Sheffield biker’s steel city downhill takes place tomorrow

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Tomorrow sees the return of Sheffield’s most popular mountain bike race at Grenoside woods.

Peaty’s Steel City Down Hill is raising money to benefit Greno Woods and develop mountain bike trails around city. 
The event, organised by world champion biker Steve Peat, is from 9am until 6pm and involves racers aged 10 to 70.

Last year’s event saw 300 racers and over 3,000 spectators lining the dry and dusty course.

This year the race track and other trails in the woods have received a £13,000 rework by Sheffield trail builders BikeTrack.

The work has been paid for from money raised by the race and all the profits have been reinvested in to the woods.

Car parking is provided at Hallfield Head Farm, Woodhead Road, Grenoside.

There are practice runs from 9am until 11.20, with first race at 11.30.

Key points on the track include the Jolley Gap jump.

Big Crowds gather there every year and there is a £200 prize for the rider that raises the biggest cheer as they fly over the gap.

Last year’s race saw one of the biggest ever female fields in UK and this year there are 70 women signed up to take part.

There will also be food and drink stalls, biking exhibitors and raffle tickets for sale.

The day rounds off with a prize giving at 5.30pm on the podiums in the bomb hole.