Another Retford Ride - Saturday RED Ride

Another Retford Ride - Saturday RED Ride

Posted on behalf of Sitwell Cycling Club


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ben Daly

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

Ride description:

From the meet point we head straight up Guilthwaite Hill and on to Ulley climbing Reservoir Road. Next we ride on through Dinnington, Anston, Thorpe Salvin and onto Rhodesia. Here we do a Jonny Haynes skirting around Worksop before climbing Sparken Hill and onto Clumber Park. Crossing the bridge over the lake we exit the far side winding our way along the back round through Bothamsall to Gamston. Climbing the 2017 Tour of Britain Stage 4 King of the Mountains Climb into Upton we turn back on ourselves heading into Retford via Grove.

Once in Retford we will stop at a one of the many Café's, depending on what we want.. Once refueled we strike back home the most direct route via Blyth, Oldcoates and Firbeck, before descending down Royds Moor back to HQ.

Total distance is 60 miles / 96 km with total elevation gain 2,848 feet / 870 metres

The route can be downloaded here:

The Cafe stop will be decided on the day.

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


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.

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

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