Cockadoodle

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.

If you are interested in riding with us, and have not ridden with us before, drop in and say hello on our club Facebook page, or email us at cockadoodle@banddcc.org.uk

Please respect the club ride rules described here and we also have an FAQ here and a list of the routes below.

Strava Route Description
Strava Link #1 Cockadoodle Mostly flat to Thoresby, back through Clumber and Elmton.
Strava Link #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.
Strava Link #3 Cockadoodle Mostly flat, out to Edwinstow then back up the hill to Bolsover.
Strava Link #4 Cockadoodle A hilly ride taking in Eckington and Spinkhill.
Strava Link #5 Cockadoodle A lumpy ride taking in Hardwick Hall.
Strava Link #6 Cockadoodle Mostly flat, out to Edwinstowe then back up the hill to Bolsover.
Strava Link #7 Cockadoodle Heading out towards Anston, going past the butterfly farm then undulating back to Bolsover.
Strava Link #8 Cockadoodle A southerly route around Tibshelf and a leg burning Carr Lane to finish.
Strava Link #9 Cockadoodle The Cock of the Doodle: our signature ride taking in all the hills we can think of encircling Clowne.
Strava Link #10 Cockadoodle Out to Edwinstowe and back.
Strava Link #11 Cockadoodle Mostly flat, out to Edwinstow then back up the hill to Bolsover.
Strava Link #12 Cockadoodle Faster ride taking in Creswell, Clumber and Carburton before slogging back to Bolsover via the Langwiths.
Strava Link #13 Cockadoodle Our hilliest offering around The Handleys, Ridgeway and Killamarsh.
Strava Link #14 Cockadoodle Taking us out to Shireoaks, Kiveton, Killamarsh and Sitwell.