Brownlees going for gold in Glasgow

Wharfedale Observer: Brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee won gold and bronze medals at the Olympics in London

6:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

TRIATHLON'S all-conquering Brownlee brothers have extra motivation to walk away with gold and silver from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Rawdon gain ground before the rain

Wharfedale Observer: Henry Wilson bowling for Ilkley in the gloom at Rawdon

3:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ON A day when the rain washed out many Aire-Wharfe League fixtures and prevented all but one match from finishing, the new bonus-points system meant there was still plenty at stake in the overs that could be played.

Hester heroics sees Otley set up final fling in Waddilove Cup

Wharfedale Observer: Pudsey St Lawrence and Bradford & Bingley call off their match due to the weather

2:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STEETON have been beaten in a high-scoring Birtwhistle Cup semi-final.

Woodhouse Grove are national Twnety20 champions

Wharfedale Observer: National Schools' Twenty20 champions Woodhouse Grove. Picture: Patrick Eagar

12:21pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WOODHOUSE Grove are celebrating after winning the National Schools Twenty20 competition on finals day at Arundel to crown an outstanding season of schools' cricket.

Ilkley knuckle down for another busy week

Wharfedale Observer: Lewis Burton

11:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

ILKLEY Lawn Tennis and Squash Club's Alan Cutts knows it is one down and two to go as far as their summer festival of tennis is concerned.

Ilkley table tennis starlet Kate to coach younger players

Wharfedale Observer: Kate Nixon

9:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

KATE Nixon, local table tennis starlet who recently gained international honours, will be visiting schools in the Ilkley area to inspire the next generation of young players.

Lions give Leeds a White scare!

Wharfedale Observer: Guiseley's Danny Hall shields the ball from Leeds striker, Soulamayne Doukara

9:05am Thursday 24th July 2014

Guiseley 0 Leeds United 2

Bower adds to his playing Stock as former Bantam signs up

Wharfedale Observer: Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino poses with fans at Nethermoor last Saturday

8:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

MARK Bower has revealed that former Bradford City player Jack Stockdill may not be their last signing before the new Conference North campaign starts in just over a fortnight.

Terriers a game too far for heavy-legged Guiseley

Wharfedale Observer: Guiseley's Danny Forrest battles with Jordan Sinnott, son of former Terriers and Bantams player Lee

9:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Guiseley 1, Huddersfield Town 4

Hawks pipped at the post

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Hawks lost narrowly at Menston but the huge crowd that turned up was thoroughly entertained by an excellent contest.

Halfway house much needed on President's Day

Wharfedale Observer: Otley Golf Club president David Payne

11:14am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

UNCERTAIN weather and a much worse forecast greeted the competitors in David Payne’s President’s Day at Otley Golf Club.

Parapia Leeds the way for Otley

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's A team, who won the team prize at the Washburn Valley Relay. From left: Liam Dunne, Scott Harrington and Tom Midgley

10:23am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OTLEY Athletic Club's Jamil Parapia put in a strong performance to finish fifth in the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k in a time of 33min 19sec, with Robin Outtersides 27th in 36:21.

Timely ace for Guiseley golfer Crosby

Wharfedale Observer: Alan Crosby with his BOSS watch

8:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE time was right for a Guiseley golfer when he scored a hole-in-one during a recent club competition to be rewarded with a limited-edition BOSS watch as recognition for the achievement.

Guiseley beaten as Terriers tame Lions

Wharfedale Observer:

11:28pm Monday 21st July 2014

Guiseley 1 Huddersfield Town 4

Mighty Malir is European Mountain running champion

Wharfedale Observer: SONY DSC
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7:50am Thursday 17th July 2014

ILKLEY’S Georgia Malir has been crowned as a European Mountain Running champion.

Guiseley prepare for full house for Leeds United clash at Nethermoor

Wharfedale Observer:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

GUISELEY are expecting a capacity crowd at Nethermoor for Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Leeds United.

Friendlies give Bower food for thought

Wharfedale Observer: City's Niall Heaton and Guiseley's Wayne Brooskby tussle for possession at Nethermoor

6:04am Thursday 17th July 2014

THREE games in, Guiseley manager Mark Bower is happy at the way pre-season is shaping up.

Burley boys picked for Bunbury Festival

Wharfedale Observer: Harry Brook in action for Burley against Otley

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

BURLEY’S Harry Brook and Kyme Tahirkheli have been selected to play for the North of England in this year’s Bunbury Festival at Oakham School.

