The Steel Valley Project, a countryside management charity based in Stocksbridge, is holding a mountain bike challenge on the 14th July 2018.
Covering 31 miles, the route starts from Stocksbridge and goes over Cut Gate before dropping down to the Derwent Valley. It then climbs up to Whinstone Lee Tor and onto the flowing bridleway to Cutthroat Bridge (recently repaired by Moors for the Future), where there will be a feed station. To return to Stocksbridge, the route travels on quiet roads and lesser known bridleways around Strines.
The event aims to raise funds for the Steel Valley Project who are a registered charity working to improve the environment for people and wildlife in north Sheffield and the Dark Peak (including bridleways and public rights of way).
However, this year, 20% of the entry fees will be going directly to the Mend Our Mountains Cut Gate project.
Riders entering the event can also choose to be sponsored, with those raising over £100 for the Steel Valley Project having the option to claim back their entry fee – full details can be found on the event website.
Event partners, Trek Sheffield, have donated a pair of Bontrager Flatline shoes which will be up for grabs in a prize draw for the first 50 entrants. They’re also giving away a free water bottle to everyone participating in the event.
A further donation has been made by Stocksbridge Town Council, meaning that the first 100 entrants will have the opportunity to win a £50 Trek voucher.
Entries for the event are already filling up quickly and with a limited number of places available, the charity recommends that anyone wishing to take part enter soon to to avoid disappointment.
Event organiser, Tom Newman said: “Riders entering the event will be able to enjoy a day of mountain biking across remote moorland, riding technical trails and descents which will satisfy anyone with a thirst for adventure.”
More information on the Steel Valley Ride, including details on how to enter be found at: www.steelvalleyride.wordpress.com