Submitted by Tony Siveter on Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:26
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.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Mon, 08/12/2014 - 23:19
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.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Tue, 02/12/2014 - 09:10
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.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Mon, 24/11/2014 - 20:00
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.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Mon, 17/11/2014 - 19:20
CYCLING 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.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Mon, 10/11/2014 - 20:09
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.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Mon, 03/11/2014 - 13:05
A new record was set last Sunday for Retford and District Wheelers Hill Climb at Gringley. Heavy rain in the early morning affected the number of riders signing on the start sheet but there was no shortage of quality among those participating.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Mon, 27/10/2014 - 12:46
Retford and District Wheelers are holding their Annual Hill Climb Championship this Sunday at Gringley. The current record of 1 minute 53 seconds for the 1 kilometre ascent is held by “Rocket” Ronnie Ieronimo and was set in 2011. Dominic Smith, of the “Wheelers”, is expected to ride and will have to be at his best if he is to set a new record.
As in previous years, riders from other local clubs are welcome to have a private trial and will need to sign on by 9.50 am at the latest.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Tue, 21/10/2014 - 11:55
David, will you please include in this weeks Retford Times and could I have 5 minutes of your time to discuss these reports, no doubt your next in line has briefed you of my phone call last Friday.
Submitted by Tony Siveter on Mon, 13/10/2014 - 19:50
It’s onwards and upwards for Retford and District Wheeler’s cyclo-cross specialists who are all improving as the “cross” season gets into full swing. North Leverton’s Jane Roberts snatched first place in the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross League ladies event at Graves Park in Sheffield last week and Christopher Hilbert was victorious in the under 12s race. Steven Hilbert improved to 2nd place in the veterans 50 years plus event with Glen Allison close behind in 6th position.