Club rides from the past year

Looking for inspiration for a ride? Check out the list below to remind yourself where we've been over the last few months. Map links *should* still be available - but it's not guaranteed.

19 May 2024: Tissington

A trip south to Herberts Tea Room at Tissington. Out via Eastmoor, Cromford and Longcliffe. Back via Parwich, Hartington & Monyash
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Herberts Tea Room
Route: 54m/3600ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

12 May 2024: Own arrangements

Most of the gang entered the 'To The Roaches' Audax (11th May) so they'll likely be too knackered to do much today.
Start: 9:00am Calver [///]

5 May 2024: Back and Fourth (?) over the M18

A back-lane meander further north than usual, taking in Firbeck, Stainton, Old Edlington and Carr. Back via Letwell, Woodsetts, both Anstons and Kiveton.
Please let Mike know if you intend to ride so the cafe can be booked.
Start: 9:00am Barlboro [///] , Café: Leger Lakes
Route: 47m/2530ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

28 Apr 2024: Hollinsclough - direct

Postponed due to bad weather - everyone's out Saturday instead!

21 Apr 2024: Cowshed from Owler Bar

Out via Wadshelf, Darley Dale, Pilsley and Monsal trail, back via Cressbrook, Great Hucklow and Grindleford.
Start: 9:00am Owler Bar [///] , Café: Cowshed
Route: 49m/3816ft, [MAP], Ride guide: PeterB

14 Apr 2024: Hartington

via Winster & Parwich. Ride guide: Mike
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Hartington Farm Shop
Route: 51m/4170ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

7 Apr 2024: Torworth Grange

Out via Thorpe Salvin, ShireOaks & Firbeck. Return via Babworth & Clumber Park.
Start: 9:00am Barlboro [///] , Café: Torworth Grange
Route: 50m/1874ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

31 Mar 2024: Tansley Garden Centre via Milltown

A hilly variation on the usual route to Lea and back from Owler Bar.
Start: 9:30am Owler Bar [///] , Café: Tansley Garden Centre
Route: 44m/3600ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Paul S

24 Mar 2024: Hollinsclough

Out via Eyam, Millersdale, Earl Stern-dale Return via Longnor, Monyash and '13 Bends'.
Start: 9:30am Calver [///] , Café: Mystery new cafe
Route: 46m/3907ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Gordon

17 Mar 2024: Cromford Mill via Brassington

Cromford Mill via Brassington and back via Dethick and Eastmoor
Start: 9:30am Calver [///] , Café: Cromford Mill
Route: 46m/3551ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

10 Mar 2024: Long Hill and Goyt Valley

Circular route from Calver via Long Hill, Goyt Valley and Flash Bar Cafe. Bring your climbing legs and also provisions as the cafe is 33 miles in!
Start: 9:30am Calver [///] , Café: Flash Bar
Route: 54m/4600ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

3 Mar 2024: Gamston via Clumber back via Church Warsop

A clockwise East-West loop out through Clumber almost to Retford, the doubling back via Gamston then through Thoresby, Church Warsop and Upper Langwith. The usual Barlborough downhill out and uphill back!
Start: 9:30am Barlboro [///] , Café: Gamston Apron Cafe
Route: 47m/1720ft, [MAP], Ride guide: PeterB

25 Feb 2024: Ogston Crich and Beeley Moor

A South/North loop turning at Crich with cafe stop at Holloway. Hopefully headwind out, tailwind back!
Start: 9:30am Top o' Froggatt [///] , Café: Chase Cafe Holloway
Route: 48m/3136ft, [MAP], Ride guide: PeterB

18 Feb 2024: Oop North via Dunford Bridge

To Dunford Bridge via Worrall and Penistone, back via Langsett and Damflask. Some bits of Trans-Pennine Trail and a just bit of the Strines.
Start: 9:30am Malin Bridge [///] , Café: Magic Wood Cafe
Route: 43m/3600ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

11 Feb 2024: Buxton via Monyash & Harpur Hill

To Buxton in a clockwise direction via Monyash and Harpur Hill, back via Peak Dale and Bradwell.
Start: 9:30am Calver [///] , Café: Buxton Green Pavilion
Route: 44m/2772ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

4 Feb 2024: Torworth Grange

Out via Clumber, Babworth and Sutton cum Lound. Back via Styrrup, Firbeck & Woodsetts.
Start: 9:30am Barlboro [///] , Café: Torworth Grange
Route: 47m/1950ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

