Bolehills, Shefifeld’s finest BMX track, has been the focus of some serious digging over the past months with many volunteers grafting hard for hours, with help from the team at Biketrack.org, to reclaim the track from the undergrowth, add width and fine tune the line.
The surface is down and it’s nearly ready to ride but the track is currently CLOSED – it needs to settle, so please respect the work, spread the word and hang tight – it’ll be worth it for a summer of love at the ‘hills!
After a lot of hard work over the past month all the trails in Greno woods are open and ready to ride. It has been a big job by local trail builders to get the three tracks back up to standard. All work that has been done is funded by Peaty’s Steel City DH and coordinated by us.
All the trails are surfaced with local material (everything used comes from the woods) and is the same as has been used in previous digs. While some sections of the track look a little smoother than before (when compared to just before they were closed), they are the same as when they were originally built and are now built to last. They will also rough up with time!
The bulk of the work has now been done at Bolehills, so now it is time to put the finishing touches in place. Some of this is going to be done by machines and directed by Biketrack, but there is still al lot of volunteer work to be done. So if you are free over the next couple of weekends, here is the information you need to know… Continue reading
We went along to a meeting last week in Stocksbridge where the illegal use of motocross and quad bikes in Wharncliffe and Greno woods discussed. A couple of local Police officers who are spearheading the work against these users came along for the discussion. It was a good meeting that continued for much longer than planned. In addition to Ride Sheffield there were a number of other mountain bikers there, along with representatives of local walking groups and the Stocksbridge Community Forum.
The first thing to say is that Police officers are obviously very keen to help us work through this problem and are doing what they can. There are obviously other demands on their resources and there limits to what they can do to find people but there is a definite desire to solve the problem.