Over-Ride cycleworks will be holding a free security bike marking event at their shop at 284 Shalesmoor, Sheffield on Saturday 16th March from 10.30am to 4pm in conjunction with South Yorkshire Police. This opportunity is open to anyone. You just need to take along your bike, the frame will be wiped, the police will give you a UV pen and ask you to write your house number and postcode somewhere on the frame. They will then cover it with a security skin. If the Police recover stolen bikes, those that are marked have a greater chance of being reunited with their owner. Take advantage of this free opportunity to protect your property. There will be further security advice available in store on the day.
If evidence was required that the Peak District National Park Authority is taking cycling seriously it arrived in the form of the first ever Peak Park Cycling Summit held recently at Thornbridge Outdoors in Great Longstone. Ride Sheffield should again take pride in the fact that we were invited to the meeting and, on a number of occasions, asked by fellow cyclists and organisations how we’d managed to get such a vibrant and effective group established so quickly to which the obvious reply was, well that’s Sheffield mountain bikers for you! Continue reading
Get yourselves down to the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival this weekend for a feast of top class bike films. There are blockbusters like Where The Trail Ends and Strength in Numbers, shorts that are guaranteed to please all tastes such as the excellent Martyn Ashton’s Road Bike Party, Rockville, a celebration of a quirky cyclocross race in Italy and the, frankly, incredibly controversial Line of Sight, a frantic celebration of illegal road racing in the States that contains some of the most outrageously gung-ho dialogue I’ve heard since Rocky 1,2 and 3.
If you’re a climber, surfer or kayaker, then there’s more to go at including the stunning Wide Boyz celebration of Brits taking on and beating America’s toughest crack climbs, the engaging Endless Winter, an elegy to British surfing and many more. The festival has contributed to the Ride Sheffield trail fund so put your hands in your pockets and support this growing Sheffield institution!
Ten days ago we launched our crowd sourcing project to raise money to build trails in Lady Canning’s Plantation. It’s an excellent site, with great soil and located on the edge of the Peak Park (half of the woods are in the national park) but is a 4 mile traffic free ride from Hunters Bar
Since we launched the project we have been inundated with a couple of things; primarily money! Yes you have been amazing and we have been quite overwhelmed by the support and the good feeling in the Sheffield (and beyond) MTB community, with individuals giving anything from £5 to £100! It has meant that in a short amount of time we have raised just over £2000
The other thing we have had quite a few of is questions! So hopefully we can answer a few of them here….. Continue reading
Cy Turner has been busy and is ready to announce an exciting idea which could become a model for funding new trails all over the country.
For some years now there have been plans to build a blue/red level mountain bike circuit around Lady Cannings Plantation, a wooded area on the edge of Sheffield (location here: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=428560&Y=383385&A=Y&Z=120).
The idea behind the project is to promote and encourage mountain bike use and provide some fun, intermediate level trails in the Peak. This will hopefully make getting into the sport in our area a little less intimidating as new, inexperienced riders will have an option to develop their skills before stepping up to the pretty full on rocks and gullies of the Peak itself. Continue reading
The trail construction has been slowly progressing over the past 10 months, but as the anniversary of the first diggers on the ground looms (along with a certain race in the distant future) it seems like it is time to get the trails back in tip-top condition and draining better after the harsh winter that they have had so far.
This years Sheffield round is being held on the excellent recently restored trails at Rother Valley Country Park. More information from organiser Emma here… Continue reading
Russell of Russell’s Bicycle Shed www.russellsbicycleshed.co.uk will be up at Parkwood Springs offering his services!
Russell will be available to provide minor bicycle maintenance services and advice from 11am while 4pm, Saturday’s from 9th Feb 2013
He will also be keeping you all fed and watered serving Tea, Coffee, Hot Vimto and Snacks
Mucky bike? Take advantage of the bicycle washdown service too
Location: Cooks Wood Road Car Park
Russell’s Bicycle Shed is also available at Sheffield Station every Thursday from 7am, workshop located at 53 Mowbray Street, Sheffield – www.russellsbicycleshed.co.uk –
Lots of new faces at the latest dig day but, unfortunately, the same old weather. A brisk North Westerly breeze ensured there was only one way to keep warm and that was to push the barrow as fast as possible. Thankfully, there was plenty of barrowing to be done and Ride Sheffield’s volunteers threw themselves into the fray with gusto. Further wood buttressing was added to prevent the trail disappearing down the hill and the ribbon of resurfacing has now reached the point where only a couple of days hard barrowing and raking is required to see the project complete. The Eastern Moors Partnership team from the RSPB/National Trust, Rachel, Danny and Kim, gave up another sunday to provide technical input and tea and were enormously grateful for the hard work Team RS put in. Thanks to all those who turned up and, you never know, one day we might get to do some digging with the sun on our backs!