Cycling challenge to take competitors up Sheffield's seven hills

A bike race taking in Sheffield's seven hills is expected to attract cyclists from '˜far and wide'.

The Magnificent Seven on Sunday, March 13 is a headline event at The Outdoor City Weekender festival.

A cross between a sportive and a hill climb, 60 cyclists will face the toughest hills in Sheffield with climbs ranging from nine to 23 per cent.

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The 19-mile route presents riders with over 3,200ft of climbing.

The top ten riders in each category will be awarded points after each hill climb with the top three winning a prize.

Cyclists will ride with escorts between the hills, where they will gather together at the bottom before racing to the top.

Coun Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business, skills, development and tourism said: “We are really excited to host the Magnificent Seven. This is the kind of event that people expect to see in The Outdoor City and with the support of Sheffield’s strong cycling community we are thrilled that it is a headline event at the first Weekender.”


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