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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 »


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 »


Wheelers brave the cold

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Ten members of Birdwell Wheelers braved the bitterly cold but dry weather on Sunday when Dave Hudson, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Roger Bacon, Austin Watson, Dave Scargill, Rob Parkes, Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins and Phil Adams completed a club run of 60 miles to Retford. This week the club’s Sunday run is a flattish 50… Read more »



Wheelers’ awards presented at 67th annual dinner

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Guest of honour at Birdwell Wheelers’ 67th annual dinner at the Edmunds Arms, Worsbrough, last Friday, was long-standing local time triallist Graham Barker. He was accompanied by his partner, Margaret Allen, a former member of the Wheelers, who is now with Graham at Rockingham CC. After a three-course meal club president Christine Minto introduced Graham… Read more »


Barnsley swimmers post personal bests at Regional Championships

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Five of Barnsley’s senior elite swimmers (14 yrs over) took part in the ASA North East Regional Championships at Ponds Forge last weekend. Up against the fastest swimmers in the north east the squad, consisting of Greg Lugton, Nathan Billingham, Libby Turner, Georgia Hamblett and Harriet Ostrowski-Jones, achieved several personal bests, but,  despite valiant swims,… Read more »


Third time lucky Taylor makes his point

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Birdwell Wheelers featured prominently in the presentation evening for the North Midland Time Trial Series sponsored by bike store J E James of Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield. Winner of the Single Carriageway Competition was Dan Taylor (pictured), who, after finishing second for the last two years, finally achieved top spot by just one point! The… Read more »


Barnsley’s magnificent seven make a splash at Sunderland

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Seven elite 11 – 13 year old swimmers from Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club attended the North East Regional Finals at the weekend. Competing against the top swimmers from across the north east, the swimmers were eligible for a total of 39 races, securing no less than 12 top ten finishes including one gold and… Read more »


Wood claims third successive podium spot

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Steve Wood, of Geared Up Cycles race team, travelled to Lincolnshire to compete in the male vets cyclocross league on Sunday and claimed second place on the podium for the third successive week. He made a good start and went clear from the main field with two other riders. They worked hard to build a… Read more »


Jenkins tackles Bib Lane hill climb

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Birdwell Wheeler Chris Jenkins continued his hill climbing efforts last Sunday when he rode in the Tickhill Velo Open Hill Climb at Bib Lane Thurcroft. The 600 yard climb averages 9.5% with a maximum gradient of 14% and Jenkins climbed in 1m 32.7s placing him 25th of 48 finishers Chris Jenkins on Bib Lane ©… Read more »