Weekday Rides

The featured photo was taken at the Green Hut on Tuesday 18 September 2018. A few of us started from the Ashgate Hospice Cafe in Clowne and Tony A, ride leader, took us up through Lime Tree Avenue ( 3 miles and 1296 Lime Trees) in Clumber Park and along quiet Nottinghamshire lanes to the Green Hut. A very enjoyable ride and a warm Autumn day.

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.

Start Time
From Tuesday 26 March 2018 the week-day rides start at 9.30 with a meet up time of 9.15 at the Wheatbridge Cafe.

Distance
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

MIDWEEK RIDES LIST

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.

DateDayDestinationLeader
09/10/18TueHathersageRoy Davenport
11/10/18ThuCarburtonAndy Stacey
16/10/18TueMarkeatonBryce Glithero
18/10/18Thu (route via Black Rocks))Blackwell/Cheedale along the trails
Car assist mtb ride from Whitworth Park car park
Andy Roskrow 09:30 at Whitworth car park (route return from Pikehall)
18/10/18ThuPlan on day from
Wheatbridge Cafe
Also MTB car assist on this day
23/10/18TueLow Bradfield
"Touring pace"
Charles Rowe
25/10/18ThuCrich
"Touring pace"
30/10/18TueWardlow Mires
"Touring pace"
Michael Stainer
01/11/18Thu
06/11/18TueChurch Warsop
"Touring pace"
08/11/18ThuCarsington
"Touring pace"
13/11/18TueBuxton
"Faster pace"
Martin Mills
15/11/18ThuEdale
20/11/18TueOllerton
22/11/18ThuRufford Abbey
27/11/18Tue
29/11/18ThuCreswell
04/12/18Tue
06/12/18Thu
11/12/18Tue
13/12/18Thu
18/12/18Tue
20/12/18Thu
25/12/18TueChristmas Day Ride
26/12/18WedBoxing Day Ride
27/12/18Thu
01/01/19Tue
03/01/19Thu
08/01/19Tue
10/01/19Thu