Bib Lane double pain - Sunday GREEN Ride

Posted on behalf of Sitwell Cycling Club


Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Phil Daly.

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

Ride description:

This is a relatively short green ride but there’s a fair concentration of hills to keep everyone on their toes. The first of such ascents is our old favourite Royds Moor to get those legs nicely warmed up. We then make our way swiftly through Thurcroft and then up again to Laughton church before descending on a gravelly road to Brookhouse where we tackle Bib Lane, Rotherham's answer to Alpe D'Huez, for the first time. That climb is swiftly followed by Gipsy Hill before we reach the main road at Roche Abbey and head east towards Firbeck. We quickly leave the main roads behind entering Styrrup before returning west back to Oldcotes and a gradual climb to the summit of Kid Lane which we descend with great glee bringing us back to Firbeck. 
We then head up Eastfield Lane towards Laughton where we reach our cafe stop, Leger Lakes Cafe, after 19 miles. No sooner have we digested our bacon butties when we're off again, this time whizzing down Hooton Lane before crashing back down to earth with the second and final ascent of Bib Lane. 
We return back to HQ via Bramley and Wickersley and a high speed chase down the A631 dual carriageway right down to Whiston where we can enjoy a refreshing Blue Moon at our friendly Hostelry, the Sitwell Arms.

Total distance is 28 mile / 45 km and elevation of 1,899 feet / 579 metres.

The route can be downloaded here:

The cafe stop will be at the Leger Lakes.

The pace on this ride will be approx 12-14 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.

08 Dec 2019 at 9:00am
until 08 Dec 2019 at 1:00pm
Brookside Pharmacy
2A Turner Lane
S60 4HY

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