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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

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.

Earning the Yummy! - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Howden

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

Ride description:

We head into North Sheffield via the A61 for a typical Sheffield climb, Fox Hill Road – This will turn out to be just the warm up required as we continue to climb up Skew Hill to the top of Cote De Oughtibridge for a fleeting rest as we descend into Outghtibridge, from here we continue north towards Wharncliffe side before a sharp left takes us up the beautiful, quiet, if a little brutal Green Lane where we take in arguable three climbs in one – Green Lane, Owler Gate and Brightholmelee (the top bit anyway). From here we take in the awesome sweeping, curvaceous descent (not the dangerous one Mr Fox J) into Wiggywizzle where we again meet a steep incline in the shape of Yewtrees Lane up to Bolsterstone. From here we will once again take a swift descent between the villages of Deepcar and Stocksbridge where arguably we find our toughest ascent of the day….James Fox’s favorite, Pea Royd Lane!! With the bulk of our climbing complete you will have no doubt be deservedly ready for some fill. We now head over gentler, undulating terrain towards Millhouse Green and one small climb up to Ingbirchworth to the epic Yummy Yorkshire Café and Ice Cream Parlour (about 31 mile in)

 After the café stop, we head home mainly downhill with the only notable climb being Thurgoland Bank and onwards via Grenoside Woods, Ecclesfield and Brinsworth back to base, climbing legs lit!! Awooga!

Total distance is 54 miles / 87 km with total elevation gain of 4,956 feet / 1,510 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/18927304.

Café stop will be at Yummy Yorkshire http://www.yummyyorkshire.co.uk/ice-cream-parlour/menus.php.


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

Wentworth Wander - Sunday Ladies Only Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Claire Morgan.

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

Ride description:

Join us on our latest "Ladies" ride, we are staying within Rotherham, but skirting the outskirts, this ride takes on local roads to the village of Wentworth and the Walled Garden Restaurant.

Leaving Whiston and heading up Guilthwaite Hill, turning off onto fresh tarmac to the top of Morthen Lane and Thurcroft tracking the M18 and heading to Bramley where single file will be required as the cycle path takes us in the opposite direction on a one way street,

Rolling terrain up to Ravensfield followed by a long descent to Hooten Roberts where the ride links with the reverse route for brief time, we head to Kilnhurst and Upper Hague Lane to Wentworth Garden Centre for the café stop. 

Descending out of Wentworth, we then head upwards to Scholes and briefly onto Upper Wortley Road before picturesque views of Kimberworth Park and Greasbrough as we head back to Kilnhurst and Hooten Roberts. 

Some main road to Dalton and the final climbs of the day - Dalton Lane and Brecks bringing us back to familiar territory and it's downhill all the way to HQ via Cow Rakes.

Total distance is 31 mile / 50 km and elevation of 2,522 feet / 769 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13417621.

The cafe stop will be at the Wentworth Garden Centre.

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

Views of Wentworth - Sunday GREEN Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ian Denham

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

Ride description:

Staying within Rotherham, but skirting the outskirts, this ride takes on local roads to the village of Wentworth and the Walled Garden Restaurant.

Leaving Whiston and heading up Guilthwaite Hill, turning off onto fresh tarmac to the top of Morthern Lane and Thurcroft tracking the M18 and heading to Bramley where single file will be required as the cycle path takes us in the opposite direction on a one way street,

Rolling terrain up to Ravensfield followed by a long descent to Hooten Roberts where the ride links with the reverse route for brief time, we head to Kilnhurst and upper Hague Lane to Wentworth Garden Centre for the café stop. 

Descending out of Wentworth, we then head upwards to Scholes and briefly onto Upper Wortley road before picturesque views of Kimberworth Park and Greasbrough as we head back to Kilnhurst and Hooten Roberts. 

Some main road to Dalton and the final climbs of the day - Dalton Lane and Brecks bringing us back to familiar territory and it's downhill all the way to HQ via Cow Rakes.

Total distance is 31 mile / 50 km and elevation of 2,522 feet / 769 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13417621

The cafe stop will be at the Wentworth Garden Centre.

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

Bank Holiday Blowout: Fish and Chips by the Coast! - Sunday Café 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. 34 members out on cold wet day last year. Finger's crossed for improved weather.

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://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15758997

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.