Wheelers impress at League of Veterans and The League International races

Paul Austin is riding from London to Paris in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice

Paul Austin is riding from London to Paris in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice

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Retford and District Wheeler Paul Austin was on the podium last week.

The Wheelers chairman claimed second place in a League of Veteran Racing Cyclists event, on a wind swept circuit of Darley Moor.

Another Wheeler in impressive form is Worksop’s Sean Rollinson.

Competing in The League International road race series based at Dinnington, he finished fourth in his group last Thursday.

That performance brought the third top-six place he’s secured during the current series.

Meanwhile, the club’s Strava League continues to prove popular and competitive.

Luke Storey topped the table with a total mileage of 231.6, followed by Tony Siveter on 226.9 miles and in third place Glen Allison on 157.1 miles.

Other rides of merit were Peter Smith 127.3 miles, Jane Roberts 115.7 miles, Alan Hazard 115.5 miles and Andrew Coop-Mann 109.8 miles.

The club run this Sunday will be a ride with a difference.

There will be a short ride of about 30 to 40 miles around local roads, returning to the Broom Wagon cafe in Retford where the club is to host a social event for members and their families and watch Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia.

The high mountain stage is expected to provide plenty of entertainment.

The Wheelers club ride will leave Retford market square at 9am.

Visit www.retfordwheelers.co.uk for more.