Calling all Sheffield cycling fans

By BikeRadar | Wednesday, August 27, 2008 11.50am

Hundreds of cyclists are expected to attend the first Sheffield Festival of Cycling and the CTC Phil and Friends Challenge Ride on Sunday 31 August. 

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The festival, which takes place from 10am–4pm, will feature free MTB skills sessions, free beginner cycling lessons, CTC-led rides for all the family, free trials of disability bikes and displays of other bikes and products. There will also be the chance to pick up maps and cycling routes of the Peak District and, in addition, to help cyclists get out to the event from Sheffield city centre there will be free tram services from Halfway park-and-ride to MalinBridge.

For the more serious cyclist, the CTC Phil and Friends Challenge is a demanding ride with some great scenery. The Ride is named after former CTC president and renowned cycling commentator Phil Liggett, who has joined up some of the most challenging routes in the Peak District.

Riders will have the option of two routes: a 150km and a slightly less challenging 106km.  Both start adjacent to the Festival site at  Wood Lane Countryside Centre, Stannington.

Entry to the ride costs £12.50 for CTC members and £15.00 for non-members. All participants completing the Challenge will receive certificates and a commemorative T-shirt will also be available to order. For an entry form and more details visit or email

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