Cycling Training

STC Easy Paced Ride

Group Rides: Easy Paced Ride

Please also familiarise yourself with the group ride etiquette below:

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What: Rides aimed towards less experienced or less confident cyclists, or just those who fancy an easier ride
Where: The third weekend of the month, either Saturday or Sunday mornings at 08:30am, alternating start points between Millhouses Park (Sunday) and Bradfield/Loxley (Saturday)
When: Throughout the year. The provisional dates and start locations have been included below, but check the Calendar for details closer to the time.

Following the Government announcement, the club is not running group rides at the moment. However there is some exciting news for the future as we have members in training ready to lead group rides – when we can.

Start Point 1: Millhouses Park at 8.30am.  The route is around 25 miles and will go out via Holmesfield, Curbar, Fox House and back to Millhouses cafe for a coffee.  We are aiming this at less experienced or confident cyclists.  We will pace according to the group and will not leave anyone behind!

Start Point 2: Loxley Road opposite the Admiral Rodney at 8.30am. The route will be about 30km with a few hills going up past High Bradfield, onto the Strines then back through Dungworth to Loxley.  The planned ride time is around 2 hours and we will have coffee at Loxley Nuseries Cafe afterwards.

  • 20th Jan 2019 (Sunday) – Start Point 1
  • 16th Feb 2019 (Saturday) – Start Point 2
  • 17th Mar 2019 (Sunday) – Start Point 1

and so on…

Please check the Calendar for up to date rides and start points.


Group Rides

What: Rides aimed towards getting three groups of differing speeds for 2 hours in the Peak District: Group 1 (10-12mph average), Group 2 (12-14mph average) and Group 3 (14mph+ average).
Where: Starting at 08:30am at Millhouses Park Café.
When: The third and fourth Sunday of each month, throughout the year. Please check the Calendar on the website for the latest listings in case of any rearrangements. The third Sunday rides will also coordinate with the Easy Paced Bike Rides when these are scheduled from Millhouses Café.

The aim would be to get 2 or 3 groups out according to pace for a sociable ride, with the chance to get some miles in, develop group riding skills and meet up at a café afterwards. For riders that average less than 10mph in the Peak District, or wish to ride significantly above 15mph unfortunately these rides will not be suitable. We aim to keep the groups together to get out for a nice sociable ride.

It would be really helpful to have some identified group leaders to help coordinate and keep the groups together, so for any of you are interested please can you let me know dates you could commit to via –

Finally, there will be a couple of points to note.

– Mudguards and flaps required for wet rides (it will be winter – see the Kit Officer to purchase club flaps)

– Please bring sufficient equipment for minor bike repairs (for example a multitool, a couple of inner tubes and a bike pump)

– Don’t forget money for the Café afterwards.

Summer : Forge Valley Cycle Track

Check out the Cycling Skills training page.


Looking forward to getting these sessions up and running and getting club mates together, so now it is over to you to get the dates in your diaries and come out to play!



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