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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

Bradwell Beast - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Howden

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

Ride description:

Newsflash: Chris avoids The Strines in Satuday Café Ride Shocker!!

You read this right, Chris is not taking you to the Strines…however, there will be Hills – Three of them recognised!

Heading through Sheffield City Centre past the former home of the largest of the four Sheffield Football Clubs before heading south west towards Fox House. From here we will descend into Hathersage staying on the main road all the way into Castleton, here we will make an early café stop at Rose Cottage Café, Castleton. After the café stop the real work begins with the ascents of Pinfold, Bradwell Beast and Burbage Moor. After which we will descend back into Sheffield City Centre before heading back to base the same way we came out.

Total distance is approx. 63 mile / 101 km with total elevation gain 6,018 feet / 1,834 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15795761

Café stop will be at Rose Cottage Café Castleton: https://www.instagram.com/rosecottagecastleton/

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

Cusworth Hall ESREVER - Saturday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Richard Napper

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

Ride description:

We will get the heart racing as we leave HQ and head up Cow Rakes, onto Wickersley before dropping down into Hellaby and Maltby. We head towards Tickhill before skirting around Wadworth, Balby and Warmsworth before a little dig up to Sprotbrough and on to our Café stop. After refreshments, we make our way back via High Melton,Adwick Upon Dearne and then dropping down to Hooton Roberts. We then have two climbs, Ravenfield before Brecks Lane then drop down to HQ Sitwell Arms and a well earned shandy to quench our thirst.

Total distance is 41 mile/66km with total elevation gain 2687 feet/819 metres

Café stop will be at the Butlers Tea Room & Bistro in Cusworth Hall

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14010433

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

Retford via Clumber - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Darren Wooton

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

Ride description:

Route heads up Royds through to Brampton we then ride on past Carburton lakes and head through Clumber. It’s then on to Retford for cafe stop. We then head to Clayworth Mattersley heading back to HQ via Stryup and Kingswood.

Total distance is approx. 62 mile / 100 km with total elevation gain 2,588 feet / 789 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15846768

Café stop will be at the ever popular Cafe Roubaix in Retford.

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

Riverside Garden Centre - Saturday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mick Harrison

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

Ride description:

We leave HQ and head straight up Guilthwaite to get the heart pumping, working our way through Swallownest and then Beighton, Westfield and Halfway. We make our way towards Staveley and Brimington with a couple of little lumps along the route before arriving at our Cafe stop approximately 15 miles into the ride. Now be careful with the size of your breakfast as its not long into our return that we have the biggest climb of the day up to Apperknowle, but as the saying goes "what goes up" we have a cracking descent down into Eckington just after. Once through Eckington its off to Spinkhill and the outskirts of Killamarsh, up past Rother Valley and towards Aston before making it back to HQ for a beer.

A little lumpy but as always we will tackle it together.

Total distance is 32 miles / 52 km with total elevation gain 2,825 feet / 860 metres

Café stop will be at the Riverside Garden Centre.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13382183

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

Rolling out to Retford - Saturday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Richard Napper

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

Ride description:

A nice steady away ride to Retford, no major climbs just lovely rolling roads heading out through Firbeck and Styrupp before heading back through Ranby, Blyth, Oldcoates and back to base. A ride to keep the pedals turning on these now fresh mornings.43 mile and only 1,942ft of climbing

Total distance is 43 miles / 69 km with total elevation gain 1,942 feet / 586 metres

Café stop will be at the ever popular Cafe Roubaix in Retford.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15688410

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

Rubber ring not required! - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Guirdham

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

Ride description:

We are off to Hathersage this morning. Leaving HQ we will head to Sheffield via Meadowhall and onto Millhouses, Owler Bar and then working our way around Froggat. Its then Grindleford and Leadmill before we arrive in Hathersage for a well deserved breakfast at the Pool Cafe. Be careful not to fill up as we have a few lumps and bumps on our way home. Leaving Hathersage behind we almost immediately tackle Burbage Moor, a top 100 climb from the famous book Another Top 100, 2.2 miles an average 7%... that out of the way its time for some well earned descents, namely Ringinglow Road, Long Line and the drop down to Abbeydale. Up to Meadowhead and on to Eckington, Spinkhill, Harthill and familiar roads back to base. Maybe time for a pint in the Sitwell Arms to reflect on a cracking day in the saddle.

Total distance is approx. 55 mile / 88 km with total elevation gain 4,588 feet / 1,398 metres

The route can be downloaded here:

https://www.strava.com/routes/15531812


Café stop will be at the Pool Café in Hathersage.

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

Birkin Fisheries - Saturday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Rob Toplis

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

Join us on our inaugural Saturday Café Ride, we have a cracking route plotted by one of our new Ride Leaders, Rob Toplis.

Ride description:

We start with the familiar climb up Cow Rakes then head down to Dalton and onto Hooton before skirting around Mexborough and High Melton. We then climb up through Hickleton, South Elmsall and Thorpe Audlin before dropping down into Beal and Birkin where we stop for refreshments approximately 35 miles into the ride. Our return takes us through Snaith, Stainforth, Arksey and Sprotbrough on rolling roads before climbing back to base on familiar roads. Lumpy at the beginning and end of the ride but a great opportunity to get that Gran Fondo in the bag.

Total distance is 76 mile/122km with total elevation gain 3,572 feet/1,089 metres

Café stop will be at the Birkin Fisheries Tea Room ** PLEASE NOTE CASH ONLY **

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14101170

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