LADY CANNINGS TRAIL CROWD FUNDING PROJECT – PHASE1

It’s been a good few months since Ride Sheffield launched the very first crowd funding initiative for a bike trail. Over the summer money has been coming in steadily, with some local businesses also putting chunks of money into the pot. With the money pledged so far our total currently stands at just over £8,500 which is amazing. THANK YOU SO MUCH to all who have contributed.

However (you knew there was one of those coming, didn’t you), we have spent the summer and autumn working with Jon Dallow from Sheffield City Council and Bike Track to finalise plans, and there is so much more going on surrounding the area than first thought, and all that has had to be taken into account…
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Lady Cannings Update

RideSheffieldHeaderLadyCanningsMorning all. Just quick “we’re still doing this” post about Lady Cannings. Thanks so much to everyone who’s contributed so far, we really appreciate it. And if you haven’t yet, get £5, £20, £100, £1,000, whatever you can afford into the account via paypal or via internet banking to the Ride Sheffield account using the following details:

RIDE
SHEFFIELD
40-31-02
91574205

Account is with HSBC.

Or you can donate via Paypal. The address for Paypal payments is ridesheffield@gmail.com

If you’re new to Ride Sheffield, and don’t know what the hell I’m on about, we’re organising the first the ever UK crowd funded mountain bike trail in some woods near Sheffield and the Peak. All the info is here: http://www.ridesheffield.org.uk/projects/lady-canning%E2%80%99s-plantation-mtb-proposal/ (note that the map is now out of date) Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about Crowd Sourcing Lady Canning’s

Ten days ago we launched our crowd sourcing project to raise money to build trails in Lady Canning’s Plantation. It’s an excellent site, with great soil and located on the edge of the Peak Park (half of the woods are in the national park) but is a 4 mile traffic free ride from Hunters BarGreno Woods Mini DH

Since we launched the project we have been inundated with a couple of things; primarily money! Yes you have been amazing and we have been quite overwhelmed by the support and the good feeling in the Sheffield (and beyond) MTB community, with individuals giving anything from £5 to £100! It has meant that in a short amount of time we have raised just over £2000

The other thing we have had quite a few of is questions! So hopefully we can answer a few of them here….. Continue reading

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