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2013 - Beast of Bolsover 21st September

Beast of Bolsover Audax, 105km / AAA2

21 September 2013, 09:00 from the Courtyard Kitchen Café, Bolsover, S44 6DB

 

£5.00 (AUK / CTC) / £7.00 (others) if entered in advance

£6.00 (AUK / CTC) / £8.00 (others) for entries on the day

 

2013 will be the 9th edition of the Beast of Bolsover and the year the ride will be ridden an anti-clockwise direction.

 

The route heads out from Bolsover and skirts the edge of Chesterfield before climbing to an info control at Apperknowle, then passes through Dronfield en route to Barlow and the eastern edge of the Peak District. A desent of Curbar Gap is followed by an ascent of Kirk Dale to a café control at Monyash. The return leg is via Middleton, Elton, Bonsall, Cromford and a climb through Lea, then via Ogston Reservoir and Clay Cross, before entering a network of quiet lanes leading to a final climb to Ault Hucknall and a fast, flat run in to Bolsover.

 

There is one café control on the ride at Monyash (50km); please use it, if only for a drink. In addition, there are a number of other cafés along the route at Calver (just off route) and Cromford.

 

The route can be followed on OS Landranger Maps 119 and 120.

 

Entry form : http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/13-692/

Route map http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6085875

 

You can enter on the day – please email me ([email protected]) beforehand if you are planning to ride. To save time on the day, please bring a completed entry form.

 

Archived - The 2011 Wortley Wander - 103km Sat 16th April

Start: 09:00, Courtyard Café, Cavendish Walk, Bolsover, S44 6DB

Fee: £5.00

Entry form: http://www.aukweb.net/events/enter/11-24/  

The first of the club’s 2011 Audax events is the third running of ‘Wortley Wander’, a challenging 103km ride around the north west of Sheffield and the east of Rotherham. 

The fee for the ride is a bargain £5.00, which includes a free drink at the start and food at the finish. 

Following the first (2009) edition, the route was modified slightly in 2010 to remove the off-road sections between Wortley and Tankersley.  

The 2011 edition uses the 2010 route and heads north from Bolsover via info controls at Appernowle and Dore and around the hilly west of Sheffield to a free control at Wortley. The flatter return leg has been modified since last year and now crosses the Pilley Hills north of Wortley en route to Tankersley, Hoyland Common and Wentworth before skirting the north and east sides of Rotherham via an info control at Hooton Roberts. 

Although there is an excellent café at Wortley (The Countess Tea Room), which has a stamp, it can get quite busy, so I am happy to accept a receipt from Wortley Stores (next door) or from Wortley Hall (slightly further along Park Avenue), which serves bar food from 12:00pm. In addition, there are a number of other cafés along the route at Ringinglow (at Mayfield Alpacas), Wentworth Garden Centre (just off route) and Thrybergh Country Park (also just off route). 

The route can be followed on OS Landranger Maps 110, 111 and 120. A route map is available from:http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/31680954

The ride starts from the Courtyard Kitchen Café in Cavendish Walk, Bolsover (at the bottom of the main car park), which opens at 8:30am.  

The ride finishes at The Parish Rooms on Hornscroft Road, opposite the Parish Church. We will be providing drinks and some food at the finish. The hall is only a few hundred metres from the start. 

I will accept entries on the line, but please ‘phone or email first to confirm. 

Matt Connley

T: 01246 825351

E: [email protected]

2012 Audax Programme

2012 Audax Events from Bolsover 

Saturday 12 May 2012: Lincolnshire Cross 215km 08:00 start*, £5.00(AUK/CTC) / £7.00 

A tour of six working windmills across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to celebrate National Mills Weekend. All mills will be open and operational on the day of the event (weather depending). 

Controls at Mount Pleasant Windmill (Kirton in Lindsey), Waltham Windmill and Lincoln (Ellis Windmill). 

