2015 Hill Climb Championship

Sunday saw Retford and District Wheelers host their annual Hill Climb Championship, on the Beacon Hill Road course at Gringley on the Hill and despite the foggy conditions of Sunday morning the event was well supported by riders from around the local area. In total eighteen riders chose to test their selves against the clock along the 1KM long course, with many others choosing to cheer them on from the top on course where the hill is at its steepest.

Press Report - 03.09.15


Retford and District Wheeler’s tandem enthusiasts Sarah and David Jarvis are this week participating in the Royal British Legion 284 mile “ Pedal to Paris “ event. Ian Stewart, at 73 years of age and one of the “wheelers” oldest members will also be riding this 4 day marathon ride. Anyone wishing to sponsor these club members may do so by using the link; virgin money or by completing their individual sponsorship forms.

Press Report - 27.08.15


There was a good turnout for last week’s Retford and District Wheelers club run to Elsecar Heritage Centre near Barnsley. This Sunday the club ride will be a short one of about 40 - 50 miles, finishing at the Broomwagon Velo Cafe Retford where a social event is to be held for members and their families to watch stage 9 of the Veulta a Espana.

Press Report - 20.08.15


Last Sunday, Retford and District Wheelers club ride was to Hathersage. Only ten riders ventured into the hilly terrain of the Peak District which involved 1600 metres of climbing.

Press Report - 13.08.15


Retford and District Wheeler’s club ride to Bleasby last weekend was well supported and included 4 new riders. The outward journey was undertaken as a one group ride, for the return ride the stronger riders formed a separate group to ride at a faster pace allowing the remaining riders to enjoy a more leisurely ride back into Retford.

Press Report - 06.08.15


This last week has been a busy one on the Retford and District Wheelers sporting calendar. Andrew Coop - Mann completed his charity ride from Edinburgh to London with his team from HMS Queen Elizabeth, the group being escorted the final few miles through London with Jodie Kidd, the television celebrity in a “Team Sky” car.

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