Weekday Rides


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Riding from Darley Bridge to the gated road towards Oker en route to the Cafe in the Park in Matlock for morning coffee break – 16 July 2019. Below are upcoming and recent rides, followed by ride guidelines. Photo courtesy of Jeff A

Start Time: of week-day rides, unless stated, is 9.30am

Leaving from: Rumbling Tums, Central Avenue, Chesterfield and hopefully back to the Wheatbridge cafe on Tuesday 3 Dec (Rumbling Tums is reopening it). Meet up over a drink outside the cafe 15 minutes before the ride. Click to view the location.

Lead a Ride? New ride leaders are always welcome to spread the load and encourage more ride variety, member involvement and inspiration. Unsure? Why not pick from our previous routes: WestEast or Car Assists

Weekday Touring Pace Rides The list below are only suggested weekday rides. Ride leaders are free to modify the ride as appropriate after considering the weather and ride members abilities/requirements on the day.  No ride leader yet? Please volunteer and take your turn (and email the club secretary Dave S so he knows that you are a ride leader). 

DateSuggested DestinationDetailsLeader
Tue 19 NovRowsley / LongnorWestRequired
Thu 21 NovVicar WaterEastRequired
Tue 26 NovClowne / Rother ValleyNorth EastRequired
Thu 28 NovHassop Station/HathersageNorth WestRequired
Tue 03 DecLangwithEastRequired
Thu 05 DecTeversal / HollowaySouthern LoopRequired
Tue 10 DecEyam/Chapel en le FrithWestRequired
Thu 12 DecStockley Trail Bolsover / LangwithEastRequired
Tue 17 DecHollowaySouthRequired

Weekday Rides

The weekday rides are at present the predominant activity of the club. They attract the retired, shift workers and others with time to spare for cycling. We regularly have 2 groups leaving the cafe each morning. One takes a Touring/Steady pace 9-11 mph, the other group has members who prefer the challenge of more pacey 12-14 mph riding perhaps adding detours and an extra hill or two. Members can leave with either group depending on their wishes on the day. Both groups agree ride leaders, have pre-agreed routes and cafe stops. In summer we aim to be back before 5.00pm, in winter for around 4.00pm.  In winter, Lights and Mud Guards are essential.

The club is also active on Social Media with a GoogleGroup for it’s members – which has proved more than useful for last minute changes of weather or cafe closures!

This may be the club for you so why not give us a go and just turn up and try a couple of rides.

The group meet at the Rumbling Tums, Central Drive, Chesterfield S40 2PQ.  Directions: turn off Boythorpe Rd at Just Tyres, pass the back entrance of Dunelm, then turn first left and cycle a few yards up Central Drive and the cafe is on the left. .

Weekday Ride Distances
Summer: 40 to 70+ miles
Winter:   35 to 50+ miles

Cafe Stops
One or two, occasionally three, depending on time, speed, destination etc

Where To
The Peak District (Derbyshire and Staffordshire), Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire
From April until October we run a number of ‘Car Assists’ which move the start point away from Chesterfield

New Riders

New riders are advised to contact the club as there can be last minute changes to the list because of poor weather etc. Club Contact email

Rumbling Tums Cafe is open for tea, coffee and snacks.

Please arrive punctually, we do not wait. Phoning riders after the ride has started to find where they are going is discouraged and should only be done in extenuating circumstances. Not everyone rides at the same speed so there will be times when the riders will be split into 2 groups with one group riding at a slightly faster pace than the club norm but probably with the same destination and cafe stops. The same will happen if there is a large number of riders – this is certainly more likely to be the case on good spring and summer days.