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Olympic champion to attend HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

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6 July 2017 Olympic champion Callum Skinner will be in attendance at next Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Skinner, who won gold in the team sprint and silver in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will start the riders off as well as taking part in a variety of activities on the day with ...

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Final countdown to weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

6 July 2017 With live music, refreshments and fun for all the family, this year’s Cliffhanger festival is set to get underway tomorrow evening (Friday 7 July), from 5pm in Devonshire Green. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, will be held across locations including the ...

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Olympic champions lead line-up for HSBC UK National Circuit Championships in Sheffield

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5 July 2017 Olympic champions Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Ed Clancy have been confirmed to race at the forthcoming HSBC UK National Circuit Championships, taking place in Sheffield city centre on Wednesday 19 July. Four former male champions, including three-time winner Russell Downing, will be trying to reclaim the title, while reigning champion Eileen Roe will defend her women’s ...

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Tickets now available for star-studded Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

James Toseland with Special Olympics athletes

28 June 2016 Release originally published by Special Olympics Great Britain Special Olympics GB has announced the Opening Ceremony ticket sale arrangements and entertainment line-up. Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining the Opening Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 8 August at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium. The show will be hosted by three big-name stars – Downton Abbey’s ...

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British Bouldering Championships to be centre stage in weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

28 June 2017 It attracts the best of the best – and this year the BMC British Bouldering Championships will return to centre stage at this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield city centre. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at ...

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Sheffield swimmer makes waves in run up to Special Olympics

Robert and Megan Hattersley

23 June 2017 A Sheffield swimmer is making waves in the run up to the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games and training harder than ever in a bid to win more medals. “When I’m in the water I feel free”. That’s the effect swimming has on 27-year-old Special Olympics athlete and wheelchair user, Megan Hattersley, of Wadsley Bridge. ...

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City Ride comes to Sheffield – watch the video here

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  9 June 2017 Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your bike and join HSBC City Ride for a ride to remember in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. As well as cycling on safe traffic-free streets, there’ll be lots of free entertainment, plenty to see and have a go at, and a totally new way of experiencing The Outdoor City. Find out ...

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Art in the Gardens returns for 2017

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5 June 2017 Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Back for a 14th year, Art in the Gardens will see around 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work, at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on ...

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Traditional fun for all the family at city’s May Fayre

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15 May 2017 Enjoy a day of traditional family fun at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre, taking place on Sunday 21 May. Attractions are set to include live music on the restored Victorian bandstand, classic and vintage cars, art and craft activities, a vintage and artisan craft marquee, children’s rides, an exhibition from the National Fairground and Circus Archive, ...

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Sheffield to host 2017 HSBC UK National Circuit Championships

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10 May 2017 British Cycling today (Wednesday 10 May) announced that Sheffield: The Outdoor City will host the 2017 HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships. The championships on Wednesday, 19 July will bring an exciting evening of bike racing to the city, in which men’s and women’s titles will be decided. One of the highlights of the elite road racing calendar, the ...

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Bigger and better Cliffhanger set for city centre return

British Bouldering Championships 2016 in Devonshire Green

9 May 2017 Details have been announced for this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield – and it’s set to return bigger and better than ever. The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, ...

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City to show its support for newly-promoted Blades

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20 April 2017 Tens of thousands of people are expected to throng the streets of Sheffield on Tuesday, 2 May, to mark Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship. Council leaders are laying on a civic reception for the players, who will be chauffeured in style from Bramall Lane to the Town Hall on an open-top bus. There will also be ...

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2017 Official Tour de Yorkshire Jerseys and Partners Revealed

Official jerseys for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

13 April 2017 News release from Welcome to Yorkshire With just over two weeks to go until the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O have revealed the jerseys and full list of official partners. The jerseys for the men’s race (which runs between 28-30 April) are being produced by sportswear brand Le ...

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Children create artwork to celebrate Yorkshire’s biggest bike race

Children from Stocksbridge Junior School show off their Tour de Yorkshire artwork

6 April 2017   Pupils from Stocksbridge Junior School are working with artists to create a striking piece of art to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire. The three day race will finish at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge on the afternoon of Sunday 30 April – less than a mile away from Stocksbridge Junior School. The school has a week of events planned ...

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Thousands limber up for Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

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5 April 2017 It’s one of the best-loved events in the region – and thousands are limbering up for a run at it on Sunday 9 April. It will be the third running of the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield since it was officially launched in 2015. Since then the half marathon has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity ...

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