Steve Peat's extreme bike race returns to Sheffield woods

A Sheffield woodland is to transform into a playground of thrills, spills, tricks and speed as mountain bike champ Steve Peat hosts his annual races.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 4:32 pm
The 5th Peaty's Steel City downhill mountain bike race organised by Sheffield's World Champion, Steve Peat, took place at Hallifield Head Farm. Amber Charity in action on the course.

Peaty’s Steel City Downhill Races is returning to Grenoside Woods on Saturday for its sixth year, giving professionals and amateurs alike the chance to compete.

Steve Peat said: “This is an extra special one for me because it’s my last year racing World cups. I missed out last year due to injury so I want to make this race a memorable one for me and everyone else.

“The beauty of this race is that it’s inclusive to people of all ages and abilities which, means for some this could be their first ever race – but who knows what that might inspire them to go on to.

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“Sheffield is the UK’s mountain bike Mecca. We have so many awesome spaces, it really is a playground for people who love the outdoors.”

More than 250 riders – aged between 10 and 70 – will compete in nine categories, including overall male, overall female and junior champion.

The event is growing year on year in participation and in spectator numbers, with more than 4,000 people attending last years event.

Now nicknamed ‘the biggest little race’, this year’s event is taking place from 10.30am-4pm.

Spectators are encouraged to use the woodland car park with a small fee of £3, to prevent access issues.