Doncaster Dragon Boat Challenge

Village People in determined mood!

Businesses from around Doncaster took part in the town’s second Dragon Boat Challenge to help raise money for The British Heart Foundation and other good causes.

Up to 10 people paddled a 30′ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course at the popular Lakeside beauty spot.

Invest in Doncaster’s Tourism Team and St George’s Rotary Club worked with Gable Events to bring this poplar water sport to the lake which is becoming the fastest growing water activity in Britain today!

Spectators enjoy the afternoon.



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Doncaster Wheelers Summer Road Race

Wet weather cycle racing around the roads of Pickburn.

A BREAK of three riders who went clear early in the race survived until the end of the Doncaster Wheelers Summer Road Race on Sunday, with Driffield’s Nathan Wilson (Wilson’s Wheels) taking the win.

Wilson, 24, attacked shortly after a minor crash had temporarily split the bunch on the fifth of 22 laps of a 1.8-mile circuit around the village of Pickburn, with Planet X rider Lee Tunnicliffe from Morley and Mark Perry (Vicious Velo) from Leeds going clear with him.

They worked well and established a lead which hovered around one minute for much of the race. A chasing group formed from the remains of the 54-strong field, but while they got clear of the bunch they couldn’t catch the leading three riders.

On the line, Wilson held on for victory while Tunnicliffe took second from Perry, and the chasers crossed the line 1-03 behind.

Nathan Wilson of Wilsons Wheels celebrates victory.

1 Nathan Wilson (Wilson’s Wheels) 1-45-00
2 Lee Tunnicliffe (Planet X)
3 Mark Perry (Vicious Velo) all @ same time
4 Jordan Hargreaves (Team Wallis CHH) @ 1-03
5 Dominic Smith (We Love Mountains RC)
6 Paul Bell (Peak RC)
7 Ewan Sewell (York Cycleworks)
8 Peter Fielding-Smith (Hull Thursday RC) all @ same time
9 Stephen Smales (Active/CP Cycles) @ 1-24
10 Phil Giles (RVO Racing) @ same time

Report: Snowden Sports

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AREA 51’s annual BMX Skate and Scooter Jam

Doncaster youngster Jay Gratton in action.

Over 70 riders competed in the sixth annual Sprotbrough Skate Jam organised by the enthusiastic AREA 51 user group.

Talented skateboarders, BMX rider’s, freestyle scooters and  Inline skaters entertained the 400 strong crowd during the 7 hour ‘extreme’ sport competition with competitors travelling from all over the borough to the Anchorage Lane site.

Steve Gratton, chairman of the AREA 51 user group said “It was great to see the talented young people of Doncaster showing off their skills to such a large crowd and hope some of the new parish councillors support us in our efforts to expand and develop this great facility”

Anybody interested in helping the group should contact the team at call Kev Bagshaw on 07801 735 580 or follow them on Twitter @area51doncaster

The results………….

 Skateboard  under 17                                                                                Skateboard  17 +

1st     John Sykes                                                                                          1st     Adam Collingburn

2nd    Connor Parkin                                                                                    2nd    Daniel  Gaylor

3rd    Andy White                                                                                           3rd     Tony Watson

  BMX   under 17                                                                                             BMX  17+

1st     Tom Harrison                                                                                       1st     Michael Walker

2nd    Max Jennings                                                                                      2nd     Dave Murden

3rd    Mitch Gannon                                                                                       3rd     Liam Shipley

  Scooter                                                                                                              Blades

1st    Curtis Morris                                                                                          1st     Kai Foster

2nd   Jay Gratton                                                                                            2nd     Lee Morris

3rd   Adam Lomas                                                                                          3rd     Elijah Horne

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