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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 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 Rides (SMTR): Starting 9th June 2018. The format of the rides is simple: it will be the same route of lengtfh 60 km and 800 m of climbing each week ridden at tempo. The route takes in the climbs of Long Hill and the Cat n Fiddle with long flattish sections in between.
Meet-up time will be 0700 (leaving promptly) at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop, Buxton and back by 0845-0900. No stops and you’ll be home earlier enough for the rest of your day. The route will be: Buxton, Long Hill, Whaley Bridge, A6 to High Lane, Higher Poynton, Poynton, Macclesfield and finally the Cat n Fiddle.

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 13 June 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 14 June 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 14 June 2018: 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. See Facebook group for latest news.

Friday 15 June 2018. Route TBA. See Facebook group for latest news.

Saturday 16 June 2018: Saturday Morning Tempo Ride. See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 17 June 2018: Routes TBA. See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 1 July 2018: Esther Clinton will lead a 35 mile Cat C Sunday Saunter. Average speed approx 12 - 14mph. Not totally novice but a good bridge gap between the Thursday/Friday evening rides and the longer Sunday club ride. This ride has been created to give more people the confidence to enjoy a Sunday club run. There will be a cafe stop and it will be a no drop policy.
These rides will take place on the first Sunday of each month while interest lasts. See Facebook group for latest news.

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.