21. July 2019 - 8:00 till 13:00
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Don’t Have a (West) Cow (ick), Man - Sunday RED Ride | Brookside Pharmacy | Sunday, 21. July 2019

DetailsSitwell CC Road Captain:James FoxLeaving from the corner of Turner Lane & High Street at 8am.
Ride description:
Cowabunga dudes, today we’re going long and heading off to the East Riding of Yorkshire, specifically West Cowick and the Old Station House café.
My thesaurus dropped down the toilet just before I sat down to write this ride description, so flowery language will be at a minimum…this anti clockwise route takes us down native roads toward the small Roman settlement of Danum, traversing via Warmsworth and Sprotborough. Here the ascent finishes for a while as we thunder through the flatlands of Bentley, Arksey, Moss and Sykehouse before stopping for a brew just outside Snaith. The return leg continues the horizontal theme briefly before the saw-tooth profile resumes as we head back toward HQ via Womersley, Skelbrooke and Hooton Pagnall. Just as the end seems in sight we cruelly take a left hand turn for the sting in the ride’s tail as we tackle the alpine-esq climb of the Cote du Dalton Magna (2.11km @ 5% average) before gratefully descending back to the boozer.
Take some cash with you for this one or you’ll be leaving the café hungry.
Total distance is 69 mile / 112 km with total elevation gain 2,985 feet / 910 metres.
The route can be downloaded here: .
The Cafe stop will be at .
The pace on this ride will be approx 15+ mph.
----What do you need?Helmets are required, and carry at least one spare inner tube plus a basic tool kit comprising a minimum of:Multi-toolTyre leversChain tool (chain breaker)One inner tube (preferably two)Spanner (with multiple size holes, helps with brake/pedal situations)Spoke keyMini pump (or gas canisters and valve)An emergency tenner (useful at the cafe stop if nothing else)In the Winter months riders should have full length mudguards and preferably a mudguard flap - it helps to keep our kit clean!Our no-drop policy applies to every club ride so there will usually be a tool for the job amongst us somewhere and hands on deck to help out. However, it's still wise to carry a toolkit of your own in case you have to head back home alone for any information can be found on our site here: of the roadEveryone on a club ride needs to take responsibility for the safety of others as well as for themselves. In order to ensure our rides remain safe as well as good fun, we ask all our members to follow some basic rules and standards of cycling etiquette.If you're considering just doing part of this ride we would recommend you familiarise yourself with the area and/or bring a map of some kind. However, if you ask the Road Captain they will help as much as possible in directing let someone know if you leave the ride/group as we don't want to waste time searching for you if nothing is wrong. If you are struggling in anyway don't suffer in silence, please let the Road Captain know so they can help if is an opportunity to meet up for a ride with others and socialise. Although someone will be determining the route you are ultimately responsible for your own actions.