2 Squared - Sunday GREEN Ride
Sitwell CC Road Captain:
Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 9am.
Another Sunday and we’re off on another Sitwell Cycling Club Green Ride. This one will be gentle in gorgeous* weather.
Starting with a steady climb up Guilthwaite we turn onto Upper Whiston Ln and continue onto Morthern Hall Ln. Turning right past the Consort Suite we’ll roll easily along the straight mile towards the two Anstons.
After Kiveton Bridge we leave the traffic behind and wind along the quiet country roads towards Elmton before we turn back on ourselves to stop after 30km (approx. 20miles) for a well-deserved Café Stop at No. 4 in Clowne.
For our return journey we’ll strike a (more) direct route via Harthill, Kiveton Park and Todwick before rolling easily back along the straight mile and down Royds to HQ.
* disclaimer Sitwell Cycling Club does not endorse Ride Leader weather forecasts and advises you check an official and reputable weather forecast and dress yourself and your bike appropriately.
Total distance is 33 mile / 54 km with total elevation gain 1,640 ft / 500 metres.
The route can be downloaded here:
The cafe stop will be at The No. 4 Cafe in Clowne.
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:
Chain tool (chain breaker)
One inner tube (preferably two)
Spanner (with multiple size holes, helps with brake/pedal situations)
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.