Press Report - 18.09.14

The eight race series of road races held on the Dinnington and Stainton circuits have now concluded with two members of the Retford and District Wheelers winners of their respective age groups.
Promoted by The League International ( TLI ) Worksop man, Sean Rollinson riding in the 50-55 years age group did consistently well throughout the series to mark his first success in his first full year of competitive cycling, whilst the experienced veteran Paul Austin finished first within the 55-60 years group.

Press Report - 11.09.14


Last week’s club run for new riders was well attended with 15 riders enjoying a short ride to Warsop and back to Carburton for refreshment, before returning to Retford for lunch.

On the race scene, Retford man Paul Austin, competed in the League of Veteran Racing Cyclist (LVRC) circuit races at Darley Moor last weekend. In torrential rain Austin finished 3rd in his age group after a hotly contested sprint finish.

Press Report - 04.09.14

With a number of the Retford and District Wheelers track training at Manchester Velodrome, last Sundays outing had a low turn out compared to recent weeks. Due to unforeseen circumstances the scheduled ride had to be changed at short notice and the recently postponed ride to Belvoir Castle was to be the alternative destination of choice. Ten riders, including a tandem eventually made their way to Newark where five riders decided to take refreshment before returning to Retford, the remaining riders carrying on to Belvoir.

Press Report - 28.08.14


Press Report - 21.08.14

Only eight riders turned out for last week's Retford and District Wheelers club run to Navenby. Taking a route through Dunham, Swinderby and Bassingham the destination being reached in good time due to the assistance of a strong following wind. The return journey was to be a much more arduous ride, the wind now blowing much stronger and complimented with heavy rain showers but the riders worked well together, sharing the pace making to good effect.

Press Report - 07.08.14

There was a good turn out last week for Retford and District Wheelers club run aimed at attracting new riders. Taking a circuitous route through many Trent side villages, 17 riders took a refreshment break in Saundby before the short journey home via Gringley and Clayworth.
On the race scene Dominic Smith could only manage 7th place in last week’s Scunthorpe Poly evening circuit races at Blyton Park, having taken a superb 1st place in the previous weeks event.

Press Report - 31.07.14

This Sunday Retford and District Wheelers will be holding it’s monthly ride for new riders. These rides have been a regular feature of this cycling club for about 8 years and has introduced dozens of local people to the joys of cycling with a group of like minded individuals; not only have these rides produced staunch club men and women of all ages but some very good riders, who have progressed into the competition side of the sport.

Press Report - 08.05.14

Retford & District Wheelers .last weeks club run to Southwell saw  18 riders set out from the Market Square and rode via East Drayton, Normanton on Trent and Kelham. for a café stop. The  return journey was  via Hallam, Kirklington, Eakring and Walesby to Retford making a total distance of about 60 miles. Last Sundays club run was to Blaxton which saw 20 riders set off from the Market Square travelling via Bawtry, Finningley, Blaxton for a café stop, the return ride was via Park Drain, Misterton, Gringley, Clayworth and back to Retford for a total of 30 miles

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.