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Harriers turn miles into money for Barnsley Hospice

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Runners from Barnsley Harriers have been turning miles into money to raise over £2,000 for Barnsley Hospice. The funds were generated through the running club’s four Silkstone Shuffle trail races in 2018, with profit from entry fees and income from bake sales at the events going towards the total. A sponsored ‘beer mile’, which saw… Read more »


Cold and windy weekend for Wheelers

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Last Sunday two groups from Birdwell Wheelers set off from Wombwell in bitterly cold and very windy weather. One, comprising Chris Jenkins, Dave Scargill, Dave Hudson and John Woodhouse, rode a 70 mile loop and met up at Birkin Fisheries café, while the other – Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Rob Parkes and Phil Adams – … Read more »


Wheelers split into two groups for training rides

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Sunday again saw two groups of Birdwell Wheelers set out from Brewers Fayre roundabout at Wombwell for winter training rides. Austin Watson, Rodger Holmes, Philip Adams and Steve Myatt rode a 60-mile loop on quiet roads to Snaith with a cafe stop at The Old Station Station House, Snaith, while Chris Jenkins, John Woodhouse, Robert Parkes, Dave Hudson… Read more »


Wheelers sextet hit Peak form for ‘Hopey New Year’ ride

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Last Saturday saw six members of Birdwell Wheelers ride their first event of the New Year. Dave Hudson, Sally Salter, Marc Peasegood, John Woodhouse, Rob Parkes and Bob Waterhouse rode the 100 km “Hopey New Year” Audax. The challenging route in the southern Peak District saw the riders leave Bradwell on a route through Bakewell… Read more »


Wheelers out on winter training rides

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Last Sunday Birdwell Wheelers two winter training rides set off from Brewers Fayre, Wombwell. The A group of Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins, Rob Parkes and Marc Peasgood completed a 70 mile loop to Retford stopping at the Café Roubaix. The B group of Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Paul Mynett and Philip Stewart Adams went on… Read more »


BPL scoop top award for second successive year

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BARNSLEY Premier Leisure received the award for Swim England Facility Operator of the Year – up to ten wet sites – at the ceremony held at the University of Birmingham. BPL Bassetlaw’s contracts manager Glyn Davies said: “We were more hopeful than optimistic of winning for a second year running, particularly given the strong competition… Read more »


Triathlon Club members join Wheelers for weekly club run

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Last Sunday Birdwell Wheelers were joined by members of Team Manvers Triathlon Club for the weekly club run. Wheelers Chris Jenkins, Robert Parkes, Dave Hudson, Philip Stewart Adams , Steve Myatt, Tony Lodge, Roger Holmes, Paul Mynett, Austin D Watson, Roger Bacon and Tina Oates were  accompanied by Diane Baron, Sally Salter, Helen Thoday, Lee Thoday, Gary… Read more »


Mayne and Peasegood major winners at Wheelers’ awards night

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Birdwell Wheelers Annual Prize Dinner was held at The Edmunds Arms Worsbrough last Saturday, when the club welcomed back ex-member Dan Taylor to present the prizes. The two major prize winners were Trevor Mayne and Marc Peasegood. Mayne won three of the major trophies – the Derrick Ogden Cup, Roadman of the Year Cup and… Read more »



Wheelers out and about over the weekend

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Birdwell Wheeler John Woodhouse (pictured) was one of 90 riders taking part in the 215km Cambridge Autumnal Audax which passed through the historic market towns of Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds to the half way point at Framlingham. Rain and a headwind made for a difficult return ride back west via the Maglia Rosso cafe… Read more »