Feature photo – picnic lunch by the canal in Cromford
We meet at the Rumbling Tums Cafe – 36 Wheatbridge Rd, Chesterfield S40 2AB and leave as a group in the direction and time specified. Most rides will be on roads but trails may be specified from time to time.
Please note: Alternative routes may be agreed by club members for whatever reason. So please turn up before 9:30 on a Tuesday or Thursday, join in the discussion and enjoy your cycling. Please read on for more details.
The safety of our members is all-important. Please do not come if you have any of the Covid symptoms or have recently been beside anyone you suspect has.
PLANNED RIDES LIST – with a ride leader and destination – see table below
Unless specified on the list below, all rides are assumed to leave from the Rumbling Tums Cafe at 9:30am. The route, distance, cafe stops etc are decided by the ride leader.
Date / Time Suggested Destination Leader Route Approx Mileage
Thurs 26 May Tues 31 May Cromford Steve Bright Touring Group Thurs 02 Jun Tues 07 Jun Thurs 09 Jun Tues 14 Jun Thurs 16 Jun Tues 21 Jun Thurs 23 Jun Tues 28 Jun Thurs 30 Jun Tues 05 Jul Thurs 07 Jul Thurs 08 Sept Tour of Britain stage 5 Coming through Clumber Park
Unplanned Rides. Unless specified above, all rides are assumed to leave from the Rumbling Tums Cafe at 9:30am. The route, distance, cafe stops etc are agreed by those present before you leave. We usually have 2 or 3 groups out riding as some like to ride long distances or fast-paced whilst others prefer leisurely country roads and coffee stops. Many of our members are, let’s say, seasoned retirees and now proudly turn up on their electric bikes.
Our Club ethos is NEVER to leave anyone behind. We have countless stories of members getting “mechanicals”, punctures or chains coming off, or for whatever reason wanting to cut their ride short. All gladly receive support from the other riders to ensure they continue riding or otherwise get home safely. Please read our Riding in a Group page
Sometimes, but organised in advance, we have rides on the many fine bike trails, Five Pits, Monsal, Rother Valley and others, where hybrids or mountain bikes are best used. We do very little pure mountain biking.
We aim to get back from rides before 5.00pm. But in poor weather and darker days we return for around 3.00pm when lights and mudguards are essential.