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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


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Club Routes for the weekend

posted 17 Sep 2014 13:24 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

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 

Club routes for the Weekend

posted 10 Sep 2014 12:21 by Ashbourne Cycling Club   [ updated 10 Sep 2014 12:42 ]

Saturday routes;
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*:) happy. 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*;) winking

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.


Club Social Evening & Bike maintenance

posted 7 Sep 2014 13:30 by Ashbourne Cycling Club   [ updated 7 Sep 2014 14:22 ]

Ashbourne Cycling Club

Club Social Evening and Basic Bike Maintenance

Venue – Royal British Legion function room, Ashbourne Market Place

When – Thursday 18th September 7:30pm

·       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 ride

·       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

Four Towns Cycle Ride

posted 5 Sep 2014 23:26 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

The Four towns cycle ride due to take place on Sunday 21st September has been cancelled

Four Towns Cycle Ride Sunday 21st Sept

posted 4 Sep 2014 13:16 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

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 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! :)

Club Routes for Saturday 6th September

posted 4 Sep 2014 07:33 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Long Route 53 miles lumpy first half *>:) devil
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 *:) happy  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

Club routes for Saturday 9th August

posted 7 Aug 2014 13:19 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

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

Route for Monday evening 4th August

posted 2 Aug 2014 13:08 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

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 :-)

Club routes for Saturday 2nd August

posted 31 Jul 2014 01:04 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

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 *:) happy.
Garmin version -
Strava version -
Chance of showers so don't forget your rain jacket .
Long route to follow

ACC Monday evening ride 28th July

posted 26 Jul 2014 09:26 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

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*;) winking. We will still be offering the trail ride option for those that prefer that route.

See you on Monday

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