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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

Robins Rest - Sunday GREEN Ride


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ted Daly.

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

Ride description:

We leave HQ and warm up our legs as we cycle up Royd's to Thurcroft. We continue to Laughton and Throapham and enjoy the descent on smooth tarmac to Oldcotes and Blyth.We pass through the peaceful villages of Ranskill and Mattersey before reaching Everton and our cafe stop with 20 miles on the clock.The cafe is the much acclaimed Robins Rest and hopefully the weather will permit al fresco eating. 

Homeward bound, we retrace our route from Mattersey to Ranskill before turning off to Serlby Golf club and then cycle onto Styrup and Firbeck. We head back to base via Laughton,Thurcroft and Morthern Hall Road leaving ample time for a post ride aperitif in the Sitwell Arms.

Total distance is 40 mile / 64 km with total elevation gain 1,766 feet / 538 metres.

The route can be downloaded here:

Cafe stop will be at Robins Rest in Everton.

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

Loopy Loop on Local Lanes - Sunday AMBER Ride


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jon Revill.

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

Ride description:

We will head away from HQ with the climb up Cow Rakes Lane to get the legs warm. Wickersley, Hellaby and Micklebring will be traversed and lead us to Stainton, Styrrup and Oldcoates before we arrive in Firbeck for our cafe stop. 

We will double back on ourselves with a quick descent down Firbeck and take a right onto Penny Hill. Its then onto Gildingwells, Woodsetts and Laughton before tackling Bib Lane. Once we have re grouped at the top its onwards to base via Carr and Kingsforth Lane and the descent down Royds.

Total distance is 42 mile / 68 km with total elevation gain 2,375 feet / 724 metres.

The route can be downloaded here:

The Cafe stop will be at Leger Lakes in Firbeck.

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

Morning coffee with the Duke of Welbeck - Sunday GREEN Ride


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Daly.

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

Ride description:

After scaling the heights of Guilthwaite and levelling out across Morthern and Brampton, we head south over the A57 to Todwick and Kiveton before climbing gradually up to Harthill and Clowne. We then enter picturesque countryside admiring the tranquil villages of Elmton and Holbeck. We then have a brief excursion on the busy A60 turning off at the Dukeries Garden Centre after 19 miles where we enjoy refreshment at The Harley Cafe.

After a well-earned cuppa and some sustenance we again trundle down the A60 before turning off in the direction of Creswell Crags but we ignore the cavemen on this occasion and instead head towards Whitwell and Bondhay Golf Course where we enjoy the rollercoaster Bondhay Lane. Soon enough we come to a T junction where we decide not to risk life and limb on the steep and gravelly descent which is Packman Lane but instead take the more leisurely and scenic route into Thorpe Salvin and then descend from there down Ladyfield Road to Kiveton Park Station. Up we go again, this time to South Anston and after crossing the A57 into North Anston we have another challenging ascent before we enter the village of Dinnington turning off for Laughton church where we charge downhill in our eagerness to reach Thurcroft. The rest is as you'd expect - a rapid descent down Royds so as to be the first to fall into the cosy Arms of Sitwell.

Total distance is 37 mile / 60 km and elevation of 2,095 feet / 639 metres.

The route can be downloaded here:

The cafe stop will be at the Harley Cafe.

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

Dont let the bells end - Sitwell Christmas Ride

Multiple ride captains will be on this ride leading various groups if necessery.

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.

The pace on this ride will be slower than usual.

Sitwell Cycling Club Christmas Party 2019

This year's Sitwell CC Christmas party is taking place at Whiston Parish Hall on Sunday 15th December, 4pm till 7pm.

Rotherham Wheelers Century Ride


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


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:

The pace on this ride will be about 13 mph. 

Cafe stop will be at the awesome BLOC Toast in Holmfirth -

Bank Holiday Blowout: Fish and Chips by the Coast! - Sunday Club 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. 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:

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.