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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

Potting - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jon Revill

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

Ride description:

Join us on a ride to Barnsley with one of our new Road Captains, Jon Revill. A new leader and a new cafe, what more could you want... We will make our way through the centre of Rotherham, heading towards Greasbrough, Hoober and skirting around Wombwell. It's then Cudworth, Royston and Cawthorne before arriving at our cafe stop in Silkstone approximately 30 miles into the route. After refreshments we make our way home through Thurgoland, Wortley, Hoyland Common, Wentworth and Scholes before familiar roads get us back to base. A cracking first route by Jon.

Total distance is 55 mile / 89 km with total elevation gain 4,794 feet / 1,461 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16932045

The pace on this ride will be about 14-15mph. 

The café stop will be at the Potting Shed, Silkstone.

Tea with the Countess of Wortley - Sunday Saunter

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ted Daly

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

Ride description:

We head out of town in a North Westerly direction passing through the boroughs of Herringthorpe and Parkgate. Leaving the industrial landscape behind we carry on to Elsecar and then climb up to Hoyland, the gateway to the rolling verdant hills of the East Pennines. We pass through the small hamlet of Pilley before crossing the M1 twice and then approach the first and longest climb of the ride. This is Lowe Lane at Stainborough rising 88m over 1KM with an average gradient of almost 9%. Upon reaching the summit you will be rewarded with magnificent views and a profound sense of achievement. We proceed on quiet country lanes to our cafe stop, the Countess Tea Rooms at Wortley. English breakfast, cake and scones are available and payment is with card or cash. 
Our return journey home takes us up Hermit Hill, aptly named for the solitude this ascent demands with laboured breathing being the sole companion. It's now pretty much all downhill via Harley and Wentworth before our final "warm down" climb up Brecks Lane. 
The ascent on this ride is almost 1100m and we will move at a comfortable pace and not leave anyone floundering. It might be added that there is also 1100m of descent.

Total distance is 39 mile / 63 km with total elevation gain 3,584 feet / 1,092 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/17424072.

The Cafe stop will be at The Countess Tea Rooms in Wortley.

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

Birds, Ducks and Swans at the Lakeside - Sunday Café Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mick Harrison

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

Ride description:

Feeling that you want to get on that Cafe Ride? Then this is perfect for you. A 55 mile route with just a few lumps and bumps if you can call them that with just 2,151 feet of elevation...

We will get those legs warmed up with the often used route out from HQ up Cow Rakes and past Club Sponsor EBR, taking a right at the roundabout will see us ride past the Masons at Wickersley and then drop a left down Church Lane to Bramley. Through here we head towards Old Edlington, the climb up to Sprotbrough and skirt around Adwick le Street before arriving at our Cafe stop just 22 mile into the route, dont worry the Cafe will be open.

After refreshments we will return home via Moss, Trumfleet, Barnby Dun, Branton and Auckley before riding through Bawtry and onto familiar roads back to base, Styrrup, Oldcotes and Throapham have us heading towards Thurcroft and the much deserved descent down Royds to Club HQ and a pint at the Sitwell Arms.

Total distance is 55 miles / 88 km with total elevation gain 2,151 feet / 655 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16238835

The Café stop at the Lakeside Cafe in Askern.

** PLEASE NOTE CASH ONLY ** BIKE LOCKS ADVISED

The pace on this ride will be about 14-15mph.

Duckers Garden Centre - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Smith

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

Ride description:

Leaving HQ we will head straight up Guilthwaite Hill to wake everyone up, continuing on through Swallownest and Wales before a quick descent past Rother Valley. Once past here we climb up to High Moor and out towrds Clowne. We will head through Elmton , Whaley and Holbeck before our café appears in view. After refreshments we will have a quick few miles along the A60 before taking a left towards Whitwell and onto Bondhay, Harthill and Todwick heading towards HQ via Pocket Handkerchief Lane, Ulley, Reservoir Road and the final descent back to HQ.

Total distance is 34 mile/54km with total elevation gain 2125 feet/648 metres

Café stop will be at the Dukeries Garden centre.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13886273

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


Battle Of Bradfield (BoB), Sitwell Style - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Howden

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

Ride description:

Today we’re heading over to take on the (cancelled for 2019) gruelling hill-fest that is the Battle Of Bradfield. Not for the faint of hearted but an achievable feat none the less and the ride will be at a pace for everyone on the ride (this is not a smashfest). We will head out of Whiston down towards Meadowhall and skirt around the centre of Sheffield via the fast and flat A61 before heading through Hillsborough and up to Stannington where the ‘event’ begins. From here we will literally go up and down the valleys of Bradfield Parish and surrounding areas taking in some of the best and revered local climbs which include Cote De Oughtibridge, Cote De Midhopestones, and the gruesome Cote De Bradfield.  

Bring courage and probably some gels/flapjacks....

Total distance is 66 mile / 106 km with total elevation gain 7,802 feet / 2,378 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/17230077

The Cafe stop will be at the Bank View Café (Spotty Café) in Langsett.