28 Jan 2024: Hartington

A winter warmer with plenty of climbing: via Hassop, Monyash and Longnor, returning via Youlgreave and Bakewell.
Start: 9:30am Calver [///] , Café: Hartington Farm Shop
Route: 40m/3230ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

21 Jan 2024: Oop North from Calver on Gritted Roads

In anticipation of icy weather, an out of the ordinary circular ride from Calver to Low Bradfield via Ringinglow and Malin Bridge, back via Sugworth Road, Bamford and Bradwell.
Start: 9:30am Calver [///] , Café: Bradfield Village Shop
Route: 43m/3209ft, [MAP], Ride guide: PeterB

14 Jan 2024: Circuit of Chesterfield

A loop around Chesterfield, via Holmesfield, Apperknowle, Staveley, Ault Hucknall and back over Eastmoor.
Start: 9:30am Owler Bar [///] , Café: Stretton Farm Shop
Route: 42m/2724ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

7 Jan 2024: Gamston

Out thru Clumber Park, Retford & Clarborough. Back via Thoresby & Meden Vale.
* Alternative gritted route if needed - tho very boring!
Start: 9:30am Barlboro [///] , Café: Apron Cafe
Route: 52m/1894ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

17 Dec 2023: Christmas Lunch

A meander thru Foolow, Peak Forest, Millersdale, Hucklow & Leam (are you sure, Gordon?) Coffee stop at the Cow Shed, then back to the Pool Cafe for 12:30pm for lunch.
Start: 9:30am Hathersage, Layby 1 [///] , Café: Hathersage Pool Cafe
Route: 32m/2690ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Gordon

26 Nov 2023: Manystones Lane

Updated route on gritted roads: out via Beeley, Grangemill & Middleton. Back over Eastmoor.
Start: 9:30am Top of Froggatt [///] , Café: NSC or Cromford Mill
Route: 48m/3371ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

12 Nov 2023: Kath's via Ogston

Out via Owler Bar, Barlow, Eastmoor and Ogston. Back over Eastmoor and Baslow Road.
Start: 9:30am Top of Froggatt [///] , Café: Kath's, Tansley
Route: 44m/2926ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

5 Nov 2023: Edwinstowe

Out thru Clowne, Elmton, Clumber Park, Bothamsall, Milton, Tuxford, Laxton and Rufford. Back via Meden Vale and Nether Langwith
Start: 9:30am Barlboro [///] , Café: Edwinstowe
Route: 51m/2186ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

3 Nov 2023: Millington Pastures from Howden

Friday ride from Howden.
Start: 9:30am Howden [///] , Café: Wolds Village, Bainton
Route: 68m/2180ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Ray

29 Oct 2023: Hartington

Out via Taddington & Brund. Return via Parsley Hay & Middleton by Youlgreave
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Hartington Farm Shop
Route: 47m/3875ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

15 Oct 2023: Carsington Water

Out via Hassop, Youlgreave, Pikehall & Bradbourne, back via Brassington (!), Longcliffe & Chatsworth.
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Carsington Visitor Ctr
Route: 44m/3250ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

8 Oct 2023: Torworth Grange

Out via Thorpe Salvin, ShireOaks & Firbeck. Return via Babworth & Clumber Park.
Start: 9:00am Barlboro [///] , Café: Torworth Grange
Route: 50m/1874ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

1 Oct 2023: Own arrangements

The rest of us are in Mallorca - yeh hey!

24 Sep 2023: Lea Gardens

A new cafe near Lea Bridge & Dethick. Out by Eastmoor and Ashover, back via Slack and Uppertown with a few 'diversions' along the way!
Start: 9:00am Owler Bar [///] , Café: TBA
Route: 48m/3820ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Paul

22 Sep 2023: Millington from Howden

Friday ride to Middleton & Millington from Howden.
Start: 9:30am Howden [///] , Café: Ramblers Rest, Millington
Route: 57m/2000ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

17 Sep 2023: Ogston

Over Eastmoor, down to Ogston reservoir, back up to Crich and a cafe in Holloway that we've not visited for yonks. Back over Eastmoor.
Since Pete is not available to guide us can anyone with a gps device please download the route.
Start: 9:00am Top of Froggatt [///] , Café: The Chase, Upper Holloway
Route: 48m/3140ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete (in absentia)

10 Sep 2023: Hulme End

Via Cromford, Via-Gellia, Newhaven & Biggin. Back via Longnor & Monyash
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Hulme End Station
Route: 51m/3450ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

