Im so Happy coz youre so Happy - Saturday RED Ride

Im so Happy coz youre so Happy - Saturday RED Ride

Posted on behalf of Sitwell Cycling Club

Details

Sitwell CC Road Captain:


James Fox.


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


Ride description:


Taking its title from the cheeky Scottish popsters Travis’ 1997 number 38 hit single Happy, this ride is a mostly flat jaunt out to the Happy Café at Sandtoft Airfield. Now the clocks have gone back and winter is very firmly with us, it’s time to rack up those steady base miles in readiness for what ever cycling goals you have for 2020.


The route out of Whiston is formulaic, we hit Tickhill and Bawtry on the way out before thrusting through Mission and pound the flatlands until we reach the refreshment point pretty much bang on half way. Retracing our steps momentarily we head back via Wrooooooooooot, Finningley and back to Bawtry before diverging  off toward Bircotes before the sick twist to the ride – the soul sapping drag back up to Laughton via Eastfield Lane.


Perfect for those of a less goaty persuasion…


Total distance is 61 miles / 98 km with total elevation gain of 1,750 feet / 536 metres.


The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16290861.


The cafe stop will be at Happy Café at Sandtoft Airfield.


The pace on this ride will be approx 15+ mph.


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

Multi-tool
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:
www.sitwell.cc/club-rides

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.

Disclaimer
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.

When
16 Nov 2019 at 8:00am
until 16 Nov 2019 at 1:00pm
Where
Brookside Pharmacy
2A Turner Lane
Rotherham
S60 4HY

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