The pace on this ride will be approx15+ mph.

Spring training in South Yorkshire - Sunday GREEN Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ian Denham

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

Ride description:

So in your dreams you wish you are in Majorca, or the tougher one's amongst us would be in Belgium doing the Spring Classics. 

Fortunately your in Sitwell CC, unfortunately we live in South Yorkshire or there abouts.

So a ride inspired by the lumps of Flanders, with a Mediterranean twist, a trip to Café 'de Bella at Killarmarsh. Pancakes or a full English including Chips on offer. 

Heading skywards initially towards Treeton and Catcliffe. We then head South towards Beighton and Mosborough via Spinkhill, (it might get a bit bumpy), landing in Killamarsh for a well deserved rest.

From Killarmarsh it's a bit uphill and a bit more to Harthill, Dog Kennel lane and Laughton Common with a downhill finish back to base.

Total distance is 33 mile / 53 km with total elevation gain 2,372 feet / 723 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/17502938.

The Cafe stop will be at the Cafe de Bella in Killamarsh.

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

How-dens a-spout that then! - Sunday RED Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

James Fox

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

Ride description:

A route lovingly hand crafted by our very own Beast of the Strines, Mr Chris Howden.

With the Tour de Yorkshire sportive but two weeks away, a form finder for those tacking the long route! This will send you flying into the upcoming big day or flying to Italy midweek to meet Dr Michele Ferrari for some last minute 'training'.

I'm not going to lie this is a punchy one but overall the stats aren't too upsetting - 85km with 1,650m of elevation. We head down to Ecclesfield and up past Whitley Hall as an opening gambit, continuing to climb gradually up through Greno Woods until we reach the thin air of Wortley. Then it's time for some Strines action with a couple of 25% hairpins as we head past Broomhead Resser and go up to Kirk Edge Road. We then work our way over to Spout Lane for a tough little ascent before a nice decent to Dam Flask. Refreshments shall be taken at the Schoolrooms in Low Bradfield but perhaps give the full English a swerve as the bottom half of Woodfall Lane awaits before climbing back up to the top of Canyards. Plain sailing all the way home then other than the small matter of Jawbone (or Cote de Oughtibridge en Francais) before rolling back to the Sitwell for a VERY well deserved pint and some chat about how we all wish we'd started training earlier.

Total distance is 53 mile / 85 km with total elevation gain 5,414 feet / 1,650 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16823847

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

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

Sitwell Cycling Club Charity Ride for Rotherham Hospice

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captains:

Ben Daly

Ted Daly


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

Ride description:

Join us today on one single Club Ride available to all abilities as we raise money for the Rotherham Hospice.

Meeting at the early time of 8am we will gently spin up to the Hospice via Cow Rakes and Broom Lane where group photos will be taken. Next, we will split in manageable groups of different abilities (similar to that of the Club Cleethorpes Ride) and start by riding up to Wickersley before turning down Morthen Road onto Laughton en le Morthen.

Taking the usual roads down to Oldcotes, Blyth and onto Ranskill. Using the quiet roads around Retford, we’ll skirt through Mattersey, Clayworth, Sturton le Steeple and the village with the longest name in England North Leverton with Habblesthorpe. Now we start to make our way back and that means Café stop. This will be at the Thaymar Tea Rooms and Ice Cream Parlour approximately 68km (42 miles) into the ride. After refueling we head home via Clumber Park, Whitwell and Harthill where we take the usual roads back to HQ for a well-deserved pint in the Sitwell Arms.

Total distance is 69 miles / 111 km with total elevation gain of 2,950 feet / 900 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/17423309

The Café stop will be at Thaymar Ice Cream https://www.thaymaricecream.co.uk/

The average pace on this ride will be approx 13-14mph but will depend on the groups.

Windy Miller - Sunday GREEN Ride

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jonny Haynes

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

Ride description:

This week we're off to Worsrough Mill and Miller's Tea Room, which could easily double up as Camberwick Green! We'll tak a not-so-scenic route through town to get to the nice stuff over at Wentworth. We have a slight patch of gravel (about 600 meters) to tackle at Hoober before heading down a club climb favourite Linthwaite Hill. We'll skit around Elsecar and up through Hemmingfield round the edge of Wombwell Woods before dropping down to Worsbrough Mill.

We come back the same way out of Worsbrough Mill back up to Station Road before we take on Blacker Hill - the KOM from 2018's Tour de Yorkshire. This will take us over to Hyland and down through Elsecar before a small climb up to Wentworth. We'll then cross over our out journey and before taking some of the quieter roads to Kilnhurst where we'll actually take on the infamous Ravenfield Lane. Scooting through the estates at Bramley to avoid the main road before bombing back to HQ down the dual carraigeway from Wickersley.

Maybe back in time for a cheeky cider at the Sitwell? After all, it's very good but does make people sleepy.

Total distance is 35 mile / 56 km with total elevation gain 2,900 feet / 885 metres

The Café stop will be at https://www.facebook.com/millerstearoom/

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16299998

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

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/