We meet up at the Rumbling Tums Cafe at Wheatbridge before starting our rides. This photo was taken by Pete B on 15 January 2020. It’s a great friendly cafe and well worth a visit.
Start Time: of week-day rides, unless stated, is 9.30am
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: West, East or Car Assists
Weekday Touring Pace Rides The list below are only suggestions. Ride leaders are free to modify the ride after considering the weather and ride members abilities/requirements on the day. As a group we do our best to advise and support new members and those try us out, so that they are comfortable with our ride distance, torrain and duration. Also, knowing slips and mechanical faults can occur at any time, without imposing, we take pride in encoraging a safety first attitude and collectively support, and accompany, anyone in difficulty.
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).
Date Suggested Destination Details Leader
Thu 2 Jan Rowsley / Longnor West Required
Tue 7 Jan Vicar Water East Required
Thu 9 Jan Clowne / Rother Valley North East Required
Tue 14 Jan Hassop Station/Hathersage North West Required
Thu 16 Jan Langwith East Required
Tue 21 Jan Denby South Required
Thu 23 Jan Eyam/Chapel en le Frith West Required
Tue 28 Jan Car Assist
Hartington Youth Hostel 10am start
Tony + will be staying at Hostel over preceding days Tony A
Tue 28 Jan
(formally Wheatbridge Café)
"Pie and Pea Night"
£7 with drink.
Book via Charles R (menu choices)
Thu 31 Jan Stockley Trail Bolsover / Langwith East Required
Tue 4 Feb Holloway South Required
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, Chesterfield S40 2AB. Directions: turn off Boythorpe Rd at Just Tyres, pass the back entrance of Dunelm, then first right towards “Rompa warehouse”
Weekday Ride Distances
Summer: 40 to 70+ miles
Winter: 35 to 50+ miles
One or two, occasionally three, depending on time, speed, destination etc
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 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.