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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 »


A striking story as Reds’ derby triumph boosts survival hopes

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Barnsley 3, Sheffield United 2 (SkyBet Championship) In an intriguing tale of three strikers Barnsley not only earned the pride that comes with a South Yorkshire derby victory, but also, more importantly, clinched three precious points in their fight for Championship survival. The triumphant triumvirate of Tom Bradshaw, Kieffer Moore and Oli McBurnie combined with… 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 »


Barnsley Ladies suffer first league defeat of the season

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  Sunderland Flames 24, Barnsley Ladies 22 Fielding a side lacking several regular first team members, Baarnsley Ladies went down to their first league defeat of the season in this re-arranged fixture. Although Barnsley had won the previous two encounters against Sunderland they knew it was going to be a difficult match as their hosts… Read more »


Another different line-up – same old story!

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Barnsley 0, Millwall 2 (SkyBet Championship) Barnsley’s new head coach Jose Morais keeps ringing the changes with his team selections but results remain depressingly the same. Defeat by Millwall means that the Reds are now without a home win since November 4 – an unwanted club record run of 11 successive matches. Add away fixtures… Read more »