Information on the Sheffield Easy Rides

Sheffield District CTC is to introduce half day easy paced rides on Saturday mornings starting this Spring.

Starting at 09:00 am from various locations on the edge of the city, the routes will lead cyclists out into the open countryside using quiet lanes, stopping for a café stop before returning back to the start point for lunchtime.

The overall distance for each ride should average around twenty miles, with regular regrouping, and breather breaks, an ideal ‘next step move’ for anyone who has only ever cycled within their own locality. Non-members are especially encouraged to join us.

The first ride starts from Millhouses Park Café on 09:00 am on Saturday 8th March and will use quiet country lanes to get to Brimmington before riding down the side of the Chesterfield canal to our café stop beside the canal.

Rides will be held every second Saturday throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Don’t expect a totally flat ride, but don’t expect to be left behind either.

More challenging Sunday rides are also arranged. Check the rides list for more information.

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10 Responses to Information on the Sheffield Easy Rides

  1. Barry Raynor says:

    Saturday Half day easy rides for March
    March 8th 09:00 Meet Millhouses Park Cafe for Chesterfield Canal. 20 miles Leader Barry Raynor
    March 22nd 09:00 Meet Endcliffe Park Cafe for Hathersage 20 miles Leader Eric Cocker

  2. Sara says:

    Hello,

    Do we need to book a place on these rides? Also, are children allowed?

    Thank you, Sara

  3. Barry Raynor says:

    Hi Sara,
    No you do not need to book, but a telephone call to the ride leader a couple of days before the ride may be helpful, especially if you have not been on a CTC ride before.
    Our club rules state that children are welcome on our rides, but must be accompanied by an adult if under fourteen years of age.
    Please get in touch if you need to anything further
    Kind Regards
    Barry

  4. Sara says:

    Thank you Barry.

  5. Sara says:

    Oh sorry, I have another question! Are these rides suitable for road bike tyres?
    Sara

  6. Barry Raynor says:

    The rides are especially suited to road bike tyres, the majority of the routes will be on roads. Any trails used will be well surfaced and easily managed by narrow treads.
    Barry

  7. Josephine Bown says:

    Barry, which is recommended for this ride-mountain bike or road bike?
    Thanks

  8. Barry Raynor says:

    Hi Josephine,

    If I were to make a recommendation, I would say road bike, 90 pc of the ride will be on roads. However you could manage the ride on a mountain bike if you needed to. BTW, the weather forecast for this ride is vary favourable

    Barry

  9. Josephine Bown says:

    A very enjoyable cycle today, with a very friendly group of people. Thanks to Barry & Eric.

  10. Barry Raynor says:

    Thanks Josie,
    Don’t forget to tell your friends, the more the merrier

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