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OUT & ABOUT


On yer bike


Hot on the wheels of the Tour de Yorkshire, cycling is one sport at the forefront of our minds. One local cycling club has been uniting over their shared passion for 99 years and are geared up for many more.


Established since 1920, Rotherham Wheelers are proud to be the oldest cycling club within the county. Originally founded at the former White Swan Inn, Masborough, Rotherham, the club


‘‘in 1922, after just two years in operation, the club had over 80 members’’


Love life on two wheels


soon developed into one of the most renowned in the area.


The founding member H.C ‘Cliff’ Henderson formed the club along with a few other local avid cyclists. Its objective was to stimulate and encourage the pastime of cycling for sport and pleasure. By providing all aspects of competition and social activities its purpose was to improve the quality of life of its members. As a long standing president Cliff was still actively involved until the 1970’s.


The Rotherham and District Annual reported that in 1922, after just two years in operation, the club had over 80 members. In the early days, the meeting point was always Effingham Square at the heart of the town centre. Cliff, along with another member Wilf Ball, soon had the club on the map with their racing skills. The duo won a number of club 50 mile and 12 hour cycling events. Wilf’s occupation as a printer, resulted in him producing an exclusive monthly


ebikes from


£1000


We offer everything from folding leisure ebikes to high performance off roaders


• Expert advice • Test rides available • Free delivery service within a 40 mile radius • First service free


Sunday 16th June Father’s Day


Spoil your dad with a relaxing cruise, taking in the stunning Don Gorge and local landmarks including Conisbrough Castle and the former settlement of Levitt Hogg. Refreshments are


available from the on board bar which will be serving hot and cold drinks and a variety of alcoholic beverages.


Cruises are 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration, sailing from the Boat Inn, Sprotbrough at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm


Adults £6.00 Children £4.00


27th May , 9th June, 21st July, 26th August


Join us as we cruise through the Beautiful Don Gorge, taking in the magnificent Conisbrough Viaduct and Conisbrough Castle turning at Mexborough before returning to Sprotbrough


Ask about the cycle to work scheme Any Bike, Any Price


Tel 01709 886677 | www.syebc.co.uk AMPLE FREE PARKING | OPEN Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-4pm


FIND US JUST 1 MILE FROM PARKGATE SHOPPING PARK: 9 Stadium Court, Mangham Road, Rotherham, S62 6EW


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Cruises are 1 hour long, sailing from the Boat Inn, Sprotborough at 11am and 12.30pm


Adults £6.00 Children £4.00


Access for Pushchairs and Wheelchairs is limited, please call to discuss requirements before booking


Booking online is essential: TICKETS:


www.riverboatcruises.co.uk Or call our office on 01709 860293


magazine entitled ‘The Rotherham Wheeler’. This was distributed around many counties by members of other clubs for its entertaining content which included tales of adventures, club activity and club personalities.


In the late 1920’s


and 1930’s, riders with great speed joined the club. Ernie King, one of the clubs greatest, won so many open and team events his stock of medals was extensive. As a 50th Anniversary gift, Ernie presented these to the club and they are now treasured mementos of a bygone era. In 2019, the club continues to bring people together to reap in the health benefits and social benefits of physical activity. Members participate


ENJOY A UNIQUE RIVERBOAT CRUISE ON BOARD THE WYRE LADY


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