Weekday Rides

The featured photo was taken at Monsal Head on 14 November 2017. The ride took in Hathersage, Abney (first club ride to Abney since the reopening of the road), Monsal Head, Hassop and Baslow.

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. The average speed is around 8 to11mph; some clubs would class this as steady.

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.

Start Time
Until further notice riders meet 9.15am to set off at 9.30am prompt

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 May until October we run a number of ‘Car Assists’ which move the start point away from Chesterfield


New riders are advised to contact a member of the club as there can be last minute changes to the list.

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.

14/11/17TueBakewell via Abney

Martin Mills
16/11/17ThuCromfordMichael Stainer
21/11/17TueHopeMartin and Gayle Andrew
23/11/17Thu5 Pits and Beyond TrailAndy Stacey
28/11/17TueHollowayAndy Roskrow
05/12/17TueChurch Warsop Christmas Lunch