The feature photo was taken on Tuesday 12 February 2019. Eight of us, including two guest riders from Notts CTC,  joined Tony Adam’s on his car assisted ride from Hartington Hall.  First stop was at Ilam Hall where we sampled National Trust Tea. It was then up the never-ending, but wonderfully scenic, climb passing Throwley Hall before the descent to Waterhouses and the Fish and Chip shop for lunch. Another climb then brought us onto the Morridge for some superb views across to Jodrell Bank, The Wrekin and the Welsh Mountains beyond. A final stop in Longnor before the short leg back to Hartington.

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: This year’s Spring Ride will be held on Saturday 13 April 2019. Further information can be found on the “Spring Ride” page.