Welcome to ASHBOURNE Cycling Club
The Cycling Club at the gateway to The Peak District
We are lucky to be able to ride in one of the most beautiful areas in England with quite country lanes and testing climbs
Both Men and Women are welcome to join us
Regular group rides take place every week
SATURDAY CLUB 'A' RIDE - Meet at Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park at 8:30am 40 to 60 mls with a tea stop, route will be posted on our Facebook page,Twitter and on the posts below
SATURDAY CLUB 'B' RIDE - Shorter easy paced social ride for new or returning cyclists, route will be approx 30mls on country lanes, route will posted on web site,Facebook and twitter, meet at ALC 8:30am
SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE - Meet at 09:30 - Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park, new ride to replace Monday evening ride, beginning Sunday September 14th route will be around 20mls
THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB CHAIN GANG RIDE - Meet Water Side Retail Park at 6:15pm 30 mls fast pace Ride example here - Strava Route
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the site or our Facebook Page for up to date information
Long Route is 60mls on fast rolling roads, going out via Clifton-Ellastone-Denstone-Uttoxeter-Abbotts Bromley-Kings Bromley-Yoxal- Tea stop at Barton Marina Cafe back via Anslow- Hilton-Sutton-Hollington-Shirley-Yeavley
Short/Social Route is 35mls easy pace going out via Dobbin Horse lane- Wyaston - Yeavley - Alkmonton-Long Lane-Sutton-Hilton-Nose Bag Cafe at Uttoxeter road Hatton, straight past the Salt Box past the garage look out for it on the left, back via Scropton-Doveridge-Norbury-Clifton
Sunday Social/Beginner route is 18mls, going out via Dobbin Horse lane-Wyaston-Yeavley-Alkmonton-LongLane-Hollington-Ednaston-Yeldersley-Hole in the Wall
Meet ALC 08:30
A route 52 mls, a club favorite heading out via Clfton-Ellastone-Ipstones Edge-Morridge looping back to Hulme End tea room, back via Newhaven-Longcliffe-Carsington
B route 33 mls heading out the same as A route, splits after Bottomhouse heading through Onecote and Warslow to Hulme End tea room, back via Alstonfield-Ilam-Blore. Please don't be put off by the hilly nature of the route, pace will be kept nice and steady regrouping at the top of the climbs, the weather looks good for the weekend so the hills are calling
. Make sure you fuel up well prior to the ride and you'll be fine, the views will be a reward for you efforts, the Tea cakes and home made jams at Hulme End are the best around
Sunday Social route 18mls
Meet ALC 09:30
A social ride for beginners and those who just want a nice easy Sunday morning ride, a very easy pace, no one gets left behind.
Any riders from the club who can help out leading the Sunday rides please let us know.
Please have a look at the updated Club membership page, there are various discounts and benefits available to Club members, please down load and fill out the form to join, alternatively sign up at the upcoming event at The British Legion. Please give serious consideration to joining CTC or BC to get some insurance cover for your riding, you will get discounted membership if you are a ACC member.
Ashbourne Cycling Club
Club Social Evening and
Basic Bike Maintenance
Venue – Royal British Legion function
room, Ashbourne Market Place
When – Thursday 18th
· A great opportunity to chat with club members, find out what the club
offers, benefits of joining, ride information routes etc.
· Sign up to join the club
· Insurance advice
· Advice on all things bikes and what you need to get the best from your
· Club kit
· Clothing – what to wear
Offering basic practical advice to
keep you pedalling
· Removing and refitting wheels
· Puncture repairs, removing inner tubes and refitting
· Refitting a dropped chain
· Check-list before you ride
· What to carry with you on the bike
· Gear changing, on the night we will have a bike set up on a turbo trainer
to go through gear shifting
· Examples of different pedals and cycling shoes
· Mudguard advice,group riding, signals etc
Please do not bring you own
bikes along to this event
The Four towns cycle ride due to take place on Sunday 21st September has been cancelled
The routes are:
Martin Blencow, a councillor initiating the ride, sent me the following information: “Regarding the routes Ashbourne refreshment stop will be in Market Place opposite town Hall as riders enter they will have ample area to stop etc we do not envisage road closure there but a police presence to see them in/out.”
“At Leek they want the stop now to be on Derby St the end of Ashbourne road at Sparrow Park again as above no Road Closure.”
“In Cheadle where we suggested High Street next to Market area, road closures are being considered for there.”
“Uttoxeter Town Council are In discussion with sponsors for Medals and the refreshments and I am following up the Carter Square management.”
"I would like to think that those wishing to participate would send an email to email@example.com to register their entry and pay on the day as done previously. This way we would know a guestimate on numbers attending."
"The monies raised from the entry fees are to be donated to the Four Market Towns Mayoral Charities and therefore, each Council will be responsible for banking the entry monies received by them and after the event, all monies will be distributed equally."
On that day there will be plenty parking spaces available in Uttoxeter and we were promised that there will also be ample of refreshment. Our club will take part in it. I believe there will be many riders who are not members of our club. And I hope there will be riders representing cycling clubs from the towns involved including you! :)
Long Route 53 miles lumpy first half http://app.strava.com/routes/163963
Heading out via Longcliffe- Manystones Lane-Middleton Top-Bolehill-Alderwasley-Blackbrook-Duffield-Kedlaston, stop at Meynell Langley, return via Kirk Langley-Long Lane
Short Social route 34 flattish miles http://app.strava.com/routes/900152 Out via Clifton-Marston-Church Broughton-Sutton-Dalbury-Meynell Langley,return via Mercaston-Bradley
Monday ride moving to a Sunday, beginning 14th September meeting at ALC at 09;30 route will be around 25mls nice and easy pace.
More club news coming soon
Thanks to Nigel for the short route and Bill for this weeks longer route.
Short Club Social ride route going South on easier terrain this week, heading out via Clifton, Roston, Doveridge,Sudbury Cafe stop at the Salt Box looping back via Long Lane.
Long route heading into the hills weather permitting, 48 miles 5100 ft. Grangemill Matlock Stanton Longnor Hulme End Alstonfield Ilam Mapleton, Cafe stop at Longnor or Hulme End
Here you go, route for Monday evening ride mostly the same as last week with a couple of deviations the first being a left turn after Clifton a small climb up Sprinks Wood lane, through Snelston and back onto Sidesmill lane, the next deviation is at Yeavley where the route turns right to Rodsley then left back to Wyaston with a couple of lumps to conquer. If you don't fancy the extra couple of mls then we can stick to the original route :-)
Routes for Saturday, thanks to Marie for the short 33ml Club social ride route this week, heading out on the Cycle route to Wyaston-Alkmonton-Long Lane-Brailsford-Mercaston, tea stop at Meynell Langley back via Kirk Langley-Thurvaston-Longford and then retracing via Long Lane, a few little lumps along the way the steepest being Lodge lane just before the tea stop giving your legs a chance to recover
Garmin version - http://connect.garmin.com/course/7447164
Strava version - http://www.strava.com/routes/703078
Chance of showers so don't forget your rain jacket .
Long route to follow
Hope you enjoyed last Mondays ride, have added another 5mls to this Mondays route, heading out the same way continueing onto Cubley which means just crossing the A515 at Cubley cross-roads, there is some climbing but no more than last week. We will still be offering the trail ride option for those that prefer that route.
See you on Monday