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. Continue reading

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

AGM – Updated with Agenda

 

Lady Cannings Phase MapWhile we have our big Ride Sheffield meeting in the cosy confines of the Lescar around the beginning of December, we also have our official AGM during the summer (this is to do with when we became constitutionalised). We have done various things around this point, for a couple of years we had a ride and last year we met at Amici & Bici. Continue reading

Stanage Causeway Works Resume

Stanage Causeway - part of a beautiful landscape

Stanage Causeway – part of a beautiful landscape

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) have started work on Stanage Causeway today, (July 1st).  Their previous work has, it’s fair to say, caused some controversy amongst the mountain biking community but this time Ride Sheffield is cautiously optimistic about the outcome.   Continue reading

Latest Meeting with Derbyshire County Council

Stanage Causeway

Stanage Causeway

Ride Sheffield’s relationship with Derbyshire County Council (DCC) has been somewhat fractious over the years.  In an effort to create a more cooperative atmosphere, we recently met with Allison Thomas, Assistant Director for Planning and Environment and Richard Bonner, Assistant Head of Countryside Service.  The primary reason for the meeting was to impress on DCC that while we reserve the right to criticise them for some of the less sympathetic work they’ve carried out on Peak District bridleways, we’re also keen to offer alternative solutions and forge a working relationship. Continue reading