Mountain bike riders in
Campaigner John Horscroft says: “The lack of easy links into the National Park and the city council’s sustained campaign to pave every half-decent bridleway have led to a rebellious mood.”
Henry Norman, a local resident, mountain bike enthusiast and adviser to the council on improving public access to open land, has set up a group called Ride Sheffield, which held its inaugural meeting earlier this year.
Mr Horscroft, who was at the meeting, said: “Nearly 50 mountain bikers crammed into the back room of the Lescar Hotel and it rapidly became apparent that the mood was a 50/50 mix of enthusiasm and frustration. The latter was embodied by numerous members of the Wharncliffe Collective.
“Wharncliffe Woods helped to produce
A number of ideas were discussed, including a network of trails around the ski village in the Parkwood Springs area, which are hoped to be built with help from Peat.
It’s also hoped that access to the
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