The photo was taken outside Massarellas in Rowsley on 13 September 2018 – a warmish late summer/early autumn day. The group is a mix of Touring pace and Faster pace riders who were taking slightly different routes to meet up at the ride leader’s chosen cafes. The next stop was at the Pullman cafe at Wirksworth Station (Ecclesbourne Valley Railway) – well worth a visit.
The Spire is one of the oldest established cycling clubs in the country with a history of successful competitive riders.
These days the predominant activities are the regular Weekday, Saturday and Sunday rides around the locality and further afield. Members are also involved in touring, Audax, competitive time trials and various other cycling activities. The club meets every Monday evening at the Chesterfield Community Centre.
We are a friendly welcoming bunch offering advice and encouragement to new riders. Amongst our ranks there is an intriguing amount of route, technical and most importantly cafe knowledge, adding that extra something to your cycling experience. Non members are very welcome so why not experience a couple of rides with the club – it may be just what you are looking for!! Our club membership is only £5 per year (see our membership page for information about joining).
Note: There will be a club meeting on Monday 22 October. The social evenings in November are now full of planned activities. To see what is on click here