Lady Cannings: It’s your trail, name it!

Photo: Richard Baybutt

Photo: Richard Baybutt

It’s now 3 months since the trail in Lady Cannings opened and we hope that you remain as blown away by it as we are. From the grand opening, the joy of the first ride (and how it keeps on getting better the more you ride it) and most importantly the feedback from you on how much you love the trail. It’s great to know that it is as good a ride for toddlers on their first ride as it is for Olympian’s and former World Champions!

But the best thing about Lady Cannings is that it is there because of the generosity and hard work of the riding community. We really can’t thank you enough for making it possible for Bike Track to deliver such an awesome trail in Sheffield City Council’s woodland. Not only does it mean we have a great bit of trail, your crowd funding brought in Go Outdoors who will very generously make the full loop  a reality. Not only that but it provides a template for what can be achieved not only in different parts of the city, but the country too. Continue reading

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Lady Cannings – January 2015 Update

WE DID IT! Lady Cannings trails are happening, and this is the first of a series of product updates keeping you all informed about what’s happening with the build.

Those new to Ride Sheffield should catch up with our unique, first ever in the UK, crowd funded trail project by clicking on the “Lady Cannings” tag down there on the bottom right of the page, or at least have a read here.

The really exciting news is that with the help of Jon Dallow at Sheffield City Council the trail plan has been steered through hoops and jumped over ropes and we have an agreed build schedule for Phase 1. Here’s the map for this phase.

Lady Cannings Map - Phase 1 Continue reading

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Lady Canning’s Trails Project: Crowd Funding Success leads to partnership with Go Outdoors

RideSheffieldHeaderLadyCannings.jpgLaunched last spring, Ride Sheffield’s Crowd Sourced funding for the development of trails in Lady Canning’s Plantation was rapidly taken to the hearts and wallets of local (and countrywide) riders. With donations ranging from grom’s pocket money, through to university and local cycling clubs collecting money together, to larger donations from local industry and topped up with t-shirt sales supported by local bike shops. The funding slowly but surely made its way up to the amount needed to start construction of the first stage of the trails. There has been a phenomenal amount of support for the project and it is a huge thanks to all those who have donated that we are in the position we are in today. Continue reading

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Ride Sheffield Launch Crowd Funding Initiative for New Trails on Peak/Sheffield Border

Cy Turner has been busy and is ready to announce an exciting idea which could become a model for funding new trails all over the country.

For some years now there have been plans to build a blue/red level mountain bike circuit around Lady Cannings Plantation, a wooded area on the edge of Sheffield (location here: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=428560&Y=383385&A=Y&Z=120).

The idea behind the project is to promote and encourage mountain bike use and provide some fun, intermediate level trails in the Peak. This will hopefully make getting into the sport in our area a little less intimidating as new, inexperienced riders will have an option to develop their skills before stepping up to the pretty full on rocks and gullies of the Peak itself. Continue reading

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