Sitwell Cycling Club

Rotherham's award-winning Go-Ride club.

Offering nine social rides a week, Go-Ride coaching sessions for under 16s, monthly socials and overseas trips. Some of us race, but most of us are just here for the coffee and the cake. We ride on road and off-road. There's something for everyone, so contact us now to see what you're missing.

Committee

The Club is managed by a Committee. The Committee is responsible for the Club, its funds, property and affairs.

The Committee is made up of four elected positions and co-opted Officers. Votes - if necessary - take place at each AGM to elect the Committee.

Meetings

Committee meetings are held at The Sitwell Arms, usually on the first Monday of the month, unless it's a Bank Holiday. Club members are more than welcome to attend to discuss any issues they have.

Members

A portrait photograph of Nev Fletcher

Nev Fletcher

Member

A portrait photograph of Paul Haigh

Paul Haigh

Member

A portrait photograph of Sarah Morton

Sarah Morton

Member

A portrait photograph of David Southwood

David Southwood

Member

A portrait photograph of Craig Wright

Craig Wright

Member

History

October 2021

200 Members

September 2021

Bioracer

After three years with Kalas we made the switch to the purveyors of fine speedwear.

August 2021

Cleethorpes is back!

A welcome return for our Cleggy ride. Over 50 club members attended.

August 2021

Coaching additions

We added Jude Daly and Erin Avill as Level 1 coaches alongside Julie Skubala as a Lever 2 coach.

June 2021

Racing resumed

We hosted out first race in over 18 months

June 2021

175 Members

April 2021

Club activities resumed

With the easing of restrictions all club activies resumed.

January 2021

5 Years Old

December 2020

Storey Racing

Erin Avill signed with Dame Sarah Storey's team for the 2021 season.

December 2020

Competitions

Member of the Year: Andy Laidler

GC: Ted Daly

Most Improved: Jonny Haynes

December 2020

Andy Bishop

We were delighted that long term friend of the club Andy Bishop agreed to come on board as jersey sponsor for the next three years.

November 2020

Zwift it Wednesday

With repeated lockdowns we switched our Wednesday night rides to online through the winter.

November 2020

AGM

August 2020

The Way Forward

Club rides and Go-Ride coaching resumed with limited numbers.

June 2020

Virtual Meetups

Still under lockdown we borrowed an idea from our friends at Barnsley Road Club.

March 2020

COVID-19

The global pandemic put a stop to all activities.

January 2020

4 Years Old

December 2019

Competitons

Member of the Year: Ted Daly

GC: Ben Daly

Most Improved: Abel Haynes

November 2019

Rotherham Hospice

After a year of fundraising, the club had raised over £12,250 for the hospice.

November 2019

AGM

October 2019

150 Members

October 2019

Four coaches

Claire Morgan and Jonny Haynes joined the coaching team.

October 2019

Go-Ride Registered

After a successful summer of coaching our sessions were rubber stamped by British Cycling.

September 2019

Open HC

Inviting the best around to take on our new HC.

August 2019

Fish and chips

Now in it's third year our classic coast ride to Cleethorpes.

July 2019

Club Kilo

In the spirit of being different we host a 1km time trail to test yourself against the clock.

June 2019

Club HC

A bit of fun on a Friday night. Our first HC on a new course at Ulley.

April 2019

Nine (9) rides a week!

You heard that right. 3 each on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

March 2019

Under 12s coaching

Eager to support the next generation we began offering weekly coaching sessions after getting our second coach, Chris Habershon.

March 2019

Chris Sidwells

We hosted Chris as part of his Cycling Legends tour and enjoyed an evening with his insight on Tom Simpson.

January 2019

3 Years Old

December 2018

Competitions

Member of the Year: Claire Morgan

GC: Joe Strike

KOM: Andy Laidler

Sprint: Nick Clayton

Most Improved: Arun Alfred

November 2018

Club of the Year

First place at the Rotherham Advertiser Sports Awards.

November 2018

AGM

October 2018

National Hill Climb Championships

Andy Laidler repped the stripes.

October 2018

Double trouble

We began hosting four rides across the weekend. Two on a Saturday morning and two on a Sunday morning.

October 2018

100 Members

October 2018

Sweet Peaks

We announced a new partnership with the Sheffield based sports nutrition company.

October 2018

Veloskin

We partnered with the purveyors of the finest chamois cream known to mankind to offer our members an exclusive discount across the range.

August 2018

Cleethorpes

34 members made our second trip out East but in very poor weather.

July 2018

Ladies rides

We began hosting ladies only rides.

Jun 2018

Swim, bike, run

Claire Morgan completed the Lakesman Triathlon raising over £2750 for Weston Park Hospital.

June 2018

Accredited Marshal Scheme

Members Jonny Haynes and Andy Laidler became the club's first British Cycling qualified AMs.

May 2018

Yes Coach!

Andy Laidler became the club's first British Cycling qualified coach.

January 2018

MTB rides

We added our fourth ride of the week with a 90 minute Wednesday night off-road trail bash.

January 2018

Kalas

We switched our kit supplier and kit went from black to white.

January 2018

2 Years Old

December 2017

Competitions

Member of the Year: Mick Harrison

GC: Rob Toplis

KOM: Andy Laidler

Sprint: Simon Law

December 2017

Force Fusion Pro Audio

Local events production company agreed to a three year sponsorship deal.

November 2017

AGM

August 2017

Papas on the Pier

In what has become a yearly pilgrimage, we ventured out to Cleethorpes for fish and chips on the pier.

June 2017

50 Members

January 2017

Three rides a week!

We introduced Saturday rides.

January 2017

1 Year Old

December 2016

Cycling Time Trials

We agreed to affilate to CTT alongside BC.

December 2016

Competitions

Member of the Year: Jonny Haynes

KOM: Andy Laidler

Sprint: Greg Trowman

November 2016

AGM

October 2016

The Sitwell Arms

The Sitwell Arms came on board to sponsor the club for three years.

October 2016

First silverware

Greg Trowman came second in the Rotherham Wheelers 1 mile Time Trial in Rotherham.

September 2016

25 Members

August 2016

Expert Bike Repair

Mark Burton took a punt on a local, up-and-coming cycling club and agreed to a three year sponsorship deal.

August 2016

First Club Social

And where else would it be other than future club sponsor's the Sitwell Arms.

May 2016

Wing it Wednesday

We introduced our second ride of the week on Wednesday evenings.

March 2016

Inaugural club ride

Our first club ride was a small ride out to Clumber Park on a snowy early Spring day.

February 2016

OneLifeiD

We placed our first order and to this day new members still receive a set of tags.

February 2016

Akuma

Our first kit was designed and suplied by Akuma.

January 2016

Affiliated to British Cycling

We became an official club.

Jan 2016

Club founded

The club was founded New Year's Day 2016 by Jonny Haynes and David Southwood.