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Wheelers out and about over the weekend

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Birdwell Wheeler John Woodhouse (pictured) was one of 90 riders taking part in the 215km Cambridge Autumnal Audax which passed through the historic market towns of Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds to the half way point at Framlingham. Rain and a headwind made for a difficult return ride back west via the Maglia Rosso cafe… Read more »




Grant brace puts the skids under misfiring Reds

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Charlton Athletic 2, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Consistency is the key when it comes to winning promotion – and so far the Reds are struggling to find it. A praiseworthy 3-1 away victory over Fleetwood Town at the end of September was followed by a below-par 1-1 draw at home to bottom team Plymouth… Read more »


Mayne tops 50-plus age group in Peak District hill climb

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Trevor Mayne was Birdwell Wheelers’ only competitor in Rutland CC’s hill climb up Mam Nick in the Peak District. The climb of 2.1km has an average gradient of 10.1% and Mayne’s time of 8m 15.8s was good enough for 33rd overall and 1st in the 50 years and over age group. His time would have… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies bounce back from rare defeat

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Barnsley Ladies 43, Supermarine 0 Supermarine found themselves on the receiving end of the backlash from Barnsley’s defeat at Novocastrians last week, the home team feeling they had a point to prove. With a couple of enforced changes Barnsley set about their task right from the off, playing the ball along the line and stretching… Read more »


A further boost for Reds in five-goal Oakwell thriller

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Barnsley 3, Luton Town 2 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) This was a victory which emphasised the fact that Barnsley now have a squad – as opposed to a team – capable of making an immediate return to the Championship. Three regular first team players were unavailable – goalkeeper Adam Davies and midfielder Kenny… Read more »



Complacent Reds stumble against rock bottom Plymouth

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Barnsley 1, Plymouth Argyle 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) On the morning of this match an acquaintance sought my thoughts about the outcome. “Plymouth are bottom of the table without a win,” I replied. “So they are dead certs to pick up all three points!” And we both laughed. It was, however, not… Read more »


Wheelers’ duo post Club record double in National event

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Birdwell Wheelers Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie rode in the CTT (Cycling Time Trials) National 50 Mile Championship on the A46 at Seagrave in Leicestershire last Saturday. On a cold but sunny day, with the aid of a tailwind and a mainly downhill outward leg, riders sped to the turn at Farndon and then battled… Read more »