Theres something special that happens in Greno Woods in Sheffield each year. When Peaty’s magic in sprinkled liberally, amazing things tend to happen. The Steel City DH is one of those things; a local race with the atmosphere and attendance of a round of the World Cup.Continue reading
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.
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
Josh Lewis is back on the bike. After a season plagued by a bad knee, Josh got everything sewn up and finally got back on two wheels a couple of weeks ago. He’s not been slacking though… He’s Blue Steel through and through, picking up the CT Fletcher award for services to bench pressings at recent awards dinner. In his spare time he’s been learning how to use a washing machine and what the zoom button does on his shiny new camcorder. Reet good!
We all love bikes. Sometimes they are more than fun, transport or pleasure.
As an orphan living with her grandmother in Zambia, 12-year-old Tamara has a simple life, but not an easy one. While the sun rises, she builds a fire, fetches water, washes clothes and prepares breakfast before making the 2.5 mile walk to school. This year, Tamara received a Buffalo Bicycle along with 100 other students and teachers at Kabulonga Primary School. Now she can get to school more easily and safely, saving valuable time and energy ready to learn and build a future. Watch what a bicycles means to Tamara in our new video
It costs just £95 to put a bicycle into the hands of a school child like Tamara so for the price of new set of tyres you give a Buffalo Bicycle this Christmas and change a life. Not only that but anything you can give before the end of the year will be matched. Find out more at www.uk.worldbicyclerelief.org/power
Started in 2005 by F.K. Day, Vice President of SRAM, World Bicycle Relief’s mission is to provide sustainable, durable bicycles to individuals and communities in places where a lack of transport means that education, healthcare and economic opportunity and livelihood is often out of reach. The Buffalo Bicycle used by WBR is the result of many years of product development and field testing and is strong, durable and simple to repair as well as being compatible with locally available spare parts. The Buffalo isn’t just a bike, it’s a tool for cultural and economic empowerment.
In October of this year World Bicycle Relief distributed its 200,000th bicycle. Each one of those bikes represents a life changing new beginning for a school child, a healthcare worker or an entrepreneur who can now travel further, save time and carry heavy loads. This major milestone is all thanks to our incredible supporters and together we’ve been able to mobilise people in the world’s poorest communities who rely on bikes to get to school, receive healthcare and build their livelihoods.
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Do you need some new shiny bits for your bike? Would you like to grab a bargain? Fancy trying before you buy?
Well Sir Peat has got the event for you. He’s put together a Bike Bonanza at Ponds Forge on the 2nd November. The idea is that Shops, Pros and the general public will all buy an exhibition space and set out their stall (this could be you) full of great bikes and components they want to sell. Joe public (this could be you) then comes along when the doors open and ferrets around for the biggest and best bargain to be had in the hall. Everyone goes home happy.
Trade stands already confirmed include:
Plus the limping mancunian warrior…
Just had my bike robbed from work. Please keep em peeled and let me know if you see owt…
Sheffielders. I’ve just had my bike nicked from Work. Its a 2013 Giant XTC composite 29er 2 as in the picture. Its stock but has formula ‘the one’ brakes, carbon bars and seatpost. It also has a SteelCitySeries sticker on the rear chain stay. Its got headset spacers above the stem too as I never got around to cutting down the steerer.
Just in case you see anyone riding it around… please shoot first and ask questions later. Eternal gratitude and mega hugs for information leading to its return. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share this around the riders of Sheffield in the unlikely event its not already in another county/country.
Chay and Gordon poach some trails from the hard working Wharncliffe trail fairies.