Shore-Lines Supports Ride Sheffield

shorelines-logo-smallWe are pleased to announce that Shore-Lines, the Sheffield based independent rider owned distribution company specialising in Canadian mountain bikes, components and accessories. Is our newest supporter. Shore-Lines has been a supporter of the scene in Sheffield for a number of years now and has always been on hand to provide us with prizes and goodies for various events since we started. But they have been keen to do more for a while Continue reading

Trail Days

Hard at it on Devil's Elbow

Hard at it on Devil’s Elbow

A core part of Ride Sheffield’s work has been getting out and working on the trails, from Public Rights of Way to the MTB trails that we have developed over the past few year. We have always had a great response from the local riding community; it has also gone a long way in improving relations with other user groups and landowners too. Continue reading

Lady Cannings: It’s your trail, name it!

Photo: Richard Baybutt

Photo: Richard Baybutt

It’s now 3 months since the trail in Lady Cannings opened and we hope that you remain as blown away by it as we are. From the grand opening, the joy of the first ride (and how it keeps on getting better the more you ride it) and most importantly the feedback from you on how much you love the trail. It’s great to know that it is as good a ride for toddlers on their first ride as it is for Olympian’s and former World Champions!

But the best thing about Lady Cannings is that it is there because of the generosity and hard work of the riding community. We really can’t thank you enough for making it possible for Bike Track to deliver such an awesome trail in Sheffield City Council’s woodland. Not only does it mean we have a great bit of trail, your crowd funding brought in Go Outdoors who will very generously make the full loop  a reality. Not only that but it provides a template for what can be achieved not only in different parts of the city, but the country too. Continue reading

Greno Woods: Temporary Trail Closures

DSC_0173Starting on Monday 28th of September for a period of about 12 week, Sheffield Wildlife Trust (the land owners) will be carrying out a number of woodland management operations in the area.

Details of exactly which trails are closed at any one time will be available on site. Alternatively, riders can contact or for updates. Trails will be opened at weekends whenever possible. Continue reading

OpenMTB – a National Voice for a Growing Sport

sayhi7Simple pleasure mountain biking. Take a couple of wheels, a frame, brakes, add some great landscape and, in the words of the late, lamented George Cole, the world is your lobster Terence. No matter how hard the manufacturers try to complicate matters with different wheel sizes, wireless seat posts, fancy materials and lurid colours, it’s still just a bike, a transport of delight. Continue reading

Lady Cannings Trail is now open

Photo: Richard Baybutt

The wait is finally over! This Tuesday Steve Peat and Annie Last joined Ride Sheffield, Go Outdoors and friends to officially open the Lady Cannings Trails on the edge of Sheffield. From the cutting of the ribbon to well past sunset it was then  christened by the riders who have all dug into their pockets to raise over fifteen thousand pounds; making the UK’s first ever crowd funded trail a reality. And given the buzz up on the trails it has been a resounding success! Continue reading

Lady Canning’s Trail – A Model For the Future?

Steve and Annie do the honours!

Steve and Annie do the honours!

I’ve been all of a flutter since the opening of the Lady Canning’s trail.  My first reaction was, phew, at last!  After all, it’s nearly two and a half years since Cy Turner first thought of crowd-funding the build.   Continue reading