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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

Dambusters - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mark Weston

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

Ride description:

Sitwell CC are off to Ladybower, Derwent & Howden reservoirs in Upper Derwent Valley. During the Second World War the reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron practising for operation Chastise, commonly known as "Dambuster Raids".

Heading out towrds Sheffield up into Stannington then joining the A57 before dropping down towards Ladybower. Returning via Bamford then climbing up towards Stanage Edge and the descending Riniginglow Road and heading back towards Rotherham.

Total distance is 60 mile/97km with total elevation gain 5249 feet/1600 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/9931999

The cafe stop will be the Fairholmes Café in Ladybower.

The pace on this ride will be about 14-15mph.

Mayfield Alpacas - Saturday Saunter

Details:
Sitwell CC Road Captain – Mick Harrison

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

Ride description: 

This weeks Saunter takes us out to Mayfield Alpacas Animal Park. We will be navagating through Sheffield City Centre before the climbing begins up Ringinglow Road arriving at the Park where we will dine at the Paddock Coffee Shop . After refreshments we will head through Ecclesall and Norton before descending down Prince of Wales Road and onto Attercliffe, Europa Way and finally through Brinsworth before arriving back at HQ the Sitwell Arms.

Distances: 30mi/48km and 2,200ft/670mt of elevation, lumpy in the middle but generally a steady away route.

The pace on this ride will be around 12-13 mph.

The aim of the saunter/intro rides are for those who are new to the club cycling game to come along and experience what we, as a club, are all about, and discover how great an early morning spin really can be!! It is also designed as an additional shorter club ride at a slightly slower pace than norm. Would be great to see club members who have fallen off the wagon a bit also to get you back into the swing of things

The strava route can be found here: 

http://www.strava.com/routes/13389698

As always, all are welcome and no-one will be dropped

Cherry Tree Garden Centre - Saturday Saunter

Details:
Sitwell CC Road Captain – Chris Gauntlett

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

Ride description:

A ride out to Tickhill via ThurcroftMaltby, Stainton with a café stop approx half way in Tickhill, then on to HarworthStyrupOldcoates then the usual route back to base, with the ride just shy of 30mi/48km & 1,562ft/476mtr of elevation.

The pace on this ride will be around 12-13 mph.

The aim of the saunter/intro rides are for those who are new to the club cycling game to come along and experience what we, as a club, are all about, and discover how great an early morning spin really can be!! It is also designed as an additional shorter club ride at a slightly slower pace than norm. Would be great to see club members who have fallen off the wagon a bit also to get you back into the swing of things

The strava route can be found here:  https://www.strava.com/routes/12096870

As always, all are welcome and no-one will be dropped

HC Season is just around the corner - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:

A nice but not too long or hilly ride to Monsal Head. Monsal is mainly known by cyclists for the hill climb race that is held there every year since 1930. It attracts top hill climbers from around the country, not just locals and local pros. You will get the chance to ride up this short, steep climb just over half way through our route.

After leaving HQ we will work our way through Sheffield and out into the Peaks up to Fox House. We will then take the awesome descent of Nether Padley and enter the village of Grindleford, where Sir WIlliam Hill awaits our ascent. Not as well known as Monsal but much longer and draggier and still popular on the hill racing calendar. Of course comes another lovely descent to follow, through the sleepy village of Eyam and to the foot of Thunderpit Lane, this is a hill climbers secret, covered in woodland and you'll be lucky if you see a car at all! After Monsal itself it is pretty much all downhill to HQ via Baslow, Owler Bar and into Sheffield.

A café will be decided nearer the time, there are plenty to choose from.

Total distance is 57 mile/92km with total elevation gain 5,339 feet/1,627 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/12778834

The pace on this ride will be about 14-15mph.

Dore Café - We try again! - Saturday Saunter

Details:
Sitwell CC Road Captain

Mick Harrison

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

Ride description: 

This weeks Saunter takes us out to Dore Cafe, heading through Beighton, Eckington, Coal Aston and Dronfield Woodhouse before arriving at our cafe stop. After refreshments we will head through Whirlow before descending into Sheffield and onto Attercliffe, Europa Way and finally through Brinsworth before arriving back at HQ the Sitwell Arms. 32 miles and 2,570ft of elevation, lumpy in the middle but generally a steady away route.

The pace on this ride will be around 12-13 mph.

The aim of the saunter/intro rides are for those who are new to the club cycling game to come along and experience what we, as a club, are all about, and discover how great an early morning spin really can be!! It is also designed as an additional shorter club ride at a slightly slower pace than norm. Would be great to see club members who have fallen off the wagon a bit also to get you back into the swing of things

The strava route can be found here: 

https://www.strava.com/routes/10938186

As always, all are welcome and no-one will be dropped

Stringers Garden Centre - Saturday Saunter

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Tony Humphreys

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

A ride out to Sprotbrough via Royds Moor Hill, Morthen Road and down through Edlington and Warmsworth before climbing Boat land to Sprotbrough Top. From here we take a left turn down to High Melton and down to Pastures Road. Reaching Doncaster Road roundabout we turn right and up Hill top Road, a steady climb of 2.1 Km. From here its a steady run to our cafe stop, Stringers Garden Centre. The route home is via familiar roads of Micklebring, Hellaby and back down Royds.


Total distance is 32 mile/52km with total elevation gain 1,939 feet/591 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14160256

Café stop will be at the Stringer Garden Centre.

The pace on this ride will be about 12-13mph.


Speed is our only weapon against time - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Gauntlett

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

Ride description:

A looping ride around Doncaster heading out through Maltby and Sprotborough with a café stop at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  Once out of Sprotborough the route is pretty flat so the average pace creeps up, overall the ride could be around 16 -18 mph, so slightly higher than most Café ride speed.

Total distance is 56 mile/90km with total elevation gain 2,257 feet/688 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13662719

The cafe stop will be the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

The pace on this ride will be about 14-15mph.

Hardwick Loop - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Gauntlett

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

Ride description:

Heading out towards Beighton, Stavely, Heath then skirting around the Hardwick Estate climbing up toward Bolsover with the home run through Clowne, Harthill then familiar roads back to base. 

*** CASH ONLY ***

Total distance is 47 mile/75km with total elevation gain 3,074 feet/940 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14265780

The pace on this ride will be about 14-15mph.

Café stop will be at Teversal Visitor Centre in Fackley