Musings on cycling, the club & other stuff.

Please contact us if you have a story that you would like to share.


Pete & Jenny's Red Ride to Eckington

After some glorious late summer weather everything was set for a Red Ride to Eckington and a new cafe, well that was the plan!

Blue ride to Citrus Café

We met in the cricket club car park with warnings of unpleasant weather, but that was no reason to stay in bed and 4 Blue and 3 Red riders agreed. Setting off into a morning of occasional showers! Not really, i don’t remember it raining at that point, but we were cheerful enough. Ok almost the truth, 3 Blue riders and Helen, a maybe Blue rider if she likes us enough.

Blue ride to Holme Moss

A chilly, damp ride, 524 metres above sea level.

Blue ride (alternative) to Leger Lakes

Lots of riders were milling about in the car park but mainly for the red ride. Blue ride was to have been lead by Paul Bacon but he couldn’t make it so Matt bravely stepped into the role, thought long and hard and decided that the published destination (Harley Gallery), or the route to it, was a bit busy for him in his perilous state! Think Race Around Ireland, no sleep and gallons of Guinness and you’ve got the message if not the method.

Blue Ride to Ulley Reservoir (and café)

Not a bad day for a ride and after the rain and wind of the previous few days it was good to see so many ready to go. The task made more difficult by the barrier across the car park entrance. But with the majority lifting their bikes up and over all was well! The red ride left and we 10 waited for Matt to get us going. 9 over the top and outside the gates watched as Matt simply opened the gate walked through and closed it behind him. Thats what makes a ride leader!

Eroica 500

Eroica Britannia Ride report This years Eroica Britannia ride is also called the Eroica 500 - a distilled down version of previous years, with just 500 riders over a 65 mile route and no festival over the weekend (although it has piggy backed onto the Peakenders festival, for those wanting beers the night before). After finishing the ride, it could also be called the “Thanks for waiting, Martin” ride. More of which in a minute….

Blue ride to Netherthorpe airfield and Café

The car park gate was locked but we didn’t care! in fact the red riders used it as a table one even leaving his banana as an offering to the rain gods. The weather was fine, a bit breezy possibly so the offering worked. Do rain gods actually eat the offerings - we didn’t. And precedent is everything so we aren’t going to follow the fine example.

Blue ride to Lemon Tree

Oh you should have come, we had a great time!

Blue ride to Lets Ride in Sheffield

A nice warmish day for a ride and with so few Blue riders it was obviously going to be a bit further than usual. But, Red riders out of the way, we set off full of expectations and at a leisurely pace. Apy Hill Lane is not steep but may have been the most taxing slope on the days ride! We were hardly warmed up before we got to it but we were not to know that Matt was going to swap ‘hills’ for ‘interest’.

Please visit our sponsors