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Peatys Jumble Sale

Peatys Jumble Sale

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.

There’s more information and booking over on the website and Facebook page. Get involved.

Trade stands already confirmed include:

Plus the limping mancunian warrior…

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Nicks had his bike stolen. Please look out for it.

Nicks had his bike stolen. Please look out for it.

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. nick@thisisheffield.co.uk

Please share this around the riders of Sheffield in the unlikely event its not already in another county/country.

Thanks
Nick

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Want to Work at this years Trans Provence?

The Trans-Provence is one of the most mental bike races around. A week of amazing riding and adventure. Ash has just fired over this appeal… they’re looking for a couple of people to work the week of the race… are you free???

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Unfortunately, two of our camp & logistics team for the upcoming Mavic Trans-Provence have had to drop out, leaving us to seek two new staff members.

Younger people and students are welcome and I would generally be very willing to be a referee on a young person’s CV (plus TP could be a pretty interesting thing for someone aspiring for a role in project management to experience first hand, all the more if they’re into MTB). Older-than-student people welcome too. One of the jobs requires driving a pretty big panel van.

Help would be needed from Wednesday 17/09 until Saturday 27/09 (although 20/09 – 27/09 *might* work). It’s a tough week and a bit, but it’s a brilliant team to work on, and getting to meet and work for some of the best riders on the planet is pretty cool.

There is compensation but nobody’s going to be retiring off it. I will discuss this individually with those who put themselves forward. I can be reached on ash@trans-provence.com

Thanks in advance,

Ash

Josh ‘Loosedog’ Lewis

Local Greno Pinner and self made hipster media star, Josh Lewis, is looking for support for the 2014 season. He’s knocked together this edit from videos he’s been featured in over the past year. He’s racing Elite DH and Enduro for the next year. If you can help, drop him a line Joshlewis1993@hotmail.com.

Photo: Gee Milner

Photo: Gee Milner

 

Steve Peat: Wont Back Down. Premiere in Sheffield!

Steve Peat: Wont Back Down. Premiere in Sheffield!

UPDATE: Tickets for the World Premiere are now Sold out!

If you are able to host your own regional Premiere, email premieres@wontbackdownfilm.com

 
Sharing ‘a brew’ with Steve Peat over breakfast this morning he shared a few details about the exciting plans he has in store. This lad never slows down, on or off the bike.

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The film charting his long career as a professional mountain biker is about to be shown to the world for the first time. Clay Porter has taken on the job of documenting his hero’s rise to become the legend he is today, how he got there and what he’s been through. Peaty is arguably the most recognisable and certainly the most well liked downhill mountain biker of all time. His 20 year career has so many highlights that this promises to be an unmissable film.

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Clay and John Lawlor are currently locked away in an Irish ‘editing suite’ putting the finishing touches to the edit ready for the World Premiere. Where else would this premiere take place but in Steve’s home town of Sheffield. He’s taking over the Pennine Lecture theatre of Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday 7th December to let 500 lucky viewers see the film for the first time. There will be Steve’s own ‘Wont back down’ beers for sale and a gallery of some of the amazing photos of his life.

Tickets go on sale on NOW! Monday 25th November through the boxoffice and the trailer for the film will go live the same day over on the website wontbackdownfilm.com. The US premiere of the film will be on Friday December 13th at the Rio theatre in Santacruz, California home of Santa Cruz bikes.

In January a worldwide movie tour kicks off and Steve reckons the film will be available to download on Itunes and buy on DVD sometime in February. So you’re going to have a wait just a while longer to see if if you can’t get to a premiere.

Just from our brief chat this morning it was clear to see just how excited Steve is about this project. He hasn’t seen the final edit himself yet and may well wait until the World premiere to do so just so that he gets goose bumps along with the other viewers.

This one’s not to be missed. Get booking as soon as you can and this is guaranteed to be a sell out.

Lady Gagas: £11,500 by Christmas

Lady Gagas: £11,500 by Christmas

Have you ridden at Parkwood? Good eh?

Have you ridden on the trails in Greno?? Reet good eh?

How much has it cost you to ride on either of those trails?

NOWT!

Parkwood came about through a grant secured by future Mayor, Jon Dallow, and the new trails and improvements to existing trails in Greno were all financed through the profits made from Peaty’s Steel City race.

Now. Would you like more purpose built mountain bike trails to ride? Some alternatives to the existing two, that could be ridden year round even when your local trails or the Peak is sloppy??

Its time to give back to the sport you love!

Cycling Citizens of Sheffield. Get tha’ hand int pocket and pull out some paper.

Back in February our ‘responsible brothers from another mother’ Ride Sheffield launched a campaign to crowd fund new trail development at Lady Cannings  in the south west of the city. Its been going pretty well and they have managed to raise £8500 so far. Which considering this is Yorkshire, is amazing. Its still a lot less than a fully spec’d V10 though.

However, Plans have changed, the ambition has risen! They’re proposing a phased approach to the work which will cost a  total of £60,000 when its all done. But this will be a much longer, professionally built trail rather than one built by volunteers which would be unlikely to take the hammer it would undoubtedly receive.  Full details of proposal are over on Ride Sheffield and they look magnificent.

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Phase 1 though is to create a 1.2km Downhill run from the top to bottom of Cannings running parallel to the road, which will link up with the newly surfaced bridleway up the middle of the woods.  This would give a great 2.5km loop to play on or be part of a ride out to the Peak.

This first phase will cost £20, 000. That’s £11,500 more than they already have. And they need to plug that gap by Christmas so the work can be scheduled to start in March 2014.

The only way this will happen is if YOU. That’s YOU reading this, who likes riding bikes and having fun, puts YOUR hand in YOUR pocket and give generously to the Fund. If YOU don’t do that, the trail will not get built. Its that simple.

So, its very easy to donate. You can transfer straight to their bank account.

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 please make sure this is a gift payment so that they receive all of your money.

I would suggest a minimum donation of £50 if you ride in Cannings regularly, more if you can afford it and even if you have already given.

I have pledged this much.

So you know what needs to be done. No excuses. Just get it done.

 

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