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.

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.