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13th October 2020

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Last weekend was a busy one for members of Birdwell Wheelers.

Saturday saw Trevor Mayne and David Jarvis ride in the Holme Valley Wheelers Hill Climb, a distance of 1.3 miles at a gradient averaging 9.5% up to the top of Holme Moss. Mayne finished in 11m 01s placing him 26th out of the 60 finishers and 4th in the veteran (over 40) age group. Jarvis was 38th in 12m 31.5s and 9th veteran.

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Trevor Mayne climbing Holme Moss ©David Hudson

The next day saw 3 Wheelers in action. Dan Emery rode in the British Masters Cycle Racing (BMCR) Hill Climb Championship for those 40 years and over. The event was on Carr Lane a climb of just short of 1 mile. Emery finished in 4m 03s placing him 24th of 61 finishers and 12th in his age category.

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Dan Emery on Carr Lane © @BCCylingPhotography

Also climbing on Sunday was Chris Jenkins who rode in the Tickhill Velo event on Bib Lane, a short but steep climb of 600 yards. He finished in 1m 48.3s placing 39th of 45 finishers.

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Chris Jenkins at the finishing line at Bib Lane ©Stephen Greig

Further afield on the flat, Wheeler Paul Heggie rode in the Seaforth Wheelers 10 Mile Time Trial at Bubwith. A strong wind meant fast times were at a premium and Heggie finished in 26m 27s placing him 58th of 79 finishers and 41st in the veterans (over 40) category. His time beat his own club age record at 67 years old set earlier this year by the slimmest of margins , 1 second!

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Paul Heggie on his record-breaking run ©ian chapman photography

Due to the restrictions on maximum gatherings of 6 people the club have currently suspended their Sunday club rides. These will resume when government guidelines allow.

More details on all the above can be found in the above links