It’s the 90th anniversary of The Doncaster Wheelers Cycling Club on March 21st 2016.
With the arrival of the second stage of Tour De Yorkshire also taking place in Doncaster it is a excellent link to the history of the club and cycling in general.
In 1926, the three founding members (Alf Huckle, Frank Pentney and Jack Steele) decided to put a small announcement in the Doncaster Gazette, inviting anyone interested in forming a cycling club to meet at the Majestic cinema on Sunday 21st March 1926 for a run to Rawcliffe. There was a good response with 30 riders turning up. An impromptu meeting was held after dinner at Rawcliffe and the club was formed.
To celebrate this anniversary, we will be having 2 rides.
Saturday 26th March. 9km family ride.
A Family ride of 9 miles, 10.00am start from Cusworth Hall car park using an off road route returning to the halls tearooms, all welcome. Led by Rod Dugher.
Sunday 27th March The main ride will consist of 90km route starting from Doncaster Town Fields Sports Club start at 9.00 to return for 12.30pm for social buffet and reminiscing and cutting of anniversary cake, open to all members old and new with family and friends also welcome.
The route is , Start and finish at Doncaster Sports Club on Bennetthorpe, Doncaster DN2 6AA
Wheatley, Dunsville, Hatfield Woodhouse, Thorne, Rawcliffe, Drax bypass, Carlton Towers, Snaith, Gownall, Great Heck, Wormersley, Campsall, Thorpe, Barnby Dun and return to Doncaster Sports Club.
Level 2 ride leave at 9.05am led by Trevor Siddons.
Level 3 ride leave at 9.10am led by Steve Maltby.