….Any you will get a guaranteed entry for the following years race!
The Sheffield network spreads itself pretty wide these days, with riders who have spent time in the city doing awesome things all over the place. Trans Provence is one of those things; realising that Sheffield is a goldmine for useful mountain biking types. And with a few of them already involved in the race, Ash (race director) is looking for a couple of people to work this years race. So if you want an interesting experience in a beautiful part of the world, not to mention a bit of cash then get in touch. All details below…. Continue reading
The progress that has been made up at Bolehills this winter has been nothing short of phenomenal. The entire track has been cut back to its original width as well as other work being done to improve the track no end. They have even had chance to work on the pump track too!
This has been down to the revived Sheffield Dirt Society and also to the fantastic volunteer effort that has been going on every couple of weeks. Continue reading
Four years ago when the Steel City track was built in Greno woods we could not have imagined how popular it would prove to be, but that popularity has brought with it a fair amount of wear and tear. So even after the repairs made by trail builders Bike Track and lots of great work done by our volunteers over the years, it has come time to give the track a bit of a facelift. Continue reading
Mountain biking is becoming a complicated business and, for once, we’re not talking about the endless 26 vs 27.5 vs 29 inch debate. No, the complications arise from the fact that we are victims of our own success. Thousands of us descend on the great outdoors every weekend contributing massively to the economy but also leaving our mark on this green and pleasant land. Continue reading
WE DID IT! Lady Cannings trails are happening, and this is the first of a series of product updates keeping you all informed about what’s happening with the build.
Those new to Ride Sheffield should catch up with our unique, first ever in the UK, crowd funded trail project by clicking on the “Lady Cannings” tag down there on the bottom right of the page, or at least have a read here.
The really exciting news is that with the help of Jon Dallow at Sheffield City Council the trail plan has been steered through hoops and jumped over ropes and we have an agreed build schedule for Phase 1. Here’s the map for this phase.
More digging up at Bolehills this Saturday 17th of January. Over to Sheffield Dirt Society for the details…..
MAN THE SPADES!
We’re back for 2015.
Not far to go now, we really cracked on at the last dig day and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Plan for the day as usual is to scrape off the grass from the edges of the track to get it back to full width.
The focus of the day is on the final straight and to get her running prime.
The Green Lanes sub-group of the Peak District Local Access Forum (LAF) met on 8th Jan to discuss Derbyshire County Council’s (DCC) proposed maintenance of the Rushup Edge/Chapelgate byway. In a welcome break from normal procedure, other interested parties were invited and given the opportunity to contribute to the meeting throughout. Continue reading
It is a reflection of how seriously Derbyshire County Council (DCC) now take the objections to their planned maintenance on Rushup Edge/Chapelgate that they agreed to hold a site meeting with Ride Sheffield, Peak District MTB and the Friends of the Peak District/CPRE (FoPD). Unfortunately, that’s the end of the good news. Continue reading
Happier times on Blackamoor, RIde Sheffield volunteers repairing Devil’s Elbow….
Normally, riders digging trails is a cause for celebration but this time it’s not good news. Nabil Abbas of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust (SWT) contacted Ride Sheffield yesterday, (6 Jan), to let us know he’d found a group of riders digging a trail on Blackamoor. It was on land within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which makes it a criminal offence punishable in the worst cases by a £10,000 fine. Continue reading
The to get Bolehills back up to standard are still cracking on with the 3rd of their dig days this weekend. If you havent been down before, it’s always a great atmosphere down there as well as the Monk Twins infamous cakes too! Even half an hour makes a big difference if that’s all you’ve got before heading out for christmas goodies! Continue reading