The Cockadoodle is a Saturday morning ride setting off at 7:30am (8:00am during winter daylight saving clock changes) from the Cenotaph at Bolsover. The aim is to ride for two hours, so people can be home and get back on with the rest of the day with their families, having already fitted in a ride.
Rides generally are not as hilly as the Sparrowfart with the odd flatter ride thrown in. It is advisable to check on the ride calendar as to the amount of elevation of that week’s route and see if it meets your ability beforehand. It is a club Red paced ride, averaging 16-17mph on the flat and around 15mph on the hills.
You’ll need to be self-sufficient with inners, pump, multitool and the route on your Wahoo, Garmin or other navigation device.
|#1 Cockadoodle||Mostly flat to Thoresby, back through Clumber and Elmton.|
|#2 Cockadoodle||Going out through Clay Cross before slaying a number of short steep hills on our way back up towards the Ault Hucknall climb.|
|#3 Cockadoodle||Mostly flat, out to Edwinstow then back up the hill to Bolsover.|
|#4 Cockadoodle||A hilly ride taking in Eckington and Spinkhill.|
|#5 Cockadoodle||A lumpy ride taking in Hardwick Hall.|
|#6 Cockadoodle||Mostly flat, out to Edwinstowe then back up the hill to Bolsover.|
|#7 Cockadoodle||Heading out towards Anston, going past the butterfly farm then undulating back to Bolsover.|
|#8 Cockadoodle||A southerly route around Tibshelf and a leg burning Carr Lane to finish.|
|#9 Cockadoodle||The Cock of the Doodle: our signature ride taking in all the hills we can think of encircling Clowne.|
|#10 Cockadoodle||Out to Edwinstowe and back.|
|#11 Cockadoodle||Mostly flat, out to Edwinstow then back up the hill to Bolsover.|
|#12 Cockadoodle||Faster ride taking in Creswell, Clumber and Carburton before slogging back to Bolsover via the Langwiths.|
|#13 Cockadoodle||Our hilliest offering around The Handleys, Ridgeway and Killamarsh.|
|#14 Cockadoodle||Taking us out to Shireoaks, Kiveton, Killamarsh and Sitwell.|
|#15 Cockadoodle||Over to Clowne, Kiveton, Dinnington, Thorpe Salvin and Whitwell.|
|#16 Cockadoodle||Riding out to Glapwell, Stretton, around Ashover, New Tupton and Sutton Scarsdale.|