Morning coffee with the Duke of Welbeck - Saturday GREEN Ride

Morning coffee with the Duke of Welbeck - Saturday GREEN Ride

Posted on behalf of Sitwell Cycling Club

Details:


Sitwell CC Road Captain:


Phil Daly.

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 9am.


Ride description:


After scaling the heights of Guilthwaite and levelling out across Morthern and Brampton, we head south over the A57 to Todwick and Kiveton before climbing gradually up to Harthill and Clowne. We then enter picturesque countryside admiring the tranquil villages of Elmton and Holbeck. We then have a brief excursion on the busy A60 turning off at the Dukeries Garden Centre after 19 miles where we enjoy refreshment at The Harley Cafe.


 
After a well-earned cuppa and some sustenance we again trundle down the A60 before turning off in the direction of Creswell Crags but we ignore the cavemen on this occasion and instead head towards Whitwell and Bondhay Golf Course where we enjoy the rollercoaster Bondhay Lane. Soon enough we come to a T junction where we decide not to risk life and limb on the steep and gravelly descent which is Packman Lane but instead take the more leisurely and scenic route into Thorpe Salvin and then descend from there down Ladyfield Road to Kiveton Park Station. Up we go again, this time to South Anston and after crossing the A57 into North Anston we have another challenging ascent before we enter the village of Dinnington turning off for Laughton church where we charge downhill in our eagerness to reach Thurcroft. The rest is as you'd expect - a rapid descent down Royds so as to be the first to fall into the cosy Arms of Sitwell.


Total distance is 37 mile / 60 km and elevation of 2,095 feet / 639 metres.


The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/22242783.


The cafe stop will be at the Harley Cafe.


The pace on this ride will be approx 12-14 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
23 Nov 2019 at 9:00am
until 23 Nov 2019 at 1:00pm
Where
Brookside Pharmacy
2A Turner Lane
Rotherham
S60 4HY

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