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Buxton CC Club Rides and Training

Buxton Cycling Club runs a variety of club road rides to suit all levels of cycling ability.  Most rides feature a café or pub stop, but will run at different paces to suit individual riders’ needs.  New for 2017, each ride is categorised according to 4 levels from A (hardest) to D (easiest) to allow members to select the right ride for them. For details of the categories click here. With the exception of Cat A rides, all rides have a ‘no drop’ policy and a ride leader who ensures no-one gets left behind.

Regular club rides take place as follows:
Sunday mornings: setting off from the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop, Buxton at 9:00. There are usually two groups: a faster Cat A or B ride which usually averages around 16mph and covers 50-60 miles; and a steady Cat B or C ride which covers around 30-35 miles in winter, 40-50 miles in summer, usually at an average speed of about 12-14mph. Unless advertised as a Cat A ride, these rides are no-drop always led by a ride leader who makes sure no-one gets left behind. There is almost always a cafe stop around half-way.
Wednesday Evening: Cat A and Cat B rides of c20 miles in length, meeting at Selecta Tyre, Fairfield, at 6pm
Thursday morning: Cat C ride of c30 miles with a café stop, meeting at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop at 9am
Thursday Evening: Ladies' Night: Any ability / confidence level welcome. Come along for the ride or come along to build up your experience. Meet at 18:00 at Selectatyre, Buxton.
Thursday Evening: High Peak Tri club will be running group turbo sessions all winter on Thursdays at 7pm sharp at Buxton Rugby Club. Buxton CC members are welcome. The room is open from 6:45 for setting up and duration is around 1 hour. Sessions cost £2 to cover room hire. Bring your own bike and turbo trainer.
Friday evening (1st Friday of each month): (April to October): Occasionally on other Fridays (see Facebook Group for details). Cat D social ride of less than 20 miles, often with a café or pub stop.  Meeting at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill at 6.30pm.  Want to get out on your bike with other riders but think 30-50 miles sounds ambitious?  Worried whether you’ll keep up?  This is the place to start! 

Details of upcoming rides are updated regularly below or can be found by joining the Facebook Group.
MTB rides will also usually be listed here and/or on the Facebook Group.
For more details about club runs, contact Dominic Smith direct at

All are welcome - non- members are welcome to try a few rides before joining the club. All that we ask is that you have third party insurance cover - Cycling UK or British Cycling will provide this as part of your membership.
Please note that riders under the age of 18 wishing to take part in club rides must first provide a signed parental consent form (obtainable from the Club's Welfare Officers, Chris Lea, via email on and Andrew Smith on All riders under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more details see the Club Welfare page:

Upcoming Rides

Wednesday 20 March 2019: Meet at Selecta Tyre, Fairfield at 6:00pm. Peak Forest, Old Dam, Chapel, Whaley, Long Hill. The social group (CAT B) goes directly to Peak Forest and the anti-social group (CAT A) goes up Bole Hill and turns left at Hargate Hall to head back to Peak Forest. Groups will be no larger than 8 riders. Lights are necessary. See Facebook group for latest news.

Thursday 21 March 2019: Social Ride to Hartington Café via Harpurhill, Chelmorton, Monyash, Parsley Hay, Hartington Café , back via Long Dale, Earl Sterndale. See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 24 March 2019: Sunday social ride: out via Harpur Hill, Miller's Dale, Litton, Bradwell, Hope, Edale - No Car Cafe then home.
See Facebook group for latest news.

Saturday 30 March 2019: Not too fast cat B ride post-Brexit / pre-Mother's Day. Axe Edge, Cat n Fiddle, Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Cat n Fiddle.

Sunday 31 March 2019: A 50 mile cat B Sunday club run to Ilam Cafe and to explore the Manifold Valley, led by Dom Smith. Route will be Longnor - Warslow - Upper Manifold Valley - Wetton - Stanshope - Lodge Lane through the Lower Manifold Valley - Calton - Blore - Ilam (Cafe) - Thorpe - Tissington - Parwich - Heathcote - Longdale - Earl Sterndale - home.
Route online here:

Sunday 21 April 2019: Chris Lea's "Hommage to Liege-Bastogne-Liege". Meeting early in the morning at Holywell, just off the A55 in Flintshire. Route: Holywell - Halkyn Mountain - Caergwrle and Hope Mountain – Esclusham Mountain and Worlds’ End – Maesyrychen Mountain and Horseshoe Pass – Llantysilio Mountain – Nant-Y-Garth-Pass – Sodom (a mountain) – Prestatyn – Gwaenysgor (also a mountain) – Holywell. 140 km.
Two groups will ride similar distances and meet up at the same cafes, one taking in all the mountains (nothing steeper than 1:3), and the other a more relaxed route avoiding most of them. Please let Chris know if you’re intending to ride so that he can pre-book cafes etc. Tel: 01298 25642 or
More details will be available here in due course or via the Facebook group.