The to get Bolehills back up to standard are still cracking on with the 3rd of their dig days this weekend. If you havent been down before, it’s always a great atmosphere down there as well as the Monk Twins infamous cakes too! Even half an hour makes a big difference if that’s all you’ve got before heading out for christmas goodies! Continue reading
Did a very wintry ride yesterday. Can’t remember being that cold for ages. Howling winds and sideways hail, but rather incredibly rode Cavedale with no dabs. Never done that before!!
However, the bad weather up in the Peak did remind me of a service I signed up to a while ago which I think all mountain bikers should get involved with. It’s the 112 service, the international emergency number. It works from any mobile phone like 999 does in the UK, but from whatever country you’re in you’ll always get through to their emergency services.
But, here’s the clever bit; if you text REGISTER to 112 and follow the instructions, once signed up whenever you ring 112 the emergency services can then access your phones’ GPS to locate your position. If you ring 999 or the number in whatever country you’re in they can’t do that. That is a huge step forward for safety in the hills. Be safe people. Get signed up!
Ho hum, another day, another meeting, but a good ‘un! Under the guidance of the Peak District National Park Authority, the Peak District Cycle Strategy has been taking shape over the last year or so. It was recognised recently that mountain biking lacked a serious plan within the strategy, leading to the latest meeting of the mountain biking sub-group at Longshaw Estate. Continue reading
The Ride Sheffield Winter Social was once again packed out and not just with sweaty mountain bikers. As has become the custom, we were lucky enough to be joined by those who manage the places we ride such as Danny Udall of the Eastern Moors Partnership (EMP), Roy Mosley of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust (SWT), Mike Rhodes from the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) and Sam Beaton from the Sheffield City Council Rights of Way Team. These are influential friends to have and thankfully, seemed to enjoy themselves! Continue reading
Ride Sheffield, Peak District Mountain Biking, Friends of the Peak District (FoPD), Keeper of the Peak and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) met with Derbyshire County Council (DCC) today, Dec 2. That in itself should be cause for celebration and is primarily the result of mountain bikers making their feelings known via both old media and new. Continue reading