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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

Bib Lane double pain - Saturday GREEN Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Daly.

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

Ride description:

This is a relatively short green ride but there’s a fair concentration of hills to keep everyone on their toes. The first of such ascents is our old favourite Royds Moor to get those legs nicely warmed up. We then make our way swiftly through Thurcroft and then up again to Laughton church before descending on a gravelly road to Brookhouse where we tackle Bib Lane, Rotherham's answer to Alpe D'Huez, for the first time. That climb is swiftly followed by Gipsy Hill before we reach the main road at Roche Abbey and head east towards Firbeck. We quickly leave the main roads behind entering Styrrup before returning west back to Oldcotes and a gradual climb to the summit of Kid Lane which we descend with great glee bringing us back to Firbeck. 
We then head up Eastfield Lane towards Laughton where we reach our cafe stop, Leger Lakes Cafe, after 19 miles. No sooner have we digested our bacon butties when we're off again, this time whizzing down Hooton Lane before crashing back down to earth with the second and final ascent of Bib Lane. 
We return back to HQ via Bramley and Wickersley and a high speed chase down the A631 dual carriageway right down to Whiston where we can enjoy a refreshing Blue Moon at our friendly Hostelry, the Sitwell Arms.

Total distance is 28 mile / 45 km and elevation of 1,899 feet / 579 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/22268600.

The cafe stop will be at the Leger Lakes.

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

Another Retford Ride - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly

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

Ride description:

From the meet point we head straight up Guilthwaite Hill and on to Ulley climbing Reservoir Road. Next we ride on through Dinnington, Anston, Thorpe Salvin and onto Rhodesia. Here we do a Jonny Haynes skirting around Worksop before climbing Sparken Hill and onto Clumber Park. Crossing the bridge over the lake we exit the far side winding our way along the back round through Bothamsall to Gamston. Climbing the 2017 Tour of Britain Stage 4 King of the Mountains Climb into Upton we turn back on ourselves heading into Retford via Grove.

Once in Retford we will stop at a one of the many Café's, depending on what we want.. Once refueled we strike back home the most direct route via Blyth, Oldcoates and Firbeck, before descending down Royds Moor back to HQ.

Total distance is 60 miles / 96 km with total elevation gain 2,848 feet / 870 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16602122.

The Cafe stop will be decided on the day.

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

The Mighty Millers - Saturday GREEN Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Claire Morgan

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

Ride description:

This ride takes us up East Bawtry road, towards Ravenfield crossroads and descends into Hooton Roberts. We will then follow the road through Kilnhurst and keep heading towards Wentworth. From here we follow the route through Birdwell before eventually arriving at the Millers cafe. The route back takes us through Hemingfield and Low Stubbin before reaching Kilnhurst again. We will follow this through Hooton Roberts again but descend into Thrybergh and Dalton before tackling Brecks Lane to finish us off. This route is lumpy in places although suitable for most. 

Total distance is 33 mile / 53km with total elevation gain 2,418 feet / 737 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14929930.

The Café stop will be at the Millers Tea Room in Worsborough.

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