Bolehills Forever

Bolehills Forever

All photos shamelessly pinched from Bolehills facebook and Duncan Philpott

Sheffield’s Bolehills BMX track is a 30 year old institution. Ridden by many and loved by more, the track has seen a transformation over the past few months. Richard Baybutt and Dave Camus have been leading the army of volunteers who have been putting in hours of graft and have made the magic happen.

Kicking off back in November 2014 they began claiming back the full width of the track from the grass and weeds which had grown over time.

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Ladies Aline Coaching Session

Abi Legge is the better half of our own Ruari Hallam. Here she reports back on taking the plunge with Sheffield’s finest mountain bike coach. 

Our first Women’s-only event of the year was a sold-out mountain-bike coaching session with Sheffield’s pro-coach JJ* from ALine Coaching. Due to the bespoke nature of the course, it meant that each rider took away new techniques to improve their riding and boost confidence for when tackling challenging Peak terrain. As usual, sorry for the lack of pics – we were too busy having fun!

Abi, Becka, Charlie, Lizzie, Sophie, Dani, JJ

Abi, Becka, Charlie, Lizzie, Sophie, Dani, JJ

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Printed bikes: The future is here!

You need to watch this video to believe it. Adrian Smith is making carbon fibre mountain bikes using a 3d printer that he built himself in his own garage. Adrian has a strong Sheffield connection having run Edge Bikes from the city back back in the early noughties after finishing his studies here. Smith is a old mate whose tenacity and devotion to making bikes knows no bounds. I’ve described him before as an evil genius (he’s actually lovely) but he prefers being a carbon wasp.

You can find Adrian on twitter and he has his own website and a facebook group for DIY bike builders

Things that go Boing in the night

Things that go Boing in the night

Monday 26th January – Ecclesall Saw Mill – 7 to 8:30pm

Do you understand what suspension does? Do you understand what it can do for you? Do you know how to make it do that for you?

Well, help is at hand. This monday night Tom Duncan is running a session explaining all you need to know about those things you’ve spent shed loads of money on and how to make them perform optimally for you.

Tom is very well placed to tell you all about this, he’s been Steve Peat’s Mechanic for the past two seasons and has been on the world cup circuit way before that. He’s also a first class graduate of Sheffield Hallam’s Sports Technology course where he studied in detail the performance of disk brakes and the effect of pedal type on rider power output.

Basically. He know’s his shit.

Sheffield’s Aline Mountain Bike Coaching are putting the session on and all the details are over on John’s site including how to book a ticket. For 10 quid, its well worth the investment. See you there, directions to the discovery centre are at the bottom of this page

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