Weekday Rides

 

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
December to March: Meet 9.45am for set off at10.00am prompt
Tuesday 21 March 2017 to November 2017:  Meet 9.15am for set off at 9.30am prompt

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 May 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 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.

DateDayDestinationLeader
19/09/17TueLangoldTony Adams
21/09/17ThuFuel Cafe
Holloway
Charles Rowe
26/09/17TueWay of Roses week so decide on day
28/09/17ThuWay of Roses week so decide on day
03/10/17TueHathersageRoy Davenport
05/10/17Thu
10/10/17TueShireoaksDavid Black
12/10/17Thu
17/10/17TueCrich
Martin Mills
19/10/17Thu
24/10/17Tue
26/10/17ThuBuxton
Martin Mills
31/10/17Tue
02/11/17Thu
07/11/17TueT.B.A.Pete Brown
09/11/17Thu
14/11/17TueBakewell via Abney
(Martin will check road progress and access)
Martin Mills
16/11/17Thu
21/11/17Tue
23/11/17Thu
28/11/17Tue
30/11/17Thu
05/12/17Tue
07/12/17Thu
12/12/17Tue
14/12/17Thu
19/12/17Tue
21/12/17Thu
26/12/17Tue
28/12/17Thu
02/01/18Tue