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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

Eyam - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Darren Wooton

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

Ride description:

Join us on our Saturday RED ride as we head out to Eyam. We will head towards Sheffield, Hillsborough and onto Langsett Reservoir before we go through Thornhill, Bradwell, Grindlowand up to Eyam. After refreshments we will begin our return climbing Froggatt onto Owler Bar and then to Ecclesall, into Sheffield then skirt around Meadowhall before we arrive at HQ for a well earned beverage or two.

Total distance is 54 mile / 87km with total elevation gain 4441 feet / 1353 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14508356.

The cafe stop will be the Tea Rooms in Eyam.

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

Cusworth Hall - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Guirdham.

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

Ride description:

We head out through Upper Whiston, Wickersley and Edlington and then drop down into Sprotborough avoiding the greasy drain cover on the first hairpin.Our route then takes us through High Melton and Hickleton and onto the old mining village of Thurnscoe which time has passed by. By contrast we next pass through the prosperous villages of Clayton and Hooton Pagnall before stopping after about 50Km at Cusworth Hall, our cafe stop (cash and Cards accepted).

We follow the familiar route home via Cadeby and Old Denaby finishing our ride with the Ravenfield climb and the gentle Joker incline which always stirs the competitive spirit. We will recuperate in the warmth of the Sitwell Arms with banter and cheer aplenty.

Total distance is 46 mile / 75 km with total elevation gain 2,818 feet / 859 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: 
https://www.strava.com/routes/22998286.

The cafe stop will be at Cusworth Hall.

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

To The Tweed - Saturday GREEN Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Rob Reilly

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

Ride description:

Leaving HQ, we head up Royds Hill and on past Laughton church where we will head towards Oldcoates on lovely tarmac via Throapham. Northwards towards Tickhill and on to Tweed Cafe at Wadworth before heading home via Miclebring and Ravenfield before the big descent into Dalton. Optional brecks lane at the end (weather dependent) before getting home for a nice soothing Bovril.

Total distance is 30 mile/ 48 km with total elevation gain 1,868 feet / 570 metres

The strava route can be found here: https://www.strava.com/routes/11370425

The Cafe stop is at The Tweed in Wadworth.

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

Hathersage Pool - Saturday RED 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.

The Café stop will be at the Pool Café in Hathersage.

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

Lets go check out our Ancestors - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Daly.

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

Ride description:

This ride had its first outing on the day of the Rugby World Cup final with England in the final and to make matters worse the weather was monsoon-like. As a result not surprisingly it was poorly attended so I thought I'd roll it out again as I believe the route contains arguably the most pleasant roads for cycling on.

After ascending Guilthwaite, traversing Morthern and slippimg seemlessly through Thurcroft we climb up to Laughtom church. Serenely we leave Dinnington and Anston in our wake as we head south through the picturesque village of Thorpe Salvin.

We move east briefly popping into Worksop before tackling Sparken Hill, one of the few climbs on this route. This leads us effortlessly towards Clumber which we speed through, passing hundreds of lime trees before crossing the B6034 and reaching Carburton. For a change we don't stop here at the Old School Tearoom but move onwards westerly alongside various lakes towards Niorton and Cuckney. Eventually after passing through Holbeck we hit the A60 ignoring The Dukeries and swiftly take a left uphill to arrive at our cafe stop, Creswell Crags Cafe after 28 miles.

The Crags is a limestone gorge housing a multitude of caves which were inhabited up to 60,000 years ago and artwork and writings on the cave walls have given historians a clear insight into the lives people lived in the palaeolithic and mesolithic ages and even as far back as when neanderthals inhabited the area. More importantly and tragically for our purposes I should point out that the cafe does not serve bacon butties.

After our brief refresh we continue our route through Whitwell before tackling the busy A619. Riders should take extra care on this road as we need to cross the traffic to turn right onto Bondhay Lane. After veering left towards Harthill and then onwards back to HQ through Kiveton and Todwick we need to be alert at the A57 Todwick roundabout in case drivers aren't paying attention before heading back to HQ along familiar roads which includes the final flying whizz down Royds.

Total distance is 43 mile / 70 km with total elevation gain 2,250 feet / 680 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/22162259.

The Cafe stop will be at Creswell Crags.

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

Kiss From A Rose - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

James Fox.

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

Ride description:

This route takes us to breakfast in the shadow of the much feared Winnats Pass in the town of Castleton via roads less travelled. We head out via Loxley Road, the first climb of the day before traversing Dam Flask and heading up Blindside to the A57. Dropping down to Ladybower we then take a right at Yorkshire Bridge where we stick to nice quiet roads until we arrive in Hope. We then head up Pindale Road, a great climb, before descending into Castleton and the Rose Tea Rooms.

Plenty of time to warm the legs back up as we head along the valley bottom before climbing up to Fox House and then switching on autopilot and heading back through Sheffield and, thankfully, home.

Total distance is 52 miles / 83 km with total elevation gain of 3,200 feet / 1,000 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/23266185.

The cafe stop will be the Rose Tea Rooms in Castleton.

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

Ride to Retford - New Way Out - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Guirdham.

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

Ride description:

We visit Retford on a regular basis so we thought we would try a different way for a change.

We head up Guilthwaite from base and take a left at the top towards Morthen. heading towards Consort roundabout we take a left down Kingsforth towards Carr, Slade Hooton, Stone and Styrrup, Mattersey and Clarborough before arriving in retford we will take our cafe stop.

Food finished we make our way back through Ranby, Scofton, Bltyh, Oldcotes and Laughton before the descent down Royds Moor to Club Sponsor The Sitwell Arms and the Shiver Shack for refreshments.

The total distance is 53 miles / 84 km, with a total elevation gain of 2,392 feet / 729 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/23286660.

The Cafe stop will be at the Dominie Cross in Retford.

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