Press Report - 16.04.15


With eight of the Retford and District Wheeler’s regulars away at training camp in Majorca, this week’s club ride will be incorporated with the Amstel Standing cycle randonnee which is being promoted by Dominic Battersby of Bridgegate Cycles, Retford. The distance will be about 111 kilometres ( 69 miles ) and will involve a number of hilly sections. Club members and other participants are required to sign on for the event at the Broom Wagon Velo Cafe prior to a 9.00am start.

Press Report - 09.04.15

Retford and District Wheeler’s club ride last weekend was a ride with a difference. Club Captain, James Storey plotted a course of about 50 miles that took the riders on a circuitous route that was at no point more than 12 miles from Retford but involved climbing every hill in this area from the Knickerbush climb between Walesby and Tuxford and Haughton hill between Clayworth and Wheatley.

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.