We’re delighted to announce that 20% of the entry fees from July’s Steel Valley ride will be going towards the Cut Gate Mend our Mountains project. The Steel Valley Project are a countryside management charity who started the popular Steel Valley Ride in 2016. This year’s 31 miler will be a superb contributor to the £75,000 fundraising target for Cut Gate, so please sign up to take part.
Steel Valley Project press release:
Charity mountain bike challenge to raise funds for the local environment
The Steel Valley Ride, a 31 mile mountain bike challenge through the dramatic landscape of the Peak District is being held on Saturday 14thJuly 2018.
The event aims to raise funds for the Steel Valley Project a countryside management charity in Stocksbridge working to improve the environment for people and wildlife in the Upper Don area.
The event was first held in 2016 and returns to Stocksbridge after taking last year off to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire coming to town.
A proportion of the entry fees will go to the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Mend our Mountains’ campaign to raise funds for the iconic Cut Gate bridleway in the Peak District, which forms part of the route.
As an added incentive this year, participants can choose to be sponsored for the event and those raising over £100 for the Steel Valley Project will be able to claim back their entry fee. Full details can be found on the event website.
The mountain bike route starts and finishes at Trek Sheffield who are event partners and have donated a pair Bontrager Flat Line shoes (RRP £119.99) which will be up for grabs in a prize draw for the first 50 entrants.
Entries open on Friday 13thApril 2018 at 8.00am. The charity recommends early entry to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.
The event organiser, Tom Newman said: “Riders entering the event will be able to enjoy a day of mountain biking across remote moorland, riding technical trails and descents which will satisfy anyone with a thirst for adventure.”
More information on the Steel Valley Ride, including how to enter be found at www.steelvalleyride.wordpress.com
The Steel Valley Ride – and other Peak District MTB events – are listed on our events page (http://peakdistrictmtb.org/events/).