MapPhoto above is of a typical morning tea stop. Below are upcoming and recent rides, followed by ride guidelines.
Start Time: of week-day rides, unless stated, is 9.30am
Leaving from: The Wheatbridge Cafe, Chesterfield. Meet up over a drink in 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: West, East or Car Assists
Date Day Destination Leader
Coming up.... 2 May Thu The Yondermann Cafe, near Tideswell
(Note: Edwins Car Assist postponed)
7 May Tue To Clumber and Redford. Meet at Clowne (Ashgate Hospice cafe) @9.45 for a 10am get away. Tony A
7 May Tue (alternative) From Wheatbridge Cafe @9.30am circlular ride via Matlock Charles R
9 May Thu Long trip posponed BUT meet at he Wheatbridge - ride dependant on the conditions. Mick H
13-17 May Melrose trip 14 May Tue 'Chesterfield Circular’ with stops at Ashover and Coal Aston. 42 miles. Touring Pace Michael S
16 May Thu Meet at cafe as usual.
20-24 May Scottish Islands trip 21 May Tue Meet at cafe as usual.
23 May Thu Meet at cafe as usual.
28 May Tue - ?
30 May Thu - ?
04 June Tue - ?
06 June Thu - ?
11 June Tue 8:30am start Car Assist - Markeaton play centre taking route of Derby 100 mile Sportive - view Map Steve J
13 June Thu - ?
18 June Tue TBA Pete B
The weekday rides are at present the predominant activity of the club. Taking place during the week, they attract the retired, shift workers and others with time to spare for cycling. Some riders don’t want to be out all day; they will ride to the first cafe stop and then head for home. In summer, riders tend to be back around 5.00pm but it can be later. In winter the ride is shorter with a home time around 4.00pm. Lights are essential at this time. Rides classed as “Touring” pace are in the region of 10mph to12mph depending on terrain; some clubs would class this as steady. We are now building a small group of “Faster” pace riders and we hope that will grow. Rides classed as “Faster” pace are in the region of 14mph to 15mph depending on terrain. 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 Wheatbridge Cafe, off Dock Walk, Chesterfield S40 2AB. Directions: turn off Boythorpe Rd at Just Tyres, pass the back entrance of Dunelm, then turn first right in front of the brick building with the 1816 plaque. The cafe is on the left after the YMCA New2U building.
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
Wheatbridge Cafe is open for tea and coffee – you can have a full breakfast if you so wish. The toasted fruit loaf is particularly recommended.
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.