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.
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.
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.
Competitions OfficerContact Ben
Community Liaison Officer
Club CoachContact Chris
Club CaptainContact Mick
BC Racing Officer
CTT Racing Officer
Socials OfficerContact Rebecca
Membership OfficerContact Rob
Kit OfficerContact Phil
Club activities resumed
With the easing of restrictions all club activies resumed.
5 Years Old
Erin Avill signed with Dame Sarah Storey's team for the 2021 season.
Member of the Year: Andy Laidler
GC: Ted Daly
Most Improved: Jonny Haynes
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.
Zwift it Wednesday
With repeated lockdowns we switched our Wednesday night rides to online through the winter.
The Way Forward
Club rides and Go-Ride coaching resumed with limited numbers.
Still under lockdown we borrowed an idea from our friends at Barnsley Road Club.
The global pandemic put a stop to all activities.
4 Years Old
Member of the Year: Ted Daly
GC: Ben Daly
Most Improved: Abel Haynes
After a year of fundraising, the club had raised over £12,250 for the hospice.
Claire Morgan and Jonny Haynes joined the coaching team.
After a successful summer of coaching our sessions were rubber stamped by British Cycling.
Inviting the best around to take on our new HC.
Fish and chips
Now in it's third year our classic coast ride to Cleethorpes.
In the spirit of being different we host a 1km time trail to test yourself against the clock.
A bit of fun on a Friday night. Our first HC on a new course at Ulley.
Nine (9) rides a week!
You heard that right. 3 each on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Under 12s coaching
Eager to support the next generation we began offering weekly coaching sessions after getting our second coach, Chris Habershon.
We hosted Chris as part of his Cycling Legends tour and enjoyed an evening with his insight on Tom Simpson.
3 Years Old
Member of the Year: Claire Morgan
GC: Joe Strike
KOM: Andy Laidler
Sprint: Nick Clayton
Most Improved: Arun Alfred
Club of the Year
First place at the Rotherham Advertiser Sports Awards.
National Hill Climb Championships
Andy Laidler repped the stripes.
We began hosting four rides across the weekend. Two on a Saturday morning and two on a Sunday morning.
We announced a new partnership with the Sheffield based sports nutrition company.
We partnered with the purveyors of the finest chamois cream known to mankind to offer our members an exclusive discount across the range.
34 members made our second trip out East but in very poor weather.
We began hosting ladies only rides.
Swim, bike, run
Claire Morgan completed the Lakesman Triathlon raising over £2750 for Weston Park Hospital.
Accredited Marshal Scheme
Members Jonny Haynes and Andy Laidler became the club's first British Cycling qualified AMs.
Andy Laidler became the club's first British Cycling qualified coach.
We added our fourth ride of the week with a 90 minute Wednesday night off-road trail bash.
We switched our kit supplier and kit went from black to white.
2 Years Old
Member of the Year: Mick Harrison
GC: Rob Toplis
KOM: Andy Laidler
Sprint: Simon Law
Force Fusion Pro Audio
Local events production company agreed to a three year sponsorship deal.
Papas on the Pier
In what has become a yearly pilgrimage, we ventured out to Cleethorpes for fish and chips on the pier.
Three rides a week!
We introduced Saturday rides.
1 Year Old
Cycling Time Trials
We agreed to affilate to CTT alongside BC.
Member of the Year: Jonny Haynes
KOM: Andy Laidler
Sprint: Greg Trowman
The Sitwell Arms
The Sitwell Arms came on board to sponsor the club for three years.
Greg Trowman came second in the Rotherham Wheelers 1 mile Time Trial in Rotherham.
Expert Bike Repair
Mark Burton took a punt on a local, up-and-coming cycling club and agreed to a three year sponsorship deal.
First Club Social
And where else would it be other than future club sponsor's the Sitwell Arms.
Wing it Wednesday
We introduced our second ride of the week on Wednesday evenings.
Inaugural club ride
Our first club ride was a small ride out to Clumber Park on a snowy early Spring day.
We placed our first order and to this day new members still receive a set of tags.
Our first kit was designed and suplied by Akuma.
Affiliated to British Cycling
We became an official club.
The club was founded New Year's Day 2016 by Jonny Haynes and David Southwood.