5 Free Sky Ride Cycling Sheffield Rides This Sunday

In addition to their annual events in chosen cities across the UK; Sky Ride also put on a number of local rides. This is true throughout the country; and Sheffield always has plenty of potential opportunity for local cyclists to choose from.

This Sunday (31st August) sees 5 examples of such rides – make sure you don’t miss out. This article provides a bit more information about each of those rides; including length, time and where you need to be to get involved. There’s plenty of choice of cycling Sheffield on offer for those all over the city. You can book any of the rides for free on the Sky Ride website.

Ranmoor Rollercoaster – 10am start

lodge-moor-cycling-sheffieldThis ride begins in the Fulwood House Car Park on Old Fulwood Road (postcode S10 3TH). As is the case with all the Sky Ride Sheffield rides, the journey duration indicated on the Sky Ride site – 2 hours 45 minutes – is longer than the actual time spent cycling – 1 hour and 45 minutes.. This means that there is chance for everyone to socialize and take a breather part way through the route.

The Ranmoor ride is suitable for people over the age of 11 – children aged 11-15 must be accompanied by an adult. The route difficulty level is listed as challenging, but it’s certainly worth it to take in some of the excellent views. The Lodge Moor area, parts of Derbyshire and the Sheaf Valley are all included.

18/30 places remaining (correct on Sky Ride site as of time of this article being published)

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‘Up’ for a Grand Day Out – 10am start

cycling-sheffield-barnsleyLocal to Barnsley as a pose to Sheffield; this provides an option for those slightly further afield than Sheffield. Starting at Worsbrough Mill and Country Park Car Park off the A61 (postcode S70 5LJ), the ride level is indicated at steady.

Total cycling time will be around an hour and a half over a journey of 14 miles. For this route it is advisable to bring a mountain bike, hybrid bike or road bike. There is plenty to look forward to enjoying if you choose this route, with the foothills of the Pennines, the picturesque Worsbrough Country Park and Trans Pennine trail all included along the way.

20/30 places remaining (correct on Sky Ride site as of time of this article being published)

Up, Down and All Around Norfolk Park – 2pm start

norfolk-park-cyclingFor those seeking an easygoing family-friendly ride of all ages, this Norfolk Park cycle is perfect. Suitable for children of all ages, with any form of bike, the 45 minutes of cycling across 4 miles will make this a relaxed and enjoyable day out. The route encompasses plenty of greenery; whilst providing a great platform for some wonderful views over the city of Sheffield.

The ride is aimed to encourage youngsters to get out on their bikes in a safe environment, and it’s great to see such effort being put into encouraging the next generation to take to their bikes. The meeting point is the Granville Road entrance of Norfolk Park (postcode S2 2RR).

30/33 places remaining (correct on Sky Ride site as of time of this article being published)

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To Redmires Reservoir, Once You’re Up You’re Up! – 2pm start

redmires-cycling-sheffieldOver a 9 mile journey which involves around 90 minutes of cycling, the Redmires Reservoir route takes in all that’s great about the scenic side of cycling Sheffield. Beginning at the Fulwood House Car Park on Old Fulwood Road (postcode S10 3TH); The ride is suitable for children over the age of 8; with children up to the age of 15 required to be accompanied by an adult.

The route is perhaps the most picturesque out of all the options presented in this article; and it is sure to prove extremely popular. Dense woodland Wildlife Trusts, rolling hillsides and panoramic views of Sheffield are all obligatory; making this a tough one to miss!

24/30 places remaining (correct on Sky Ride site as of time of this article being published)

Steady As She Goes to Hollingworth Lock – 2pm start

rother-valley-cycling-sheffieldAnother great option for those slightly further out from the main Sheffield area, this ride is significant in length; but will still involve less than two hours cycling. The route will begin in front of the Rother Valley Country Park Activity Centre (postcode S26 5PQ), and is listed as a steady grade.

Once again, this is a ride suitable for children over the age of 8; with children up to the age of 15 required to be accompanied by an adult. The city themed route takes in plenty of gentle residential cycling, with a few modest hills along the way.

20/30 places remaining (correct on Sky Ride site as of time of this article being published)

Make sure you get the word out our Cycling Sheffield page; which is consistently being updated with a whole range of news surrounding cycling in the city. We’re looking to build an extensive resource detailing plenty of local rides; whilst also providing information on as many different cycling clubs and cafes in the Sheffield area as possible.

Make sure to spread the word! We don’t want to miss anyone out, so if you have relevant information on cycling Sheffield local clubs, rides or cafes – or know someone that wants to send us some information over to be put up free on our site – please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you either way.

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