Great ride out on 7 August 2020 – Markeaton to Cannock Chase and back via Burton Upon Trent. 101 miles with just 5000 feet of up. No mishaps or mechanicals. Feature photo shows them relaxing over a well earned coffee. Photo courtesy of Steve J.
We have a virtual ride each week which we ride either solo/pairs or in very small groups with a maximum of six. The previous week’s route/s is discussed at the Monday evening Zoom meeting and a photo presentation is put together by Michael S.
The main activities are the regular Weekday, Saturday and Sunday rides around the locality and further afield. Members are also involved in touring, Audax and various other cycling activities. The club meets every Monday evening at the Chesterfield Community Centre.
We generally have 2 weekday cycling groups. One group rides at a touring pace of between 9.5mph and 11mph depending if we are riding west or east and the other group is rather faster with a general pace of between 12mph and 14mph. BUT rides tend to be flexible with some of us out to a coffee stop and back while others ride on to make the most of a full day. There are no “chain gangs” so most riders should find a convivial place to fit in.
The touring pace group is more likely to sometimes pause to admire the scenery, especially at the top of a steep hill! As a general guide the finishing times in the summer are around 4pm and during the winter it is more likely to be around 3 pm but it would all depend on the weather.
We meet at the Rumbling Tums Cafe in Wheatbridge see “Weekday Rides” 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).