Have you donated more than twenty quid to the Radmires project? We love you! Do you intend to donate more than twenty quid in the next six months? We love you too! Better still, you now stand to win a bike! Continue reading
Its 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
Thanks 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
You 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
For this months trail days we will be doing things a little differently. Now that everywhere is drying out nicely, we can turn our attention to fine tuning! To make sure that the trails in Greno are running sweetly for Peaty’s Steel City DH, we will be holding a couple of evening trail sessions.
We will be up on the trail on April the 4th and 11th and will aim to start at 5.30pm and work for a couple of hours or until the light fades. We will meet in the car park, but will be easy to find on the trail for those who cannot get up there until later. We will work predominantly on the Steel City track, but may do a little on the other ones if time allows. Continue reading
Can you feel it? There’s more than a hint of spring in the air. Those eternal optimists the weather forecasters reckon things are looking up, there are snowdrops and daffodils everywhere and before you know it, the trails will be snuff dry and running sweet. Continue reading
This months trail day will be in Lady Cannings on Sunday the 6th of March. After the temporary closures of the trail because of the logging work and then due to the record levels of rain this winter, we are just about ready to re open the trail. All that is needed is to give the trail a bit of a tidy up and it will be ready to go. So on Sunday we will be after people to come along and move the logs off the trail, clear up the windblown debris and to make sure the trail corridor is still looking good and then it will be all sweet and ready to take riders again.
The trail will be formally checked on Monday, so please do not ride it until Monday evening. But beyond that enjoy getting reacquainted. Continue reading
As part of the RADmires fund raising we’re offering two really cool experiences for people to get involved with.
Firstly, Ride With Peaty at RADmires. We are offering 10 lucky people the chance to ride with Steve and be the first riders outside of the project team to ride the RADmires trail. Each rider will meet Steve, ride around the Stanage and RADmires area, and probably get in a cheeky pint afterwards. They also get a signed Ride Sheffield T Shirt made out to them from the man himself. All this for just £200 per rider, and the warm glow of knowing you have helped make an awesome trail happen. Continue reading
While it may currently be rather freezing outside; a sure sign that spring must just be around the corner is the welcome appearance of Sheffield’s much-loved adventure film festival SHAFF.
There is a quite substantial selection of MTB films this year including Unreal, Rad Company, Reach for the Sky (including a Q&A with the film’s director) and a film from local riders and diggers Clayspades.
As usual there is also an inspiring selection of adventure films and films covering all aspects of adventure sports. There are also other events going on all weekend linked to the festival, including the SHED talks by influential local outdoors folk, business people and athletes.
To whet your appetite here is the trailer for the festival
For more information and tickets go to www.shaff.co.uk
Blessed as we are by hills and cyclists, it’s a wonder that no one has come up with this idea before. Take seven (road) hills in Sheffield, sorry out a route between each one and organise an escort for the riders to give them a hassle free route, then at the base of each hill unleash a mass start hill climb with points going to the top 10 riders. Then repeat another 6 times until you find the winner. Sort of an upside down roadie enduro with perhaps a little more suffering.
If that sounds like your thing (and why wouldn’t it) then the information to enter is below. But it should provide an entertaining spectacle for those less inclined to race. It would be great to support an event that is the first of its kind in the UK. Full details follow below Continue reading