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Club Rides - Saturday Saunter

These rides are great as an introduction to club riding due to there short nature and relaxed pace.

Saturday Saunter rides depart from the corner of Turner Lane and High Street, Whiston at 9:00am prompt.

Saturday club rides are much shorter than a Sunday ride, we will be on the road for around 2 and a half hours riding at ~13mph.

Including the café stop we're usually back in the village for around 12:30pm.

Please take time to read our Risk Assessment on Road Riding.

Upcoming rides

Cowshed Cafe - Saturday RED Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Darren Wooton.

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8:00 am.

Ride description:

After last months aborted attempt due to our very own Monsoon Season, we try again to visit one of the popular Cafes of 2019!

Lots of familiar roads through Firbeck, Harworth, Tickhill, Rossington and Blaxton on the way out to The Cowshed at Sunnybank Gardens, near Hatfield. A great café – with meat, pancakes, ice cream…the lot! 

The return is via Finningley, Bawtry, Tickhill, Braithwell and Bramley – all the way back to the moist and loving embrace of The Sitwell Arms.

The total distance is 52 miles/ 83 km, with a total elevation gain of 1,800 feet / 550 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/18586266.

The Cafe stop will be at: The Cowshed café at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm https://www.facebook.com/Sunnybankgardens/.

The pace on this ride will be approx 15+ mph.

Fables of Love - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Craig Wright.

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8:30 am.

Ride description:

This week’s effort features a visit to the seat of legends – the actual real-life place where Robin and Marian were properly fictitiously married! We could be sitting to eat in the very place where Robin first flexed his longbow and unleashed a spasm of love arrows, much to Marian’s fictional delight, I’m sure.

Because SCC Ambers are all about the love. Recent rides also show that anything involving a Robin on an SCC ride leads to fun and frolics…

Hills? Not on this ride. Brisk Elite Commandos? Doubt it. Conversation on uphill gradients? I don’t think so. People randomly asking where WH Smith’s is in a busy town centre as a treble-creepy means of establishing a relationship? Never.

Fables café is a bit of a legendary SCC haunt. Swipe left on the salads and sawdust options; swipe firmly right on the eggy products and general breakfast fun; swipe up for the wide range of cake-based fun on offer.

The route has a few new roads, twists and turns – a few modifications from Mick’s original route i.e. not straight down the A1. We flirt with Worksop and Clumber, sneak through a number of uninhabited villages and hit the busy roads for a little turn before the café. The stop is quite a way into the ride, so a little pre-ride breakfast or nibbles/lard in the back pocket is recommended. 

The leisurely return takes in Warsop, Elmton and many familiar roads back to the Sitwell Arms, the hub of love in this adventurous mix of camaraderie, fun and pretending that you’ve burnt more calories than you’ve consumed.

Everybody will be supported.

Total distance is 58 miles / 93 km with total elevation gain of feet 2662 feet / 811 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: 

Strava:https://www.strava.com/routes/22841662

Komoot: https://www.komoot.com/tour/105099606

The Cafe stop will be at Fables Coffee House, Edwinstowe.

The pace on this ride will be approx 13-15mph.

Ottos at Sprotbrough - Saturday GREEN Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain.

Rob Reilly.

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 9am.

Ride description:

We head away from HQ up Cow Rakes to get the heart pumping, working our way towards Brecks, we will drop down Brecks Lane into Dalton and onto Ravenfield, Old Edlington and up to Sprotbrough for our cafe stop. After refreshments our return will take us towards Mexbrough, Hooton Roberts and Bramley before we climb Kingsforth and head towards a familiar descent down Royds Moor and back to HQ.

Total distance is 30 miles / 48 km with total elevation gain of 2,097 feet / 639 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/10801691

The Cafe stop will be at Otto's in Sprotbrough.

The pace on this ride will be approx 12-14 mph.

The Chase Tea Rooms - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Sarah Morton

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8:30

We will start our ride by warming up on Royds Moor heading out via the Straight Mile to Anston so we can ride the flat tarmac of Woodsetts, Gildingwells, Letwell and onto Oldcotes.

Here we meander via Styrup and Harworth onto Bawtry where we'll stop for cake and coffee at The Chase tea rooms, Bawtry.

After the Cafe stop we will pass the end of the runway and onto Rossington before heading to Tickhill. Onto Firbeck where we do the long drag back up to to Laughton en le Morthen and down Morthen Hall Lane to meet back up at HQ.

Total distance is 43 mile / 69 km with total elevation gain 1898 feet / 578 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/22814338.

The cafe stop is at The Chase tea rooms in Bawtry.

The pace on this ride will be approx 13-15mph.

Loopy Loop on Local Lanes - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jon Revill.

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8:30 am.

Ride description:

We will head away from HQ with the climb up Cow Rakes Lane to get the legs warm. Wickersley, Hellaby and Micklebring will be traversed and lead us to Stainton, Styrrup and Oldcoates before we arrive in Firbeck for our cafe stop. 

We will double back on ourselves with a quick descent down Firbeck and take a right onto Penny Hill. Its then onto Gildingwells, Woodsetts and Laughton before tackling Bib Lane. Once we have re grouped at the top its onwards to base via Carr and Kingsforth Lane and the descent down Royds.

Total distance is 42 mile / 68 km with total elevation gain 2,375 feet / 724 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/21992350.

The Cafe stop will be at Leger Lakes in Firbeck.

The pace on this ride will be approx 13-15mph.