 9am from Brewers Fayre roundabout, Wombwell, and heads… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies douse the Flames of Sunderland in biggest win of season

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Barnsley Ladies 58, Sunderland Flames Playing their first match for three weeks, Barnsley Ladies recorded their biggest league win of the season as they ran in ten tries against Sunderland in an encounter they totally dominated.. Captain Alix Taylor opened the scoring after only three minutes,  jinking through the Sunderland defence and then kicking the… Read more »


Silver and bronze for Jonathon and Jasmin

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Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club were in action again at the City of Sheffield Snow Frills Meet at Ponds Forge last weekend. Jonathon Wightman (13) won silver in the 200m Butterfly and Jasmin Ball secured a bronze medal in the 11 year old breaststroke. Other swimmers who took part were Holly Atkinson, Nathan Billingham, Neve… Read more »