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Club Rides - Sunday Café Run

Sunday Café Runs almost always depart from the corner of Turner Lane and High Street, Whiston at 8.00am prompt unless we're doing something a bit special. Check the upcoming events below for the meet time.

If you come along on a Sunday Café Run, we will be on the road, riding for about 4 hours covering around 50 miles at about 13-14mph with a café stop.

Including the café stop we're usually back in the village for around 1pm.

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

SCC go Full Gas on the Strines

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
Darren Hibberd & Chris Howden

This ride leaves from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street, Whiston at 8am.

Route devised by club member, Chris Howden. A Hilly ride over to the famous Strines

Ride discription:
We will head into Sheffield centre then towards Riverlin where the climbing will start. Will then skirt around Damflask Reservoir towards Low then High Bradfield before riding round Broomhead Reservior and towards Stocksbridge where we will stop for refreshments at Full Gas Bikes

The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/10652988

The café stop will be Full Gas Bikes new outdoor heated café at Fox Valley

Bakewell tarted up!

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
James Fox​ & Jamie Graham​

This ride leaves from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street, Whiston at 8am.

Get your glad rags on Sitwellians, we’re getting Bakewell tarted up!

Setting off through Sheffield we’ll warm the ol’ legs up on Ringinglow Road before a cracking descent into Hathersage and onto Bakewell via Grindleford. We’ll stop at the home of le Bakewell Tart before turning gravity up with a leg warmer before tackling the Top 100 climb, Curbar Edge. Steady away from here on the home run.​

Ride description:​
96km/59.9mi forward, 1,681m/5,516ft up.

Café stop will be at around 45km/28miles.

The route can be found here:
strava.com/routes/10616509

Cafe stop will be at The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop in Bakewell,
bakewellpuddingshop.co.uk/our-restaurant-3-w.asp

Forge Dam Cafe

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
Chris Gauntlett & Mark Weston

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

Mixing things up a bit, we've got a short but lumpy ride.

Ride Description:
Heading towards Rotherham upto Ecclesfield onto Grenoside, Oughtibridge, Worrall then onto Loxley, dropping down to the Rivelin Valley then climbing upto Lodgemoor before making are way to the cafe stop,we then head towards Ringinglow before returning via Sheffield. Distance 63km 40 miles. Climbing 1300m 4265 feet.

The route can be downloaded here:
strava.com/routes/10924966

Let's go Bird Spotting

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
Mick Harrison & Greg Trowman

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

Dust off your binoculars as we visit Idle Valley Nature Reserve just outside Retford.

Ride Description:
53 miles and 2,662ft elevation. Outwards up Royds Moor heading through Maltby, Tickhill and Bawtry before arriving in Retford where we will take on board refreshments at the Café in the Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Heading back to HQ we will travel through Worksop and Killamarsh before arriving at club sponsor Sitwell Arms for a much deserved pint or two.

The route can be downloaded here:
strava.com/routes/10683373

I Scream, You Scream, Everybody Screams

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
Darren Hibberd & Andrew Laidler

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

It might be early winter but the ice cream here is to die for. You name the flavour they have it! But don't worry guys and gals there is a lovely cafe here also serving all the usual food and drink, that's warm too. For those that came on the Summer Cleethorpes Ride, you'll remember this stop enroute home as we passed through Blyton.

Ride Description:
116km long/850m climbing. A pretty much flat ride out to Blyton just past Gainsborough. We will head out to Retford and then bend round Northwards to Gainsborough and Blyton where we will refuel at Blyton Dairy Ice Cream (Cafe). Homeward bound we go back across the river Trent in Gainsborough and work our way over to the country lanes around Clayworth, before going through Mattersey, Scrooby Top, Styrrup and Firbeck.

strava.com/routes/10597431

Back in time for Lunch

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
Jamie Graham & James Fox

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

Not all rides have to be epic slogfests out to the Yolomites. With this ride you can get the miles in, eat cake, have a beer at club sponsor The Sitwell Arms and still be back in time for Sunday lunch.

Ride discription:
77km/48miles long, 596m / 1,955ft climbing. Heading out towards Tickhill we skirt around Rossington before making our way to McCallums Cafe in Blaxton. Return journey via Bawtry, Styrup and Laughton en le Morthern. Steady away.

strava.com/routes/8067162

Cafe stop will be McCallums Cafe in Blaxton facebook.com/McCallumsFarmShop/ or mccallumsfarmshop.co.uk/cafe

Don't let the bells end!

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
Jonny Haynes & Andy Laidler

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. strava.com/routes/7142678

The pace on this ride will be slower than usual.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Sitwell CC Road Captains:
Chris Howden & Andrew Laidler

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

Hilly but short so we all can still go the distance and be home in time for Snta Claus!

Ride description:
We head out over to Meadowhall, not to do some last minute Christmas shopping, but to go up our first main ascent of the day Cote De Jenkin road, famous for being part of the 2014 Tour De France. After a nice decent through where they finished we then shortly ascend West Hill. Pretty much like Jenkins just no handrail for the pedestrians or as famous. As in major climbs thats your lots but don't worry there are plenty of other lumps and bumps along the way, up past Wentworth Garden Centre and enroute back to HQ, namely Ravenfield and Brecks Climb. This does also mean plenty of nice descents too of course. The route is approximately 52km long and 875m in elevation. So all back before dinner to get them last minute presents wrapped or hit the mulled wine......

The route can be downloaded here:
strava.com/routes/8645635

The café stop will be at Old Moor RSPB Reserve. We have been here before...... Very nice.

Fish & Chips by the Coast!

Sitwell CC Road Captain - Jonny Haynes

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 6am. That's SIX AM!

Big summer blowout! Big miles, big effort. Big laughs. Was so much fun last year and we had 16 members out.

Ride discription:
138ish 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: connect.garmin.com/modern/course/15758997

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

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.