Press Report - 30.10.14

Retford and District Wheelers are holding their Annual Hill Climb Championship this Sunday at Gringley. The current record of 1 minute 53 seconds for the 1 kilometre ascent is held by “Rocket” Ronnie Ieronimo and was set in 2011. Dominic Smith, of the “Wheelers”, is expected to ride and will have to be at his best if he is to set a new record.
As in previous years, riders from other local clubs are welcome to have a private trial and will need to sign on by 9.50 am at the latest.

Press Report - 23.10.14

David, will you please include in this weeks Retford Times and could I have 5 minutes of your time to discuss these reports, no doubt your next in line has briefed you of my phone call last Friday.
Tony Siveter

Press Report - 16.10.14

It’s onwards and upwards for Retford and District Wheeler’s cyclo-cross specialists who are all improving as the “cross” season gets into full swing. North Leverton’s Jane Roberts snatched first place in the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross League ladies event at Graves Park in Sheffield last week and Christopher Hilbert was victorious in the under 12s race. Steven Hilbert improved to 2nd place in the veterans 50 years plus event with Glen Allison close behind in 6th position.

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Press Report - 25.09.14

The cyclocross season is now in full swing and several Retford and District Wheelers have started their campaign on a promising note. Riding in the Yorkshire Points Series at Bradford, ten year old Christopher Hilbert took 2nd place in the under 12s event while his dad Steven, claimed 9th place in the veterans 50 year plus race with Glen Allison finishing in14th position. Jane Roberts secured 8th place in the women’s event.

Press Report - 18.09.14

The eight race series of road races held on the Dinnington and Stainton circuits have now concluded with two members of the Retford and District Wheelers winners of their respective age groups.
Promoted by The League International ( TLI ) Worksop man, Sean Rollinson riding in the 50-55 years age group did consistently well throughout the series to mark his first success in his first full year of competitive cycling, whilst the experienced veteran Paul Austin finished first within the 55-60 years group.

Press Report - 11.09.14


Last week’s club run for new riders was well attended with 15 riders enjoying a short ride to Warsop and back to Carburton for refreshment, before returning to Retford for lunch.

On the race scene, Retford man Paul Austin, competed in the League of Veteran Racing Cyclist (LVRC) circuit races at Darley Moor last weekend. In torrential rain Austin finished 3rd in his age group after a hotly contested sprint finish.

Press Report - 04.09.14

With a number of the Retford and District Wheelers track training at Manchester Velodrome, last Sundays outing had a low turn out compared to recent weeks. Due to unforeseen circumstances the scheduled ride had to be changed at short notice and the recently postponed ride to Belvoir Castle was to be the alternative destination of choice. Ten riders, including a tandem eventually made their way to Newark where five riders decided to take refreshment before returning to Retford, the remaining riders carrying on to Belvoir.

Press Report - 28.08.14