Club link is start of the road back for Otley

Wharfedale Observer: Simon Willet, left, and Mark Ireland, right, have left Otley for Wharfedale and Darlington Mowden Park respectively

7:07am Thursday 17th July 2014

OTLEY Rugby Union Club's have started their 150th year by securing a crucial link between their junior and senior sections.

Brook shines as Burley nick third T20 title after thrilling clash with Ilkley

Wharfedale Observer: Batting for Burley Nick brook watched by wicket keeper John Goldthorpe.

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

ILKLEY’S first appearance in the T20 TB Cup final saw them make Burley fight all the way for their third title.

Daniell's love affair with Ilkley continues

Wharfedale Observer: Marcus Daniell

6:54pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IT IS small wonder that Marcus Daniell rates Ilkley as his favourite venue.

New Avenue signings get another opportunity

Wharfedale Observer:

9:32am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Bradford Park Avenue play their second pre-season friendly tonight, and their first away from home, as they head to Tadcaster Albion.

Alistair Brownlee secures first World Series win of the year

Wharfedale Observer: Alistair Brownlee in action

9:15am Sunday 13th July 2014

Bramhope's Alistair Brownlee warmed up for the Commonwealth Games later this month with his first Triathlon World series win of the year in Hamburg.

Grand Depart mastermind Gary Verity is big fan of Otley's town centre cycle races

Wharfedale Observer:

9:10am Thursday 10th July 2014

THE man who brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire has predicted the Otley Cycle Races will continue to get bigger every year after the annual event put on its best-ever show.

Triallists to get their chance as Guiseley prepare for their clash with Bradford City

Wharfedale Observer: Guiseley striker James Walshaw holds off Histon’s Grant Roberts

8:23am Thursday 10th July 2014

Guiseley are looking at Nethermoor old boy Grant Roberts and former Bradford City youth captain Jack Stockdill as they prepare for their opening two pre-season friendlies.

Brassington sore after his Ilkley Tennis Tournament exit in qualifying rounds

Wharfedale Observer: Kyle Brassington in action during a previous Ilkley tournament

8:27am Thursday 10th July 2014

KYLE Brassington admitted to being “a bit sore” after his singles exploits at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club this week.

Ilkley Cycling Club looks to build on legacy of Tour de France as it plans for future

Wharfedale Observer:

8:15am Thursday 10th July 2014

Ilkley Cycling Club will be hoping to build on the legacy of the magnificent Grand Depart to promote cycling.

Guiseley Fixtures 2014-15

Wharfedale Observer:

5:34pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Guiseley will start their new Conference North season with an away game at Leamington on August 9.

Live STAGE 2 LIVE BLOG: The Tour de France heads through Addingham, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Stanbury and Oxenhope

Wharfedale Observer: Cathedral

8:10am Sunday 6th July 2014

More than a million spectators lined the route from Leeds to Harrogate yesterday for the Grand Depart and a million more will be out in force on stage two today as the Tour de France peloton once again snakes it's way through the Bradford district on its way from York to Sheffield.

Britons set to rule at Ilkley

Wharfedale Observer:

5:30pm Friday 4th July 2014

Scotland are having their referendum on independence in September.

Scott Thwaites shrugs off Tour disappointment

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites is taking a break

9:38am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Scott Thwaites has shrugged off the disappointment of missing out on a ride in the Tour de France to focus on his next big challenge.

Feel the quality, not the size says Bower

Wharfedale Observer: Andy Holdsworth is one of Guiseley's versatile players

10:08am Thursday 3rd July 2014

QUALITY, not quantity isMark Bower's mantra this season.

White Rose continues to bloom as 1,000 riders tackle classic

Wharfedale Observer: Taking the ride. A youngster enjoys being hauled along

10:08am Thursday 3rd July 2014

ALMOST 1,000 cyclists from around the country descended on Ilkley to take part in the White Rose Classic Cycle Sportive on Sunday.?

Johnson's ton inspires Addingham but there is no Waddilove Cup upset this time

Wharfedale Observer: Batting for Burley is Nick Brook.

9:54am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THERE was Aire-Wharfe League heartache for Third Division Addingham, who came close to a second Waddilove Cup giant-killing feat after a brilliant century from Johnny Johnson put them on the way to setting Adel a target of 232-6.

