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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

Hope for an Adventure - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Rob Toplis

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

Ride description:

The route takes us towards Sheffield through Tinsley and Attercliffe before the climbing starts with the ascent up Ringinglow Road. We make our way to Hope up Mam Tor and for a change down Winnats Pass. We will take on refreshments at Hope Cafe Adventure. The return home will see us travel via Grindleford, Owler Tor and Ecclesall before weaving through Sheffield and back to base for a well earned shandy or two!

Total distance is 62 miles / 100 km with total elevation gain of 5,963 feet / 1,817 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/17592207.

The Cafe stop will be the Adventure Cafe in Hope.

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

Sprots Sarnies - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly

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

Ride description:

Leaving HQ we cruise up Guilthwaite before regrouping on Upper Whiston Lane where we then follow the back lanes through Morthern to Thurcroft and on to Firbeck via Laughten-en-le-Morthen and Kings Wood Lane. Striking North we skirt around Tickhill towards Old Edlington where we descend down to the cross the River Don before climbing up into Sprotbrough for Breakfast.

After refuelling at OTTO Bar & Kitchen we ride out to Cadeby and onto Denaby where we take the gradual climb over and past Conisbrough Castle. Riding back via Clifton and Bramley we descend down into Dalton to Climb Breaks Lane before cruising down East Bawtry Down to finish at HQ.

Total distance is 40 mile / 65 km with total elevation gain 2,625 feet / 800 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/18626489.

The Cafe stop will be Ottos Bar & Kitchen in Sprotbrough.

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

Jaynes Place - Saturday GREEN Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Tony Humphreys.

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

Ride description:

Saturday Green ride out to the now popular Jayne's Place and Truck Stop. Taking a slightly different route from HQ we head up Cow Rakes lane, 'jinking' our way up Laithe road and joining the main road at the Brecks. Continuing down to Wickersley, Morthen Road and the Straight mile on towards Woodsetts.


Crossing over towards the Blyth main road and our Cafe Stop at Jayne's Place which is about 30km into our ride. Having refuelled we reverse slightly and head out to Harworth, Firbeck and Laughton following familiar roads back to HQ.

Total distance is 33 miles / 54 km with total elevation gain of 1,594 feet / 486 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/19722269

The Cafe stop will be at Jaynes Place in Blyth.

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

Crich For Fuel - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:

Don't be fooled by the elevation on this one. Rather than seeing it just being simply hilly due to the stats, it is more of a very rolling route. You don't have to be a mountain goat to enjoy this ride, just be prepared for the ever changes in gradient.

We depart HQ via Guilthwaite and straight away onto rolling roads to Swallownest and Beighton. Once we then reach Eckington and Staveley the roads start to become much  less populated which will lead us into some beautiful countryside around Ashover. You know when they are roads less travelled when Strava isn't too populated with cyclists ..... that and grass down the middle of the road. It is pretty much like this until our destination of Crich and with that our stop at Fuel Café. Not only popular with your general cyclist but frequently visited by Dave Brailsford, though I wouldn't expect to see him as we are in the middle of Grand Tour Season.

Once refuelled we will start the return leg of our ride...… a short steep descent and then a succession of long but very mellow ascents up to the area around Beeley Moor. After a typical rollercoaster ride along the tops again on very quiet beautiful lanes we will skirt around Dronfield before some long descents to roads more familiar around home (NB. Apperknowle Climb is the sting in the tale to this).

Total distance is 69 miles / 111 km with total elevation gain of 5,249 feet / 1,600 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29858542

The Cafe stop will be the Fuel Coffee and Kitchen in Crich.

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

Carburton Loop - Saturday RED 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 and then climbing up through Duckmanton to Bolsover. From there we head towards Cuckney and Budby, skirting around Clumber Park to the café stop in Carburton at approx half distance. From the café we head toward Norton, keeping on quiet back roads to Elmton and working our way back to Kiveton and then heading back to base.

Not too much climbing on this ride, but enough to keep mountain goats happy.

Total distance is 57 mile / 92 km with total elevation gain 3,714 feet / 1,123 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/10672994.

The cafe stop will be the Old School Tea Rooms in Carburton.


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

Lets find some Descents - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly

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

Ride description:

I know we like to talk a lot about climbing in the Red Rides, where every grueling climb is described in great detail and because of this I can see why some of you are put off. So, I thought I’d put together a Special Ride that focuses on just going down the Hills.

Without much ado we can start the Ride Description. Riding out to Grenoside via Kimberworth we make our first Descent down Jawbone in to Oughtibridge. Our next Descent is down into Low Bradfield via Holdworth and the beautiful views of Damflask Reservoir. After skirting around the Strines we leave via Mortimer Road and take the Long Descent down Manchester Road to Ladybower Reservoir. Next is the undulating road of New Road that gradually makes its way to the top of Ringinglow where we can descend to Hathersage Booths to take in the breathtaking views of Hope Valley. 
After all these joyful descents you’ll be wondering why you need a Café Stop but after 50km (31miles) of riding its just nice to get off the bike. After a refreshing stop at Cintra's Tearoom we pedal down the valley to Grindleford before descending down into Eyam. After loads of fun in the Peaks its finally time to leave. We do this via the easiest way out of the Peaks (after the train ofc) up Froggatt. The Long climb is worth the reward though of the long descent down Hathersage Road in to Ecclesall where we can take the usual route back through Sheffield back to HQ.

On a serious Note this is a Club Ride and Not a Race please respect the descents. Also, this Ride has two points where two of the hills can be missed, if anyone fancies the idea of a peaks ride but is unsure of the climbing there is the opportunity to miss sections out and wait for the main group if they wish. Just let me know if this is your plan before you do so that’s all I ask.

Total distance is 57 miles / 92 km with total elevation gain of 6,357 feet / 1,938 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/18198271.

The Café Stop will be Cintra’s Tearoom in Hope Valley.

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