Café Roubaix - Sunday Saunter
Sitwell CC Road Captain:
Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 9am.
Heading out to Retford on our normal Saunter route via Oldcotes, Blyth and Barnby Moor. Once fed and watered we return pretty much on the route we've taken out, only we will be taking in Firbeck on the way back to HQ.
Worth noting that the pace may be slightly quicker with the flatter route we will undertake, but as always the group will always stay together.
Total distance is 40 mile/ 64 km with total elevation gain 1,744 feet / 531 metres
The route can be downloaded here:
The Cafe stop will be at ever popular Cafe Roubaix in Retford.
The pace on this ride will be about 12-13mph.
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