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

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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.

White Rose Classic launches Tour de France celebrations in Ilkley

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9:36am Thursday 26th June 2014

ILKLEY sees the start of its Tour de France festivities for locals and visitors this Sunday with the popular White Rose Classic Cyclo Sportive. It forms the curtain-raiser for a week-long celebration in the town ahead of the arrival of the world-famous race.

Otley ladies tackle road relay

9:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

OTLEY AC put out two ladies teams in the Yorkshire VAA road relays based at Roberts Park, Saltaire, and covering 2.9-mile circuit.

Hepworth one step from Hoylake

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

8:50pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

ILKLEY member James Hepworth is one step from competing in the Open after finishing first in regional qualifying at Moortown.

Alistair Brownlee wins third European title

Wharfedale Observer: Top three: Vicente Hernandez , Alistair Brownlee and Dmitry Polyanski

7:27pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

Alistair Brownlee secured his third European title in Kitzbuhel on Saturday and hit back at those who have suggested he is a spent force.

Busy Lizzie provides Otley cycle fans with double boost

Wharfedale Observer: (7206884)

8:01am Thursday 19th June 2014

Lizzie Armitstead has delivered a double boost for the organisers of next month’s DM Keith Otley Cycle Races by agreeing to race against both the women and the men.

Tour de France great Hinault to start Otley cycling grand prix

Wharfedale Observer: Tour de France great Bernard Hinault

8:01am Thursday 19th June 2014

One of the world’s all-time cycling great will be playing a key part in this year’s DM Keith Otley Cycle Races.

Otley steeplechaser Racheal Bamford in Commonwealth Games team

Wharfedale Observer: Racheal Bamford has made vast improvements this spring in the 3,000 metres steeplechase

8:33am Thursday 19th June 2014

After Yorkshire's success in the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Wharfe valley's potential imprint on the Commonwealth Games this summer is growing.

The heat is on as summer cyclo-cross comes to Nunroyd Park

Wharfedale Observer: Yeadon's Nunroyd Park hosted the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Summer Series, a race won by Jack Clarkson riding for Team Hope Factory

8:02am Thursday 19th June 2014

Think of cyclo-cross as a winter pastime? Think again.

Williams defeats last year's winner to win Otley 10-mile road race

Wharfedale Observer: Race winner Nathaniel Williams crosses the line at Otley Cricket Club

4:02am Thursday 19th June 2014

THE latest Otley 10-Mile Road Race was a gripping event with Nathaniel Williams first across the line in 55:34, beating last year’s winner Mike Jefferies (Billingham Marsh Harriers) by just under a minute.

Brownlee brothers to lead England medal pursuit

Wharfedale Observer: Jonny and Alistair Brownlee

2:10pm Thursday 12th June 2014

OLYMPIC champion Alistair Brownlee will lead England's triathlon team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Ilkley swimmer Sian Morgan gets Commonwealth Games call

Wharfedale Observer: Sian Morgan swims for Wales

11:28am Thursday 12th June 2014

Ilkley swimmer Sian Morgan has been selected to compete at her second Commonwealth Games.

Armitstead and Thwaites in Commonwealth Games cycling team

Wharfedale Observer: Lizzie Armitstead is going for gold in Glasgow

10:56am Thursday 12th June 2014

Professional cyclists Lizzie Armitstead and Scott Thwaites have been named in the England cycling team for next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Otley youngsters take title

Wharfedale Observer: The Otley A  team winners of the Ilkley Centenary Junior Team Championship (l to r) Will Bradley, Shaun Blears, Tom Caton, George Muscroft

11:50am Thursday 12th June 2014

Otley's junior golfers successfully defended the Harrogate Golf Union’s Ilkley Centenary Junior Team Championship at Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club.

Wiggins set to miss Tour de France

Wharfedale Observer: Sir Bradley Wiggins has accepted that he may have to move from Team Sky to compete in the Tour de France again

10:34am Friday 6th June 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he is likely to miss this year's Tour de France as Team Sky focus their efforts around defending champion Chris Froome.

Lampkin blooms for White Rose

Wharfedale Observer: Jack Lampkin was soon in the swing

11:13am Thursday 5th June 2014

Yorkshire’s senior team lined up again old rivals Lancashire at Selby knowing that they had not beaten their close rivals in a Northern Counties League match since 2011 after being narrowly defeated in the corresponding fixture last season at Pleasington Golf Club.

Lampkin blooms for White Rose

Wharfedale Observer: Jack Lampkin was soon in the swing

11:12am Thursday 5th June 2014

Yorkshire’s senior team lined up again old rivals Lancashire at Selby knowing that they had not beaten their close rivals in a Northern Counties League match since 2011 after being narrowly defeated in the corresponding fixture last season at Pleasington Golf Club.

Hallworth reaches top category

Wharfedale Observer: Ben Hallworth

5:10pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Ilkley Cycling Club's Ben Hallworth has been promoted to first category status in the British Cycling Category System.

Ilkley orienteering trio point the way

Wharfedale Observer: The winning Airienteers team

10:33am Thursday 5th June 2014

A TRIO of orienteers from Ilkley achieved a class win in the 2014 British Orienteering Long Distance and Relay Championships in Northumbria last weekend.

No capital gains for Brownlee brothers

Wharfedale Observer: Alistair Brownlee, left, in action during the World Triathlon event in London

6:00pm Sunday 1st June 2014

The Brownlee brothers and their great rival Javier Gomez fell short as Spain’s Mario Mola won a thrilling a ITU World Triathlon event in London.

London calling for Brownlee brothers

Wharfedale Observer: DOUBLE OLYMPIC GLORY: Yorkshire's Alistair Brownlee (left) celebrates with his gold medal with his brother Jonathan who won the bronze medal in the Men's Triathlon at the Olympic Games in London, 2012

8:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Bingley Harrier Alistair Brownlee is ready to return to the scene of his greatest glory tomorrow as the ITU World Triathlon series heads to Hyde Park.

French connection for England Masters

Wharfedale Observer: Ben Rhydding’s masterful trio of Rob Ward, Mark French and Andy Locke will represent England

12:15pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Three of Ben Rhydding's national Masters Cup winning side have been selected to play for the England Over 50s Masters hockey squad in the Masters World Cup in Rotterdam next week.

Ilkley cycling sweethearts love Shrewsbury race

Wharfedale Observer: Ilkley’s Brit Tate (20) and boyfriend Robert Watson (22) were both triumphant at the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix held on Sunda

12:28pm Thursday 29th May 2014

A young Ilkley couple who spend most of their dates out cycle training have scooped a double win at a major bike race.

Tom Adams wins Ilkley Trail Race

Wharfedale Observer: Winner Tom Adams of Ilkley Harriers with Gareth Hird, left, and Franco Pardini who made up the top three Picture: Dave Woodhead

12:03pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Tom Adams recorded a sixth-successive Ilkley Trail Race victory, beating his own 2011 record in wet and muddy conditions.

Thwaites' hopes of ride in Tour de France soar after Burley rider named in squad

Wharfedale Observer: Scott Thwaites is thrilled by the choice of Tour route Picture: Team NetApp Endura/Roth

11:27am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Scott Thwaites hopes of riding in the Tour de France soared today when he was included in the 14-man squad from which his team will select their final line up.

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