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Wheeler Dan in action

AS the hill climbing season gathers pace, Birdwell Wheeler Dan Emery was active on both days last weekend.

Dan Emery at the steepest part of Pea Royd Lane
T Mayne

On Saturday he rode Stocksbridge CC’s event on the notorious Pea Royd Lane, scene of last year’s National Championships.

His time of 3m 25.1s placed him 21st overall and fourth in his age category.

The next day he rode in Sheffrec CC’s event on the famous Monsal Head climb in the Peak District.

A number of club members rode out to cheer him on and his time of 1m 48.4s placed him joint 78th out of 200 finishers and joint 17th in his age group.

On Saturday Rob Parkes, Marc Peasgood, Alan and Lucy Bullock, Phil Adams, Kathleen Brankin and Dave Hudson rode a 75 mile loop to Eyam in the Peak District climbing 7,200 feet in the process.

This Sunday the club ride is to Carburton and Tickhill where Emery is again in action.

The club’s monthly meeting is on Friday October 11 and prospective members are welcome. 7.30pm at Birdwell Community Centre Rockingham Street Birdwell.

More details on this and all the above can be found on the club’s website at http://www.birdwellwheelerscyclingclub. co.uk