Saturday 21 July 2012: Hardwick 200 216km 08:00 start, £5.00(AUK/CTC) / £7.00

 This event forms part of the ‘Hardwick Cycling Weekend’ organised by Bolsover & District Cycling Club and The National Trust at Hardwick Hall: a tour of some of the Trust’s properties in the flatter parts of the East Midlands.

 Controls at Southwell (The Workhouse), Belton House, Tattershall Castle, Lincoln and Clumber Park. 

Saturday 21 July 2012: Hardwick Hilly Hundred 108km AA2 09:00 start, £5.00(AUK/CTC) / £7.00 

The second ‘Hardwick Cycling Weekend’ Audax event: a tour of some of the Trust’s properties in the Peak District. Highlights include Curbar Gap, Eyam, Castleton, Winnats Pass, Mam Tor, Edale and Longshaw. 

Controls at Edale (Penny Pot Café) and Longshaw. 

Saturday 4 August 2012: Clumber to Humber 210km 08:00 start, £5.00(AUK/CTC) / £7.00 

Following the successful first running of this event in 2011, the route has been slightly revised for 2012, and now takes in Horkstow Bridge as well Keadby Bridge and a double crossing of the Humber Bridge.  

Controls at Misterton, Humber Bridge Country Park and Blyton. 

Saturday 8 September 2012: Beast of Bolsover 105km AA2 09:00 start, £5.00(AUK/CTC) / £7.00 

2012 sees the eighth running of Beast of Bolsover, this time heading out via Cromford, Bonsall Moor and Elton to a mid-point café control at Monyash, before heading back via a Kirk Dale, Curbar Gap and Dronfield, Apperknowle and Inkersall before a final climb past Bolsover castle.

 Control at Monyash 

Saturday 27 October 2012: Colourful Clumber 110km 09:00 start, £5.00(AUK/CTC) / £7.00 

The end of season favourite, now firmly re-established in the calendar. The 2012 version heads out though Grove, North Leverton, South Wheatley and Clayworth to the ever popular café control at Misterton. A more direct return leg heads back through Wiseton and Misterton before returning through Clumber Park. 

Control at Misterton.  

Further details and entry forms from: www.audax.uk.net or www.bolsoveranddistrictcyclingclub.org.uk/audax.htm  

* starts from Whaley Thorns

includes £2.00 for temporary Audax UK membership

Archived - Colourful Clumber - 30th October 2010

Colourful Clumber 111km 09:00 start, £5.00 entry fee 

NEW for 2010. We are resurrecting Clive Wilman’s Colours of Clumber, which was run for many years from Clowne. The ride starts and finishes at The Parish Rooms in Bolsover and heads out through Whaley and Whaley Common to Clumber Park. We pass through Hardwick Village (info control) and the notorious ford before leaving Clumber and heading through Bothamsall, Gamston, Eaton, Upton, Headon (info control), Teswell, Sturton le Steeple and Beckingham en route to a café control at Misterton. We return to Bolsover via a climb to Gringley on the Hill, Clayworth, Mattersey, Sutton cum Lound, Babworth and Clumber Park’s Limetree Avenue before a final ‘sting in the tail’ past Whaley Quarry.

Archived - Lincolnshire Cross - 7th August 2010

Lincolnshire Cross 207km 08:00 start, £5:00 entry fee

A NEW 207km ride across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire that celebrates 18th Century green technology by visiting a number of working windmills from Tuxford to Waltham, near Cleethorpes. 

This region saw the windmill reach the height of its technology with the tall elegant brick tower topped by a distinctive onion-shaped or ‘ogee’ cap. A feature peculiar to this region is the cast-iron Lincolnshire Cross, developed in the late 18th Century by the engineer John Smeaton from Leeds, which allows mills to be built with any number of sails. The area boasts 4, 5, 6 and even 8-sailed windmills. 

