Press Report - 05.03.15


Retford and District Wheelers club run last Sunday was well attended despite gale force winds making the going very difficult. Both groups eventually met for refreshment at Messingham Lakes and returned via Gainsborough into the teeth of extremely strong and gusty head winds.

Press Report - 26.02.15


Last weekend a number of Retford and District Wheelers participated in the annual Tommy Simpson reliability ride. The ride started and finished in Harworth after completing a 55 mile circuit of the Isle of Axholme and is held in the memory of Harworth’s former world champion; donations raised from entry fee’s go towards the maintenance of a memorial to Tom which is situated at the road side of Mount Ventoux in France.

Press Report - 19.02.15


Last week’s club run visited Hollingwood Hub near Chesterfield, home of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. Both the social group and the faster riders group followed a similar route through Nether Langwith and Bolsover before reaching the the destination cafe for welcome refreshment.

Press Report - 12.02.15

Former club champion, Dominic Smith joined Retford and District Wheelers for their ride out to Newark last Sunday. Dominic who comes from Misson now has a professional contract and will race this season with the Doncaster based team, Polypipe.
Meanwhile the “Wheelers” second group had a good turnout with two new riders joining the regulars who took a more direct route, meeting up with the faster riders at the destination cafe.

Press Report - 05.02.15

Last Sunday’s speed judging contest was a great success despite the turnout not being as high as anticipated.

Press Report - 29.01.15


Retford and District Wheelers club run this Sunday will take the form of an average speed judging contest. Riders will be required to cover a set course as near as possible to a randomly selected average speed without the aid of a cycle computer, GPS or any other similar device that tells a rider his or her speed.

Participants should sign on at the Broomwagon Café in Retford from 9.00am to 9.30am, the first rider will start at 9.45am, with the rest setting off at one minute intervals afterwards.

Press Report - 22.01.15


Bike handling skills of the highest order were required by those who participated in last Sunday’s club run to Blaxton. Most of the route the riders took for the destination cafe had not been gritted leaving the country lanes hazardous.
Meanwhile Paul Austin escaped the cold weather, preferring another visit to Manchester Velodrome for a training session with the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists.

Press Report - 15.01.15

There was a good turnout for Retford and District Wheelers club runs last Sunday. Two groups left the market square for Whisby Nature Reserve near Lincoln, the fast group taking a circular route while the social group took a more direct route, both groups meeting up at the destination cafe for refreshment.

Press Report - 08.01.15


Despite sub zero temperatures Retford and District Wheelers had a brisk 30 mile ride around the North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire villages before a New Year rendezvous with other cycling clubs at the Broom Wagon cafe in Retford.

The club’s “Strava League” is, after only 4 days into the new year, showing some determination by certain riders to improve on their previous years performances with Andy Coop - Mann currently heading the leader board for the week ending last Sunday with 108.3 km.

Press Report -18.12.12

Last Sunday Retford and District Wheelers held their final time trial for this year. Held on the Carlton on Trent to Tuxford road, competitors had to negotiate a stiff head wind for the 5 mile test.
The winner was Paul Austin with a time of 13 minutes 47 seconds, Karl Briggs was second in 14 minutes 02 seconds and Roger Pennington in third place with 14 minutes 39 seconds. Other results were J Walker 14-46, L Storey 15-03, J Storey 15-57, D and S Jarvis (tandem) 17.00, A Coop-Mann 17-54, S Askin 20-30 and G Waters (penny farthing) 23-25.