15th April 2019
Cold and windy weather didn’t deter members of Birdwell Wheelers last weekend.
Sunday saw eight Wheelers set off on the club’s annual 100 miles in 8 hours reliability ride.
Roger Bacon, Paul Mynett, Trevor Mayne, Dave Hudson, Phil Adams, Marc Peasegood, Austin D Watson and Sally Salter set off from Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell.
Unfortunately, Roger Bacon had to return home with a mechanical but chased back onto the main group. Paul Mynett and Trevor Mayne took a short cut home at Pontefract. The café stop at Howden broke the journey and a tailwind made for a quick return journey.
Club President Christine Minto completed a solo 65 mile loop to Selby and was glad of the tailwind home.
The previous day John Woodhouse rode the 103km “Charnwood in the Spring” Audax setting off with 180 riders from Trowell through Stapleford, Kegworth, Mountsorrel, Sixhills, Sawley and back to Trowell, Woodhouse climbing 750 metres over the course of the ride and finishing well within the 9 hour time limit.
On Saturday Wheeler Trevor Mayne rode in the BDCA 25 mile time trial on the A50 at Etwall. His time of 54m 05s was a new club age record at 55. On Sunday Paul Heggie rode in the VTTA(Yorkshire) 25 mile time trial at Topcliffe. With an early start on a cold and windy day his time of 1h 6m 45s was also a new club age record at 65.
Dave Scargill rode completed his first road race of the season in the LVRC’s Percy Stallard series. At the end of the 45 mile race near Bletchley, a bunch sprint saw Scargill finish 4th in his age group.
The destination for Easter Sunday’s club run is yet to be decided. Meet at Brewers Fayre roundabout Wombwell at 9am. Visitors are welcome.