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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

Tour of Britain KOM Hunter - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

James Fox

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

Ride description:

Today we’ll have a re-run of a weather affected route from last year, heading out to one of the KOM’s from the 2017 Tour of Britain.

We’ll open up the lungs with the classic Royds Moor ascent before heading through Dinnington, Carlton in Lindrick and skirt around Worksop before heading east across to Eaton where we’ll scale the Eaton Wood climb. Stopping at one of the Clubs regular haunts, Café Roubaix in Retford, we have a mere 30km back to base and a beer or two at the Sitwell Arms.

As the café stop is not for circa 50km into the ride I suggest bringing a little extra food along in case of bonk related issues.

Total distance is approx. 52 mile / 84 km with total elevation gain 2,450 feet / 750 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/11357353

Café stop will be at the ever popular Cafe Roubaix in Retford.

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

Lets go Andy, Lets Go! - Sunday Support Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mark Weston

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 9am. *PLEASE NOTE THIS MAY CHANGE*

Ride description:

We are beyond delighted to announce that Andy Laidler has been accepted to compete at the forthcoming Cycling Time Trials National Hill Climb Championships to be held at Pea Royd Lane, Stocksbridge on the 28th October. This is a fantastic achievement for Andy who has only started competing in hill climb events this season, and we hope you can join us in your stripes to cheer him on!

The route over as been plotted as flat as possible, heading through Meadowhall, Hillsborough and into Stocksbridge. We will not have a designated Café stop, we will decide on the day.

Total distance is 35 mile / 56 km with total elevation gain 2,687 feet / 819 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15833394

The pace on this ride will be about 13-14mph.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mick Harrison

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

Ride description:

Outwards up through Wickersley, Ravenfield and Hooton Roberts before hanging a right at Conisbrough lights which takes us towards Wadworth and onto Doncaster where we will arrive at YWP and to our cafe stop. Heading back to HQ we will travel through Rossington, Tickhill and Maltby on familiar roads before arriving at club sponsor Sitwell Arms for a much deserved pint or two.

Total distance is 40 miles / 65 km with total elevation gain 2,000 feet / 610 metres.

Café stop will be at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Cafe.

The route can be downloaded here: http://www.strava.com/routes/10641551

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

Bib Lane Boogie - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jonny Haynes

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

Ride description:

Double helpings of Bib Lane I hear you say? It is Hill Climbing season after all. 

Nice and punchy we’ll head out over Ulley to begin with we’ll look for quiet roads over to Brookhouse where we’ll do our first ascent of Bib Lane. Scooting round Carr and Slade Hooten out onto a brief visit of the A634 we’ll take on the climb of Kings Wood Lane. A little jaunt up Eastfield Lane to where we’ll stop at the infamous Leger Lakes. After digesting our food we’ll drop down to Brookhouse where we’ll do the second ascent of Bib Lane, this time heading through Maltby to Braithwell. Sticking to well-trodden, quiet roads. A quick blast through Bramley and Kingsforth Lane, we’ll return to base down Royds Moor. 

Total distance is 30mile/48km with total elevation gain 2221ft/677m


Café stop will be at Leger Lakes.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/7285497


The pace on this ride will be about 11-12mph.

Local Lumpy Route - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly

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

Ride description:

This ride won’t take us too far from home as we wide our way through Treeton, Ulley, Gildingwells and Firbeck before stopping at Ledger Lakes for breakfast. After breakfast we will ascend Bib Lane before venturing over to Braithwell and then Ravenfield for our last climb of the day Brecks Lane.

Total distance is 34 mile / 54 km and elevation of 2,300 feet / 700 metres.

The café stop will be Leger Lakes Café in Firbeck.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15688992

The pace on this ride will be about 11-12mph.

Home Roads - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jonny Haynes

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

Ride description:

Home Roads, inspired by the Matt Barbet podcast of the same name, we'll be taking on all the best that Rotherham (ish) has to offer. A lumpy ride taking on the punchy climbs of Reservoir Road, Bib Lane and Hooten Lane, before the gentle climb up from Firbeck to our Café Stop at Leger Lakes.

After a bite to eat we'll head through the quiet lanes of Slade Hooten before doing Gypsy Lane. Taking a left at the top we'll then head through Maltby and Braithwell, before dropping down through Edlington to Sprotbrough. Through Cadeby and Denaby we'll eventually pick up Ravenfield Lane, climbing all the way to Bramley before dropping back down to Dalton to pick up the last climb of the day, Brecks Lane.

Lots of local lumps, plenty of quiet roads.

If your not a climber, and I'm not, then this is the ride for you. Plenty of opportunities to bail if the going gets tough as we're never far from home.

Total distance is 50 mile / 81 km with total elevation gain 2,246 feet / 1,020 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/4511650

The pace on this ride will be about 13-14mph. 

The café stop will be at Leger Lakes.

Netherlands - Sunday Saunter

Details:

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ian Denham

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

Ride description:

Not quite to the end of the earth, but to Nether Langwith and the highly rated Lemon Tree Café. 
5* on trip advisor and the restaurant guru states 'This cafe is recommended to British cuisine lovers. The Lemon Tree at Langwith serves mouthwatering coleslaw, sandwiches and bacon'.

A typical lumpy ride for this neck of the woods taking in familiar roads to Spinkhill and then heading upwards to Bolsover via Oxcroft and the Blackbanks climb, as with any accent of Bolsover this will be the main challenge of the day. It's then mainly downhill to Whaley and the café stop at Nether Langwith. 

The return to base is via Cresswell and then quiet lanes towards Kiverton Park and Dog Kennel lane taking us to South Anston to cross the A57. It's then back onto quiet roads to Brampton-le Morthen, Thurcroft and the final decent to base.

Total distance is 39 miles / 63 km with total elevation gain 2,526 feet / 770 metres.

We will stop at the highly rated Lemon Tree Café.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15348132

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