November Trail Day

P1000023Our next trail day will be taking place on Sunday the 8th of November on Blacka Moor. We will be working on the Devils Elbow to make sure it can cope with the rigors of winter.

We will be meeting at 10 am near the stables on Shorts Lane and will be working on the trail until approximately 2 pm. Lunch will be provided for all that attend thanks to Shore Lines. Please let us know if you plan to attend via the Facebook Event or by email at info@ridesheffield.org.uk 
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Exploring the impact of Public Rights of Way surface management on mountain biker experiences

Nick Copestake on the old packhorse route Stanage

Local rider, racer and all round good sort Emma Peasland is currently writing her dissertation for the MSc Environmental Management course at Sheffield Hallam University. She is keen to get as many responses to her survey as possible. This is good for the quality of the research, but it is also provide an interesting bit of research that will be of use to all of us. Continue reading

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UK Premiere: Cam Zink’s Reach For The Sky

p4pb12747397A few years ago one of the treats of the MTB calendar in Sheffield was the (usually annual) trip down to the showroom to see the latest MTB blockbuster. This usually provided the opportunity to see the big films several months before they came out on DVD (remember those?).  But the best thing was the collective experience, 300 people’s gasps because of a bone crunching slam or an audacious line choice really added to the experience.

But as media has changed, with the influx of shorter edits, our choice has never been greater and out attention spans now demand much more from the longer edits. Along with a few big productions that have failed to meet the hype and free premiers on some of the bigger websites has pretty much ended the MTB film night out! (we are still fortunate enough to have SHAFF and Cycle to the Cinema)

Fortunately, local importers Hookit Products are trying to bring it back; so more on the latest film night here…. Continue reading

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Polaris Pit Stops in the Peaks

pitstop1It’s not often that we post up press releases from the bike industry, but when we see things that are not only beneficial to riders, but also a great idea and a good fundraising opportunity we can always make an exception. The Polaris pits stops sound like a novel idea and will be appearing in a cafe near you very soon. More from Polaris on the idea…

Polaris Bikewear are proud to launch its Polaris Pit Stop cafe scheme this winter in the Peak District to celebrate 25 years of business . Continue reading

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Shore-Lines Supports Ride Sheffield

shorelines-logo-smallWe are pleased to announce that Shore-Lines, the Sheffield based independent rider owned distribution company specialising in Canadian mountain bikes, components and accessories. Is our newest supporter. Shore-Lines has been a supporter of the scene in Sheffield for a number of years now and has always been on hand to provide us with prizes and goodies for various events since we started. But they have been keen to do more for a while Continue reading

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Trail Days

Hard at it on Devil's Elbow

Hard at it on Devil’s Elbow

A core part of Ride Sheffield’s work has been getting out and working on the trails, from Public Rights of Way to the MTB trails that we have developed over the past few year. We have always had a great response from the local riding community; it has also gone a long way in improving relations with other user groups and landowners too. Continue reading

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