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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. Most weeks there will be two Cat B rides – a c45 mile steady group and a c60 mile faster group.  These are no-drop rides and there’s always a cafe stop at around half-way.
Wednesday Evening: Cat A and Cat B rides of c20 miles in length, meeting at Selecta Tyre, Fairfield, at 6pm
Thursday Evening: from 30 March 2017, Ladies' Training Cat B/C: loops of upper Len Eyre circuit, meet in the lay-by opposite the bottling factory entrance on Waterswallows Lane for 7pm start.
Thursday morning: Cat C ride of c30 miles with a café stop, meeting at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop at 9am
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 or Dominic Smith direct at

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 20 September 2017: 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.

Thursday 21 September 2017
: 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: Tideswell via Peak Dale, Smalldale, Wheston, Tideswell, cafe. Home via Miller's Dale, Blackwell, Chelmorton, Harpur Hill. See Facebook group for latest news.

Friday 22 September 2017: This week's Friday Social ride will be an 18 mile loop to the Red Lion at Litton. Very steady pace (usually c10mph average but slower if needbe) and no-one will get left behind. This ride is designed to be approachable even if you've not been on your bike in years! Lights are a must though as we'll be back after dark.
Route: A6 (Ashwood Dale), Monsal Trail, Millers Dale, Litton, Tideswell, Wheston, Smalldale, Peak Dale, home.
Lights are a must as we'll be back after dark about 9pm. See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 24 September 2017: This week's Sunday club ride will be a c50 mile Cheshire spin to the Chapeau Cafe, but with a twist: Mow Cop! This classic climb - ranked 9/10 for difficulty in Simon Warren's book 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs - is a must-do for anyone that hasn't yet! But if you'd rather a steadier day, don't worry - the worst of the climb can be easily bypassed! 
Route: Congleton Road, Bosley Reservoir, Timbersbrook, Astbury, Mow Cop, Marton (cafe), Gawsworth, Oakgrove, Macc Forest, home. Downloadable from Strava here:
The ride will be led by Dom Smith and we should be back in Buxton by 2pm. See Facebook group for latest news.

Sunday 01 October 2017: Buxton CC will be featured in Cycling Weekly's 'Ride With' feature this week. Make sure you're here to show the cycling world what a great club we have. Route TBA but will start through the Goyt valley, cafe stop at Tea on the Green in Chinley, and finish with Long Hill. Meeting place and time as normal.

Sunday 08 October 2017: Autumn Classic ride for Club members. A challenging ride outside the local area, i.e. drive to the start. Similar format to the 2016 ride. Details to follow nearer the time. Cat B.