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Humber Hump 2019 Event – add to basket and book on the ride!!! Saturday 01st June 2019

Welcome to the 7 Hills Cycling Club annual Humber Hump ride to Cafe Velo in Beverley, East Yorkshire on Saturday 01st June 2019.

This is a great day out in the saddle at a more sociable pace with the aim of getting all members around as a group covering the epic 275km.

Lube up your bike and your ass while you are at it as its usually a long day in the saddle.

Historically no one has been dropped on this event but there is always a first time…


The Full Route:

humber hump strava route

Strava Route Link:



Stage 1:

Meeting Point:

Costa Coffee, 15-16 Berkeley Precinct, Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8PN

7:00 am for an espresso before departing at 07:15am prompt.


Stage 1 Stats:

Distance 75km, Ascent 681m, Ride time 02:50h, Estimated arrival time 10:30am

Half hour coffee, cake, breakfast stop booked with Kate from The Pantry in Misterton

She has kindly offered 7 Hills CC members a coffee, bacon bap and a flapjack for £8 rather than the usual £10.

The Pantry 8020, 27 Grovewood Road, Misterton, Doncaster, DN10 4EF, 

Tel: ​01427 892635 



Stage 2:

We head off mainly on flat terrain until we reach the rolling hills south of the Humber Bridge, we ride on the cycleway over the eighth wonder of the world the beautiful Humber Bridge.

We past Skidby windmill on the Tour of Yorkshire route and into Beverley to the one and only Cafe Velo for lunch.


Stage 2 Stats:

Stage 2

Distance 70km, Ascent 368m, Ride time 2:40h, Estimated arrival time 1:30pm



We have a table reserved for 1:30pm and will take a full hour at the Cafe to allow plenty of time to refuel.


Stage 3:

Stage three tackles the climb over the Wolds and onwards to the flatlands of Howden, we cross the Ouse river and roll on to The Ship in Bawtry.


Stage 3 Stats:

Stage 3

Distance 90km, Ascent 286m, Ride time 3:30h, Estimated arrival time 6:00pm

The Ship @ Bawtry, Gainsborough Rd, Bawtry, South Yorkshire, DN106HT

ph: 01302 710 129 http://www.theship-bawtry.com/home



Stage 4:

The final stage of the day, after a quick refuel we push on over this lumpy stage back into Sheffield watching the sunset over the Peaks.

The ride will finish at the Stags Head pub with the outside area available to lock up your bike near the conservatory, you will need your own lock.

Families welcome to come along for a social…


Stage 4 Stats:

Distance 40km, Ascent 407m, Ride time 1:30h, Estimated arrival time 8:00pm

The Stags Head, 15 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YN




Key Points:

This is a long day out in the saddle, please ensure you have checked over your velo prior to the morning of the event. We have a schedule to meet and want to get back well before dark.

Historically we have had numerous punctures from members with worn out tyres, so please ensure they are in good condition.

We will stop as a group for all mechanicals and punctures to ensure we all get around together, however, if you are on your third puncture then you must spend the rest of the day on the front…

A bike lock is recommended, helmets are compulsory as well as some of that 7 Hills CC tenacity you have been storing up for this first major event of 2019.

If you have a set of emergency lights its recommended you take them along, hopefully, we should not need them!!!

Please ensure you check the weather out carefully as it will be June but that’s a Yorkshire June! and make your kit choices wisely and if you have it, please show your colours.

The pace is swift but manageable, 26-30kph but mainly flat or rolling, some of the stronger riders will do 15-20 minutes on the front before giving up a turn so don’t think it is compulsory to pull the group along.

By staying in the wheels and riding in two up formation where appropriate then the work will be shared by the front group where the weaker riders can sit in for as long as they want, just don’t blow yourself up in the first couple of stages,,, you know who you are!!!

At any time you can shout up the famous “knock one off”  if the pace is too high to ensure you can complete the full outing without bailing for the nearest train station, the objective is to all get back to the clubhouse in some sort of condition as the night will be still young.

That’s for now…comments on a post card…

Up The Hills!!!


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