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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 23 January 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 24 January 2019: 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.

Sunday 20 January 2019: Cat B Social 45 mile loop to the Chapeau Cafe in Marton led by Dom Smith. We'll stick to more major roads as looks like there might be some ice about. Planned route is to head out via the Congleton Road and back via the Cat n Fiddle, with some Cheshire Lanes in the middle. Route on Strava here:

Sunday 20 January 2019: Faster group ride. Subject to variation if weather dictates but fairly good roads in case of ice. Axe Edge, Morridge, Cauldon Low, Denstone Cafe, Mayfield, Thorpe, Alstonefield, Hartington. Average speed 16-17mph. No drop ride, regroups on hills - 89 km. Strava: See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 27 January 2019: Cat B Social 71km ride around the Peak District stopping at Ilam Tea Rooms. Route: Harpur Hill, Earl Sterndale, Longdale, Hartington, Hulme End, Alstonfield, Ilam café, Thorpe, Alstonfield, Hulme End, Warslow, Longnor, Crowdicote, Earl Sterndale, Harpur Hill, Buxton. See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 10 February 2019: Cat B Social 41 Mile, 'no drop' ride. Ride leaders are Chris Hallam and Charlie Toon. Avg speed 12 - 14mph.
Route: Peak Forest, Wormhill, Millers Dale, Tideswell, Bradwell, Hathersage, (Pool Cafe). Back via 'Surprise View' climb, Grindleford, Bradwell, Tideswell, Millers Dale, A6, Coalpit Lane.
. See Facebook group for latest news.