This months trail day will be in Greno Woods on Saturday the 6th. While most of the trails are running pretty well at the moment, there are a few areas that could do with a little tlc to improve drainage etc. We are still waiting on the contractors who did the felling to tidy up the last bit of their work, but as it is too wet for machinery to go in there currently we are just going to have to wait. So there may well be another Greno Trail Day soon. As well as a couple of evening in the run up to the soon to be announced Peaty’s Steel City DH. Continue reading
Thanks to everyone’s efforts, the RADmires fund is already up to just under £7000! The Winter Social 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
Last Friday on a beautifully sunny lunch break, we took a trip up to Lady Cannings for a quick catch up with Bike Track and Jon Dallow.
The first bit of business was to look at the existing track and to see how it was doing. You’ll be please to know that the majority of the track was looking pretty fine in the winter sun. However the handful of spots that had springs in were still a little soft, but an improvement on last week and after a dry few day should be even better now. As well as quick wander of the trail, Bike Track walked us through the new start, which looks great (the newly vented woods might even be a bit easier on the midges in the summer too!) Continue reading
With the wettest month on record now behind us, we thought it would be good to get out and give the trails a little tlc. Our work this month is pretty much dictated by the weather, as we are wing for the ground to settle before the contractors can neater up the work in Greno and in Lady Cannings we are waiting for the water table to drop as well as the new start to be constructed. So we will see work up at Greno in the next couple of months. Continue reading
It is with regret that we’ve had to close Lady Canning’s trail for a while due to damage caused by all the recent rain. The water table has risen to such a level that there are even a couple of springs bubbling through the trail.
We have taped off the start and end of the trail and posted signs advising of the closure and the reasons behind it. We’ve been down today and covered the trail with logs and brash every few metres after the initial closure last week was breached and the trail ridden over the weekend. Continue reading
How to donate to The Ride Sheffield RADmires Fund!
A few people have asked if we can make it simpler to donate to Ride Sheffield, so we’ve had a read up on Paypal buttons to get things sorted for everyone! Continue reading
Five years? Five years?!
Yes, Ride Sheffield has been going for five years and last night’s Winter Social was, as much as anything else, a celebration of all the things Sheffield’s mountain bike community has achieved. And a good proportion of Sheffield’s MB community were there to share in that celebration and, of course, the cake! Continue reading
It’s official! At last nights’ 5th Birthday Meeting, we announced our latest Crowd Funder:
After the massive success of Lady Cannings we are at it again, this time at Redmires, which sits between Stannage Edge and Sheffield City.
First a little recap of what we achieved Lady Cannings:
– First and currently only crowd funded mountain bike trail in the UK, possibly the world.
– First dedicated mountain bike trail to be built in the Peak District National Park
– Over 14,000 runs down in 14 weeks since it opened on Strava alone
– £75,000 raised between crowd funding, local business donations and Go Outdoors major contribution to complete Phase 1 and the additional trails to be built in 2016. Continue reading
Should Ride Sheffield impose a voluntary ban where trails have become badly eroded, even if the erosion is not entirely the fault of riders? John Horscroft examines the issues…. Continue reading
This coming Monday the 30th of November we will be gathering together in the back room of the Lescar for our annual social. This time it will be that little bit more special as we are celibrating five years of Ride Sheffield and thanks to the Adventure Cafe in Hope we will even have a cake to celebrate with!
There are a couple of changes to previous years, firstly it will include the formalities of our AGM that used to happen in the summer (don’t worry we are hoping that this bit should only take about five minutes).
Perhaps more excitingly; as we are celebrating five years of Ride Sheffield. It seems like a good chance to reflect on what we have achieved in the past five years. But we dont want to indulge ourselves too much; More importantly is that we want you to shape what we will do over the next five years. Continue reading