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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: 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: (April to October): Cat D social ride of less than 20 miles, often with a café or pub stop.  Meeting at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill at 7pm.  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 25 April 2018: 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. See Facebook group for latest news.

Thursday 26 April 2018: Each week Kevin Clark will lead a gentle CAT C ride of about 25 miles meeting at 09:00 at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop, Buxton. Steady pace, cafe stop, general chatting. Route this week: TBA. See Facebook group for latest news.

Thursday 26 April 2018: Ladies' Night: Now the clocks have changed and the suns trying to make an appearance ladies night will re start this Thursday. 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.

Friday 20 April 2018: These are BCC's most approachable rides, Category D and intended to be manageable even if you haven't been on a bike in years. Very steady pace, usually averaging about 10mph but sometimes less - and the ride leader will make sure no-one gets left behind. Any roadworthy bike will do and lycra is entirely optional.
The ride meeting point is the Edinburgh Woollen Mill in Buxton, at 7pm every Friday from April through to October.
The first one of 2018 will will be on 20th April, at 7pm. The route will be 14 miles, leaving Buxton on the A6 for the first 3 miles towards Bakewell (nice and easy downhill), joining the Monsal Trail from Blackbrook to Millers Dale, then a steady climb up through Wormhill, descend to Smalldale, then a short sharp climb up Monkey Brew and home. We should be back by about 8:30. For the first few of these rides you'll need lights as sunset will be about 8:15.
Look forward to seeing some new faces this year!

Sunday 22April 2018: This week (22nd April) both rides will go to the cafe at Jodrell Bank. The steady Cat B group will be led by Dom Smith and do a 47 mile route out via Allgreave and Bosley, and home via Gawsworth and Macc Forest.
The faster Cat B group will be led by Paul Attiwell and follow a similar route, but add on a loop via Cranage and Goostrey, making the route about 55 miles.
See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 29 April 2018: Spring Classic. Chris Lea will run a very hilly 90 mile ride in the North Yorkshire Moors starting at Cafe Plenty in Boroughbridge at 8:45. An easier ride will be available if a leader is found.

Wednesday 16 May 2018: Gravel Bike Ride - South Peak Loop. Kev Clark is organising this ride leaving the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop at 8:00 am. He says the ride is also ideal for cross bike, adventure bike or a fit perosn on MTB. routes/4464989

Sunday 29 July 2018: Kev Clark will lead a moderately paced, social approximately 100 mile ride in the Chester direction. Meet at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 9.00. See Facebook group for latest news.

Saturday 13 October - Sunday 14 October 2018: Mat Ivings will lead a tour (> 400 km!), starting in Church Stretton in Shropshire, taking in the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia.