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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

Wintry Wander to Hathersage - Sunday RED Ride


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Howden.

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8:00 am.

Ride description:

Come with me as we take a whistle stop tour of the Strines on our way to lovely Hathersage. We begin with a gentle roll into Sheffield before heading North towards Hillsborough, from here we will take a steady climb up to Worrall where we can try to catch a glimpse of the bare chested local climbing legend, some say he’s even shown his chest to the arctic penguins of Alaska, but it could equally have been the Arctic Monkeys.. We continue our very steady ascent to Kirk Edge, where we will descend (that’s right) into High and then Low Bradfield, before taking the steady and scenic Blindside Lane and Sugworth, once up here you will feel like the cock-o-t’Strines as we descend down past Ladybower, through Bamford and into Hathersage where we will pause to take on sustenance @ Cintra’s Tea Room.

From here we will take one of the easiest climbs out of the peaks up to Fox House and down to Ringlinglow, where we will meet a little rolling terrain (still mainly downhill) over to Lodgemoor for our last descent back into Rivelin Valley. From here we will skirt back through Sheffield and back to base.

Total distance is 50 mile / 81 km with total elevation gain 3,715 feet / 1,132 metres.

The route can be downloaded here:

The Café stop will be at Cintra’s Tea Room @ Hathersage:

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

Sprots Sarnies - Sunday AMBER Ride


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mick Harrison.

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

Ride description:

Leaving HQ we cruise up Guilthwaite before regrouping on Upper Whiston Lane where we then follow the back lanes through Morthern to Thurcroft and on to Firbeck via Laughten-en-le-Morthen and Kings Wood Lane. Striking North we skirt around Tickhill towards Old Edlington where we descend down to the cross the River Don before climbing up into Sprotbrough for Breakfast.

After refuelling at OTTO Bar & Kitchen we ride out to Cadeby and onto Denaby where we take the gradual climb over and past Conisbrough Castle. Riding back via Clifton and Bramley we descend down into Dalton to Climb Breaks Lane before cruising down East Bawtry Down to finish at HQ.

Total distance is 40 mile / 65 km with total elevation gain 2,625 feet / 800 metres.

The route can be downloaded here:

The Cafe stop will be Ottos Bar & Kitchen in Sprotbrough.

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

Morning coffee with the Duke of Welbeck - Sunday GREEN Ride


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Daly.

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

Ride description:

After scaling the heights of Guilthwaite and levelling out across Morthern and Brampton, we head south over the A57 to Todwick and Kiveton before climbing gradually up to Harthill and Clowne. We then enter picturesque countryside admiring the tranquil villages of Elmton and Holbeck. We then have a brief excursion on the busy A60 turning off at the Dukeries Garden Centre after 19 miles where we enjoy refreshment at The Harley Cafe.

After a well-earned cuppa and some sustenance we again trundle down the A60 before turning off in the direction of Creswell Crags but we ignore the cavemen on this occasion and instead head towards Whitwell and Bondhay Golf Course where we enjoy the rollercoaster Bondhay Lane. Soon enough we come to a T junction where we decide not to risk life and limb on the steep and gravelly descent which is Packman Lane but instead take the more leisurely and scenic route into Thorpe Salvin and then descend from there down Ladyfield Road to Kiveton Park Station. Up we go again, this time to South Anston and after crossing the A57 into North Anston we have another challenging ascent before we enter the village of Dinnington turning off for Laughton church where we charge downhill in our eagerness to reach Thurcroft. The rest is as you'd expect - a rapid descent down Royds so as to be the first to fall into the cosy Arms of Sitwell.

Total distance is 37 mile / 60 km and elevation of 2,095 feet / 639 metres.

The route can be downloaded here:

The cafe stop will be at the Harley Cafe.

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

Dont let the bells end - Sitwell Christmas Ride

Multiple ride captains will be on this ride leading various groups if necessery.

This ride leaves from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street, Whiston at 9am.

Ho ho ho!

Fancy dress will NOT be optional. The more outrageous (whilst staying Christmas themed) the better. Think Santa suits. Elf costumes. A Christmas tree with working lights. Yule log? Is that possible?

It'd be great if we could get a full club outing.

We'll do about 30 miles on reletively quiet roads, no café stop, but we'll be back in plenty of time for the Club's Christmas Party. :-D

Ride discription:

As flat as it can be for around here.

The pace on this ride will be slower than usual.

Sitwell Cycling Club Christmas Party 2019

This year's Sitwell CC Christmas party is taking place at Whiston Parish Hall on Sunday 15th December, 4pm till 7pm.

Leger Lakes on a Red ride, a Ride of two halfs - Sunday RED Ride


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Darren Hibberd.

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 Todwick, Harthill, Clowne and onto Whitwell. Here we headback towards South Yorkshire through the villages of Shireoaks, Woodsetts and Gildingwells. Once we pass through Laughton-en-le Morthen we will stop at club favourite cafe Leger Lakes in Firbeck.

Once refueled we enter the second half of the ride heading towards and through Firbeck towards Styrrup, Harworth, Tickhill, Conisbrough and Dalton back to HQ.

Total distance is 55 miles / 89 km with total elevation gain 3,231 feet / 985 metres

The route can be downloaded here:

The Cafe stop will be Leger Lakes.

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

Rotherham Wheelers Century Ride


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


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:

The pace on this ride will be about 13 mph. 

Cafe stop will be at the awesome BLOC Toast in Holmfirth -

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


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:

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.