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April 19th 2021

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Last Saturday saw the season’s first Open Time Trial in the District organised by Birdwell Wheelers. The 29 km race took place over two laps of an undulating course between Hemsworth and Upton.

A strong field of 70 riders, 41 riding standard road bikes and 29 riding more aerodynamic time trial bikes included 7 from the organising club, 3 from Geared Up Cycling and 1 from Barnsley Road Club.

A lovely spring day with only a breath of wind saw Liam Bromiley riding a TT bike, fastest overall in 37m 50s. Fastest woman on a TT bike was Sarah Lewthwaite in 44m 48s.

Fastest on a standard road bike was Billy Robinson in 40m 19s and fastest woman on a standard road bike was Emma Smith in 58m 32s.

Local riders in the standard road bike event were:

9th Thomas Davison Geared Up 42m 52s 10th Michael Bray Geared Up 42m 54s

18th Michael Newton Barnsley RC 44m 54s 19th Jules Chadderton Geared Up 44m 58s

25th Chris Venters Birdwell Whs 46m 30s 32nd Dan Emery Birdwell Whs 48m 49s

34th Marc Peasegood Birdwell Whs 49m 57s 38th John Woodhouse Birdwell Whs 53m 51s

Local riders in the TT bike event were:

8th Sean Burke Birdwell Whs 41m 17s 15th Jake Cook Geared Up 43m 40s

25th Paul Heggie Birdwell Whs 52m 33s

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28th Kath Brankin Birdwell Whs 59m 44s Fastest Woman Vet

Birdwell’s Sunday club rides have now restarted with a maximum of 15 riders. Meet at Brewers Fayre roundabout, Wombwell at 9am. Visitors are welcome. This Sunday’s ride will be going to Retford.

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