Rock and roll bike show is Sheffield’s first

Teramlines: Sheffield band Reverend and The Makers, left to right, Ryan Jenkinson, Laure McClure, Jon McClure, Ed Cosens and Joe Carnall.
Teramlines: Sheffield band Reverend and The Makers, left to right, Ryan Jenkinson, Laure McClure, Jon McClure, Ed Cosens and Joe Carnall.
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Sheffield drummer Ryan Jenkinson is used to entertaining music fans at sell-out shows around the world.

But in May the Reverend and The Makers star is putting on a gig with a different kind of audience - road cyclists.

The keen biker, aged 33 and of Walkley, is co-organising the first Sheffield Bike Show, aimed at welcoming new cyclists inspired to take to two wheels by last summer’s Tour de France.

It will be packed with information on local clubs, events, bikes - as well as fun activities and competitions for the more experienced riders.

Ryan, speaking to The Star from Switzerland where Reverend is touring, said: “When we are out on the bikes you can see the number of cyclists in Sheffield has gone through the roof - but when you get talking to new cyclists they don’t want to join a club because they think they might not be good enough.

“Sometimes people think cyclists are a little bit cliquey and we are not - so this is like a welcoming party for all the new cyclists.”

The event is to take place on May 25 at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and will include select trade stands, as well as expert coaches and advice on triathlons as well as the best routes to take when out road cycling around the region.

It is hoped that 1,000 people will attend through the day. Entry will be under £5.

Ryan, who is married to fellow cyclist and musician Charlotte Cooper, from The Subways, said it was open to cyclists of all abilities.

He added: “There’s a danfer with any activity that takes off as quickly as road cycling has that people will, for whatever reason, not keep with it. We want to keep people on their bikes.”

Visit the link here {www.sheffieldcycleshow.co.uk|READ MORE|} for more details of the event.