Rushup Edge/Chapel Gate – Story so far….

Rushup Edge. Photo: Simon McIntyre

On Friday after an alert from Keeper of the Peak, a few photos started emerging of some work that was being done on the far end of Rushup Edge/Chapel Gate. Sadly it appeared to be the standard Derbyshire County Council job of removing any character from the Byway for no apparent reason! Continue reading

Bolehills Dig Day (and cake sale!)

bannerThe much-loved Bolehills BMX track probably sees as much action from mountain bikers as any trail in the local area, but like any trail they need a bit of TLC from time to time.

There is going to be a full program of dig days up at Bolehills over the coming months, but if you are free next Saturday, the 1st of November, from 0900 then head on over there.
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Peaty’s Bike Bonanza

peatys1Next Sunday, the 2nd of November, Peaty is getting together a lot of folks from the bike industry to sell off their kit at bargain prices, which sounds like a great thing to us. But even better than that, we will be there too!

So you will be able to stop by and chat to us about what we are working on at the moment. If you have any ideas which you would like to chat to us about, swing by the stand. We may even have stickers and Steel City Downhill pint glasses too!

See you there….

Burbage Valley Gets a Makeover.

Burbage undergoing a radical transformation….

Burbage undergoing a radical transformation….

When it was first reported that the plantation in Burbage Valley was to be felled, some people were uneasy at the prospect of a much-loved landscape undergoing such radical change.  The rationale behind the scheme was sound, the environmental benefits obvious but meddling with one of the Peak’s finest views was always going to stir up emotions.
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Fit 4 Physio – The Grand Opening

 

untitledFit 4 Physio are a local physio outfit that along with dealing with injuries and niggles from all sports are particularly good at dealing with cycling specific issues. They are moving into bigger studio space which means that along with their excellent reputation for fixing people they are now able to offer The Retul bike fit service, which means you can prevent a lot of your issues before they even start. Here is more from them about their grand opening this Saturday and how you can win a free bike fit analysis… Continue reading

Secret Allotment Downhill Race

10603222_10204482943938386_27313594403540360_nUntil Peaty’s Steel City DH appeared four years ago, the Sheffield area for all its awesome riding was lacking much in the way of racing. We now have the Nutcracker XC to add to the calendar, but for those who prefer hings a little bit more gravity orientated you’ll be pleased to hear that there is another race happening nearby too. Continue reading

Fancy Working on the Trans Provence?

TP LogoIf you have ever fancied getting more involved with a top-level MTB event, wanted to see the Maritime Alps and wanted to see what Nico Volliouz has for breakfast, this could be the news for you.
We had a message from race director Ash, who is looking for a couple of extra people to work the event. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in, full details are below…..

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Lady Canning’s Trails Project: Crowd Funding Success leads to partnership with Go Outdoors

RideSheffieldHeaderLadyCannings.jpgLaunched last spring, Ride Sheffield’s Crowd Sourced funding for the development of trails in Lady Canning’s Plantation was rapidly taken to the hearts and wallets of local (and countrywide) riders. With donations ranging from grom’s pocket money, through to university and local cycling clubs collecting money together, to larger donations from local industry and topped up with t-shirt sales supported by local bike shops. The funding slowly but surely made its way up to the amount needed to start construction of the first stage of the trails. There has been a phenomenal amount of support for the project and it is a huge thanks to all those who have donated that we are in the position we are in today. Continue reading