Lady Cannings Trail is now open

Photo: Richard Baybutt

The wait is finally over! This Tuesday Steve Peat and Annie Last joined Ride Sheffield, Go Outdoors and friends to officially open the Lady Cannings Trails on the edge of Sheffield. From the cutting of the ribbon to well past sunset it was then  christened by the riders who have all dug into their pockets to raise over fifteen thousand pounds; making the UK’s first ever crowd funded trail a reality. And given the buzz up on the trails it has been a resounding success! Continue reading

Lady Canning’s Trail – A Model For the Future?

Steve and Annie do the honours!

Steve and Annie do the honours!

I’ve been all of a flutter since the opening of the Lady Canning’s trail.  My first reaction was, phew, at last!  After all, it’s nearly two and a half years since Cy Turner first thought of crowd-funding the build.   Continue reading

Welsh Access Green Paper

This is a press release from a national coalition of mountain bike groups of which Ride Sheffield is a founder member.  The group is keen that as many riders as possible react positively to the Welsh green paper by responding to the consultation process that accompanies it.  Please follow the link at the bottom off the page. Continue reading

Lady Cannings – Opens Tuesday!

RideSheffieldHeaderLadyCanningsThe wait is finally over! Our crowd funded trail – the first ever
funded this way – is built and nearly ready for riding. A HUGE
thankyou to all of you who dug deep and handed over some cash for the
trail. The crowd funding element raised OVER FIFTEEN THOUSAND POUNDS
which is a huge achievement. Continue reading

Safer Cycling Around Horses

It’s not just us that are out on the trails so its worth bearing in mind the best way to act around other users;  while most walkers can be dealt with by smiling and being polite, encountering horses does requite a little more thought. A while back we got together with Hallam Riders Group  to discuss how best to improve relations between mountain bikers and horse riders out on the trails and came up with a few hints and tips for those horsey encounters.

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