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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

Peaky Blinder - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Darren Hibberd

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

Ride description:

We will be heading into the Peak District where we will tackle #105 Burbage Moor. Heading from base towards North East Derbyshire and the villages of Eckington, Dronfield and Holmesfield where we then have a fast descent into Baslow. We then hit the quiet lanes between towards our first clinb of Longstowe Edge. We will then head dowhill once again to our Café stop at Eyam and after some light refreshments we will set off home, taking in Burbage Moor on our return.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/14025010

Total distance is 57mile / 91km with total elevation gain 5952 feet / 1814 metres

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

The café stop will be at Eyam Tea Rooms, approximately 33 miles in the ride: https://eyamtearooms.co.uk/


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? 

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 30 mile / 48 km with total elevation gain 2221 ft / 677 metres

The 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.

Flattish Frog - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Howden

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

Ride description:

A Flattish Frog ride with a cafe stop at the Tea Rooms in Eyam, we will head towards Dungworth and Bamford before skirting around the Peak District and arriving in Eyam for some breakfast. On our return we will tackle Froggatt Wood and Hathersage Road on our way back to HQ.

Total distance is 58 mile / 95 km with total elevation gain 4,700 feet / 1,432 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/11492910

The cafe stop will be at the Tea Rooms in Eyam.

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

The Bridge Inn at Dunham - Sunday Cafè Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Mick Harrison

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

Ride description:

We're off to Dunham to visit the Bridge Inn Pub. A steady route with the usual lumps at the start and finish of the route. We will head out to Thurcroft and on towards Oldcotes, Blyth and Mattersey. We then travel through Sturton le Steeple before dropping down towards Rampton and Laneham before arriving at our cafe stop in Dunham, approximately 35 miles into the ride. After a hearty breakfast we will make our way back through Stokeham, skirt around Retford and head towards Worksop. familiar roads will then have us back at HQ in time for a quick pint in the Sitwell Arms.

Total distance is 65 mile / 104 km with total elevation gain 2714 feet / 827 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/15432134

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

The café stop will be at the Bridge Inn, Dunham on Trent

Emley Moor - 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're revisiting an old favourite and heading North to Emley and the Thorncliffe Farm Shop.

The Tour de Yorkshire sportive is approaching and for those of you taking part this is a great opportunity to dust off the climbing legs after winter and begin preparations. This is a lumpy route with a couple of tasty climbs, the main two being Cannon Hall Farm and Hagg Lane, but as ever no-one will be left behind and the pace will suit the group. The cafe stop comes in just after the halfway point so an extra bit of food in the back pocket might not go amiss.

Total distance is 55 mile / 89 km with total elevation gain 4,200 feet / 1,300 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/7660827

The cafe is the great Thorncliffe Farm Shop (www.thorncliffefarmshop.co.uk).

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

Doncaster Loop - Sunday Café Ride

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Chris Gauntlett

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

Ride description:

A looping ride around Doncaster heading out through Maltby and Sprotborough with a café stop at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Once out of Sprotborough the route is pretty flat so the average pace creeps up, overall the ride could be around 16 -18 mph, so slightly higher than most Café ride speed.

Total distance is 56 mile/90km with total elevation gain 2,257 feet/688 metres

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/13662719

The cafe stop will be the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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

How-dens a-spout that then! - Sunday Café 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 about 14-15mph.

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/

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.