Press Report - 02.04.15


Last Sunday’s club ride for the Retford and District Wheelers had to be postponed due to the inclement weather although a few stalwarts did venture out on an impromptu ride of about 40 miles. Elsewhere Paul Austin competed in a League of Veteran Racing Cyclist circuit race in Solihull, still way off his best form he finished in 14th position in this age related event.

Press Report - 19.03.15

Retford and District Wheelers held their open Paul Johnson Memorial 10 mile time trial last Sunday. Conditions for the event were cold but dry for the 60 riders on the start sheet. With a strong northerly wind out to the turn at Tuxford, the return leg along the A1 to Sutton on Trent, being wind assisted enabled the competitors to register good times.

Press Report - 12.03.15


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.