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 http://connect.garmin.com/course/6941031
THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB CHAIN GANG RIDE - Meet at Ashbourne Leisure Centre at 6:00pm 30 mls fast pace Ride example here - http://app.strava.com/activities/152785730
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the site or our Facebook Page for up to date information
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
Routes for Saturday as follows, thanks to Nigel W for the long route and Bill for the short route .
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 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.
Routes for Saturday
A Club ride long route 52mls http://app.strava.com/routes/608662 Cafe stop at Hulme End
B Club Social ride shorter route 35 mls http://app.strava.com/routes/608590 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.
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
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 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 email@example.com
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.
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.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