SportsOther Sports

Browse within Other Sports:


Eight Wheelers brave the cold and wind to tackle annual reliability ride

 |  No Comments

Cold and windy weather didn’t deter members of Birdwell Wheelers last weekend, when eight of them  set off on the club’s annual 100 miles in 8 hours reliability ride. Roger Bacon, Paul Mynett, Trevor Mayne, Dave Hudson, Phil Adams, Marc Peasegood, Austin D Watson and Sally Salter set off from Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell. Unfortunately Bacon had to… Read more »


Sheffrec rider triumphs in Wheelers’ Open 25 mile TT

 |  No Comments

Last Saturday saw this year’s running of Birdwell Wheelers annual Open 25 mile time trial at Hatfield Woodhouse. Thirty-two riders were greeted with fine weather and overall winner of the South Yorkshire Times Trophy was Liam Bromiley of Sheffrec CC in 52m 18s. Fastest woman was Jennifer Newbery of Manx RC in 1h 5m 10s and fastest veteran on… Read more »



‘Hot Rod’ still going strong at the age of 74

 |  No Comments

Gold medal winner Rod Scholes still runs the track at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre in Cudworth once a week to ensure he stays in peak physical condition, despite the fact he is now 74 years old. Ardsley-based Rod (affectionately named Hot Rod by sports centre staff due to his speed and stamina) began running aged 35. In the 30 years since then he… Read more »


New Birdwell Wheelers’ members tackle Sprint Duathlon

 |  No Comments

Last Saturday new Birdwell Wheelers’ club members Sally Salter and Diane Barron completed the Clumber Park Sprint Duathlon which involved a 5km run, followed by a 20km bike ride and finishing with a 2.5km run. Sally and Diane  finished 3rd and 8th respectively in their  age categories Sunday’s club run saw five Wheelers turn up and split into two – destinations… Read more »


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

 |  No Comments

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 »


Cold, wind and hail make it tough for Wheelers

 |  No Comments

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 »


Le Tour de Yorkshire comes to Royston

 |  No Comments

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 »


Wheelers brave the fog for Tom Simpson memorial ride

 |  No Comments

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 »


Harriers turn miles into money for Barnsley Hospice

 |  No Comments

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 »