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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 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 »


Heggie breaks his own Wheelers’ club age record

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Sixty-four-years-old Birdwell Wheeler Paul Heggie broke his own club age record by 14 seconds when he rode in the VTTA (Yorkshire) 25 Mile Open Time Trial at Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, last Saturday. His time of 1h 1m 53s also placed him 26th our of of 48 on age handicap.   Heggie riding to new club… Read more »


Heggie welcomes new season with Wheelers’ age record ride

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Last Saturday saw Birdwell Wheelers Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie open their 2018 season. Mayne rode in the VTTA (North Midlands) 10 Mile Open Time Trial at Staveley near Chesterfield, where his time of 23m 56s placed him 15th overall and 8th on age handicap. Heggie rode the Harrogate Nova 15 Mile Open Time Trial… Read more »


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 »


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 »