Otley are ahead on tiebreak

Wharfedale Observer: Pool's Sam Wilkinson bowls to Burley batsman Ed Brown

9:43am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A CENTURY opening stand between Josh Atkinson and Ben Morley put Otley on the way to a convincing win over Rawdon and sent them back to the top of Aire-Wharfe League Division One.

Ilkley riders impress in national events

Wharfedale Observer:

10:01am Thursday 3rd July 2014

ILKLEY CC had several youth riders in the BSCA (British Schools Cycling Associate) Grass Track Championship at Roundhay Park in Leeds last Saturday.

Firth's Bradford double is a first

Wharfedale Observer:

9:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

JAMES Firth has become the first player to retain both of the Bradford Union’s major strokeplay titles.

VIDEO: Lizzie Armitstead wins Otley Women's GP ahead of Grand Depart

Wharfedale Observer:

9:44pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Lizzie Armitstead delighted a bumper home crowd in Otley tonight by winning the Pinsent Mason Women's Grand Prix.

Lizzie Armitstead stars in inaugural Ilkley town centre races

Wharfedale Observer: Lizzie Armitstead holding her own amongst the men last night

6:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

JUST two days after finishing third in the National Road Race Championships, Otley's Lizzie Armitstead was back in the saddle last night, racing in the inaugural Ilkley town centre races.

James Hepworth misses out on Open spot

Wharfedale Observer: James Hepworth finished in first place at regional qualifying at Moortown

1:49pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Ilkley’s James Hepworth was unable to secure a spot at the Open in final qualifying at Gailes Links.

Leeds United friendly for Guiseley

Wharfedale Observer: Former Swindon Town footballer Dave Hockaday

9:45am Monday 30th June 2014

Guiseley have confirmed that they will be playing Championship side Leeds United in a pre-season friendly at Nethermoor.

Lizzie Armitstead third in National Road Race Championship

Wharfedale Observer: Laura Trott celebrates as she crosses the line to win the Womens Road Race during day four of the National Time Trial Championships, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 29, 2014. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

2:36pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead narrowly missed out on making it a hat-trick of national road race titles when she had to settle for third place in south Wales.

Scott Thwaites misses out on Tour de France ride

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites training on the Tour de France route

12:09pm Friday 27th June 2014

SCOTT Thwaites has missed out on a ride in this year's Tour de France which will pass through his home town of Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Lizzie Armitstead bids for third national road race title

Wharfedale Observer: Lizzie Armitstead is going for gold in Glasgow

7:01am Thursday 26th June 2014

LIZZIE Armitstead will be looking to win her third national title road race title on Sunday.

Ilkley cyclists to swap lycra for tweed

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7:10am Thursday 26th June 2014

ILKLEY Cycling Club with The Clarke Foley Centre are organising a Tweed Ride during the daytime on July 3. The event will see riders dressed in traditional cycling wear and in some cases ride vintage bikes.

Cycling treats in store as Otley and Ilkley stage races

Wharfedale Observer: (7447871)

9:35am Thursday 26th June 2014

IT promises to be a bumper week for cycling fans as the excitement builds ahead of the start of the Tour de France in Leeds.

Young volunteers prove they are a Force to be reckoned with at 'Ensians

Wharfedale Observer: Boys from the black stuff: Otliensians volunteers lay the tarmac

10:06am Thursday 26th June 2014

OLD OTLIENSIANS completed two vital tasks at their NatWest Rugby Force Day.

Prince Henry's laud world champions

Wharfedale Observer: Otley'sPaul Hill

10:05am Thursday 26th June 2014

PRINCE Henry's Grammar School and Otley Rugby Union Club are lauding two world champions.

Tordoff is hoping for golden moments

Wharfedale Observer: Sam Tordoff would love to be spraying the champagne with team-mate Jason Plato at Croft

9:43am Thursday 26th June 2014

RAWDON'S Sam Tordoff heads to one of his favourite circuits this weekend in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship - but ironically he has never had much success at Croft.

Fish and chips is reward for Ilkley Harriers' resilience

Wharfedale Observer: Neil Smith was bothered by hungry midges on his leg of the Billy Bland Challenge

9:39am Thursday 26th June 2014

June offers the shortest nights of the year, so it is the perfect month for runners to attempt the famous Bob Graham Round. Starting and finishing at the Moot Hall in Keswick, the 66-mile course takes in 28,000 feet of climbs and 42 peaks.







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