“Summertime and the living is easy, bikes are jumping and the stoke is high, your riding’s pinned and the trail’s good looking, hush now dude, don’t you sigh….” Continue reading
The Ride Sheffield Winter Social at a new venue and the weather decides to come over all biblical. Will anyone turn up?
I guess we really should have more faith. The Sheffield mountain biking community isn’t going to be put off by head high floods on Abbeydale Road, they love a challenge. So much so that something like a hundred hardy souls made it to The Holt which, thankfully, catered admirably to the gently steaming horde as they dried out prior to the meeting proper.
Fortified with chilli and a refreshing pint of Magic Rock, everyone tuned in as Henry Norman outlined just how much Ride Sheffield volunteers have achieved in the last year and big plans for the future. Continue reading
Hi there, it’s Dad here. Oh, you didn’t know that was my new nickname? Yeah, I posted something on Facebook the other day that fell firmly into the ‘no-shit-sherlock’ category and was both taken to task for preaching to the converted and called Dad. Continue reading
Ride Sheffield recently attended a meeting convened by Mike Rhodes, Access and Rights of Way Manager for the Peak District National Park Authority. He had received a number of reports about mountain bikers behaving badly. Continue reading
Many moons ago, I rode the Strines Inn Bridleway that runs up to Derwent Edge. I remember it being a rocky, rutty, technical nightmare which, true to form deposited me on my arse at one point. Continue reading
Here at Ride Sheffield, we’re very hot on Health and Safety so can I ask everyone reading this to put down any hot cups of tea, sharp implements, chainsaws and the like? Last thing we want is any nasty injuries when you hear our news….which is that we’ve just received a donation of £22,500 pounds towards the RADmires project!! Continue reading
This just in from Gordon McMinn who’s been introducing a bunch of youngsters to the delights of mountain biking with the help of Sheffield trails – The Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team have recently completed a second 6 week mountain biking project with young people from around Huddersfield, where they have utilised the bridleways and trails of Sheffield. Continue reading
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
On Sunday 5th June Greno Woods will be hosting a long distance horse ride. As a consequence, the bridleway loop on the reserve will be busier than usual, and all site users are asked to show particular consideration when using the reserve’s bridleways to avoid inadvertently startling the horses. In particular dogs should be kept under close control and mountain bikers are asked to check their speed when entering the bridleway network at the end of downhill runs.
With thanks, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Greno Woods Project Manager