Birkin Fisheries Tea Room - Sunday Café Ride
Sitwell CC Road Captain:
Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8am.
We start with the familiar climb up Cow Rakes then head down to Dalton and onto Hooton before skirting around Mexborough and High Melton. We then climb up through Hickleton, South Elmsall and Thorpe Audlin before dropping down into Beal and Birkin where we stop for refreshments approximately 35 miles into the ride. Our return takes us through Snaith, Stainforth, Arksey and Sprotbrough on rolling roads before climbing back to base on familiar roads. Lumpy at the beginning and end of the ride but a great opportunity to get that Gran Fondo in the bag.
Total distance is 76 mile / 122km with total elevation gain 3,572 feet / 1,089 metres.
The route can be downloaded here:
The pace on this ride will be about 14-15mph.
The Café stop will be at the Birkin Fisheries Tea Room ** PLEASE NOTE CASH ONLY **
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.
Turner Lane, England, UK