Weekday Rides

We had an excellent ride on Tuesday 30 October 2018 where our morning tea stop was at the Eyam Tearooms – Fiona at the tearooms took this photo. There are a good number of great cafes in the Peak District and this is hard to beat – such a friendly and happy place.

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 January 2019 the week-day rides start at 10.00 with a meet up time of 9.30 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.

Do have a look at our club routes for inspiration

DateDayDestinationLeader
26/02/19TueHope
28/02/19ThuEckington
05/03/19TueHartington
07/03/19ThuWirksworth
Faster Pace
Steve Jones
12/03/19TueWetton
Car Assist from Monyash
Touring Pace
Andy Roskrow
12/03/19Tue
14/03/19Thu
19/03/19Tue
21/03/19Thu
26/03/19TueTideswell via Hathersage and Winnats
Touring Pace
Michael Stainer
28/03/19Thu
02/04/19Tue
04/04/19Thu
09/04/19Tue
11/04/19Thu
13/04/19SatSpring Ride Spring Ride
16/04/19Tue
18/04/19Thu
23/04/19Tue
25/04/19Thu