June Social Rides

On Sunday 25th June 2023 we have got 3 social rides starting and finishing at the Furnace Brewpub on Duke Street, Derby, DE1 3BX .

John and Daisy’s River Route

John Anglesea will be heading out with the little ‘uns on the river path to Elvaston Castle. 

The route is a great one for the little ‘uns to show their parents or carers the skills they’ve picked up from the coaching sessions. 

There’ll be a few stop offs to take in the river views, try out the BMX track and ice cream or cake at Elvaston Castle.

Meet for 10 ish, depart for 10:30. 

Parental support is a must as this is not a coached session.

Neil’s post Peak pedal

Following the success of the Peak social ride, Neil Hutchinson has created a couple of great routes.

The medium ride is planned to be gravel based, leaving the Furnace Pub at 10.30 and heading out to ride some of the local bridleways to the west of the city. We will wind our way through the city before heading out towards Kedleston.  Quiet lanes and bridleways will take us to a refreshment stop at the Cock Inn, Muggington.  We then head back east with a slight diversion to Breadsall before picking up The Greenway back into the City.

The route is roughly 25 miles with 1800ft of climbing on 40/60 gravel/road.  We cross the A52 twice close to Brailsford.
Everyone is welcome and the route is suitable for MTB’s, cross and gravel bikes.

Neil MTB Strava Link

We have created a road version that follows a similar route that will get to the Cock Inn for refreshments hopefully at a similar time.

Neil Road Strava Link

Rob’s Road Route

A total of 97 km in fact!

Departing at 10:05 and returning for 2:30, we head out towards Ellastone and round the back of Alton Towers to a coffee and cake stop at the Rambler’s Retreat cafe. We then return to Derby via Croxden Abbey and Marsden Montgomery.

This is a social, “no drop” ride, aiming for an average speed of about 25 km/hr. There are a few steep climbs, particularly around Alton and Oakamoor, but there is an obvious shortcut to the cafe for anyone who wants an easier version.

Rob’s Road Strava


The Furnace Brewpub has a car park next door to the pub and there’s free on street parking available too.  You could also use the Rowing Club car park area.

The Furnace Brewpub will open their rear yard for secure cycle parking whilst you enjoy refreshments upon return.  

For a fantastic price of £3.50 each, we’ll supply sandwiches, samosas and cookies. 

The Furnace Brewpub sell a wide selection of non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

Please complete your booking on RiderHQ by 5pm on Wednesday 21st June at the following link:


We need to confirm numbers to order the food.

We also need to make sure we dont set off without you!