Two groups met up for morning coffee at the Dore Cafe – 11 January 2021. Warm enough (8C) to have coffee outside. Both groups then met again at the Outside Cafe in Hathersage for lunch.
Riders meet on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Sundays. From 7 December 2021 the Tuesday and Thursday rides meet at the Rumbling Tums cafe at Wheatbridge S40 2AB at 9.45 to set off at 10am. The Sunday rides meet by the cricket ground area of Queen’s Park in Chesterfield and rides set off at 10am. The various destinations will be decided on the day. Please read the attached Spire COVID guidance before riding
Come and Join Us
Many people are now getting back into cycling or may be new to cycling and ride on their own. Riding in a group can make it more sociable and gives a greater feeling of safety. We also know the best/safest ways out of Chesterfield and there are so many quiet lanes when out of the town. We are not a racing club but some ride faster and much further than others and we tend to separate into those groups. Whatever your bike is, electric bikes are welcome (quite a number of club members have them), just make sure it is in good working order, carry a spare tube, pump, tyre levers and in winter a front and rear light. Club members can help with punctures. Always set off with a water bottle, have some ID, an In Case of Emergency Number (ICE), and some cash for a café stop. Most club members wear helmets. Remember to carry a mask for ordering food and drink.
Before you decide to ride with us
Contact our Chairman using this email to obtain more information. You may be concerned about a number of things with regard to riding with a group one of which could be the average pace of the various groups – he can can ease any concerns that you might have. Please make contact before you turn up and please read our “Riding Etiquette” page.
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).