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Club Rides - Sunday Café Run

Sunday Café Runs depart from the corner of Turner Lane and High Street, Whiston.

If you come along on a Sunday Café Run, we will be on the road, riding for about 4 hours covering around 50 miles with a café stop.

Rides are at ~15mph and leave the village at 8.00am.

Including the café stop we're usually back in the village for around 1:30pm.

We always have a planned route for a Sunday ride and they can be found below.

Please take time to read our Risk Assessment on Road Riding.

Upcoming rides

Towpaths, Bridleways and Byways - Sunday Café Ride

Sitwell CC Road Captains
Jonny Haynes
Joe Strike

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

As the name suggests this will be a little bit different to a normal club ride. Mainly 'off-road', but don't think this is an MTB ride. No, no, no, its most definately a road ride. 

Ride description: 
We'll head over into town where we'll jump on the canal and follow it all the way into Sheffield City Centre. Then following the NCN back over through Handwsorth towards Rother Valley where we'll stop at the café we then head over to Dinnington before jumping on the Mineral Trail. Lots of 'off road' adventuring to be had.

A shorter ride at 42.5miles / 68.4km and lumpy for the distance at 2546 foot / 776 meters of climbing.

The route can be downloaded here: 
https://www.strava.com/routes/8437890

The pace on this ride will be about ~15mph. 

Café stop will be at Rother Valley.

Carburton - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Richard Napper

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

Ride description:

Join us on a more relaxed paced Sunday ride out to Carburton to the Old School Tea Room. This ride heads out to Carburton on quiet roads, making our way from base up Guilthwaite we will take a left at the top and head towards Thurcroft, Kiveton Bridge, Clowne and Elmton. After a butty or two we head back home via Worksop, Shireoaks, Thorpe Salvin and Anston before heading down Royds Moor and on to HQ for a well earned drink.

Total distance is 43 mile/69km with total elevation gain 2,303 feet/702 metres

Café stop will be at the Old School Tea Room in Carburton

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/14131583

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

SCC goes into the Peak District - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captains:

Darren Hibberd

Chris Gauntlett

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

We will be heading into the Peak District where we will tackle #105 Burbage Moor.

Ride description:

Heading from base towards North East Derbyshire and the villages of Eckington, Dronfield and Holmesfield where we then have a fast descent into Baslow. We then hit the quiet lanes between towards our first clinb of Longstowe Edge. We will then head dowhill once again to our Café stop at Eyam and after some light refreshments we will set off home, taking in Burbage Moor on our return.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14025010

Total distance is 57mile/91km with total elevation gain 5952 feet/1814 metres

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

The café stop will be at Eyam Tea Rooms, approximately 33 miles in the ride: https://eyamtearooms.co.uk/


Dukes of Bolsover - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jamie Hardy

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

Ride description:

Heading out to Bolsover castle via Eckington and Poolsbrook we will go over a few small rolling hills with lots of up’s and down’s, we then climb up to the castle at Bolsover this is a bit of a big one for a saunter (Station Road, Bolsover  0.84 mi 319 ft 7.1%) but we will take it slow and if we need to have a rest (no hurry on a saunter). When we get to the castle we will stop for a few photos and then set off from Bolsover to The Harley Café http://www.harleygallery.co.uk/visit/cafe/ at the Dukeries Garden Centre in Worksop.  We will then return home via Harthill, Todwick and Ulley. 

Don’t be put off by the one bigger climb it’s not that bad, this is a great route and as always the pace will be the normal saunter pace and no one will be dropped. A couple of little climbs to get the heart thumping and one bigger lump to get into Bolsover. Mostly local roads well travailed by the club.

Total distance is 38 mile/61km with total elevation gain 2,600 feet/813 metres

Café stop will be at the Harley Café in Worksop.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14188855

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

Ladies at Leger - Ladies Sunday Café 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 Royds Moor, then out to Laughton, following East Field Lane through Firbeck. We will then follow a short loop around Roche Abbey before turning left down Gypsy Lane and coming back into Laughton. From here we will follow the roads back to Whiston, enjoying the descent back to HQ. This route offers some quiet country roads and stunning scenery, although a little lumpy in places (it is Yorkshire after all).

Total distance is 18 mile/29km with total elevation gain 1,148 feet/350 metres

Café stop will be at the Leger Lakes Café in Firbeck

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/14158320

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


The purpose of the Ladies group is to provide a supportive network of female cyclists to give advise and encouragement when taking up the sport or progressing. The sessions will help individuals develop bike handling skills, learn about group riding and etiquette and help develop their cycling fitness. We aim to provide a variety of social rides taking place in the Summer months which will allow females to connect with others and gain confidence on the road. During each ride we will enjoy a short café stop which will provide the opportunity to socialise and ask questions with the ride leaders. The pace of the rides are determined by its attendees and Sitwell Cycling Club as a "no drop" policy which means no one is left behind.


