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.

Press Report - 07.05.15


Two members of the Retford and District Wheelers participated in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire last weekend. Roger Pennington and Paul Austin joined more than six thousand others in a cycle sportive which followed the same route as the final stage of the 3 day professional race which started in Wakefield and finished in Leeds after passing over some of the steepest hills that Yorkshire has to offer. Both the Retford riders finished in 7hours 11 minutes 56seconds.

Press Report - 30.04.15


Press Report - 23.04.15

Last week’s club ride for the Retford and District Wheelers was the participation in Bridgegate Cycles Amstel Standing randonnee. 147 riders left the Broom Wagon Cafe on a route which took the riders up most of the hills of any significance in North Nottinghamshire to finish back in Retford after 111km of riding in a well organised event.

Elsewhere 72 year old Ian Stewart chose to ride the annual GHS reliability ride in North and East Yorkshire. Opting to ride the 100 mile course in 7 hours he completed the distance in six and a quarter hours to finish in 5th position.

Press Report - 16.04.15


With eight of the Retford and District Wheeler’s regulars away at training camp in Majorca, this week’s club ride will be incorporated with the Amstel Standing cycle randonnee which is being promoted by Dominic Battersby of Bridgegate Cycles, Retford. The distance will be about 111 kilometres ( 69 miles ) and will involve a number of hilly sections. Club members and other participants are required to sign on for the event at the Broom Wagon Velo Cafe prior to a 9.00am start.

Press Report - 09.04.15

Retford and District Wheeler’s club ride last weekend was a ride with a difference. Club Captain, James Storey plotted a course of about 50 miles that took the riders on a circuitous route that was at no point more than 12 miles from Retford but involved climbing every hill in this area from the Knickerbush climb between Walesby and Tuxford and Haughton hill between Clayworth and Wheatley.

Press Report - 02.04.15


Last Sunday’s club ride for the Retford and District Wheelers had to be postponed due to the inclement weather although a few stalwarts did venture out on an impromptu ride of about 40 miles. Elsewhere Paul Austin competed in a League of Veteran Racing Cyclist circuit race in Solihull, still way off his best form he finished in 14th position in this age related event.

Press Report - 19.03.15

Retford and District Wheelers held their open Paul Johnson Memorial 10 mile time trial last Sunday. Conditions for the event were cold but dry for the 60 riders on the start sheet. With a strong northerly wind out to the turn at Tuxford, the return leg along the A1 to Sutton on Trent, being wind assisted enabled the competitors to register good times.

Press Report - 12.03.15