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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

Bank Holiday Blowout: A rolling stone gathers no Moss.. - Sunday Café 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/

Back to the Imperial - Sunday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mick Harrison

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

Ride description:

Yes, it's only a month since we last visited this establishment but the experience and feedback made it an easy decision for this ride to happen again, plus those that attended the first visit want another stamp on their loyalty cards!!

We will make our way up our toughest climb of the day, the relentless Royds Moor!! Thats as tough as it gets on the way out. Once we have reached the top we head towards Thurcroft and take a left towards Laughton and a little leg tester up to the Church. Rest easy, the rolling roads are coming. The smooth tarmac of Oldcotes Road are less than two miles away! Its smooth rolling for around seven miles as we hit Bawtry and take a left towards Barnby Moor. Twenty miles in, we will arrive at Retford Square where will refuel, The Imperial is an excellent cafe and most welcoming.

Breakfast finished we will head back to HQ on virtually the same route. Blyth and Barnby Moor will be a blur as we head towards Oldcotes crossroads and the scent of our last climb of the day will be in our nostrils, the fearsome Firbeck climb awaits. We will ascend this beast together and our reward will come in the way of two fast descents, firstly the drop down from Laughton Church before the twisting and turning descent of Royds! 

We will arrive back at HQ and hopefully call in at Club Sponsor, The SItwell Arms where we can enjoy a few drinks in celebration.

Total distance is 40 mile / 64 km with total elevation gain 1,919 feet / 585 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/18580171.

The Cafe stop will be at http://www.theimperialretford.co.uk

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

Seven Of Many Hills In Sheffield - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:

Inspired by Sheffields very own climb fest, The Mag7, our resident mountain goat brings seven mixed difficulty climbs for us all to tackle.

Hagg Hill, Long Lane, Storrs Lane, Beast Of Bradfield, West Lane, Wheel Lane and Cote de Oughtbridge…….. Some short, some long, all hills in between 9 and 25 percent. They have all been used at some point in the now famous Magnificant 7 Races. You don't have to be a Goat to enjoy this ride. Just a bike will do, all abilities as usual will be catered for and as always we will do this as a group. Short and sweet, so what are you waiting for?

Total distance is 40 mile / 63 km with total elevation gain 3,900 feet / 1,189 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29525438.

The Cafe stop will be at the Schoolrooms in Low Bradfield.

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

Don’t Have a (West) Cow (ick), Man - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

James Fox

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

Ride description:

Cowabunga dudes, today we’re going long and heading off to the East Riding of Yorkshire, specifically West Cowick and the Old Station House café.

My thesaurus dropped down the toilet just before I sat down to write this ride description, so flowery language will be at a minimum…this anti clockwise route takes us down native roads toward the small Roman settlement of Danum, traversing via Warmsworth and Sprotborough. Here the ascent finishes for a while as we thunder through the flatlands of Bentley, Arksey, Moss and Sykehouse before stopping for a brew just outside Snaith. The return leg continues the horizontal theme briefly before the saw-tooth profile resumes as we head back toward HQ via Womersley, Skelbrooke and Hooton Pagnall. Just as the end seems in sight we cruelly take a left hand turn for the sting in the ride’s tail as we tackle the alpine-esq climb of the Cote du Dalton Magna (2.11km @ 5% average) before gratefully descending back to the boozer.

Take some cash with you for this one or you’ll be leaving the café hungry.

Total distance is 69 mile / 112 km with total elevation gain 2,985 feet / 910 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29841965.

The Cafe stop will be at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/British-Restaurant/Old-Station-House-Cafe-1565059863768794/.

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