We are now meeting by the Cricket Pavilion in Queens Park and this photo was taken on a perfect Spring day (20 April 2021. About 20 club members were out in small groups – one group met up in Gainsborough and rode to Maplethorpe – another rode to Dore and then took scenic back streets through Sheffield and through Graves Park and on to Eckington and a third group rode to Dore and then down to Yorkshire Bridge.
The situation at the moment (from 29 March 2021) allows club members to ride in small groups of up to 6 riders – these are not official, planned or led club rides. Riders are meeting on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s by the cricket ground area of Queen’s Park in Chesterfield. The start time of the rides is 9.30am – the various destinations will be decided on the day. This area has been chosen as there is plenty of room for the small groups to socially distance. Please read the attached Spire COVID guidance before riding
Come and Join Us (from 29 March 2021)
Many people are now getting back into cycling or may be new to cycling and ride on their own. Riding in a small group can make it more sociable and gives a greater feeling of safety. We also know the best/safest ways out of Chesterfield and there are so many quiet lanes when out of the town. We are not a racing club but some ride faster and much further than others and tend to separate into those groups. Whatever your bike is, electric bikes are welcome (quite a number of club members have them), just make sure it is in good working order, carry a spare tube, pump, and tyre levers. Club members can help with punctures. Always set off with a water bottle, have some ID, an In Case of Emergency Number (ICE), and some cash for a café stop. Most club members wear helmets. Don’t forget to carry a mask.
Before you decide to ride with us
Contact our Chairman using this email to obtain more information. You may be concerned about a number of things with regard to riding with a group and he can put your mind at rest. Please make contact before you turn up.
We are a friendly welcoming bunch offering advice and encouragement to new riders. Amongst our ranks there is an intriguing amount of route, technical, and most importantly cafe knowledge, adding that extra something to your cycling experience. Non-members are very welcome so why not experience a couple of rides with the club – it may be just what you are looking for!! Our club membership is only £5 per year (see our membership page for information about joining).