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team Sheffield rideout report

Last Sunday’s team rideout in the Peak District was full of fun, fiendish climbs and flapjack to finish headed north to Sheffield for the latest team rideout, and what a ride it was. The crew from the city’s Decathlon store laid on some superb hospitality and a truly stunning route out into the Peak District.

The clocks went back and it was a cold start, but not for long, not once we’d meandered our way out of the city and straight into the first climb of the day, all seven miles of it!

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Once in the Peaks, the autumn leaves created some stunning scenes as we climbed and descended, through picture postcard villages – thankfully going down Winnats Pass rather than up it.

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The final climb of the day, Stanage, took the best part of 40 minutes, but led to to an eight-mile descent into the city, where we headed back to Decathlon’s in-house cafe for a bit of a refuel and the now legendary Schwag Grab™.

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The Decathlon crew laid on a great route – thanks Mick! – and top notch ride leading and pace-setting skills from Jamie. And a special shout out goes to Pete for his life-saving homemade flapjack – these southern softy legs were starting to take a hammering from all those climbs!

If you like the sound of this, why not join us next time? You’ll get first dibs as a team member – check out other benefits here.

With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!

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