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VIDEO: Côte de Wincobank Hill Climb

We love this fantastic video of the Côtes de Wincobank hill climb last Saturday, which was shot by Mat Pennell from Sheffield-based Furnace Media. It really captures the spirit of Allez Allez Sheffield and what was a wonderful weekend. Thanks to Mat for allowing us to share.

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Stone markers installed to preserve Tour de France legacy for Sheffield

At the installation of the stone end marker in Attercliffe Common.
(L-R) Councillor Leigh Bramall, Rob Allen from AMEY, David Wain from SCC and Diana Buckley from SCC

2 July 2015 It’s now a year since the Tour de France – the largest sporting event in the world – came to Sheffield. And as well as organising the Allez Allez Sheffield event, a three-day celebration of all things cycling which runs from 3 to 5 July, Sheffield City Council has developed, with private sector partners, an ambitious Tour ...

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CycleBoost riders collect their awards

Cycleboost winners and Cllr Tim Rippon (2)

Friday 20 February 2015 Sheffield cyclists have claimed their rewards for riding the equivalent of more than twice around the world. Over 800 enthusiastic cyclists signed up for the city’s CycleBoost scheme last year and completed over 108,000 kilometres – or two and a half times around the world! Sheffield City Council’s Cycle Champion, Councillor Tim Rippon presented the awards ...

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Benefits from Le Tour exceed all expectations

Tour de France Stage 2 finish in Sheffield

Tuesday 17 February 2015 A detailed economic study following last year’s Tour de France has shown that the benefits to Sheffield topped even the most optimistic projections. When Sheffield was chosen to host the Stage 2 finish of the Grand Depart two years ago, the estimated income for Sheffield hosting the event was expected to be between £5-10 million. An ...

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Sheffield hits the jackpot as city benefits from Tour

Tour de France Stage 2 finish in Sheffield

Thursday 4 December 2014 Sheffield exceeded all expectations from hosting the world’s largest annual sporting event last July. An economic impact survey into this year’s Tour de France released today has shown that the direct economic benefits to Yorkshire estimated at around £102.3 million. This was the money spent on accommodation, food and drink, and transport. Before the event, the ...

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Sky Riders take to their bikes in Norfolk park

A group of cyclists inspired by this year’s spectacular Tour de France have taken to their bikes in one of Sheffield’s most historic parks. The group came together to ride around Norfolk Heritage Park – one of the first free public parks in the country, dating back to 1848. Local ward councillor, Mike Drabble was among the group who took ...

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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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Le Tour inspires a french twist at the Moor Market

The Moor Market is offering a French twist to the shopping experience this week to celebrate the world’s biggest cycle race coming to the city. Thousands of spectators and cyclists will sweep into Sheffield this weekend when the Grand Depart of the Tour de France finally arrives on Sunday 6 July. Shoppers visiting The Moor Market can experience a distinctive ...

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Make the most of sheffield’s greatest sporting event

Sheffield is ready to welcome one of the world’s greatest sporting events as the city turns yellow and events will be on offer for everyone to get into Le Tour spirit. The eyes of the world will focus on Yorkshire this week, with hundreds of thousands of cycling enthusiasts descending on Sheffield and over a billion viewers watching on television ...

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