20 Aug 2023: Dunford Bridge

via the Old Salt Road
Start: 9:00am Malin Bridge [///] , Café: Langsett?
Route: 47m/3890ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

13 Aug 2023: Tissington the other way

A trip south to Herberts tea Room at Tissington and back via Longcliffe and Elton (NOT Brassington!) NB. Date may change depending on weather forecast.
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Herberts Tea Room
Route: 49m/3980ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

11 Aug 2023: Thixendale from Howden

Friday ride to Thixendale & Millington from Howden.
Start: 9:30am Howden [///] , Café: Ramblers Rest, Millington
Route: 64m/2130ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

6 Aug 2023: Torworth Grange

Out via Clumber Park & Clarborough, return via Styrrup, Firbeck & South Anston.
Start: 9:00am Barlboro [///] , Café: Torworth Grange
Route: 61m/2430ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike & Andy

30 Jul 2023: National Scone Center

Out via Youlgreave and Manystones Lane, Return via Dethick and Beeley Moor.
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Blue Lagoon at NSC
Route: 42m/3720ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

23 Jul 2023: Not Ilam

In view of the dire weather forecast for this weekend we'll postpone the Ilam ride and go somewhere a bit nearer - maybe Hartington or the Cow Shed. Or maybe nowhere at all!
Start: 9:00am Calver [///]
Ride guide: Gordon

9 Jul 2023: Wetton

Out via Elton & Parwich, back thru the Manifold Valley. According to their Facebook page, the tearoom is open again. Hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky!
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Wetton Village Hall (Cash Only)
Route: 48m/4100ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

2 Jul 2023: The Yurt at Everton

Via Clumber & Sutton cum Lound. Back via Styrrup & Woodsetts. Ride guide: Mike.
Start: 9:00am Barlboro [///] , Café: So Good It Yurts
Route: 51m/2090ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

25 Jun 2023: Own arrangements

The usual suspects are on an Audax ride today so anyone not doing 'The Mad, the bad... ' can do their own thing or join the oldies at Calver.
Start: 9:00am Calver [///]

23 Jun 2023: Friday ride from Howden

Gettting lost on different roads... via Faxfleet and South Dalton, lunch at Hutton Cranswick and back via Huggate and Laytham.
Start: 9:30am Howden [///] , Café: Hutton Cranswick Gdn Ctr
Route: 69m/2100ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Ray

18 Jun 2023: Cromford

Out via Ashford, Bakewell & Bonsall. Back via Dethick and not quite the usual route over Darley Moor to Eastmoor
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Cromford Mill
Route: 48m/3590ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Paul

11 Jun 2023: Goyt Valley

Out via Peak Forest, Chapel and Windgather Rocks. Back via Longnor and Millersdale.
Start: 9:00am Hathersage [///] , Café: Flash Bar
Route: 52m/4850ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

4 Jun 2023: Edwinstowe

Out thru Clumber, Walesby, Milton & Tuxford. Back via Rufford & Meden Vale.
Start: 9:00am Barlboro [///] , Café: Sherwood Forest Cafe
Route: 52m/2190ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Mike

28 May 2023: Cromford

Out via Youlgreave, Elton and Manystones Lane. Back via Dethick and Eastmoor
Start: 9:00am Calver [///] , Café: Cromford Mill
Route: 52m/3950ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Andy

26 May 2023: Friday ride to South Wheatley

A visit to a cafe found on a recent Audax ride - but it's closed on Sundays so we'll go there on a Friday.
Start: 9:30am Barlboro [///] , Café: Leys Bakery, South Wheatley
Route: 58m/2300ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

21 May 2023: Oop North

Out via Wharncliffeside, Penistone & Ingbirchworth. Back via Langsett & Low Bradfield.
Start: 9:00am Malin Bridge [///] , Café: Magic Wood Cafe
Route: 43m/3600ft, [MAP], Ride guide: Pete

14 May 2023: Joint ride with 'oldies'

Most of the usual suspects are doing a 100km Audax the day before so there is no organised club run. Non-Audaxers are welcome to join the oldies at Calver and try to keep up with the motorbikes.
Start: 9:00am Calver [///]



Scheduled rides for the next few weeks can be found here.

Next club run

26 May 2024: Hulme End

Via Cromford, Via-Gellia, Newhaven & Biggin. Back via Longnor & Monyash
Start: 9:00am, Calver [///]
Café: Hulme End Station
Route: 51m/3450ft, [MAP]
Ride guide: Andy

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page last updated: 09/01/2024

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