Who we are…
WHO WE ARE
The club was formed in 2015 after a smaller group of riders felt the need to setup something slightly different from a standard club ride. Some of the club members enter races and the consensus was that club rides would appeal more to this kind of rider. Despite this a large proportion of members don’t race but still occasionally enjoy pushing themselves. Members ride throughout the year in all weathers and maintain a reasonable level of fitness. It’s expected that you can maintain your own bike but help will be on hand should you need it.
9am cafe ride…
OAKBROOK ROAD 9AM
Saturday cafe rides tend to be the most popular rides. The group will aim to always stick together with exception to the odd ascent or faster section depending on the mood of the group riding. Routes will generally be planned a few days prior and shared on the club Whatsapp group. They usually include plenty of hills over a 80 to 120km loop through the Peak District. A cafe stop will be scheduled at one of our regulars before heading back into Sheffield.
6:45pm evening ride…
NORFOLK ARMS, RINGINGLOW RD. 6:45pm
Typically due to the shorter length of a Tuesday evening ride they tend to be slightly quicker (ave. 27 – 30km) but as standard the group will regather at the top of any ascent or at the end of any particularly quick section. Lights are required through the winter or if you’re staying for a post ride pint.
6:45pm chaingang ride…
DORE TRAIN STATION 6:45pm
The Thursday chaingang is a quick (ave. 28 – 32km) rolling loop through the Hope Valley. The through and off turns allow you to push yourself while being able to recover in the group when necessary. Due to the nature of this type of ride, group riding experience is needed. If a rider is dropped from the group it’s presumed they’ll make their own way back.
Events off the bike…
First Wednesday of every month
Our regular venue is The Lescar, Sharrow Vale, but occasionally plan go out together for a curry or pool. Typically a suggestion is made on the club Whatsapp group beforehand. Occasionally during some of the Grand Tours we’ll meet up to watch a stage or two.
For more specific details on where each group meets please ideally get in contact before joining a ride. Times and routes can vary depending on what’s been discussed on the club Whatsapp group.