GB call-ups for Scott Thwaites and Lizzie Armitstead

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Ilkley Grammar School make a splash in gala

Wharfedale Observer: (7447161)

9:37am Thursday 26th June 2014

ILKLEY Grammar School took the top slot at the first-ever Ilkley Secondary Schools gala.






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