Lady Cannings – January 2015 Update

WE DID IT! Lady Cannings trails are happening, and this is the first of a series of product updates keeping you all informed about what’s happening with the build.

Those new to Ride Sheffield should catch up with our unique, first ever in the UK, crowd funded trail project by clicking on the “Lady Cannings” tag down there on the bottom right of the page, or at least have a read here.

The really exciting news is that with the help of Jon Dallow at Sheffield City Council the trail plan has been steered through hoops and jumped over ropes and we have an agreed build schedule for Phase 1. Here’s the map for this phase.

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Bolehills Winter Dig Day #4

10806329_911085302257608_3707426332869628527_nMore digging up at Bolehills this Saturday 17th of January. Over to Sheffield Dirt Society for the details…..

MAN THE SPADES!We’re back for 2015.

Not far to go now, we really cracked on at the last dig day and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Plan for the day as usual is to scrape off the grass from the edges of the track to get it back to full width.

The focus of the day is on the final straight and to get her running prime.
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Rushup Edge Site Meeting

It is a reflection of how seriously Derbyshire County Council (DCC) now take the objections to their planned maintenance on Rushup Edge/Chapelgate that they agreed to hold a site meeting with Ride Sheffield, Peak District MTB and the Friends of the Peak District/CPRE (FoPD).  Unfortunately, that’s the end of the good news. Continue reading

Site of Special Scientific Interest Damaged By Mountain Bikers

Happier times on Blackamoor, RIde Sheffield volunteers repairing Devil's Elbow….

Happier times on Blackamoor, RIde Sheffield volunteers repairing Devil’s Elbow….

Normally, riders digging trails is a cause for celebration but this time it’s not good news.  Nabil Abbas of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust (SWT) contacted Ride Sheffield yesterday, (6 Jan), to let us know he’d found a group of riders digging a trail on Blackamoor. It was on land within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which makes it a criminal offence punishable in the worst cases by a £10,000 fine. Continue reading