Ee bah gum what’s all this fuss about cycling coming to Doncaster

Sprotbrough Village - Tour de Yorkshire 2016

John Tanner pictured with ‘Yorkshireman’ Paul Hall, proprietor of Sprotbrough Country Club and Whippet Tigger. ©shaunflanneryphotography.com

Olympic and commonwealth games cyclist, John Tanner who lives in Sprotbrough helps get festivities underway for the Tour De Yorkshire

The Tour De Yorkshire will come through Doncaster on the 30th of April and the residents of Sprotbrough, where the race will go directly through are getting the festivities underway with the help of Olympic and commonwealth games cyclist John Tanner.

The competition route, which has now been changed thanks to residents in Sprotbrough village will now see the race go down main street through the heart of the village, down boat lane, through the falls and on up to Warmsworth.

John was ecstatic to see the route would now include Sprotbrough:

 “ Its great that the route will now come straight through Sprotbrough, there are some fantastic roads for sprints and the hairpin bends will be a great addition for the competition. It will make the race overall more exciting. Ii just wish I was a bit younger so I could compete”

After seeing on the Tour De Yorkshire website that the route would miss out the heart of the village Residents sprung in to action contacting the event organisers putting their case forward for why the route would be better to come through the village.

Paul Hall, the owner of Sprotbrough Country Club was one of the residents who spearheaded the efforts:

“Sprotbrough is a great village with a great community spirit. I couldn’t believe the race was going to pass us by. Now the route has been changed we will be holding a huge community gala on Main Street and New Lane Park for residents and visitors. There will be live bands, entertainment, stalls, food and drinks”

The Race will arrive in Sprotbrough at around 12.30/1 for the womens race and will see the men arrive at around 3.30/4 with the times to be confirmed.

Words: James Ascroft

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Le Tour in Yorkshire

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

The Peloton makes its way up Cote de Grinton Moor

So le Tour came and went!

The Grand Depart in Yorkshire was a huge success with millions turning out on the roads of the county to support the cyclists over the two days.

I was asked to renew an old friendship and join the photographic team at swpix.com for the weekend. They were tasked to document the Grand Depart in the county on the lead up as well as the 2 days of action.

I choose 2 contrasting location’s for each day, the picturesque Grinton Moor in the Yorkshire Dales for day one and the ‘extremely’ steep Jenkin Road with its industrial vista for day two.

Proud to have been part of it.

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Media Accreditation

 

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Claiming my spot on Grinton Moor

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

Cameras out for the cyclists on Grinton Moor

 

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

The Peloton makes its way over Grinton Moor on Day 1 of Le Tour

 

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

The sun shines on the Peloton on the first day of Le Tour in Yorkshire

 

Tour de France 2014: Stage 2

Riders cheered on by Crowds on Jenkin Road

 

Tour de France 2014: Stage 2

Cote de Jenkin Road

 

Tour de France - Cote de Grinton Moor

The Observer front page

 

Tour de France - Cote de Grinton Moor

The Sun newspaper double page spread

More images from Le Tour in Yorkshire can be viewed at swpix.com

More newspaper cuttings

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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.

Results:
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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