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Club Rides - Sunday Morning

Sunday morning rides almost always depart from the corner of Turner Lane and High Street, Whiston at 9.00am 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 club ride, 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

Langsett via Deliverance

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Rob Reilly

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

Don’t let the pretty spotty café picture fool you, this is a challenging ride

Ride description:
Up to the Tinsley roundabout to get to Eccy road where we then start the gring up Skew hill before a nail biting (seriously folks be careful) descent down Jawbone before my favourite Burnt Hill climb (ouch!!) Taking a right onto Onesmoor before another hairy descent onto Onesacre road. Enjoy the scenery for the next bit as we are heading to out maker aka Deliverance. Plenty to talk about over a cuppa in Langsett about 30 miles in before saddling up to Fulshaw lane and on to the return part with a little climb at Hartcliff and something called Hermit Hill. Downhill for the last 10 miles more or less the way we came in reverse 50.4 miles and 5616ft of climbing. That’s 81.1 Km and 1711.76m. Nice prep for the Tour de Yorkshire sportive and plenty of competition points to be gained.

Remember all are welcome and no-one will be left behind

The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/7945368

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

The café stop will be at the Bank View Café at Langsett approximately 30 miles into the ride.

Holme Moss but not as you know it!

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Lee Simmons

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

Let's go the "wrong" way up Holme Moss
Let's face it this isn't an easy climb and nor will be the rest of the route, see it as practice for the TdY Sportive

110k and over 2300m of climbing, it's going to test the best of us

Descents and climbs coming up to 13% averages along the Strines, busy 6km stretch of road too on the Woodhead Pass, but that bits downhill

Route can be downloaded here strava.com/routes/7800055

Café stop will either be The Pantry (based at The Fleece pub in Holme) or Bloc Café in Holmfirth, 59k and 63k respectively


Whiston - Roubaix

Sitwell CC Road Captain – James Fox

If you’ve been hibernating over winter, it’s time to dust the bike off and get back into the swing of things.
Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8am.
A jaunt out on familiar roads to visit Café Roubaix in Retford. Generally nice and flat with a little sting in the tail just so you know you’ve been on a ride.

Ride description:
No easy way to get out of Whiston I’m afraid but once we get going it levels out, so a short hop over to Retford awaits. As we get back towards HQ things get a little more undulating but nothing crazy, plus we get to do Bib Lane the easy way. Ride will be 83km / 51 miles in length with 702m / 2,300ft of climbing.

The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/7956315

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



SCC go to Bolsover

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Darren Hibberd

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 98am.

SCC visit Bolsover Castle This is a 52mile/83.7km ride out to Bolsover Castle on quite lanes and country roads.

Ride description:
We will be riding though the local lanes around Dinnington, North Aston and Kiverton before crossing the border over to Derbyshire. We then ride through the small villages around chesterfield heading to Bolsover. Then we climb past Bolsover Castle and head back towards Creswell where we will stop for refreshments. After the well-deserved break we sneak into Nottinghamshire through Oldcotes and head back towards base. Total distance is 52mile/83.7km with total elevation gain 2839 feet/865 metres


The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/7977084

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


The café stop will be at S80 Coffee House near Creswell approximately 30 miles in the ride.

N.B. Probably best to bring a lock to this one as the cafe is away from the place we'd store bikes.


SCC go to Tour de Yorkshire

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Jonny Haynes & Andy Laidler

No club ride from Whiston this week as we have 16 members down to do the Tour De Yorkshire sportive.

Ride description:
Loads of climbing. Starts with Pea Royd coming out of Stocksbridge.

Hardwick Hall

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:
A short but bumpy ride out to Hardwick Hall, where we will stop for refreshments. We will be covering around 76km and 1000m. Nothing to harsh and the perfect ride after the TDY the week before.

As per usual all are welcome and no one will get left behind.

The strava route is here: strava.com/routes/5466444

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

What do you need?
Helmets are required, and carry at least one spare inner tube plus a basic tool kit comprising a minimum of:

Multi-tool
Tyre levers
Chain tool (chain breaker)
One inner tube (preferably two)
Spanner (with multiple size holes, helps with brake/pedal situations)
Spoke key
Mini pump (or gas canisters and valve)
An emergency tenner (useful at the cafe stop if nothing else)
In the Winter months riders should have full length mudguards and preferably a mudguard flap - it helps to keep our kit clean!

Our no-drop policy applies to every club ride so there will usually be a tool for the job amongst us somewhere and hands on deck to help out. However, it's still wise to carry a toolkit of your own in case you have to head back home alone for any reason.

More information can be found on our site here:
sitwell.cc/club-rides

Rules of the road
Everyone on a club ride needs to take responsibility for the safety of others as well as for themselves. In order to ensure our rides remain safe as well as good fun, we ask all our members to follow some basic rules and standards of cycling etiquette.

If you're considering just doing part of this ride we would recommend you familiarise yourself with the area and/or bring a map of some kind. However, if you ask the Road Captain they will help as much as possible in directing you.

Please let someone know if you leave the ride/group as we don't want to waste time searching for you if nothing is wrong.

If you are struggling in anyway don't suffer in silence, please let the Road Captain know so they can help if possible.

Disclaimer
This is an opportunity to meet up for a ride with others and socialise. Although someone will be determining the route you are ultimately responsible for your own actions.

Wigfield Farm

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Lee Simmons

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

A ride of 2 halfs, saving most of the work until after the cafe stop at Wigfield Farm,

Ride description:
Doing the easy bit first but not that easy as there's Bib Lane to contend with as we'll head out towards Maltby, then taking the usual drag towards "The Sprotborough S" (new name for it feel free to use) from then its a staggered East direction to the cafe, after leaving the cafe they'll be the fun of Lowe Lane, Cote De Oughtibridge and Jawbone, and just as you think its all over while we're heading back to base Jumble Lane and Alma Road have been thrown in just for giggles

Total distance is 99.9km with total elevation gain of 1676 metres

The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/7879931

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

The café stop will be at Wigfield Farm Cafe on Haverlands Lane approximately 50 km into the ride.

Snaith(ing) about

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Lee Simmons

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

A nice leisurely trip over the flatlands to Snaith, hopefully catching plenty of sun on the way

Ride description:
You can't get away from the meeting point without going uphill so we'll be taking the long draggy route up Morthern Lane heading towards Hellaby then Clifton from where it flattens out, quite literally, with less than 20m of climbing to do over the next 60km this is one for the legs to take a rest from climbing and just enjoy the ride, taking the "Sprotborough S" and skirting around Doncaster we'll head North East towards Snaith and the café which is just outside of the town at the Old Station House, from there its another 20km of flatness to make sure that grub has had its effect ready to tackle the climbs back into Rotherham and back to the meeting point

Ride Length is 110k, with 825m of "Climbing"

The route can be downloaded here:
strava.com/routes/4810578

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

Café stop will be at Old Station House
facebook.com/Old-Station-House-Cafe-1565059863768794/