Local knowledge proves key for Carter

Wharfedale Observer: British Cycling National Championship Road Race - Skenfrith.Hereford-based NFTO (Not For The Ordinary) riders from left, Russell Downing & James Lowsley-Williams pass through Skenfrith (7671842)

11:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

FORMER Otley resident Adela Carter (Hope Factory Racing) won the women's race in the second round of the National Trophy Cyclo-Cross Series at Southampton Sports Centre.

Armitstead: Minimum wage for women cyclists a minimum requirement

Wharfedale Observer: PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Cycling - 2013 British Cycling National Road Race Championships - Glasgow, Scotland - 23/06/13 - Lizzie Armitstead of Boels Dolmans CT wins the Women's Race. (8787576)

11:17am Thursday 30th October 2014

LIZZIE Armitstead, a tireless campaigner for women's cycling, wants a minimum wage to bring them in line with their male counterparts.

Cookridge's James Dabill powers to second Scott Trial victory

Wharfedale Observer: James Dabill on his way to winning the Scott Trial

5:26pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

JAMES Dabill won the Scott Trial for the second time in Swaledale on Saturday.

Cookridge's James Dabill storms to victory in Lakes Two-Day Trial

Wharfedale Observer: James Dabill has won the RT Keedwell Group British Trials Championship

5:45pm Monday 13th October 2014

JAMES Dabill won the Lakes Two-Day Trial after a close battle with Scarborough’s Michael Brown and Bewdley rider Ross Danby.

Team title is carrot for Tordoff

Wharfedale Observer: Sam Tordoff, pictured, and veteran Jason Plato are chasing team glory at Brands Hatch Picture: Paul Horton Motorsport Photography

5:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

RAWDON'S Sam Tordoff has a crucial role to play in the final rounds of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) this weekend on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

Burley-in-Wharfedale's Scott Thwaites lands new two-year deal

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites is pushing on

7:01am Thursday 2nd October 2014

SCOTT Thwaites has extended his contract by two years with his German-based team. The 24-year-old from Burley-in-Wharfedale has just finished his best season yet, placing second in the Ronde van Drenthe and third in the Commonwealth Games.

Lock, stock and two smoking trials bikes

12:23pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

DOUGIE Lampkin and seven of his trials riding colleagues will certainly make the weekly shop in Manchester a lot more interesting on Saturday.

I messed up, says Lizzie Armitstead after finishing outside medals at road race World Championships

Wharfedale Observer: France's Pauline Ferrand Prevot bites her gold medal after winning the women's road race

6:32pm Saturday 27th September 2014

OTLEY'S Lizzie Armitstead finished seventh in the women's road race at the Road World Championships in Spain as France's Pauline Ferrand Prevot won gold.

Team Lizzie bidding to take world by storm

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Lizzie Armitstead finished third in London

11:57am Thursday 25th September 2014

OTLEY'S Lizzie Armitstead leads a six-strong Great Britain women's squad at this weekend's Road World Championships in Spain.

Doherty strikes to earn Old Otliensians ladies derby draw

Wharfedale Observer: Chard 1st - 1, Taunton Vale - 0

2:26pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The opening game of the season brings excitement but when it starts with a local derby the excitement turns to nerves.

British Trials champion Dabill at the double in Devon

Wharfedale Observer: James Dabill has won the RT Keedwell Group British Trials Championship

2:22pm Thursday 25th September 2014

COOKRIDGE'S James Dabill won the penultimate event in the RT Keedwell Group British Trials Championship on Saturday at Lustleigh in Devon to take the overall crown.

Turkish delight for quadruple European champion Marler

Wharfedale Observer: Caroline Marler in action in Turkey

9:47am Thursday 25th September 2014

OTLEY AC's Caroline Marler has returned from Izmir in Turkey with four gold medals after taking part in the European Vets Championships.

GB call-ups for Scott Thwaites and Lizzie Armitstead

Wharfedale Observer: SUBMITTED PIC -  CREDIT Jonathan Pow 
Pro rider Scott Thwaites (far left), with from left, Adam Evans (from JD Cycles) & from Yorkshire Cancer Research Dr. Mark Sutherland, Liz Hills, Adam Tasker, Taras Stephenson, Susan Richman, Professor Phil Quirke

5:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

SCOTT Thwaites and Lizzie Armitstead have been named in the Great Britain cycling squad for this month's Road World Championships in Spain.

No title as Jonny Brownlee must settle for third

Wharfedale Observer: Jonny and Alistair Brownlee

11:10pm Sunday 31st August 2014

JONATHAN Brownlee had to settle for third as Javier Gomez won his fourth World Triathlon Series today.

Ilkley's Bastow prepares for triathlon grand final

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9:11am Thursday 28th August 2014

Ilkley's Adrian Bastow has arrived in Canada to prepare for the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton.

