I miss the Fast Show, particularly Paul and Harry’s piss take of the 4×4 fraternity. Two cammo clad numpties explaining the day’s mission, exclaiming “Let’s off road!” and promptly burying their vehicle up to the axles in mud. Continue reading
As well as awesome trails and a great cycling community, Sheffield also has some pretty impressive research going on as well too. Sheffield Hallam’s Centre of Sports Engineering Research are looking for volunteers to take part in a study on body size. It does not take much time and you will get some pretty cool information about yourself at the end of it. For more information read on….. Continue reading
We will be heading up to Lady Cannings tomorrow evening (Monday 20th June) to carry out a little bit of routine maintenance, open up a couple of the full drains and cute back the overhanging branches.
Its all pretty straightforward, low key work, but all help is appreciated, we will be meeting in the car park at 6pm and will be up there for 2-3 hrs before going for a quick pint in the Norfolk Arms. We will be bringing tools, but if you have a spade or a wheelbarrow, it would be worth bringing one along. You may also want to stick some midge repellant in your bag too!
This also means that the trail will be closed from 6pm onwards tomorrow night
Monday 20th June – 6pm – Lady Cannings
The Nutcracker team have been bringing their excellent brand of xc racing to Parkwood Springs for the past 3 years; and their forth visit is just round the corner, next Sunday the 26th of June
it is an excellent race series, with the organisers managing the difficult task of making races that are fun and entertaining for all racers, pleasing beginners and elite athletes alike.
If you haven’t raced before, its a great change to give it a try in a familiar place and on a fun course, if not chances are you will know someone racing so why not come along and encourage/heckle them around the course (it is particularly spectator friendly, with good access points meaning you can see a lot of different spots per lap) Continue reading
This month for our trail day we will be teaming up with Sheffield Wildlife Trust to help with some of their work on Blacka.
We may also have a couple of impromptu evening trails sessions, which we will post up on the Facebook.
Full details below….
The next volunteer work day is on Saturday 4th June and we will be installing some of the new Finger and Waymarker posts and carrying out some maintenance work on the cross drains on the Bridleway going down to Strawberry Lee Lane car park.
We will bring gloves, tools and refreshments as usual but please remember to wear rough clothes, sturdy footwear and bring waterproofs, sun cream, lunch and water. I’ve haven’t spotted any midges yet but you might want to bring some repellent just in case.
I will be running the session so please can you meet me at in the usual place, Stony Ridge Car Park car park (SK 29581 80251) at 10am. Please ring me on 07964745451 if you arrive after 10am and need to find me.
Please not that we will not be providing lunch for this one. But please email us if you attend so we can update the incentive scheme, as a lot of people have been to quite a few days so far!
Midlands XC will be holding the 3rd round of their series this coming Saturday the 4th of June in Eckington Woods. They are great well organised events and it should be a fun technical course in Eckington Woods.
All details for racing can be found here
They are also looking for marshalls too, with a number of different options available There’s fixed and roving (bike) roles. £30 + lunch and a free whistle. 08.00 to 16.00. Or marshal half day and race for free.
If you are interested please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org