Old Station House Cafe, Snaith - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captains:

James Fox
Mick Harrison

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

The summer months are perfect for a long day in the saddle, so today we're venturing a little bit further afield and heading to the Old Station House Cafe at Snaith. Heading north on some of the roads used on the Tour de Yorkshire through Barnborough, Hickleton and Hooton Pagnell, the route flattens as we cross the A1 and head toward the refreshment stop in Snaith. On the way back we hit more of the flat roads used on the first stage of this years Tour de Yorkshire (which will give you the chance to compare your segment times vs Harry Tanfield's) before climbing back to HQ on familiar roads through Sprotborough and Edlington.

All in we are looking at a distance of 70 miles and elevation of 3,100 feet

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

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/7948345

Link to the cafe: https://en-gb.facebook.com/Old-Station-House-Cafe-1565059863768794/

We will meet at the Crossroads - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ian Denham

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

Ride description:

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, it may well bear a resemblance to a certain building in Attercliffe, but this is a café for all, not just for adults and you don't need to bring your own custard, as this is provided at a very reasonable price. A place often frequented by a merchant of lycra clothing, you'll feel right at home here.

A proper transport café for proper cyclists. Heading east towards the South West of Sheffield, you'll certainly need to fill up at the café as the route takes a lumpy path out towards Chesterfield via Eckington. Refreshment is halfway, Bacon butties guaranteed at the Crossroads Café and likely change from a fiver to boot.

Cash required at this establishment. Bike locks may be a good idea, it does have an outdoor seating area, but if raining you won't be able to see your bike. 

With full bellies it is a gentle uphill run to Brimmington, back down to the Chesterfield canal and then to Staveley. Back through Eckington with a punchy climb, Gas House Lane to Mosborough and back through Beighton and base.

Total distance is 34 mile/55km with total elevation gain 3323 feet/1,013 metres.

Café stop will be at the Crossroads Café in Chesterfield.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13862900

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

We are going on an Adventure - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captains:

Joe Strike
Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:

Do you like silky smooth tarmac, lovely rolling terrain and panoramic vistas?

If you do then this is the ride for you. Heading out we make our way through Moorgate and then on towards Kimberworth, Ecclesfield, Chapeltown and High green before joining the lovely quiet lanes around howbrook. We then descend finkle street lane before the first real climb of the day up onto green moor, then it’s along the tops until we hit Mortimer road. Get ready now as it gets a bit more lumpy, up and down for the full length of Mortimer road with super smooth tarmac and stunning views across the strines. We then descend the snake road to bamford and ladybower before hitting the lanes of thornhill and Aston just before our cafe stop at adventure cafe hope. Next it’s along the valley bottom to get those cafe legs working again before climbing up to stanage edge and ringinglow road where we’ll begin our descent into Sheffield and back towards base.

Total distance is 56 mile/90km with total elevation gain 6182 feet/1884 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13833884

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

The café stop will be at the Adventure Cafe in Hope approximately 33 miles in the ride.

Fish and Chips by the Coast! - Bank Holiday Blowout!

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captains
Jonny Haynes
Andrew Laidler

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 6am. That's SIX AM! 

Big summer blowout! Big miles, big effort. Big laughs. Was so much fun last year and we had 16 members out.

Ride discription:
138ish miles, relatively flat with a few lumps as we hit The Wolds, but nothing like round here.

This is the route we'll be doing: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15758997

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

Café stop on the way back. Well, Ice cream stop at the awesome Blyton Ice Cream Parlour. Fish and Chips at the excellent Papas on the pier.

Old Moor RSPB - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Richard Napper

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

Ride description:

Heading out towards Meadowhall and along the viaduct we will be working our way towards Wentworth via Thorpe Hesley and Scholes village, making our way to Old Moor Cafe at Wath after the stop we start heading back to base via Swinton and the now famous Flanderwell climb.

Total distance is 29 mile/47km with total elevation gain 2,000 feet/610 metres

Café stop will be at the Old Moor Café in Wath

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14393582

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

Its just a hill, get over it - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jonny Haynes

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

Ride description:

Time to push yourself and see what's possible. A short and gentle paced ride to tacklesome of the biggest hills around as featured on the 2014 Tour de France Grand Dèpart.

On route to Oughtibridge we will tackle Jenkin Road, just the other side of Meadowhall, we'll then drop back down to Woolly Wood Bottom before heading to Wheel Lane and Skew Hill. Here we'll crest the top and head down the fast descent of Jawbone.

Once were safeley at the bottom we'll follow Manchester Road into Stocksbridge where we'll sample the delights on offer at Café Gen in Fox Valley.

On the return leg we'll tackle some of the route in reverse, so down Manchester Road before the epic (for round here) climb of Jawbone (Oughtibridge Lane). Another quick descent into Ecclesfield follows. The last climb of the day - with a sting in its tail - will be West Hill. From here we'll head through town on route to HQ.

If you're interested in the club competition, there are 10 points for climbs on offer and 3 for being on the ride, so 13 in all.

We'll tackle everything together, so dont worry about holding folks back, its a Saunter.

Total distance is 35 mile/56 km with total elevation gain 3645ft/1111mtr

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/12579896

The pace on this ride will be about 10-11mph.

Carburton Loop - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captains:

Chris Gauntlett
Darren Hibberd

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 3714 feet/1123 metres

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

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

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