If you listen really carefully you can hear Nick talking alongside his BlueSteel Partner in crime, Adela Carter, about how BlueSteel strength and conditioning came to beContinue reading
Its time for a collective high five, followed by Knucks, fist bumps and wo/man hugs. Lady Cannings is finished and open for business. If you responded to any of our bullying to put your hand in your pocket and donate to the building of this trail. Well done! You did it!!
What has been built is a great swoopy blue, a flow trail, accessible to all and 1.4 km of fun. Even on the flat bits there are enough bumps to pump to not have to pedal.
The best postcode for the trail is the same as the pubs, S11 7TS. The trailhead is at this grid reference SK 28238 83343. If you need to drive there, why not ride?, then you can park on Ringinglow road or just off houndkirk road. Or perhaps in the pub car park if you’re stopping for a well earned post ride pint?
The trail is open access, its totally free thanks to everyone that has donated to make it possible. However, be responsible, ride within your limits and don’t ride it when it soaking. That’s what parkwood is for.
We’ve written several times about the developments spearheaded by our resonsonsible brothers on the south west tip of Sheffield. Cy Turner, with his Ride Sheffield hat on, came up with the idea of Crowdfunding a new trail in the ill managed plantation off ringinglow road known as Lady Cannings. Within a spit of the Norfolk arms pub it is a site that is a gateway to the Peak District for those riding out from town on our bridleway network.
It was back at the start of 2013 that the palm was officially out stretched for donations from from the very riders that would benefit from a new bespoke trail. It has taken until halfway through 2015 to actually realise the dream, but ambitions changed along the way, problems were encountered and a whole host more cash was donated. The fifteen thousand pounds of crowd funded cash was leveraged to persuade local businesses to pitch in big money to turn the project from a volunteer built prospect into picking up the phone to call in local legends Biketrack.org. Cotic Bikes, Avanti Conveyors and Norton Mayfield Architects as well as Sheffield City council have all parted with hard earned money to see the project through to completion. Go Outdoors then swung in at the last minute to donate the final £5k as part of a larger investment of £60k to build even more trails in these woods. Future mayor and Fixer Jon Dallow has made sure that everything actually happened as well as securing support from the council.
Bigs ups to all; Lets ride!
Congratulations to Dave Camus who smashed the competition with this video from Wharncouver showing just why Sheffield is so unreal for riding. Perhaps he should thank the ClaySpades crew for providing the sendooorrr for him and Jake Monk to press send on.
Dave wins two tickets to this Thursday’s premiere of Anthill Films latest release unReal thanks to Cycle to the Cinema
It’s showing at 8pm in Shef Uni’s student union. Tickets are still available for sale here: http://tickets.sheffieldstudentsunion.com/ents/event/7824/
Coming to Sheffield on Thursday 25th June the collaboration between Anthill Films and Teton Gravity Research will hits our fair city and country. Cycle to the cinema are bringing us UnReal.
Anthill are known for their high budget, expertly produced and polished creations. Think back to their ‘collective’ beginnings with seasons and roam. Through to Arrival, Not Bad, and Strength in numbers. They take their art seriously and present mountain biking through a lens quite unlike any other.
You can catch the making of over on YouTube
It takes place:
- Sheffield University’s Student Union
- 8pm Thursday 25th June
- £8/£6 students
However, you can win a pair of tickets saving yourself £16.
Simply follow @ThisiSheffield on Instagram, then use the instagram hashtag #SheffieldUnreal to tag a photo or video that demonstrates why sheffield is so unreal for riding bikes. Entries close 5pm 23rd June, you can enter as many times as you like and the judges decision is final. The winner will be DM’d through instagram with details of how to claim your tickets.
Good luck and get creative… a photo you railing on non descript berm in wharncouver will not get the win however rad it looks. We will be rewarding the idea not necessarily the execution of your photo.
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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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