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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 »


League One looms closer for struggling Reds

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Nottingham Forest 3, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet Championship) The trapdoor to League One is open wide and on the evidence of this performance Barnsley are destined to plunge straight through it. Remarkably, for a team desperate for a win to boost their Championship survival hopes, the Reds were outfought in the first half by rivals who… 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 Ladies battle back to clinch dramatic play-off triumph

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Bletchley 33, Barnsley 41 Barnsley Ladies showed their mettle in a terrific play-off match against Midlands champions Bletchley to book their place in women’s rugby’s second tier. With both teams vying to reach Championship North for the first time  you would have forgiven them for being a little apprehensive in a dour match – but… 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 »


Mick makes early exit after victory blow for home-town team

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Ipswich Town 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet Championship) It is ironic that Mick McCarthy’s last game in charge of Ipswich Town should have seen him oversee a victory which struck another blow to the chances of his home-town team escaping relegation. The Oakwell legend (pictured) had planned to leave the Sussex Club by mutual consent when… 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 »