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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.  Rides are 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 Selectatyre, 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 - also men (but you're not the priority!). Come along for the ride or come along to build up your experience. Meet at 18:00 at Selectatyre, Buxton during the summer months.
Friday Evening: Cat A ride of c20 miles in length, meeting at Selecta Tyre, Fairfield, at 6pm. During spring and summer.
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! 
Saturday Morning Tempo Ride: Cat A ride along the A6 and A523 to Macclefield and back over the Cat and Fiddle (A537) to Buxton. Meet at 8am at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop. During spring and summer.

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


Thursday 16 April 2020: 4 Days of cycling based in Worcester with the Thursday Social riders.

  • Drive down, 1/2 day ride.
  • 2 full days of riding
  • 1/2 day cycling, drive home.
  • Stay in Premier Inn city centre, (£120pp for B&B) twin rooms

For those with limited holidays why not join us on Friday evening for a couple of rides? Or if you fancy doing a big ride we can carry your luggage there and back (free of charge obvs).
For more info contact Kev Clark

September 2020: Chris Lea will organise a challenging one day ride, probably in the east of England.

October 2020: Mat Ivings will organise a weekend away, probably inolving a ride to Wales, a night in a hotel (or similar) and a ride back the following day. There are likely to be two groups to suit varying abilities.