Back in the days before our minds were continually melted by a non stop supply of shredits, we used to get the treat of a couple of times a year of heading down to the Showroom with a couple of hundred other riders to watch whatever feature length film was out at the time. As well as a cool communal experience, it was nice to be able to catch up with the MTB community too.
Last year we were treated to the World Premier of Gamble, but that was a rare treat. However we now have a couple of films coming up in the next month, if you like that sort of thing.
First up is The Moment, it’s about the history of free riding and how it has shaped our sport. Check out the trailer below. Its screened by Cycle to the Cinema at Decathlon on the 3rd of July
Between us, we’ve done it – the Cut Gate fundraiser has hit its total! Those of us who’ve plugged away behind the scenes, our countless partners in local organisations and each and every one of you who fundraised and donated have all helped to make this happen. Huge thanks!
This article comes with a health warning, please approach with caution. If you’re a conservationist or outdoor enthusiast of a nervous disposition, look away now. If you’re happy to have your preconceptions challenged, read on….
The rebellious heart of mountain biking can occasionally tip over into a kind of juvenile grumpiness, “I don’t care, I’m going to do what I like and the rest of the world can go to hell.” Ride Sheffield loves the fact that individualism and freedom are core parts of our great sport, but we also love it when the sport pulls together to achieve a greater good.
We were hoping to be up in Greno for our next trail day, but as some of the work up there is a bit more technical and we are not sure how much we will be getting the pro’s into, we thought we would have a little change of plans. We will be up in Greno soon and will be doing some Steel City DH prep in April too. If you have any thoughts on what you would to be seen done up there please let us know.
So for this month we will head up to Lady Cannings. It’s done pretty well this winter, but it could do with a little bit of love to keep things running sweet.
With the help of local riders and businesses, Ride Sheffield have raised all the money required to build a red graded trail in Redmires plantation in the Peak District. Enormous effort has gone into satisfying the various demands placed on us by the Peak District National Park and other user groups. The first attempt at gaining planning permission has, however, been placed on hold. Here’s the story….
When we announced Rad Tax, the whole idea was for Sheffield riders to pay into a pot that would give Ride Sheffield something of a pot to dip into , in contrast to our larger crowdfunded trail projects such as Lady Canning’s.
So what have we spent it on so far? Here’s a few things we’ve done and have planned;
Tom riding Sheepskulls. Proof that riders can police themselves….
The story of Sheep Skulls is an excellent example of cooperation between mountain bikers and land managers. Recently, some riders have risked a riding ban by ignoring the agreement reached between Ride Sheffield and the Eastern Moors Partnership. Here is a potted history….
Our first trail day of the year will be on Fox Hagg this coming Saturday the 26th of January.
We will be meeting in the carpark by Rivelin Dams at 10 am and will be out on the trails for approximately 2-3 hrs. The trails are running pretty well, but we want to make sure they are ready for the full onslaught of winter kick is. We will be un-blocking drainage and making sure that the water stays off the trails
We will provide lunch and snacks to keep your energy levels well stocked up provided by our trail day sponsors Bike-Track
Date: 26th January at 10pm
Meet: Rivelin Dams Car Park
Tools Provided (but extras always welcome)
Pleas dress appropriately for the work (especially if in fancy dress), stout boots and warm clothes recommend)
A new venue and a new format, always a risky business, but the inevitable pre-meeting fears turned out to be completely unfounded. As usual, the good mountain biking folk of Sheffield and beyond turned out in force and the Workstation was packed for this year’s Ride Sheffield Winter Social and AGM. Continue reading →