The ride starts from Cuckney and heads north east through Clumber Park to a café control at Mount Pleasant Windmill at Kirton-in-Lindsey, with info controls at North Leverton Windmill and Heapham Windmill near Gainsborough en route. A further café control at Waltham Windmill near Cleethorpes marks the half way point on the ride before returning to Cuckney via info controls at Ludford, Ellis Windmill in Lincoln and Tuxford Windmill

Archived - Beast of Bolsover - 25th September 2010

Beast of Bolsover 105km AA1.5 09:00 start, £4.00 entry fee 

The sixth running of the event saw the ride being run in its original direction. The ride heads out to Glapwell and descends to Stainsby Mill, before heading through Astwith, Pilsley, Danesmoor, Clay Cross and Handley before descending to Ogston Reservoir. En route to an info control at Holloway the ride climbs towards Ashover before heading over towards Crich and descending through Upper Holloway. After passing through Cromford, a steep climb through Bonsall is followed by a further series of climbs and descents through Elton, Gratton Dale and Middleton by Youlgrave before reaching Monyash (café control). The return to Bolsover includes a descent of Kirk Dale to Ashford in the Water, a climb to Curbar Gap, a long descent to Barlow and a climb to Apperknowle (info control) before passing through Barrow Hill and Inkersall en route to a final climb past Bolsover Castle.

Archived - Wortley Wander 103km Audax Sat 10th April

Saturday 10 April saw the second running of 'Wortley Wander' a hilly little number that heads into the not so familiar country to the west of Sheffield, passing through Dore, Ringinglow, Lodge Moor, Loxley, Worral and Oughtibridge before passing Steve Peat's stamping ground of Wharncliffe Woods on the way to a cafe stop at The Countess Tea Rooms in Wortley. A less hilly return leg headed down the east of Rotherham via Wentworth, Kilnhurst, Hooton Roberts, Ravenfield, Bramley, Thurcroft, Brampton-en-le-Morthern, Todwick, Harthill and Clowne en route to Bolsover. 

The route outline is here: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3371903

Archived -  The Beast of Bolsover Audax (105Km, AAA:2)

2009 saw the 5th edition of the Beast of Bolsover on Saturday 26 September. The event was organised by Peak Audax in conjunction with Bolsover & District Cycling Club. This year the ride had been turned around and was run in an anti-clockwise direction.

 

The ride is best described as ‘scenic’ with over 2,000m of ascent, but the extensive views across the Peak District and fast descents more than compensate for the climbs.

 

Although the controls are the same as in previous years, albeit in a different order, the ride has a different feel as some of the climbs are longer and the approach to Bolsover is flat, rather than a final climb past the castle.

 

The route heads out from Bolsover and skirts the edge of Chesterfield before climbing to an info control at Apperknowle, then passes through Dronfield en route to Barlow and the eastern edge of the Peak District. A desent of Curbar Gap is followed by an ascent of Kirk Dale to a café control at Monyash. The return leg is via Middleton, Elton, Bonsall, Cromford and a climb through Lea, then via Ogston Reservoir and Clay Cross, before entering a network of quiet lanes leading to a final climb to Ault Hucknall and a fast, flat run in to Bolsover.

 

There is one café control on the ride at Monyash (50km). In addition, there are a number of other cafés along the route, at Calver (just off route) and Cromford.

 

The route can be followed on OS Landranger Maps 119 and 120.

 

The ride will start from the Courtyard Kitchen Café in Cavendish Walk, which opens at 8:30am. FREE tea or coffee is provided for all entrants at the start of the ride.

 

Bolsover is easily reached from M1 junction 29 or 30 and there is ample FREE parking in the Town End Car Park adjacent to the café.

 

The ride will finish at Bolsover Parish Hall on Hornscroft Road, opposite the Parish Church and is only a few hundred metres from the start.

 

Food (sandwiches, cakes, etc.) and drinks will be provided at the finish for post ride recuperation.

 

Further details can be downloaded here and the routesheet here.

 

Both files are in pdf format and will need Acrobat Reader to download. 

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