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

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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

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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 »

Have Reds’ automatic promotion hopes gone for a Burton?

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Burton Albion 3, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet League One) Was this the day that Barnsley’s hopes of an automatic promotion spot went for a Burton? It could well be. While the Reds were suffering their first defeat in 21 matches, their second spot rivals Sunderland and Portsmouth were both winning away and the former are now… Read more »

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

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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

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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 »