Lady Cannings Trail Evening

cannings 1We will be heading up to Lady Cannings tomorrow evening (Monday 20th June) to carry out a little bit of routine maintenance, open up a couple of the full drains and cute back the overhanging branches.

Its all pretty straightforward, low key work, but all help is appreciated, we will be meeting in the car park at 6pm and will be up there for 2-3 hrs before going for a quick pint in the Norfolk Arms. We will be bringing tools, but if you have a spade or a wheelbarrow, it would be worth bringing one along. You may also want to stick some midge repellant in your bag too!

 

This also means that the trail will be closed from 6pm onwards tomorrow night

Details

Monday 20th June – 6pm – Lady Cannings

 

Nutcracker Altura XC Race at Parkwood Springs

nutThe Nutcracker team have been bringing their excellent brand of xc racing to Parkwood Springs for the past 3 years; and their forth visit is just round the corner, next Sunday the 26th of June

it is an excellent race series, with the organisers managing  the difficult task of making races that are fun and entertaining for all racers, pleasing beginners and elite athletes alike.

If you haven’t  raced before, its a great change to give it a try in a familiar place and on a fun course, if not chances are you will know someone racing so why not come along and encourage/heckle them around the course (it is particularly spectator friendly, with good access points meaning you can see a lot of different spots per lap) Continue reading

June’s Trail Day – Blacka

2011 Oct 01 014editThis month for our trail day we will be teaming up with Sheffield Wildlife Trust to help with some of their work on Blacka.

We may also have a couple of impromptu evening trails sessions, which we will post up on the Facebook.

Full details below….

The next volunteer work day is on Saturday 4th June and we will be installing some of the new Finger and Waymarker posts and carrying out some maintenance work on the cross drains on the Bridleway going down to Strawberry Lee Lane car park.

We will bring gloves, tools and refreshments as usual but please remember to wear rough clothes, sturdy footwear and bring waterproofs, sun cream, lunch and water. I’ve haven’t spotted any midges yet but you might want to bring some repellent just in case.

I will be running the session so please can you meet me at in the usual place, Stony Ridge Car Park car park (SK 29581 80251) at 10am. Please ring me on 07964745451 if you arrive after 10am and need to find me.

Thanks Hannah

Please not that we will not be providing lunch for this one. But please email us if you attend so we can update the incentive  scheme, as a lot of people have been to quite a few days so far!

 

 

Midlands XC Race – Eckington Woods

eckMidlands XC will be holding the 3rd round of their series this coming Saturday the 4th of June in Eckington Woods. They are great well organised events and it should be a fun technical course in Eckington Woods.

All details for racing can be found here

They are also looking for marshalls too, with a number of different options available There’s fixed and roving (bike) roles. £30 + lunch and a free whistle. 08.00 to 16.00. Or marshal half day and race for free.

If you are interested please contact: midlands_xc@hotmail.co.uk

Long Distance Horse Ride at Greno Woods

On Sunday 5th June Greno Woods will be hosting a long distance horse ride. As a consequence, the bridleway loop on the reserve will be busier than usual, and all site users are asked to show particular consideration when using the reserve’s bridleways to avoid inadvertently startling the horses. In particular dogs should be kept under close control and mountain bikers are asked to check their speed when entering the bridleway network at the end of downhill runs.

With thanks, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Thanks
Chris Doar
Greno Woods Project Manager

Peaty’s Steel City DH 2016

steelcityDH2016_003Its back, bigger better and quite possibly more baltic than ever before!

“This year’s Steel City Downhill will be awesome. It’s such a great atmosphere for spectators and riders combined – get up there and give the guys a cheer, sample the great food and sink an ale” – Steve Peat

This amazing event sees 300 racers and over 3000 spectators gather in Grenoside woods each year, attracting mountain bike enthusiasts from across the country. The sixth Steel City Downhill, will be bigger and better than ever before. It’s also extra special as it’s Peaty’s last season before his retirement from competing in World Cups. Continue reading

RADmires needs your help!

peaty lady cThanks to everyone’s efforts, the RADmires fund is doing well! The Winter Social back in December was a tremendous success raising £1800 in one night and since then donations via Paypal and bank transfer have continued at a steady pace. We’ve also received a big boost with a major contribution from Cotic bikes swelling the coffers by over £2000. Continue reading

Peaty’s Steel City DH entries auction for RADmires

1425561_1075049859219396_3390651349864147097_nYou may have been thinking that you have missed your chance to race at Peaty’s Steel City DH for another year. With some categories oversubscribed by four times the amount of places that were available you would be pretty lucky to get into the event. But this year we are able to offer three people the chance to get a place in the race after the ballot.  Continue reading