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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

Carburton Loop - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Gauntlett

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 approx 15+ mph.

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

Trundle to Thaymars - Sunday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Daly.

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

Ride description:

My amber route to Thaymar takes a more direct approach in order to keep within the 50 mile parameter but it still provides very pleasant countryside to cycle through. We leave HQ by tackling the toughest climb of the day (Royds) and take our usual route over to Laughton en le Morthern from where we head south through Anston and into Dinnington. From here we enjoy the smooth tarmac of Swinston Hill Road down to Woodsetts and a brief foray on the A57 before reaching Shireoaks. Skirting past the edge of Worksop to arrive at Clumber Park we cycle directly through the centre of the Park crossing the bridge which is currently under reconstruction following wanton acts of vandalism (we may need to dismount at this point and push our bikes across the bridge). The route becomes even more scenic from here as we cycle past the tiny but still operational oil well at Bothamsall and shortly after passing through the village and having covered 24 miles we arrive at our café stop.

Thaymar Ice Cream and Tea Room has grown in popularity due to the quality of food which is served and the fact they it is sourced from local farms and businesses. The Thaymar story started in 1988 when the site was a dairy farm with 90 Friesian cows and as a sideline the owners, Martin and Thelma, decided to learn how to make ice cream which they did using the milk from their own cows. The ice cream was a hit and soon started to win awards and is now sold widely throughout the region. A tea room was set up serving a good variety of breakfast and light lunch dishes and whilst the food is not the cheapest you will find on a Sitwell club ride you will certainly appreciate the quality.

After being suitably refreshed we head on our way over the A1 and past Gamston Airport and through Ordsall on the outskirts of Retford before taking a right turn onto the delightful Sutton Lane. This takes us neatly onto the Great North Road and from there it’s the familiar Route 1 back home via Barnby Moor, Blyth, Oldcotes and Firbeck before tackling the now traditional drag up Eastfield Lane to Laughton and then onwards back through Thurcroft just leaving the final flourish back down Royds.

The total distance is 50 miles / 81 km, with a total elevation gain of 2,155 feet / 657 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/23431976.

The cafe stop will be at Thaymars Ice Cream Parlour and Tea Room.

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

Cherry Time - Sunday GREEN Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jamie Hardy.

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

Ride description:

We leave HQ and head up to Wickersley and Micklebring on our way up to the two roundabouts near Old Edlington.

At the roundabouts we have a long decent all the way to Tickhill and our cafe stop at Wellington's cafe at the Cherry Lane garden centre.

After walking through the garden centre to get to the cafe we will refuel and set off home

The return trip is a club green route standard of Styrrup, Firbeck, Laughton, Thurcorft and Royds Moor

Total distance is 28 mile / 45 km with total elevation gain 1412 feet / 430 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/23476164.

Cafe stop will be at Wellington's cafe at the Cherry Lane garden centre.

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

Flat Gran Fondo to Misterton - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mark Weston.

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

Ride description:

Right folks, if you want to get your hands on this month's Gran Fondo Strava challenge then this is the ride for you, it couldn't be easier being just over the magic 100 km and only 545 meters of elevation gain, what's not to like. 

The route passes through the following towns and villages Laughton -en-le Morthen, Oldcotes, Blyth, Barnby Moor, Retford, Gringley on the Hill, West Stockwith, East Ferry, Misson, Bawtry, Firbeck, Thurcroft before returning to Whiston.

Total distance is 68 miles / 110 km with total elevation gain of 1,788 feet / 545 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16877619.

The cafe stop is The Pantry 8020 Misterton.

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

Pancake ride to Tickhill - Sunday 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 pacey green ride with a bare minimum of hills ideal for those members easing their way back into their personal cycling regime without exerting too much effort. There are no hills on this ride over about a 5% gradient so leaving Whiston we have no Guilthwaite, no Royds and no Cow Rakes. Instead a nice gentle stroll up Greystones and the tailwind assisted dual -carriageway to Wickersley from where it's nothing but nice rolling countryside down to Oldcotes and then on to Wadworth and Tickhill where we will enjoy a totally undeserved bacon buttie and cuppa at the Wellington cafe. 

The return route will be along Wilsic Lane to Braithwell, then Micklebring and Bramley before trundling back along Morthern Road so as to enjoy the final descent down Royds and ultimately sink an unflustered pint at HQ.

Total distance is 32 mile / 52 km and elevation of 1,453 feet / 443 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/22858439.

The cafe stop will be at Wellingtons.

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

Rotherham Wheelers Century Ride

THIS IS NOT A SITWELL CC EVENT

The event is run by Sportive HQ on behalf of Rotherham Wheelers.

Sitwell Cycling Club will be running no rides on this day and encourage all members to sign up the sportive as a show of support for our friends in Rotherham Wheelers.


Bank Holiday Blowout: A rolling stone gathers no Moss.. - Sunday Club Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jonny Haynes

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

Ride description:

Big spring blowout! Big miles, big effort and big laughs. Start your Summer right with our epic Holme Moss adventure. Heading out through Wentworth our first real climb of the day will come at Stainborough where we'll tackle Lowe Lane. Stay seated for the sting in its tail just after the bus stop! Next through Silkstone and the stunning scenery around Ingbirchworth Reservoir, we scoot round Hade Edge before dropping down the fast descent into Holmfirth where we'll pay a visit to BLOC Toast. Dont eat too much here as after leaving the café we'll work our way through Holmebridge before tackling the beast that is Holme Moss. Sit in and dig deep, we'll regroup at the radio tower where you can relive your own Tour de France glory!

From the top of here we have another quick descent down to the A628 or as it’s known round these parts – Woodhead Pass. A quick 10 minute tootle up here we’ll then leave the A road to head over to Dunford Bridge. Skipping round Penistone we’ll go across the top of Pea Royd Lane to Wortley, where we’ll then retrace our steps through Wentworth on our way back to HQ.

Total distance is 80 mile / 128 km with total elevation gain 7,750 feet / 2,362 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/10529000.

The pace on this ride will be about 13 mph. 

Cafe stop will be at the awesome BLOC Toast in Holmfirth - https://bloctoast.co.uk/

Bank Holiday Blowout: Fish and Chips by the Coast! - Sunday Club Ride

Description

Sitwell CC Road Captains

Jonny Haynes
Andrew Laidler

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 7am. That's SEVEN AM! 

Big summer blowout! Big miles, big effort. Big laughs. Our now annual Cleggy ride as it's affectionately known. 36 members out on a peach of a day in 2019, lets hope for more of the same in 2020.

Ride discription:
140ish 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://www.strava.com/routes/15048711.

The pace on this ride will be about ~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.