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Press Report - 24.04.14

Last Sunday 12 riders from Retford & District Wheelers took part in the AMSTEL STANDING RANDONNEE starting from the Broom Wagon café on a 100km ride. The weather conditions were overcast with rain forcast but a total of 83 riders signed up for the start, the rain held off upto the first check point at Gringley on the Hill but was not heavy and everyone carried in good spirits. At the midway check in at Sutton on Trent there was a dart match which tested a number of riders abilities at aiming for the board.

Press Report - 17.04.14

On last Sundays Retford & District Wheelers CC club run 11 riders set off for Hockerton at a fast pace through the hilly route only to find the café was closed. This resulted in the ride being extended to Southwell. On the same day three other members of club participated in the GHS reliability ride on a 65 mile circuit around north and east Yorkshire. Leaving Lotherton Hall with a strong prevailing wind, good time was made through Cawood, Elvington and Pocklington where start cards were validated and the opportunity for quick refreshment was taken.

Press Report - 10.04.14

There was a good turnout for Sundays club run to Sherwood Pines with 4 new riders taking part. The route was the most direct. Going via Gamston, Bothamsall, Thoresby, Budby, and Edwinstowe on to Sherwood Pines for refreshments. The return route was a reverse of the outward route.
Next Sunday’s club run, 13th April, is to Hockerton a total distance of 55 miles. This week’s new riders are welcome to come for the ride but if they are concerned about the distance a shorter ride will be arranged on the morning. Meet in Retford Market Square at 9.00 am.

Press Report - 03.04.14

Retford and District Wheelers CC club runs for the last 2 weeks have been firstly to Messingham where 12 riders set off from the Market Square taking a route via Gringley on The Hill, Walkeringham, up the west side of the river Trent to Keadby Bridge then down the east side of the Trent to East Butterwick and to the café at Messingham for a refreshment break. The return journey was through Laughton Forest , Morton, Gainsborough and back to Retford covering a total of 60 miles.

Press Report - 20.03.14

Last Sunday, Retford and District Wheelers held their annual open 10 mile time trial on the Sutton on Trent - Tuxford - Sutton on Trent course. With a classy field of 60 riders on the start sheet competing for the Paul Johnson Memorial Trophy, the morning looked promising for fast times. Unfortunately a strong westerly wind got up an hour before the first man was due to start and this had a profound effect on some of the times achieved.

Press Report - 13.03.14

On Saturday 8th March Paul Austin rode his first time trial of 2014 in the VTTA 18 mile event on the Ranby course and was pleased with his result for so early in the season. The following day he took part in a 4 hour training session, accompanied by club members Kieth Dumbleton and David Jarvis, at the Manchester Veledrome.

Press Report - 06.03.14

The 2014 racing season has started for some of Retford and District Wheelers CC members with Paul Austin and Graeme Waters riding in the LVRC Omnium track competition on the 9th/10th February at the Newport Veledrome, both riders performed well in their respective groups but were not in the main placings. Last weekend Dom Brown and Alan Hazard rode a 2up team time trial on the local Hatfield course and returned a time of 55minutes which is exceptional for this time of the year.

Press Report - 27.02.14

During the first two months of 2014 the number of riders on club runs has been an average of fifteen.
Last Sundays ride to Teversal had 10 riders turning out to face a very strong head wind heading out through Gamston, Bothamsall, Thoresby, Meden Vale, Church Warsop, Shirebrook, Pleasley and on to Teversal. The return ride through Langwith, Cuckney and Clumber Park was much easier with the riders getting upto 27 MPH on some stretchers.

Press Report - 16.01.2014

Eighteen riders turned up for last Sundays ride to Saxilby, the group left Retford along London road to Eaton turning left over to Gamston Woods where the road conditions were very icy. Extreme caution was a necessity with the speed reduced to 12mph as far as Laneham where conditions improved and normal speed resumed. Unfortunately on arrival at the café it was closed and the riders proceeded to Whibsey for for refreshments and a warm. The return journey was by way of Harby, Thornby to Dunham Bridge and onto Retford making a total distance of 55 miles

Press Report - 09.01.14

Last Sunday was the first ride of 2014, a bright but cold morning with icy roads. Due to the conditions it was decided to modify the route to ride on main roads without tricky gradients. The route taken was via Bawtry, Misson onto Park Drain and on to Sandtoft for refreshments at the airport. The return route was Park Drain, Wroot, Finningley, Bawtry back to Retford a total distance of about 40 miles.
This Sundays club run is to Saxilby, meet in Retford Market Square at 9.30 am

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Brian Botham, Press Officer
Retford & District Wheelers

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