Bolsover via Palterton - Sunday AMBER Ride

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Brookside Pharmacy

2A Turner Lane

Whiston

Rotherham

S60 4HY

United Kingdom

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Sitwell CC Road Captain:

Ted Daly

Leaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8:30 am.

Ride description:

This route takes us up Royds Moor and then South through Todwick, Harthill, Spinkhill and Staveley. We carry on up to Sutton Scardale famous for it's old Hall. Sadly this is a derelict ruin which is now under the care of English Heritage. It once rivalled Chatsworth in splendour before being asset stripped around 100 years ago with much of its contents, oak panelling and even roof being shipped to America. The village of Palterton and Bolsover Castle are easily viewed across the valley and there is a rapid descent which sets riders up nicely for the main challenge of this route. This is Carr Lane Hill climb which is 1.48Km and averages 7% with a maximum gradient of 13.9%. The cafe stop is 2 miles from Palterton at Bolsover Castle (cash and cards accepted).

Homebound is along quiet country lanes through Whaley and Elmton eventually descending on Packman Lane to Kiveton Park Station. A section of the road at the lower end of Packman is in a POOR STATE OF REPAIR SO TAKE CARE HERE. We return back to base via Dinnington, Laughton and Upper Whiston and a welcome descent down Guilthwaite Hill.

Total distance is 46 mile / 74 km with total elevation gain 3,282 feet / 1,000 metres.

The route can be downloaded here: https://www.strava.com/routes/18447781.

The Cafe stop will be at The Bolsover Castle.

The pace on this ride will be approx 13-15mph.

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What do you need?
Helmets are required, and carry at least one spare inner tube plus a basic tool kit comprising a minimum of:

Multi-tool
Tyre levers
Chain tool (chain breaker)
One inner tube (preferably two)
Spanner (with multiple size holes, helps with brake/pedal situations)
Spoke key
Mini pump (or gas canisters and valve)
An emergency tenner (useful at the cafe stop if nothing else)
In the Winter months riders should have full length mudguards and preferably a mudguard flap - it helps to keep our kit clean!

Our no-drop policy applies to every club ride so there will usually be a tool for the job amongst us somewhere and hands on deck to help out. However, it's still wise to carry a toolkit of your own in case you have to head back home alone for any reason.

More information can be found on our site here:
www.sitwell.cc/club-rides

Rules of the road
Everyone on a club ride needs to take responsibility for the safety of others as well as for themselves. In order to ensure our rides remain safe as well as good fun, we ask all our members to follow some basic rules and standards of cycling etiquette.

If you're considering just doing part of this ride we would recommend you familiarise yourself with the area and/or bring a map of some kind. However, if you ask the Road Captain they will help as much as possible in directing you.

Please let someone know if you leave the ride/group as we don't want to waste time searching for you if nothing is wrong.

If you are struggling in anyway don't suffer in silence, please let the Road Captain know so they can help if possible.

Disclaimer
This is an opportunity to meet up for a ride with others and socialise. Although someone will be determining the route you are ultimately responsible for your own actions.

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Brookside Pharmacy

2A Turner Lane

Whiston

Rotherham

S60 4HY

United Kingdom

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