After all the heavy rain over the past month, a lot of trails have taken a hammering. Non more so than Devils Elbow on Blacka.
There are fairly substantial plans we are coordinating with the Wildlife Trust and Sheffield RoW team. This will be the first of 2-3 days (2 and 3 will be in the new year)
We will post more up about the plans for the next couple of trail days in due course. But in brief, we will have a large amount of substrate which we will need to get into the right places in the trail as well as making the work as in keeping as possible with the characteristics of the trail. All work will be as sensitive as possible.
We will be reinstating and clearing all the drains to ensure it does not get any worse and improving what we can to make the damaged sections safer and easier to ride and walk through.
We will provide tools and as it’s Christmas, there will be mince pies and hopefully some warming drinks too!
Please come prepared for the work and the weather.
We will confirm which end we will be starting at later in the week.
Help always appreciated. This one will need decent numbers, but the next two will require a lot of help
Saturday December 7th from 1030 am
Mince Pies and other food will be provided – please bring your own water
It’s been another good summer for dusty trails this year, but the extra rain we have had has given us a bit of overgrown vegetation. (Parkwood will be sorted by the council team shortly)
So we will be heading upto Lady Cannings next Thursday the 25th for an evening session, cutting back vegetation and tidying up some of the loose sections too. Followed by post work pints in the Norfolk Arms (our sponsors may even buy you one 👊)
Dress appropriately for the work,don’t forget the midge spray and the water.
We will be meeting in the bottom car park on Sheephill Road at 6pm Thursday the 25th of July, or on the trails after 6pm.
You may have seen a few things around town about Cycle September that is being organised by Love to Ride? You may be wondering why you should take part? More info is below…. But basically one of the biggest problems when lobbying for better infrastructure and facilities for cyclists is a lack of data that can be used. By taking part, not only do you get a chance to take part in a fun event, you can also generate useful data that makes things better for cyclists in Sheffield. register your workplace and you will also have the bonus of being able to show your employers the number of cyclists, which is useful in sorting better facilities for those that ride, such as storage and shower. So what are you waiting for?….. Continue reading →
With this seasons fashions starting off with an attractive golden orangey brown look, eventually letting the browns, blacks and greys have their moment in (out) of the sun. So we thought it was probably best that we re commence with our trail days to make sure that the trail keep running sweetly and as sustainably as possible.
We will post up full information on each of the trail days as they come around. But for now here are the dates for your diary….. Continue reading →
As well as awesome trails and a great cycling community, Sheffield also has some pretty impressive research going on as well too. Sheffield Hallam’s Centre of Sports Engineering Research are looking for volunteers to take part in a study on body size. It does not take much time and you will get some pretty cool information about yourself at the end of it. For more information read on….. Continue reading →
While it may currently be rather freezing outside; a sure sign that spring must just be around the corner is the welcome appearance of Sheffield’s much-loved adventure film festival SHAFF.
There is a quite substantial selection of MTB films this year including Unreal, Rad Company, Reach for the Sky (including a Q&A with the film’s director) and a film from local riders and diggers Clayspades.
As usual there is also an inspiring selection of adventure films and films covering all aspects of adventure sports. There are also other events going on all weekend linked to the festival, including the SHED talks by influential local outdoors folk, business people and athletes.
To whet your appetite here is the trailer for the festival
For more information and tickets go to www.shaff.co.uk
Blessed as we are by hills and cyclists, it’s a wonder that no one has come up with this idea before. Take seven (road) hills in Sheffield, sort out a route between each one and organise an escort for the riders to give them a hassle free route, then at the base of each hill unleash a mass start hill climb with points going to the top 10 riders. Then repeat another 6 times until you find the winner. Sort of an upside down roadie enduro with perhaps a little more suffering.
If that sounds like your thing (and why wouldn’t it) then the information to enter is below. It should also provide an entertaining spectacle for those less inclined to race. It would be great to support an event that is the first of its kind in the UK. Full details follow below Continue reading →
A core part of Ride Sheffield’s work has been getting out and working on the trails, from Public Rights of Way to the MTB trails that we have developed over the past few year. We have always had a great response from the local riding community; it has also gone a long way in improving relations with other user groups and landowners too. Continue reading →
The wait is finally over! Our crowd funded trail – the first ever
funded this way – is built and nearly ready for riding. A HUGE
thankyou to all of you who dug deep and handed over some cash for the
trail. The crowd funding element raised OVER FIFTEEN THOUSAND POUNDS
which is a huge achievement. Continue reading →