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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 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 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

Whiston Roubaix

Sitwell CC Road Captain – James Fox

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8am.
After the previous week’s crazy climbing exploits we head to the flatlands. Don’t worry, no pavé .

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 14mph.

Womersley

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:
A nice rolling ride really with no notable hills to mention. The whole route is pretty much on quiet lanes. On our way out we will pass through the villages of Edlington, Sprotborough, Brodsworth, Burghwallis and Campsall just to name a few. We will be stopping at the Courtyard Cafe in Womersley for refrehments. Enroute back will take in some of the roads the TDY used back in 2016 passing through the villages of Hooten Pagnell and Barnburgh. The whole route is around 90km and 1000m elevation.

The route can be downloaded here:strava.com/routes/7508672

The pace on this ride will be about 22-23kph.

SCC go to Eyam

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Darren Hibberd

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

SCC head into the Peaks and visit Eyam, This is a 50mile/81km ride out to Eyam on lumpy quite roads with amazing views of the peak district.

Ride description:
We will be heading straight into North East Derbyshire through Killamarsh, Eckington, and Unstone before descending into the Peak District National Park into Baslow.

After the refreshment stop in Eyam we will be heading out of the Peaks climbing through Grindleford towards Fox House where the descent back home starts.

This is a hilly route with 4,946ft/1507metres of elevation gain with the maximum gradient of just over 9%.

The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/7969385

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


The café stop will be at Village Green Cafe, The Square Eyam, Derbyshire, S32 5RB approximately 30 miles into 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.

Braithwell

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Jonny Haynes

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

Ride description:
Managed to work in a hilly (~1000m of climbing) route that's just over 80km and barely leaves Rotherham.

We'll take on all the local climbs, inluding the SCC KOM, Bib Lane, Gipsy Lane, Ravenfield Lane, and Brecks Lane.

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

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

The café stop will be at the awesome Garden Room Café in Braithwell.

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/

Clumber Park

Sitwell CC Road Captain - Jonny Haynes

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

Not a re-run of the inagural ride as we've altered the route. Now skirts around Worksop.

Ride discription:
45 miles, relatively flat

The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/6642165

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

The café stop will be at Clumber Park.

Hope via Winnats Pass

Sitwell CC Road Captain – Andy Laidler

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

Ride description:
The stats for this one are approx 90km and 1700m of elevation. It is a hilly one out into the Peaks and to ascend the focal point of this ride Winnats Pass in Castleton. An 8/10 in Simon Warrens book of climbs it will test us all but nothing we all can't get up and bag some big worthy points. We head over to Castleton through Sheffield and then up Ringinglow where we will then drop down and along the valley through Hope. After our ascent of Winnats we will then come down Mam Tor and around Edale where we will stop off at the Adventure Cafe in Hope. The rest of our route back to HQ will be a different route back up to the top of Ringinglow before another fast descent down into Sheffield out of the Peaks.

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

The strava route is here:strava.com/routes/8308395

The pace on this ride will be about 22-23kph.

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.

Rotherham Roundabout

Sitwell CC Road Captain - Lee Simmons

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

I've lost my passport so we're not leaving Rotherham

Ride description: 112km, not flat but not hilly either with around 1400m of climbing, the route skirts the Rotherham Boundary as closely as possible given the roads to play with

The route can be downloaded here - strava.com/routes/8173179

Cafe stop is The Garden Room in Braithwell at around the 60km mark,
The Nutella Syrup is well lush!!

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


Hathersage & Beeley

Sitwell CC Road Captain - Jonny Haynes

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

This is the majority of the route we did with Dean Downing and the VOID Clothing crew last year. It has a couple of cracking climbs, one up to Ringinglow and the other at Beeley. But they also have some awesome downhills, nice big flowing descents.

Ride discription:
60 miles, relatively flat

The route can be downloaded here: strava.com/routes/6161779

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

The café stop will be the highly rated Old Smithy at Beeley.

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 mles, big effort. Big laughs.

Ride discription:
130ish miles, relatively flat

The route will be posted up in due course.

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

Couple of Café stops. One on the way out, one on the way back. And we'll aim to be on the beach with fish and chips by midday.