Sheffield, the self-titled “Outdoor City”, has just gained another trail – “Cooking on Gas”, courtesy of Ride Sheffield, Bike Track and Go Outdoors.
With the crowd funded, inner city trail at Parkwood, the old stomping ground for Steve Peat – Wharncliffe Woods and events like Peaty’s Steel City Downhill in neighbouring Greno Woods, it’s hard not to agree that they have one of the most exciting mountain bike scenes in the country. Coupled with the Peak District being on the doorstep, which is also a climbing mecca, perhaps their title of the Outdoor City isn’t too far fetched after all.
Cooking on Gas is the second trail to be built in Lady Canning’s plantation, following on from the very successful Blue Steel trail built in 2015. Funded by GoOutdoors, the blue graded trail promises to provide hours of single track fun for all.
Lady Canning’s Plantation is found on the Western edge of Sheffield. There is parking available at the bottom of the plantation, just off Sheephill Road, or in a lay-by opposite the Norfolk Arms pub on Ringinglow Road, Postcode S11 7TS (very convenient for post-ride drinks!). Both trails can be sessioned to work on trail skills or combined into a longer ride making use of the nearby natural riding of the Peaks.
Video credit : Singletrack, Image Credit: Bike Track