Press Report - 30.07.15


Harworth and District Cycling Club’s mid week evening time trial at Torworth was to be the the main feature in last week’s sporting calendar for the Retford and District Wheelers. Paul Austin was the club’s sole representative finishing the 9.3 mile course in 25 minutes 07 seconds. The winner was Jack Stephenson returning a time of 22 minutes 26 seconds in windy conditions.

Press Report - 23.07.15


Last weekend’s club ride to the Humber Bridge was postponed due to the inclement weather, but a number of ad hoc arrangements were made for later in the day. The club run this Sunday will be to Bleasby, a distance of about 70 miles for the round trip. There will be two groups and both should meet in Retford market square at 8.00am.

Press Report - 16.07.15


Tony Siveter recorded an impressive 449.8 miles on local roads to raise the bar further in Retford and District Wheelers latest Strava League results, in second place was Glen Allison with 181.4 miles and in third place was Bart Weenink on 132.8 miles.
Other rides of merit were Peter Smith 126.0 miles, Alan Hazard 116.2 miles and Andrew Coop - Mann 106.7 miles. Further details of the clubs Strava League and other club activities can be seen by visiting Retford and District Wheelers web site.

Press Report - 09.07.15


Luke Storey has again topped the Retford and District Wheelers Strava League with 322.4 miles, most of which were recorded in the Lake District. In second place was Glen Allison on 273.8 miles, achieved on the Isle of Man, and in third place was Tony Siveter with 233.0 miles ridden on local roads.
The Strava league has now reached the halfway point of the season. Tony Siveter still has the overall lead having ridden 4,380.6 miles in six months followed by Glen Allison with 3,354.0 and Peter Smith on 3,188.5 miles

Press Report - 02.07.15


A diverse range of cycling activities have featured in recent weeks for the Retford and District Wheelers. Some members have been participating in time trials, road races, all terrain riding and sportives. Last weekend 6 riders rode in the 98 mile Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive and Sunday’s club run was to watch the National Road Race Championships also at Lincoln.

Press Report - 11.06.15

Roger Pennington and Paul Austin represented Retford and District Wheelers in the Tour of Cambridgeshire’s Grand Fondo last weekend. Starting and finishing at the Peterborough Arena the event was held on closed roads for the 128km course. Of the 4787 finishers Austin posted 4th place in his age group and Pennington 44th in his group, both riders are now eligible to ride in the Amateur World Championships in Denmark later this year.

Press Report - 04.06.15


Retford and District Wheelers will be holding their annual club run to Cleethorpes on Sunday for a family day out by the sea.
Some riders will be riding on the outward journey only, and arranging to meet with family and friends for lunch and a lift back; others will be doing the complete ride which is about 115 miles for the return trip. The start time is 8.00am, departing from Retford market square. Guest riders are welcome

Press Report - 28.05.15


Retford and District Wheelers will be riding out to the Doncaster Cycling Festival on Sunday. The programme will include 8 races on a fast, closed road circuit in the town centre culminating with the Whinfrey Briggs elite mens Grand Prix, where some of the best riders in the country will be competing.
There will be two groups leaving Retford market square at 9.00am, the “A” group will take a longer route of 40 - 50 miles for the round trip, while the “B” group will take a more leisurely pace and shorter distance. This ride will be ideal for new riders.

Press Report - 21.05.15


Sean Rollinson of the Retford and District Wheelers continues to impress in The League International road race series based on Dinnington. Last Thursday the Worksop rider finished in 4th place in his group which complements two other top 6 places in this series. Elsewhere on the race scene Paul Austin claimed 2nd place in a League of Veteran Racing Cyclists event on a wind swept circuit of Darley Moor.

Press Report - 14.05.15

Thoresby Cycle Festival is the destination for Retford and District Wheelers club run on Sunday. There will be a ride of about 30 - 40 miles prior to reaching Thoresby making it an ideal opportunity for new riders to experience club riding. Anyone interested should meet with the regulars in Retford market square for a 9.00am departure.