Magic Rock Brewery Bike day – Cut Gate!

Magic Rock, a brewery in Huddersfield have asked Ride Sheffield along to their Bike Day – this Sunday 9th July.

The event is at their Tap House in Huddersfield, full details here.  Doors open around 12 and it’ll all wind down around 7pm.  There’s several talks and exhibits, plus top notch food and beers!

Si will be presenting the Cut Gate project that he’s been involved with alongside Peak District MTB, Keeper of the Peak and many other groups.  He’ll explain how and why Cut Gate was selected as a project, how that project has progressed and the plans for the future regards sorting out the Bog of Doom.  With all this in mind, there’ll be several ways to help us kickstart the fundraising for Cut Gate, but more about that on the day!

Helping with the Cut Gate presentation will be Dave and Sim from Radventure.  They’ve put some great work into photos to run as a background during the talk and will be helping to make sure Si doesn’t babble on to much. The photo background should help remind people of Cut Gate, or teach those who’ve not ridden there what it looks like on the ground.

Magic Rock have put a great amount of effort into the day, which will also include photo slideshows, a decorated Giro helmet exhibition (which go as prizes in the raffle!) a talk from Richpips and Tom, plus plenty more from other exhibitors.  Click here to see the full programme.

It’s an informal and social event, so please come by and support!

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Cut Gate Path – Collaboration, Consideration, Conservation, Action?

Ride Sheffield have been working very closely with Peak District MTB to address the issue of the “bog of doom” on Cut Gate.  Mountain bikers seem to get most of the blame for trail erosion, perhaps somewhat unfairly.  We’re keen to show that we want to act responsibly, hence leading the conversation.  Cutgate crosses a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so we are wanting to start a conversation about the continued conservation of 8,000 years of moorland life and build on best practise in upland path management.

We’ve worked together, supported by the Peak District National Park, Sheffield City Council, Moors for the Future, The Outdoor City, Keeper of the Peak and with support from 18 Bikes and Bike Garage, to produce ‘Cut Gate Path: Collaboration, Consideration, Conservation, Action?’  a call to debate the future of Cut Gate amongst the various groups who use it. Continue reading

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Cut Gate – Collaboration with Peak District MTB

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As we head into Autumn and Winter, a regular topic of conversation on social media and MTB websites is “has anyone ridden Cut Gate recently?” Most of us are aware of the boggy areas over the top, choosing to avoid riding Cut Gate when conditions aren’t suitable. Continue reading

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