From the Inside Out – Screening and Competition

Dates have been announced for the UK cinema tour of “From the Inside Out”, the eagerly awaited collaboration Anthill Films (the guys behind The Collective series of films) and The Coastal Crew.

Drawing inspiration from many previous films, riders and locations, with some of the locations now their backyard and the riders firm friends, “From the Inside Out” chronicles these riders journey to the locations they’ve always wanted to ride and expresses the lines and styles which have influenced them over the years. Continue reading

Devil’s Elbow – Dig Day 2.0

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work we go……
A Saturday morning in October and four mountain bikers are in their natural environment, Blackamoor’s superb Devil’s Elbow, doing the most unnatural things.  Nothing illegal mind, it’s just that where they’d normally be heading downhill, for once they’re reduced to labouring uphill pushing a wheelbarrow, a downright evil way to spend a sunny Saturday. Continue reading

Heads Up!

Just a quick heads up (literally in some cases) but we have been getting reports of trails being purposfully obstructed. A couple of the tracks in Greno have had things put across them, as well as the Lockerbrook Bridleway too. Also heard of a couple more rumours too.
So just be aware there might be a surprise waiting round the corner for you! If you do see anything, move it if you can but also let us know so we can pass on the info to the landowners, ROW team etc

Riding along on a trail made for two…

Mountain bikers have a problem, an image problem. While we see ourselves as a bunch of fun-loving free spirits, much of the rest of the outdoor community see us as gung-ho idiots who aren’t happy unless we’re mowing down senior citizens. Now, some of you might not give a monkey’s about having an image problem, but it’s fair to say that coming across as Attila the Hun on two wheels means that in the future we’ll have less trails to ride, not more. Confused? I’ll explain.

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News – May 2011

Now that i have two hands that just about work again, i though i would celebrate this by sending out an update on what has been going on in the world or Ride Sheffield (just in case you thought it was all hanging out with world cup racers and drinking farmers blonde out of box fresh five tens!) Continue reading

Ride Sheffield and the BMC

When Henry Norman and I found ourselves at the latest British Mountaineering Council meeting in Grindleford, it brought home to me just how many climbers ride mountain bikes and vice versa. During the evening, I managed to get into more conversations about biking than climbing and it was a good illustration of just how the worlds of mountaineering and mountain biking overlap. For both groups the Peak District is sacred ground. For climbers, it can justifiably claim to be one of the crucibles of the sport, a place where heroes climbed and standards continue to escalate. For mountainbikers, it’s debatably the best wild riding in the country, a perfect combination of wilderness and outrageous technicality. Continue reading