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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

Winnats Pass Top 100 - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mark Weston

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

Ride description:

Times running out to get the training in for those hills!

Leaving Rotherham heading towards Sheffield via Meadowhall, travelling along Ecclesall Road then climbing up Ringinglow Road before dropping down into the village of Hathersage. Continuing along the valley until we come to Castleton and the bottom of Winnats Pass a top 100 climbs, after successfully reaching the top we decsend to Edale then onto Hope for a cafe stop at Adventure cafe. The ride starts again with a climb up to Stanage Edge before descending back to Sheffield and Rotherham and HQ.

Total distance is 62 miles / 100 km with total elevation gain of 5,905 feet / 1,800 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/9931459.

The Cafe stop will be The Adventure Cafe in Hope.

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

Bolsover via Palterton - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ted Daly

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

Ride description:

This route takes us up Royds Moor and then South through Todwick, Harthill, Spinkhill and Staveley. We carry on up to Sutton Scardale famous for it's old Hall. Sadly this is a derelict ruin which is now under the care of English Heritage. It once rivalled Chatsworth in splendour before being asset stripped around 100 years ago with much of its contents, oak panelling and even roof being shipped to America. The village of Palterton and Bolsover Castle are easily viewed across the valley and there is a rapid descent which sets riders up nicely for the main challenge of this route. This is Carr Lane Hill climb which is 1.48Km and averages 7% with a maximum gradient of 13.9%. The cafe stop is 2 miles from Palterton at Bolsover Castle (cash and cards accepted).

Homebound is along quiet country lanes through Whaley and Elmton eventually descending on Packman Lane to Kiveton Park Station. A section of the road at the lower end of Packman is in a POOR STATE OF REPAIR SO TAKE CARE HERE. We return back to base via Dinnington, Laughton and Upper Whiston and a welcome descent down Guilthwaite Hill.

Total distance is 46 mile / 74 km with total elevation gain 3,282 feet / 1,000 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/18447781.

The Cafe stop will be at The Bolsover Castle.

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

Love is like a Butterfly - Saturday GREEN Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mick Harrison

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

Ride description:

As the great Dolly Parton once sang, Love is like a Butterfly, well we all love cycling so put the two together and what a perfect day in store..

We head away from HQ and towards Wickersley, gently climbing up to Mason's Roundabout before taking a left and dropping down into Bramley. Quiet roads through Micklebring and Stainton before tootling through Oldcotes and on to Letwell and Gildingwells.Taking a right at Woodsetts we have the climb up to our Café stop at Lotties within the Tropical Butterfly House approximately two thirds into the ride. After a bite to eat we make our way back to HQ, working our way through Dinnington and Laughton Common, heading towards Ulley and the descent down Reservoir Road, a little climb up Guilthwaite and its time for a drink at the Sitwell Arms.

Total distance is 30 mile/ 48 km with total elevation gain 1,588 feet / 484 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16174815.

Cafe stop will be at Lotties Café in the Tropical Butterfly House.

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

TDY Taper - Saturday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:

A slightly shorter and not so hilly Hilly Cafe Club Ride. Confused? Don't be. With the Tour De Yorkshire Sportive tomorrow this is the perfect taper to get those legs fired up for the big event. If you're not doing it then see it for what it is...... A little shorter and less hilly cafe ride route than the norm. Perfect for a Saturday morning whatever your plans are. We work our way over to Langsett and Bank View Cafe after leaving HQ via Magna and to Ecclesfield to our first real gradual ascent.... Wheel Lane & Skew Hill. After the rapid descent down Jawbone we then ascend Sunny Moore Lane up into Bolsterstone and gradually weave our way up and over Strines to our Cafe stop. After we are all refreshed we then make our way home pretty much over terrain we've come accustomed too in using for heading out to the Strines. Most notable going down Lowe Lane and a few others.

Total distance is 44 miles / 71 km with total elevation gain of 3,600 feet / 1,100 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29422642

The Cafe stop will be The Bank View Cafe at Langsett.

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

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines - Saturday GREEN Ride


Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Rob Reilly

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

A return to the Sheffield Aero club at Shireoaks via some nice undulations at Laughton. Returning after what must be one of the nicest meaty sandwiches in the land via Todwick . A pleasant easy ride with no major challenges and hopefully no silly roundabout antics.

Total distance is 27mi / 44km and 1,496ft / 456mtr climbing.

You can view the route here and to download also https://www.strava.com/routes/12363126

The cafe stop will be at the Sheffield Aero Club in Netherthorpe.

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

Twist and Turns to Tweed - Saturday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Sarah Morton

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

Ride description:

A tantalising taster of the local tarmac before tucking into a tasty treat at Tweed of Wadworth. 

We leave HQ and head up Royds Moor to Thurcroft and Laughton before warming up our legs on Bib Lane and Hooton Lane. We make our way to Blyth, Ranskill, Harworth and Tickhill before arriving at our cafe stop approximately 27 miles into the ride. 

After some much needed refreshments we will head home through Old Edlington and Clifton Village where there is a lumpy climb through the village. We return to Rotherham along Hollings Lane before our final ascent up Brecks Lane and then back to The Sitwell Arms for a well deserved shandy or two.

Total distance is 44 mile / 71 km with total elevation gain 2,707 feet / 825 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/18141902.

The Cafe stop will be Tweed at Wadworth.

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

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.