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FROM buses to bikes, and there’s an interesting ride planned by one city cycle club this weekend.

The FridayNightRiders do a somewhat unusual themed route every month. Previously, they’ve toured Full Monty sites, Sheffield asylums, fish and chip shops (butties provided) and the city’s best Christmas decorations - the latter while their bikes were donned out in fairy lights.

Now, this Friday, their subject will be...sex.

That means riding past such glamorous sites as La Chambre’s swingers club in Attercliffe Road, various sexual health clinics, and Weston Park, the place Jarvis Cocker claims to have first done the deed.

And as if that’s not enough, at the end of the ride there’ll be entertainment. Er, that’s a film and a pub quiz, we should perhaps make clear.

It starts at 6.30pm at Barker’s Pool and you can find full details at www.sfnr.org.uk or just turn up with your push iron.

Oh, and if that doesn’t take your fancy (so to speak etc etc), the group is already organising a tour of Sheffield’s ghost streets for February.


AND talking of ghosts, who knew you Diary readers were such a spooked bunch?

Yesterday this page featured two ghoul hunters who are currently seeking stories of Sheffield spirits - and by midday the twosome had already received several emails following the appeal.

But how about this for another kind of scary?

The paranormal pair - Richard Bramall and Joe Collins - first appeared in The Diary following the release of their debut book Haunted Rotherham in August 2011.

Also in the paper that day was news the General Post Office, in Fitzalan Square, was to be restored and brought to life by Langland Estates and Sheffield City Council. Which begs the question: Never mind ghosts, has anyone seen or heard anything more about those plans since? Or have they - phantom-like - disappeared forever into the ether?


SO, research carried out at Sheffield University has found good intentions are most likely to go by the wayside when we are feeling negative? And research carried out by this column has found most people will think that startlingly obvious.