While we all know that Sheffield mountain biking is going from strength to strength at the moment, a sure sign of a vibrant scene is lots racing going on. The ever popular Steel City Downhill had its third race this year, Stilettos on Wheels had its second race at Rother Valley Country Park and Midlands XC have been using the excellent course at Birchall to the south of Sheffield.
But now we finally have an XC race that is a little closer to home; and you dont get much closer to the centre of town than Parkwood Springs! Organised as part of the excellent Altura Nutcracker MTB series, it should be a great day out. If you don’t fancy racing, they are still looking for marshalls too.
More information below from Parkwood Godfather Dan Cook….. Continue reading
OK, pick yourself up off the floor, I know it’s a shock. Those two words don’t coincide nearly often enough but that’s exactly what we’re going to get – new bridleways.
You might have noticed a few changes to Ride Sheffield over the past few weeks, not the lack of web updates or the fact that we have got a bit of a tan over the last couple of days! More that we have a new logo, which leads on to a couple of other changes too! Continue reading
Feeling inspired by all the women racing at Peaty’s Steel City DH and at Stilettos on Wheels, Jacquie from Over-Ride CycleWorks is going to be running some women’s only rides. I will leave it to her to tell you more….. Continue reading
Start line nerves….
Another Steel City downhill and, crikey, The Force was strong in this one. The Dark Lord Himself, Darth Peaty had issued an ultimatum to the weather gods and, intimidated, they’d capitulated with a month of dry weather prior to the race. Day after day, racers practiced, interrupted occasionally by the Ride Sheffield trail fairies a’fettling and a’shaping, beautifying the berms and tidying the transitions. Come the day, the pessimists of the Met Office were proved wrong yet again as the sun shone and the track stayed snuff dry all day.
For most Sheffield MBers, the Peak District’s moorland is sacred ground for the brilliance of the riding but it’s also an internationally important eco-system and the Sheffield Moors Partnership (SMP) has been formed to ensure that it is managed as well as possible. Continue reading
While the debate of where you should be able to ride will continue to rage; there is no escaping the fact that if you want to stay on the right side of the law there are specific rights of way where we can and can’t go.
This isn’t going to be a lecture on where you should be riding, but we have had a request from the Wildlife Trust asking for riders to stay of a particular footpath on Blacka Moor and stick to the bridleways around Wimble Holme Hill Continue reading
Legendary riding spot Bolehills is currently undergoing a period of rejuvenation at the moment with a dedicated crew working hard to restore the BMX track as well as creating an amazing pump track too.
It seems quite apt given what is going on with Stanage Causeway at the moment; but we have been asked to help someone with a bit of research on green lanes. If you have a spare few minutes please fill in the questionnaire. We are hoping to get some useful feedback from the survey too. More information below….. Continue reading
Stanage Causeway after the latest work – and there’s more to come….
Thanks to ever vigilant Ride Sheffield volunteer Sue Duke, a worrying situation has been brought to our attention on Stanage. Derbyshire County Council (DCC) have begun to resurface the ancient causeway that runs down from Stanage Edge to Dennis Knoll.