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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The Kiwis @doncasterdome

The New Zealand Rugby League team take ‘time out’ from their World Cup preparation to enjoy the water slide at Doncaster Dome.

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Water Fun! Manu Vatuvei and Alex Glenn.

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Young footballers score with Mini Kicks

For the past month or so i’ve been busily working on a video project for the enthusiastic and professional Ben Hunter of Mini Kicks.

His brief was to produce a 2/3 minute video for his website showing the vibrancy and energy of his football academy and nursery sessions with children aged between 2 years 6 months and 5 years.

I spent several hours with Ben and his team at the Keepmoat Stadium and Loversall Farm Day Nursery before finally having enough material to work with.

Check out Ben’s website  http://minikicks.org

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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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A ‘fascinating’ football team!

Sprotbrough FC, a 'fascinating' team!

Spectators to the last game of the season in the Doncaster & District Sunday Alliance Football League were treated to a fascinating sight when one team donned a spectacular array of head gear!

New team sponsor, Exquisite Boutique, managed to persuade Sprotbrough FC to wear the striking fascinators prior to the League Cup Final.

Kettle Calling The Pot?

“I am really pleased to be able to support such a successful team that grows from strength to strength with each season,” commented Clare Dent owner of Exquisite Boutique.  “The team enjoyed wearing the fascinators. They really got into the spirit of what ultimately a fascinator is for, a fun and stylish accessory for any outfit!”

Exquisite Boutique, based at Markham Grange Garden Centre, Brodsworth offers a bespoke fascinator service, handbags and jewellery, and is looking forward to the new football season when the team will be proudly displaying the company’s logo.

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