We believe strongly in giving back to the areas we enjoy – working with local landowners and managers to improve the great outdoors, for the enjoyment of everyone.
Improving trails and access for mountain bikers in Sheffield.
Ride Sheffield is a group that works to improve trails and riding for mountain bikers in and around Sheffield and the Peak District.
We've partnered with user groups, land owners, land managers, Peak District National Park Authority and Sheffield City Council.
Ride Sheffield history
Since forming in 2009, we have
- Formed as a fully constituted group, giving land managers and other groups a contact point for the mountain bike community in and around Sheffield
- Gained a position on the Sheffield Local Access Forum
- Formed a strong working relationship with the Eastern Moors Partnership
- Acted as part of the group that helped Sheffield Wildlife Trust to purchase Grenoside woods and worked alongside This is Sheffield to create the now legendary Steve Peat Steel City Downhill race
- Persuaded Sheffield City Council to pursue more minimal surfacing work on Houndkirk
- Worked with Sheffield Wildlife Trust to cancel planned works to the Stony Ridge/Piper House permissive bridleway and taken on the task of ongoing maintenance here and elsewhere on Blacka Moor.
- Instigated a Public Enquiry to stop the downgrading of Fox Hagg Bridleway, working with CTC and Friends of the Peak District
- Refurbished Totley pump track with help from Cotic
- Helped with ongoing maintenance at Parkwood Springs
- Successfully crowdfunded the first trail at Lady Cannings, with Go Outdoors match funding to provide a second track at the same site
- Worked with Eastern Moors Partnership and Vertebrate graphics to produce the Peak Bike Code
- Supported Peak District MTB in challenging Derbyshire County Council’s work on Chapel Gate/Rushup edge
- Supported Sheffield Dirt Society in the ongoing maintenance and management of Bolehills BMX track
- Worked with Keeper of the Peak and Peak District MTB to raise awareness of the Bog of Doom on Cut Gate, successfully fundraising for subtle, sensitive repair works. A great partnership project with other user groups, Peak District National Park Authority, Moors for the Future and the British Mountaineering Council
- Created the hugely successful “Be Nice Say Hi” campaign
- Launched Rad Tax, a monthly supporters scheme for Ride Sheffield