Rushup Edge/Chapel Gate – Story so far….

Rushup Edge. Photo: Simon McIntyre

On Friday after an alert from Keeper of the Peak, a few photos started emerging of some work that was being done on the far end of Rushup Edge/Chapel Gate. Sadly it appeared to be the standard Derbyshire County Council job of removing any character from the Byway for no apparent reason! Continue reading

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Bolehills Dig Day (and cake sale!)

bannerThe much-loved Bolehills BMX track probably sees as much action from mountain bikers as any trail in the local area, but like any trail they need a bit of TLC from time to time.

There is going to be a full program of dig days up at Bolehills over the coming months, but if you are free next Saturday, the 1st of November, from 0900 then head on over there.
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Peaty’s Bike Bonanza

peatys1Next Sunday, the 2nd of November, Peaty is getting together a lot of folks from the bike industry to sell off their kit at bargain prices, which sounds like a great thing to us. But even better than that, we will be there too!

So you will be able to stop by and chat to us about what we are working on at the moment. If you have any ideas which you would like to chat to us about, swing by the stand. We may even have stickers and Steel City Downhill pint glasses too!

See you there….

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Sheffield: UK Outdoor Capital City

553553_10151988935020058_1336823815_nWhile it may be something that most Sheffielder’s would agree on, it seems to be something that stands up to a bit of academic rigour too!  This is a great bit of news for the city to finally see the council appreciating and promoting Sheffield as the outdoor Capital.

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Burbage Valley Gets a Makeover.

Burbage undergoing a radical transformation….

Burbage undergoing a radical transformation….

When it was first reported that the plantation in Burbage Valley was to be felled, some people were uneasy at the prospect of a much-loved landscape undergoing such radical change.  The rationale behind the scheme was sound, the environmental benefits obvious but meddling with one of the Peak’s finest views was always going to stir up emotions.
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Blackamoor – New Bridleway?

Usually, a new bridleway is a cause for celebration but, in this case, the question mark in the title above is well and truly warranted.  At a recent consultation and much to the surprise of nearly all Blackamoor user groups, it was revealed that a new bridleway is planned in a quiet corner of the reserve.   Continue reading

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