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Dual slalom race to hit Sheffield city centre


27 February 2017 Star names in the mountain biking world are set to take part in the first-ever Howard Street Dual, being held as part of The Outdoor City Weekender. The dual slalom in Howard Street will be one of the many events of the Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, taking place from Friday ...

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LGBT History Month ends on a high

23 February 2017 It’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month and a weekend of activities closing the celebration will kick off on at noon on Saturday 25 February. The LGBT History Month is recognised yearly and 2017 is especially important as it marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. Although ...

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Magnificent cyclists take to the seven hills

Resized - the Magnificent 7-25

2 February 2017 Just walking up Blake Street or Hagg Hill is enough of a test for most hardy Sheffielders. But when The Magnificent Seven cycling event returns for a second time in March, cyclists will be racing as hard as they can up these, and five other, notorious Sheffield hill climbs. The race, a cross between a sportive and ...

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Weekend of all things outdoors returns for a second year

Cyclist in Fulwood, by Duncan Philpott

25 January 2017 Climbers, walkers, bikers, runners and those who simply love the outdoors are set for a treat when The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield for a second year in March. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the weekend of high-octane outdoor fun will take place from 17 to 19 March in and around Sheffield: ...

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New Year, New You at Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

Friday 13 January 2017 It’s more often known as the place to buy fresh produce, flowers, crafts and gifts – rather than somewhere to get fit. But to mark the New Year, the Moor Market is hosting a range of special events on Saturdays, focused on getting customers feeling good. On Saturday 14 January, at 11am there will be a ...

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City prepares for the North’s biggest outdoor art show

Exterior of pavilions resized

Friday 26 August 2016 It’s one of the highlights of Sheffield’s events calendar, and welcomes thousands of people to the beautiful Botanical Gardens every year. And now, more than 300 artists, sculptors and craftspeople are preparing to exhibit their work when Art in the Gardens returns for a 13th year on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday 4 September. Visitors from ...

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Outdoor City sparks a chain reaction for cycling in Sheffield


18 July 2016 With this year’s Tour de France once again capturing the headlines, elite cyclists are expecting a huge reception when they line up for the return of the Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix on Wednesday, 20 July. The 5th Sheffield Grand Prix, part of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series, caps a superb month for cycling in ...

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Route unveiled for much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

The route of a major new road race for Sheffield can today be revealed. The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K – which takes place on Sunday 30 October – will start in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and take runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. ...

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Women of Steel – inspiring strength and determination

Female World Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey takes a moment to appreciate the Women of Steel.

Friday 8 July 2016 Last month we unveiled the Women of Steel statue in honour of all the women who worked bravely and tirelessly through two world wars in Sheffield’s munition factories. The statue stands in Barker’s Pool in Sheffield as a lasting reminder and thank you to the women who kept our country going during the war. In the ...

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Not to be missed ‘the biggest little race’ in the UKs Mountain Bike Mecca

A daring mountain biker takes on the hills in Grenoside Woods

Monday 11 April 2016 Get ready for speed, thrills, tricks and maybe a few tumbles as Peaty’s Steel City Downhill races through Sheffield’s woodland on Saturday 16 April. Now in it’s sixth year, taking over Grenoside Woods Steve Peat’s Steel City Downhill is an awesome downhill race where young and old, and pros and beginners alike take to the woods, ...

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Run through inner-city green pockets and urban wilderness in The Outdoor City

Doug Banks

An interview with Doug Banks, founder of Kandoo Events, on how his running hobby turned into a successful outdoor events business in Sheffield.  I got into running whilst at school in Brussels. Our coach David McCreanney was a former professional runner with a real passion for passing on his knowledge to his students, so he really inspired us to take ...

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Search starts for next year’s Special Olympics volunteers

Sheffield football legends Tony Currie and David Hirst with Special Olympic Games athletes Niall Guite and Alex Thompson with the Lord Mayor, Cllr Talib Hussain

5 April 2016 Sheffield is proud to be hosting the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in 2017. Today starts the search for 900 volunteers to help make The Games a success and Sheffield’s sporting legends, Special Olympics athletes and the Lord Mayor are amongst those calling for people to come forward. The National Summer Games will run from 7 August 2017 ...

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VIDEO – Children enjoy learning about Shakespeare in Sheffield

22 March 2016 Shakespeare is being brought to life for children in activities taking place in Sheffield libraries this week. Writing workshops, game sessions and a Tudor trail are all being held to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Watch children talking about what they know about Shakespeare: See here for event details.

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