- Peaty's Steel City Downhill – Saturday 5th March – who's going?
It’s a pretty stacked start list. I’ll be racing Matt for last place in Masters!
Also mashed my hand practicing, got a very sore index finger at the moment, can’t brake so that might actually help!
On a Commencal of some kind. Black Meta 5 to start with but the wheel is on the way out. If it packs up, I’ll be on the Supreme DH (hopefully not, course is pretty pedally).Posted 7 years agoFunkyDuncMember
“It’s a tame sprint, where if you keep speed through the turns, you’ll do well?”
Looking at the map on the website it looks like a path I used to walk the dog. The top section is pretty flat (ish) but quick if you push a big gear. Towards the bottom it could get quite steep, depending on where they finish it up, and again depending on the exact route there are some pretty big jumps in there, probably about 20ft gaps. Theres also a couple of paths down that way that end up with some big north shore drop off things, probably about 15ft on to the last steep section.
Doesnt Peat live over the road? Well I often walked past a house with a couple of Bentleys with private regs that implied that…tea and cakes after at his?Posted 7 years agogravity-slaveMember
There are some big jumps in Greno but it’s not that track. The actual course is getting tweaked and marked today.
It’s a fairly straight forward top section, with a few ruts then a couple of berms and small jumps, before ending in the quarry, in the right hand quarry, not the one with the infamous Peaty drop. There’s a new small flyoff into the quarry.Posted 7 years agoantigeeMember
will be there handing out flyers asking people to sign up to support Oughtibridge Woods Access Campaign
– this is a campaign to get Sheffield Council / Network Rail and others involved in getting a safer access to Wharncliffe and Oughtibridge Woods from Oughtibridge now the access at the end of Station Lane (past the flats and across the railway) is shut off and the only access from that direction is across the very busy/narrow/steep road bridge and to go in past the intramet factory
This route isn’t safe for less experienced cyclists and certainly not for kids and anyone else not good at commanding road space when not wrapped in 1000kg of steel
You can save the world and wasted flyers by signing up now at
at moment we are just looking for numbers to add weight to requests to get something done and fundedPosted 7 years agoYorkshireRipperMember
I’ll be there and racing, the track is fairly pedally and not too technical which is all in the spirit of mini-DH and the young rippers who get a chance to race. If you want a big steep techy DH course then there are plenty of choices around the country for that kind of thing.
This is about supporting a good cause, having a laugh and raising a positive profile of biking and racing in general, hopefully inspiring a few kids to get into racing along the way.
Should be a top doo…Posted 7 years agowysiwygMember
Check, im racing masters, the missus is racing, well womens obviously.
Im gonna HT it up i think. So green Evil Imperial, or Orange Commie Supreme.
Is anyone entering the photo comp?
Im taking the camera but my laptop is a mains only jobby so wondered if anyone would be taking one I can use briefly to check/edit.Posted 7 years ago
Let me be first to say ACE day.
Done other mini DHs up and down the country and this is so far ahead of the rest.
Organisation was spot on, the track although a bit muddy held up well and flowed all way down.
Big thanks to all involved, looking forward to the next one.
Going for a soak and a glass of redPosted 7 years ago
we shouted a bit of encouragement at you adam, hope it helped. we also fed the station 9 marshals pork pie and cake.
the course didn’t really inspire me, admittedly I wasn’t riding and I know its supposed to be open to all but it wasn’t the sort of thing that made me think “oh, its only 2 mile from my house, I should pop up here when its quieter” which I thought it wouldPosted 7 years ago
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