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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

Its THE ride but not as we know it - Sunday CLUB Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captains:

Mick Harrison - Darren Hibberd - Ben Daly - James Fox

(Dependant on attendees others to be confirmed on the day)

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

Ride description:

Join us today on the ONE club ride on roads we have all ridden before, taking in a well known route in honour of someone most of us will have heard of. Due to its popularity a well known event as unfortunately had to be cancelled, however we will do our best to make sure we remember..

There will be a meet up at HQ where we will take familiar roads and head towards Harworth where we will meet up with anyone wanting to do the shorter route (see options below). Once we have had a moment to ourselves we will head through Scrooby, Torworth and Barnby Moor before skirting aroung the edge of Retford. Its then on to Hayton, Clayworth, Walkeringham, Stockwith and East Ferry before we arrive in Haxey and our cafe stop.

Once refreshed we will make our way to Harworth once more, taking in Westwoodside, Finningley and Bawtry before heading back to HQ again on familiar roads and to the warm embrace of the Shiver Shack.

There are two routes for this ride, one from HQ and one from Harworth.

WE WILL AIM TO ARRIVE IN HARWORTH AT APPROX 09:00, WITH THE LAST GROUP DEPARTING FROM HARWORTH NO LATER THAN 09:30

FULL ROUTE - http://www.strava.com/routes/23938402 - Total distance is 71 miles and total elevation is 2,501 feet.

HALF ROUTE - http://www.strava.com/routes/23939268 - Total distance is 43 miles and total elevation is 1,033 feet.

The cafe stop will be at Mowbrays in Haxey - This will be approx 43 miles into the FULL route and 28 miles into the HALF route.

With multiple Ride Captains there will be a group to suit everyone and paced accordingley.

Hope to see you there.

Crich on a Bike - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Gauntlett.

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

Ride description:

A rolling route out to Crich, heading through Eckington, Bolsover and Tibshelf to our cafe stop in Crich.

Our return will see us ride through Holmsfield, Norton and Beighton back to HQ.

Total distance is 75 miles / 120 km with total elevation gain of 5,600 feet / 1,700 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/23908748.

The Cafe stop will be at The Loaf in Crich.

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

Clumber - 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:

With this 50 mile amber ride I thought it would be nice to explore the beauty of Clumber Park in a little more depth so with that in mind nearly 7 miles of the route is within the Park boundaries. However, we’ll spurn any of the potential Park café options as being insufficiently speedy (service-wise), overly expensive and too fussy over things like cleats and mud and will therefore stop at one of the Club’s favourite coffee stops instead.

For a rare change we start the ride by heading south from HQ along Pleasley Road and turning off for Ulley. This will probably make me extremely unpopular because it means having to tackle Reservoir Road before the legs have even started to get warmed up but once we’re at the top most of the initial climbing is over and we can concentrate on some nice flat cycling which eventually enables us to cross the A57 at Anston and the railway line at Kiveton before using an under-utilised lane, Manor Road, which takes us neatly up to Harthill. A combination of lovely rolling landscapes enables us to eat up the miles as we pass through Elmton, Whaley Common and on to Holbeck and Norton before arriving at our café stop, The Old School House at Carburton. It is from here that we enter the Park and marvel at the number of lime trees on both sides of Lime Tree Avenue, the longest such avenue in Europe. Once the home of the Duke of Newcastle, Clumber is now owned by the National Trust. It covers 3,800 acres of parkland, lakes and woods and plays host to nearly 700,000 visitors each year.

Upon leaving Clumber we cross the A57 again and cycle straight into urban Worksop from where we ride seemlessly through the town and onwards to Carlton in Lindrick from where we turn westwards and pass through Woodsetts and Firbeck before the familiar route home culminating in a sprint finish down Royds to get our first pint ordered.

The total distance is 50 miles/ 80 km, with a total elevation gain of 2,549 feet / 777 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/23721094.

The cafe stop will be the Old School House in Carburton.

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

Elsecar Heritage - Sunday GREEN Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly.

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

Ride description:

This short but lumpy saunter will take us north to the village of Elsecar where we will stop at the Elsecar Heritage Centre for tea and cakes. Departing from HQ we ride up Royds and onto Bramley where we descend the Ravenfield climb, skirting around the north of Rawmarsh we’ll escape onto some quite country lanes before descending the smooth tarmac of Linthwaite Lane into Elsecar.

After the café stop, we will work our way back to HQ via Wentworth, Scholes and Kimberworth. There’s a cheeky little climb in town to save yourself for, just imagine it’s the Poggio di San Remo and you’re going for the first classics win of the season. 

Total distance is 26 mile / 42 km and elevation of 2,300 feet / 700 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/14799007.

The cafe stop will be at the Elsecar Heritage Centre.

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

Those magnificent men in their flying machines - Sunday GREEN Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Daly.

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

Ride description:

This green ride takes us off to Netherthorpe Airfield, home of Sheffield Aero Club. The last time I tried to organise this route during the Christmas holiday period I was told that there was a skeleton catering staff at The Skyways Bar, in other words the cleaner was in charge and would just about manage to rustle up an instant tea or coffee for drinks and a choice of crisps and a cheese sandwich for food, hence why I chose somewhere else ! So now it’s time to try it for real.

