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.

Press Report - 11.12.14

This Sunday Retford and District Wheelers will be holding it’s annual 5 mile time trial on the Carlton on Trent to Tuxford course using the old Great North Road. Competitors will be handicapped using “National
Standards” based on individual riders age.
Over the years this event has gradually become a fancy dress race finale before the club dinner and prize presentation later in the day at the Markham Moor Inn.
As in previous years this time trial is open to riders from other clubs - fancy dress optional.

Press Report -04.12.14

A three man team from Retford and District Wheelers enjoyed a training session at Manchester Velodrome last Sunday. Promoted by the League of Veteran Racing Cyclist the Retford trio were put through a vigorous programme which included a 60 lap paced ride behind the “ derny “ motor bikes along with other training skills for velodrome bike handling.

Elsewhere the club run was well attended with seventeen riders assembled in two groups for the ride to Whisby, the social group attracting several new riders.

Press Report - 27.11.14

It is only a few weeks since the 2014 racing season finished, yet keen time trialists and road men are already thinking about next season and have started doing their basic training miles in preparation for next year’s racing program. To this end a number of the Retford and District Wheelers are now joining up with the South Yorkshire chain gang on Saturday afternoons as it passes through North Nottinghamshire villages.

Press Report - 20.11.14


Retford and District Wheeler’s held a trial club run last Sunday and it proved to be a popular arrangement for their ride to Southwell. The creation of two separate groups of riders both aiming for the same destination, but by different routes, attracted much interest with new riders joining the regulars who preferred a steadier pace while the more energetic followed a longer and hillier route.

Press Release - 13.11.14

Retford and District Wheelers club run this Sunday will be to Southwell. In order to cater for a wider range of abilities the club are organising two distinct groups, one of which will allow for a slower ride for or those who may be not so fit or would prefer a more comfortable pace. Both groups will meet in Retford market square at 9.30am, the distance will be about 50 miles and the route will be undulating. Riders of all abilities are invited to join the regulars where you will receive a warm welcome.