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead clinches women's World Cup with one race to go

Wharfedale Observer: Lizzie Armitstead winning the 2013 national road race title in Glasgow

10:31pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Otley Lizzie Armitstead won the coveted UCI Women's Road World Cup for the first time with one race remaining, today.

Jonny edges Alistair in Brownlee double

Wharfedale Observer:

6:41pm Sunday 24th August 2014

BINGLEY Harrier Jonathan Brownlee was an impressive winner of Saturday's World Triathlon Series in Stockholm.

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee could be threat to world title challengers

Wharfedale Observer: Alistair Brownlee in action

8:38am Thursday 21st August 2014

WITH only one round of the World Triathlon Series to go, all the big hitters are in Stockholm this weekend.

Danielle smashes Paralympic record

Wharfedale Observer: Danielle Bailey lopped almost three seconds off the previous 50 metres freestyle record

8:24am Thursday 21st August 2014

OTLEY'S Danielle Bailey has broken a 22-year-old British Paralympic record.

Unbeaten Ilkley look set to serve up Yorkshire tennis title

Wharfedale Observer:

9:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

ILKLEY Tennis Club are well placed to win the Yorkshire Men’s Division One title for the first time in 15 years.

Lizzie happy to take third on day out in the capital

Wharfedale Observer: PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Cycling - 2013 British Cycling National Road Race Championships - Glasgow, Scotland - 23/06/13 - Lizzie Armitstead of Boels Dolmans CT wins the Women's Race. (8787576)

10:07am Thursday 14th August 2014

HE may have picked up road race bronze at the Commonwealth Games but Scott Thwaites was happy to be back taking team orders at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

Former world champion Lampkin shows off his skills

Wharfedale Observer:

9:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

A TRIALS biking legend from Silsden staged his annual 'skills school' at the weekend.

Armitstead targets world gold after London podium spot

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Lizzie Armitstead finished third in London

9:01pm Sunday 10th August 2014

LIZZIE Armitstead expressed her determination to carry her August success all the way to the World Championships after another podium finish yesterday – this time at the Prudential RideLondon Women’s Grand Prix.

Armitstead targets world gold after London podium spot

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Lizzie Armitstead finished third in London

9:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

LIZZIE Armitstead expressed her determination to carry her August success all the way to the World Championships after another podium finish yesterday – this time at the Prudential RideLondon Women’s Grand Prix.

Thwaites reveals how rider who beat him to silver helped him to Otley victory

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites with his bronze medal

8:28am Thursday 7th August 2014

SCOTT Thwaites has revealed how the rider that pipped him for the Commonwealth Games silver medal in the men’s road race, helped him to a home victory in 2011.

Bamford's games best

Wharfedale Observer: Racheal Bamford won the 3,000 metres and 1,500 metres at the Yorkshire Track & Field Championships. Picture by Andrew Tate

8:39am Thursday 7th August 2014

OTLEY AC members were at Hampden Park supporting Racheal Bamford in the Commonwealth Games steeplechase final. Her seventh-placed 9min 45.51sec was a personal best.

Rain stops play indoors at Ilkley

Wharfedale Observer: Natasha Hillyer on the way to her fourth AEGON British Tour title in five years at Ilkley

8:24am Thursday 7th August 2014

NOT even moving the AEGON British Tour finals indoors at Ilkley could save them from a weather interruption on Saturday.

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead wins Commonwealth Games gold in style

Wharfedale Observer:

10:53am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Otley cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has won gold in this morning's Commonwealth Games women's road race at Glasgow.

Burley's Scott Thwaites takes Commonwealth Games bronze medal

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites is looking forward to Commonwealth Games

4:23pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Burley-in-Wharfedale's Scott Thwaites produced a courageous ride to take the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games men's road race.

Brownlee joy at team success

Wharfedale Observer:

5:48pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ALISTAIR Brownlee led England's dream team to a dominant victory in the mixed relay to complete a sweep of the triathlon gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Otley rider Lizzie Armitstead crashes on La Course

Wharfedale Observer: Lizzie Armitstead

4:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Please regard as nightlead

Sian helps Wales set record in women's 4x100 metres freestyle final

Wharfedale Observer:

10:31am Friday 25th July 2014

Ilkley's Sian Morgan helped to set a new Welsh record last night in the women's 4x100 metres freestyle relay at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Golden boy Brownlee hungry for more glory

Wharfedale Observer: England's Alistair Brownlee celebrates winning on the home straight during the Men's Triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games near Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 24, 2014. See PA story

11:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ALISTAIR Brownlee vowed he would never lose his hunger after adding yet another title to his glittering triathlon portfolio.

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.

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.

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.

Mighty Malir is European Mountain running champion

Wharfedale Observer: SONY DSC
Georgia Malir (8314822)

7:50am Thursday 17th July 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.?

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.

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