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Love city life? Love the outdoors? Think Sheffield

Mountain biker at Parkwood Springs. Photo by Duncan Philpott.

15 October 2015 Sheffield’s outdoor credentials are growing in stature on the global stage. This week the city is hosting the European Outdoor Summit, attracting more than 300 leading outdoor businesses and brands. This latest significant event comes just a month after the International Adventure Tourism Conference was also held here. And to coincide with the spotlight shining on Sheffield, ...

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Second Sheffield International Economic Commission comes to The Outdoor City

Mountain biker at Parkwood Springs.

Photo by Duncan Philpott

Thursday 8 October 2015 It was launched earlier this year as an innovative and ambitious drive to engage the best brains from around the world in driving the city forward. And now the second of three Sheffield International Economic Commissions (SIEC) is to take place – based around Sheffield’s re-profiling as The Outdoor City. By using the name “The Outdoor ...

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Sheffield Grand Prix 2015 – interview with Gary Clifton

Tom Scully took the top prize at the fourth annual Sheffield Grand Prix, which took place in the city centre on Wednesday 22 July. Around 7,000 people turned out to enjoy the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series race, which took in a route around Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Arundel Gate and Surrey Street. An event village, complete with stalls, refreshments, children’s ...

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Explore Sheffield’s streets and park life with Sky Ride Local guided rides

Sky Ride Local trees

Take to your bike and discover Sheffield from a whole new perspective this summer with Sky Ride Local. Join our friendly British Cycling-trained ride leaders on parkland paths, traffic-free circuits and some great new bike lanes, all in and around Sheffield. You’ll explore quiet roads, get to meet like-minded cyclists and even pick up some tips on some great routes ...

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Elite cyclists take to city streets

From left to right: Tom Ward, Group Marketing Manager, Northside Truck and Van, Jack Rees, Achieve - Skinnergate Elite Racing Team and Marc Etches, Organiser, Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix - outside the Sheffield Town Hall. The Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix, takes place on Wed 22 Jul.

Tuesday 14 July 2015 Hundreds of the best cyclists from across the UK are set to come to Sheffield next week for the annual Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix, which forms part of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series. The event takes place in the heart of Sheffield city centre from 6pm on Wednesday 22 July, with the 1.4km ...

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Women of Sheffield gearing up for Tales of Suffrage bike ride

29 April 2015 As interest in women’s cycling reaches heights undreamt of only a few years ago and with the much anticipated Women’s Tour just around the corner, Breeze Network Sheffield are inviting women to take to their bikes and join the historical Tales of Suffrage and Votes for Women ride on Monday 4 May. The free, three-mile, women-only guided ...

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Cycling bug continues in Sheffield with Sky Ride success

Cycling fever hit Sheffield this weekend when Sky Ride came to the city with 2,000 people taking to the traffic-free roads for the family-friendly ride. Individuals, cycling groups, families and friends took part in the event – one of 14 free large cycle rides across the country organised by British Cycling, Sheffield City Council and Sky and formally launched by ...

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The sky is the limit for Sheffield’s cyclists

Cycling fever is set to hit Sheffield this weekend when Sky Ride Sheffield comes to the city with thousands of people already signed up to take part in the fun, free and family-friendly event. Individuals, cycling groups, families and friends are being encouraged to sign up and take part in the event – one of 14 free large cycle rides ...

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BMX star to launch Sky Ride Sheffield

A keen cyclist who was inspired to get on her bike for the first time since retirement is encouraging other people to sign up to Sky Ride Sheffield, which this year will be attended by Great Britain BMX rider Curtis Manaton. More than 1,000 people have already signed up to take part in Sky Ride Sheffield on 10 August, one ...

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Council adopts 19 point plan to promote cycling

23 July 2014 Sheffield’s Cabinet has adopted a 19 point plan to encourage more people to use their bikes in Sheffield. The aim is to get people of all ages and backgrounds cycling in every part of the city and there are many economic, health and environment benefits to be gained from more people choosing to cycle.

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Council’s 19 Point Plan to Promote Cycling

A 19 point plan to encourage more people to use their bikes in Sheffield is set to be adopted by the City Council’s Cabinet next Wednesday (23 July). The key recommendations will be considered by members aimed at getting people of all ages and backgrounds cycling in every part of the city. There are many economic, health and environment benefits ...

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Sheffield building on tour legacy

Sheffield is aiming to build on the excitement generated from successfully hosting one of the world’s top sporting events. It is estimated that at least 1.5 million people watched Stage 2 of the Tour de France as the world’s top cyclists swept through Sheffield on Sunday, with viewers from over 180 countries around the world following the race on TV. ...

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Outdoor festival goers gearing up for Cliffhanger

This summer’s Cliffhanger festival is nearly here. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities, especially biking ones, at this eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June 2014. The family-friendly, value for money event, is expected to attract ...

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Tour de France plans for lasting legacy

13 May 2014 TOUR DE FRANCE PLANS FOR LASTING LEGACY Sheffield is planning to take full advantage from the excitement building around hosting one of the world’s top sporting events. A host of ideas are set to take shape following the massive boom in cycling in recent years to improve the quality of life in Sheffield and people’s general health. ...

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High hopes for this year’s Cliffhanger

Adventure seekers with a head for heights will be able to brush shoulders with world champions and record breakers once again at this year’s Cliffhanger festival. Sports enthusiasts who like to climb high, run fast and swim deep will be able to take part in a host of daredevil activities at the eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses ...

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