‘Bring Your Bike to Longshaw Cycling Day’ + Exclusive Local Route

‘Bring Your Bike to Longshaw Day’ + Exclusive Local Route

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The ‘Bring your bike to Longshaw’ event which will take place tomorrow (Wednesday 30th July); celebrating the recent news that cyclists can now use two new bridleway routes on Longshaw Estate – a National Trust site nearby to Sheffield. It will take place from 10am – 3.30pm.

As keen enthusiasts of all cycle-related news in the Sheffield region – especially with regards to encouraging new participants to take up cycling – we were particularly interested in sharing this information with our audience.

The Peak District has a plethora of fantastic cycling routes to offer; which we are always looking to share with you on the Wheelie Good Guys site. Sweeping moorland, picturesque National Trust sites and tumbling rivers are just some of the many attractions of the area.

An Entirety of Cycle Routes

Whether you’re looking to cycle out from the neighbouring city of Sheffield – or from further afield – you’ll never find yourself short of great cycling routes. Depending on your preference, you can cycle to a variety of places to spend a day at your chosen location.

Or, alternatively, you can use routes like the new Longshaw Estate bridleways to enjoy locations from the comfort of your saddle as you pass through. The possibilities really are endless; ensuring that repeat visits are a given.

Free, Family Friendly Event

The ‘Bring your bike to Longshaw Day’ is a free event; which will allow participants to ‘come and enjoy Longshaw’s beautiful surroundings on two wheels’. The day will provide a family friendly platform for cycling.

Those attending are encouraged to ride through the estate on the newly built bridleways; whilst there will also be an opportunity to test your bike handling, learn bike skills and develop knowledge of bike maintenance.

Attendees will need to bring their own bikes and all the relevant safety equipment. All of the additional activities will take place in and around Longshaw Lodge.

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Great Suggestion for Route from Sheffield to Longshaw Estate

If you just want to swing by the event and incorporate it into a longer cycle; we’ve come up with a unique route to allow you to reach the event from Sheffield and carry on as you wish, with the Peak District as your oyster.

Starting Point – Whirlow, Sheffield

Distance – 6 ¾ Miles from Parkhead to Longshaw

Starting from the Toby Carvery pub on Eccelsall Road South (A625); follow the road out towards Hathersage through Whirlow. Shortly before you exit Whirlow and the start of a 50mph zone, take a left turn down Limb Lane.

Follow Limb Lane for 0.2 miles until you reach Parkers Lane. Take a right turn up Parkers Lane. Carry on along Parker Lane for 0.1 miles before turning right again onto Causeway Head Road. Continue to follow the road as it meets Cross Lane and bears right.

At the end of Cross Lane you’ll reach a crossroads. Head straight over on to Long Line. Follow Long Line to its summit, before taking a left turn on Sheephill Road. Follow Sheephill Road for 0.3 miles before taking the first right at the track on Jumble Road.

Bear left up the track for 1.7 miles until you reach a crossroads, where you’ll need to turn left along the Houndkirk Road track. Follow it all the way down until it reaches Hathersage Road (A6187); where you’ll need to head straight on.

Follow Hathersage Road down towards the Fox House Pub, briefly bearing right before immediately taking the path on your left before you’ve even properly turned the bend.  You can then follow the path all the way down to Longshaw Estate, which will arrive on your left.

From this point, you can explore the new bridleways and travel as far as you wish into the countryside.

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Share Your Cycling Experiences on the Wheelie Good Guys Website

Will you be attending the event? Do you have any experience of cycling in the area and want to send some routes to us to share on Wheelie Good Guys? If so, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us by emailing james@wheelie-good-guys.co.uk.

 

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Were you at the Sheffield Grand Prix? Do you have any images or stories you’d like us to share on the Wheelie Good Guys site? You can get in touch with us here; or by leaving a comment at the base of the article.

Don’t forget that you can now also interact with a number of cycling experts through our unique forum. Wosskow Brown solicitors can help with legal advice surrounding personal injury; whilst JE James are available to provide technical advice to any queries that you may have about new and existing cycling equipment.

There’s also plenty of advice to be gained from our own in-house cycling experts; who can provide you with plenty of advice on everything from the local area to great places to cycle in the Peak District. You can visit our forum through clicking the link here; to ask questions or to see some of those that have already been answered.

A Word About Our Sponsor

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It is important to stay safe whilst you are out cycling and at Wheelie Good Guys we are champions of cycling safety. None of the work we do however; would be possible without the help if Ian Brown. Ian is the UK Cycling Speedway Commissioner; as well as a personal injury solicitor for Wosskow Brown.

 

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4 comments on “‘Bring Your Bike to Longshaw Cycling Day’ + Exclusive Local Route
  1. At the Longshaw Estate which I don’t know of. My question is please-is it suitable for myself. I need the terrain fairly flat for riding. Otherwise I am deeply out of breath going up steep inclines.
    my husband and I have bought new bikes today. And after a five year absence keen to start biking. Both in our ’60s it is just me who has no stamina with my asthma!
    only just read about today’s event taking place there.
    I need to find on a map from Holmfirth where abouts it is if suitable. Thankyou Joan and Robert Charlesworth.

    • Hi Joan,

      If you head out of Sheffield on the Hathersage Road, As you get to the Fox House Inn, the Longshaw Estate is ahead of you. If you turn right just after the pub where the road bears sharp right, there is a good car park a few yards up the road on the right.

      The terrain around Longshaw is pretty much flat without any real inclines so it sounds like it would be suitable for you.

      Another route you might want to consider is from Baslow to Chatsworth. From the village Green (Church Lane) in Baslow there is a little bridge over the stream at the back and then a path off to the right takes you into the Chatsworth grounds. It’s flat terrain and good paths so should be perfect for you – not to mention the scenery is spectaular!

      Let us know how you get on!

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