ASHBOURNE Cycling Club

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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

MONDAY EVENING BEGINNERS RIDE - Meet at 6:30pm Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park

New to cycling or returning after a long time off the bike? join us for a 10ml ride starting from Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park along the Tissington trail with the option to return back down the trail or return via quite country lanes through Tissington and Mappleton, please come along and give it a go,it will be a relaxed ride at a very easy pace no one will be left behind,any bike will do as long as its in good working order,please wear a helmet, ride will be led by experienced cyclists who can offer advise. Contact us if you require any further information.

Here's the route   

THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB CHAIN GANG RIDE -  Meet at Ashbourne Leisure Centre at 6:00pm 30 mls fast pace     Ride example here -


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Club routes for Saturday 2nd August

posted 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

Club routes for Saturday 26th July

posted 23 Jul 2014 14:30 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Routes for Saturday as follows, thanks to Nigel W for the long route and Bill for the short route *:) happy.

Long route out via Parwich proposed Cafe stop at Monyash 51mls

Shorter route 33 mls, a hilly route this week to test those legs, heading out via Mappleton taking in the gated road climb of Gag Lane, route may vary a bit due to various roads being under threat of surface dressing *~X( at wits' end Cafe stop at Monyash

Just need to remember to pace yourself on the climbs, a nice low gear and go at your own pace, we will regroup at the top of the climbs.

Club rides for Saturday 19th July

posted 16 Jul 2014 11:38 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Routes for Saturday
A Club ride long route 52mls Cafe stop at Hulme End
B Club Social ride shorter route 35 mls Introduction of a few Hills around 3200ft of climbing, don't worry pace will reflect this, group will stay together as much as possible and regroup at the top of climbs Cafe stop at Hulme End.

Beginners Ride Monday 14th July

posted 13 Jul 2014 02:23 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Come along and join us for a nice and easy introduction to group riding, pick up some tips and advice to help you with your Cycling.
A social ride at a easy pace, along the Trail or on the road the choice is yours
6:30pm at Ashbourne leisure centre

Club ride routes for Saturday 11th July

posted 9 Jul 2014 12:10 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Another good turnout this week for the Monday evening ride, so good to see more people keen to get out and enjoy riding.
Back to normal this Saturday with two routes
Long Club ride is a 58ml loop out to Fradley Junction 
Short Club social ride 35ml Tutbury loop Salt Box Cafe stop option
Both routes heading out the same way so you never know we might get to set off together*:) happy

Just a reminder for anyone interested in club kit we can get a favourable discount for a bulk order this month, please let Paul know if you want some kit

Beginners Ride Monday 7th July

posted 4 Jul 2014 23:03 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Beginners ride .6:30pm meet at the start of Tissington trail ALC car park.
Please come along and join us for a easy paced social ride along the trail with the usual option of coming back along the country lanes.
Pick up some useful tips and advise from some of the Clubs experienced Cyclists on bike set up and road riding skills.
Its a great way to meet new friends, go on give it a go. 

Club rides for this weekend 5th&6th July

posted 1 Jul 2014 13:32 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Just one route for this Saturday a 40ml easy paced club ride, option to stop at the Salt Box after 20mls to refuel, you can come straight back after the Salt Box if you prefer or continue for a further 20mls, route has some climbing nothing to painful though*:) happy.plenty of options to cut route short if you need to get back

Only one route as quite a few are heading to Yorkshire for the TDF this weekend, we have a ride up to The Strines to see the race, leaving ALC at 09:30 on Sunday its quite a lumpy route, aiming to be at the spot for around 12:30-1:00pm ish, race passes through the area around 3:30

Breeze up for a National Lottery Award!

posted 26 Jun 2014 09:28 by Ashbourne Cycling Club

Dear Breeze Champions

We have some very exciting news that we are now finally able to share with you.  It has just been announced  in the press that we have been shortlisted for the National Lottery Awards 2014. There is more information below and we will now embark on a month long campaign to get the public behind us and voting for us as the Best Sports Project.

However, firstly we want to take the opportunity to thank you. As we embark on our fourth year it is truly amazing to see how Breeze has evolved into the largest programme to get more women cycling. This is all down to the hard work, passion and dedication of our unique network of Breeze Champions and being shortlisted for such an award is testament to this. Thank you for bearing with us at times when we didn’t have all the answers (and still don’t!) and the times when we were sinking under a sea of website issues and paperwork! Breeze is in a strong position going forward and has influenced change whilst inspiring over 30,000 women to ride – roll on the next 3 years! So thank you.

We are sure you will all join us, in true Breeze style, and get behind this campaign and encourage every man, women and dog you know to vote and show the rest of the UK how amazing our unique network is. All information is below and you can use this text to send far and wide and we will also be sending you further instructions on how you can get behind the campaign through pledges and video clips:

We’re thrilled to have reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards 2014, and with your support we could win Best Sports Project.  

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery funded project. Now in their 11th year, the awards aim to recognise the incredible difference that Lottery funded projects make to local communities, and celebrate the hard work and dedication of the people who help run and deliver them. We're delighted to have been selected from over 750 entries as a finalist this year.

Thanks to National Lottery and Sport England funding, Breeze has encouraged over 23,000 women to get on their bikes since the programme started four years ago. It’s now grown into the largest national programme encouraging women to cycle, with plans to expand from England into Scotland and Wales in 2014. Over the last four years, the amount of women interested in cycling has risen from 800,000 to 1.1 million.

Underpinning our success, is our amazing network of volunteer Breeze champions. Who support and encourage women in their local communities to get back into cycling or try it for the first time. Organising and delivering hundreds of bike rides all year round, they provide the perfect opportunity for women to have fun, get healthy, gain in confidence, share camaraderie with other women and enjoy the sheer joy of cycling outdoors.

This is where we need your support – with your vote we could win! It’s really simple and quick to vote, and we’d greatly appreciate it.

Vote Breeze Network now:

Visit  or Call 0844 836 9706

Best wishes

The Breeze team

British Cycling, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ 
Telephone: +44 (0)161 274 2117   |    Fax: +44 (0)161 274 2001     |
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Rides for Saturday 28th June

posted 24 Jun 2014 13:12 by Ashbourne Cycling Club   [ updated 27 Jun 2014 06:29 ]

A century ride is taking place this Saturday, Nick has planned a route to include the shorter B group ride in the 35ml first leg, 100ml riders will be having a Cafe stop back at Ashbourne,before carrying on for another 65mls on the second leg  giving the shorter route riders the option of a brew at the end of their ride.
here's the full route

You can view the B group 35ml route separately here

A group ride 53mls

Usual meet time 08:30 ALC

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