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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 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.
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 dominic.cello@hotmail.co.uk

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 cwo@buxtoncyclingclub.co.uk and Andrew Smith on cwo2@buxtoncyclingclub.co.uk). All riders under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more details see the Club Welfare page: http://www.buxtoncyclingclub.co.uk/ClubWelfare.html

Upcoming Rides

Wednesday 20 November 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. See Facebook group for latest news.

Wednesday 20 November 2019: Later Wednesday Ride. Meet at Palace Hotel Roundabout, Buxton at 1900. Goyt Valley, Axe Edge, Harpur Hill, Chelmorton, Buxton. All welcome. See Facebook group for latest news.

Thursday 21 November 2019: Thursday Social. Route: Selecta Tyres, Smalldale, Peak Forest, Top of Castleton, Windmill, Hucklow, Foolow, Yonderman CAFE, Litton, Miller's Dale, Chelmorton, Home. See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 24 November 2019: Routes TBA. See Facebook group for latest news.

 Sunday 24 November 2019: Early bird (7.30am outside Buxton Opera House) non-technical mountain / gravel bike ride lasting about 2 hours with Kevin Clark. See Facebook group for latest news.