BARNSLEY Road Club celebrated their centenary last weekend by travelling to Goole and back.

In 1924, while Barnsley FC sat in the lower reaches of Division Two, an article appeared in a cycling magazine.

The article placed by the founding members enquired if anyone was interested in forming a cycling club in Barnsley, and 20 people turned up to the Manor Castle to discuss.

At this meeting, the club’s first official club run was decided to be to Goole – and the current members decided to embark on the same journey 100 years later last Sunday.

Chris Smart, a member of the club, said: “In celebration of Barnsley Road Club’s centenary, a club run was organised to retrace the wheel tracks of the founding members, heading to Goole, on March 24.

“Over 40 club members turned out resplendent in club kit to head out on the 80-mile route to Goole and back, from Pals Square at our iconic Barnsley Town Hall. Three groups headed out into the beautiful spring sunshine down Regent Street and onto Schwäbisch Gmünd Way, before heading out of the town centre towards Goole.

“Barnsley Road Club have many other events organised throughout 2024, including a cyclocross race on Barnsley Main Pit Stack, a ride to our twin town Schwäbisch Gmünd, The Yorkshire Black Diamond Sportive, and a centenary road race at Hade Edge.”