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Ten-mile TT becomes 7.5 miles due to roadworks!

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Birdwell Wheelers first Open Time Trial of the season at Hatfield Woodhouse had to be re-routed and shortened from 10 to 7.5 miles because of two sets of roadworks, one of which was not made known until the day of the event. The weather was glorious and fastest on the day and winner of the… Read more »


Dan’s the man for Wheelers in 20-mile Border TT

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Last weekend saw Birdwell Wheeler Dan Taylor take 11th place in the Border Wheelers hilly 20 mile time trial near Carlisle, in a time of 50m 56s. Shaun Dolby, Trevor Mayne and Dave Scargill have just returned from a training week in Majorca which should set them up for a successful season ahead. The Sunday… Read more »


MP backs fund-raising plea for Junior Olympics star

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Michael Dugher, Barnsley East MP, is backing local youngster Alex Oldale in his battle to raise the funds he needs to represent Great Britain in the Junior Olympics. Kirk Balk Community College pupil Alex, aged 12, from Hoyland, has been selected to represent GB at Inline Hockey in Los Angeles in July. But net minder… Read more »


Booth’s best good enough for second in Bolsover 10

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Last weekend was another busy one for members of Birdwell Wheelers. On Saturday a strong team of Dan Taylor, Trevor Mayne, Junior Tom Booth and Greg Godley rode the Bolsover & District 10 mile time trial at Cuckney. Taylor finished 10th in 21m 40s, closely followed by Mayne in 21m 44s. Booth finished 22nd in… Read more »


Another successful weekend for Wheelers

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The second week of the racing season was another successful one for Birdwell Wheelers. On Saturday, in the North Midlands Veteran Time Trial Association (NMVTTA) 14 mile event at Cuckney, Trevor Mayne (pictured) finished 6th overall in 34m 04s which also placed him 5th on VTTA handicap. Tom Booth in 35m 47s was a fine… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies’ final bid foiled by a drop goal

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Lewes 8, Barnsley Ladies  5 (Junior Cup semi-final) Only a drop goal separated these two sides as Barnsley’s bid to reach the national trophy final came to grief at the last hurdle. It was Barnsley who started the brighter and within the first five minutes Lewes had one of their forwards yellow carded for a… Read more »


Wheelers’ racing season off to a flying start

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Birdwell Wheelers’ racing season got off to a flying start last weekend. On Saturday, in the first event at the new cycle circuit at Sandal, Shaun Dolby rode in the 40 lap Category 2/3/4 race organised by Barnsley Road Club. Two riders went away from the off and stayed away for the whole race. At… Read more »


Champions elect make six changes and still hammer Halifax

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Barnsley Ladies 64, Halifax 5 (National Challenge League One) Barnsley had already secured the title before this match was played, having been awarded a walkover last Tuesday for Doncaster’s no show a fortnight ago. With six regulars missing Barnsley were forced to make changes not only to personnel, but also positionally. providing an opportunity for… Read more »


Ever-improving Barnsley Ladies storm into semi-final

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Doncaster 0, Barnsley 50 (Women’s Junior Cup Quarter-Final) These two teams met at the same stage of the competition last season, when Barnsley sneaked through in extra-time thanks to an Alex Taylor penalty, but the improvement the Shaw Laners have made since then was clearly visible as they romped to an emphatic victory. For the… Read more »