Loopy Loop on Local Lanes - Sunday AMBER Ride

Loopy Loop on Local Lanes - Sunday AMBER Ride

Posted on behalf of Sitwell Cycling Club


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Jon Revill.

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8:30 am.

Ride description:

We will head away from HQ with the climb up Cow Rakes Lane to get the legs warm. Wickersley, Hellaby and Micklebring will be traversed and lead us to Stainton, Styrrup and Oldcoates before we arrive in Firbeck for our cafe stop. 

We will double back on ourselves with a quick descent down Firbeck and take a right onto Penny Hill. Its then onto Gildingwells, Woodsetts and Laughton before tackling Bib Lane. Once we have re grouped at the top its onwards to base via Carr and Kingsforth Lane and the descent down Royds.

Total distance is 42 mile / 68 km with total elevation gain 2,375 feet / 724 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/21992350.

The Cafe stop will be at Leger Lakes in Firbeck.

The pace on this ride will be approx 13-15mph.


What do you need?
Helmets are required, and carry at least one spare inner tube plus a basic tool kit comprising a minimum of:

Tyre levers
Chain tool (chain breaker)
One inner tube (preferably two)
Spanner (with multiple size holes, helps with brake/pedal situations)
Spoke key
Mini pump (or gas canisters and valve)
An emergency tenner (useful at the cafe stop if nothing else)
In the Winter months riders should have full length mudguards and preferably a mudguard flap - it helps to keep our kit clean!

Our no-drop policy applies to every club ride so there will usually be a tool for the job amongst us somewhere and hands on deck to help out. However, it's still wise to carry a toolkit of your own in case you have to head back home alone for any reason.

More information can be found on our site here:

Rules of the road
Everyone on a club ride needs to take responsibility for the safety of others as well as for themselves. In order to ensure our rides remain safe as well as good fun, we ask all our members to follow some basic rules and standards of cycling etiquette.

If you're considering just doing part of this ride we would recommend you familiarise yourself with the area and/or bring a map of some kind. However, if you ask the Road Captain they will help as much as possible in directing you.

Please let someone know if you leave the ride/group as we don't want to waste time searching for you if nothing is wrong. 

If you are struggling in anyway don't suffer in silence, please let the Road Captain know so they can help if possible.

This is an opportunity to meet up for a ride with others and socialise. Although someone will be determining the route you are ultimately responsible for your own actions.

01 Dec 2019 at 8:30am
until 01 Dec 2019 at 1:00pm
Brookside Pharmacy
2A Turner Lane
S60 4HY

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