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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

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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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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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Yorkshire’s biggest bike race inspires celebration ale

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22 March 2017 Bradfield Brewery, based in north Sheffield, has unveiled a special beer in celebration of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which will finish at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge on Sunday 30 April. The team at the brewery have come up with the bike-themed tipple “Farmers Push Iron” in the build-up to the big event, which will see the ...

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Countdown to weekend of adventure

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13 March 2017 There’s less than a week to go until Sheffield is transformed into a giant adventure playground for the second annual Outdoor City Weekender. The Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, is set to take place across various venues from Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19, with star names including downhill mountain ...

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Parks to benefit from £1.5m investment

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2 March 2017   Sheffield is bucking the trend and investing a huge £1.5m in its parks over the next three years, against a national background of austerity and budget cuts. The money, £500k a year for the next three financial years, will go towards improving parks and play facilities in the communities that need it the most. The majority ...

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Dual slalom race to hit Sheffield city centre

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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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The Outdoor City for All

The Outdoor City for All

22 February 2017 With less than six months to go until the Special Olympic Games are held in Sheffield, people are starting to look at the city and things to do while they are here. Sheffield, as The Outdoor City, has an abundance of parks, woods and countryside accessible for people with disabilities, with well surfaced paths and accessible facilities. ...

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Become a cycling champion and inspire other women to ride in Sheffield

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14 February 2017 British Cycling’s women-only cycling programme, HSBC UK Breeze, is on the hunt for female cyclists to inspire other women to get on their bikes in Sheffield. If you love cycling recreationally and are passionate about supporting others in your local community, there’s no better time to become a Breeze Champion. Breeze is the biggest programme ever to ...

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Magnificent cyclists take to the seven hills

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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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Protected playing fields recognised with Fields in Trust ceremony

Ribbon cutting at Ochre Dike Playing Fields, Fields in Trust designation ceremony

Thursday 19 January 2017 Ochre Dike Playing Fields, one of more than 800 green open spaces in Sheffield, was officially recognised as a Fields in Trust protected site at a ceremony yesterday (Wednesday 18 January). Located near Crystal Peaks shopping complex, Sheffield College and housing, the playing fields are an important green space to those who live, work and study in ...

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