After our usual ascent up Royds and onwards to Laughton church we enjoy the lovely descent to Firbeck before Kidd Lane spoils our fun. But then we’re back on the levels heading south through the usual trio of Letwell, Gildingwells and Woodsetts, before taking on an untaxing climb past the Butterfly House on our way to Anston, where we cross the A57. We enjoy the descent of Dog Kennels Lane before having to check ourselves and cycle over the level crossing at Kiveton tip-toing around the multitude of potholes which the Council are presumably oblivious of. We then have as pleasant a climb as you could imagine, traditionally wind-assisted, up Ladyfield Road to Thorpe Salvin before the sweetest of descents down to our café stop at Netherthorpe after 18 miles. Here while we consume our breakfast we can look out and watch private planes landing and taking off and maybe even consider purchasing a training course or a pleasure flight.

After hopefully enjoying a satisfactory refuelling stop we then head on our way up Common Road and back to Thorpe Salvin before going straight on towards Harthill. From there we return on familiar roads through Todwick, along the Brampton straight mile and back over the M! before turning left along Morthern Hall Road and ultimately a flying gallop down Guilthwaite back to HQ and all its creature comforts.

Total distance is 31 mile / 50 km and elevation of 1,733 feet / 528 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/23158067.

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

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

Worsbit Over - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly.

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

Ride description:

Starting with a slight detour up Jenkin to get the legs warmed up, we set our sights north and snake out way through Scholes and on the Wentworth. Next the road goes up as we tackle The REAL Stainborough climb !!!!! and Sim Hill in quick succession. Descending through Silkstone Common and Dodworth we stop to refuel at Millers Tea Room in Warsbrough Mill Park. The climbing continues as we skirt our way around Wombwell and Wath riding back into HQ from the north, which includes two extra local climbs (Ravenfield Climb & BRECKS FULL) to cap off a good day’s ascending.

This Ride has a number of long climbs but I promise once you do Jenkin the rest of the ride will feel flat. These are climbs anyone can do, they aren’t too steep and they aren’t too long and will be a good taster for anyone looking to get in shape for any hilly ride.

Total distance is 52 miles / 83 km with total elevation gain of 4,265 feet / 1,300 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/11545142.

The Cafe stop will be at Worsbrough Mill Tea Room.

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

Emley Twice - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly.

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

Ride description:

Who doesn’t like a ride out to Emley??? Well todays your lucky day because we’re climbing it twice. 
Leaving HQ we start up Moorgate Rd. heading to Thorpe Hesley via Kimberworth, droping down on the quite country roads to Scholes we ride on through Wentworth and Hoyland Common before tackling Lowe Lane. Riding the high road to Silkstone Common we take the rolling hills by Cannon Hall up to High Hoyland. Make sure you’re legs are warm because next we’re going up the long drag to the mast. 
If we’ve split up on the final climb we’ll regroup at the base of the 330m tall concrete tower (just imagine it six times as tall and that’s all of today’s climbing) before dropping the down the far side into Kirkburton so that the steeper road of Jagger Ln can be climbed. 
After the second accent we cruise down to our the café stop to the Thorncliffe Tasting Rooms at 53km (Approx. 33miles) for a quick refuel. 
Now we head back over the same undulating terrain we came out on with two climbs of note Litherop Rd. up to High Hoyland and Hermit Hill into Pilley. Next its back via Wentworth, Hooton Roberts and up Ravensfield before dropping down into Dalton to finish with Brecks Ln.


Total distance is 69 miles / 109 km with total elevation gain of 6,900 feet / 2,100 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/17200277

The café stop is at Thorncliffe Tasting Rooms .

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

Good Climbs for Good Times - Sunday AMBER Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly.

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

Ride description:

Every year you set yourself a challenge of completing some monster sportive and probably every year you turn up wishing you’d done some more climbs!!

This route has been carefully planned to find some of the steepest little beauties in this part of Yorkshire. So, come along and retrace some of the 2017 le Tour de Yorkshire sportive route and get your legs hill ready.

Heading out North from HQ towards Ecclesfield we begin our first accent of the day via Whitley up to Genoside. Descending Jawbone down into Oughtibridge where start our first tough climb of the day up the Wheel Lane (https://www.strava.com/segments/2651239).

After descending into Wharncliffe Side we climb out towards Wigtwizzle before passing round Broomhead Reservoir and climbing up to Bolsterstone. (https://www.strava.com/segments/9923883).

Without much rest we crack onto complete the hardest climb of the day Pea Royd Lane (https://www.strava.com/segments/6697336).

Now it’s mostly decent down to have tea with the Countess. After refueling at the café, we don’t get much warmup before heading up Hermit Hill (https://www.strava.com/segments/1193337).

After Descending into Elsecar we climb out on the new smooth tarmac of Linthwaite Lane (https://www.strava.com/segments/761970) past Hoober and onto Hooton Roberts where we make the last accent of the day up into Ravenfield (https://www.strava.com/segments/913940).

This Ride has a number of long climbs but the ride will be for everyone looking to get in shape for any hilly ride. 

The total distance is 47 miles/ 75 km, with a total elevation gain of 5,250 feet / 1,600 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/17876660.

The cafe stop will be at the Countess Tea Rooms in Wortley.

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

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.