Peaty’s Bike Race back at Greno

Monday 27th April 2015

We are really excited to be hosting Peaty’s Steel City Down Hill mountain bike race for the fifth year running, in Greno Woods. Named after the race’s organiser, Steve Peat, it will take place on Saturday 2nd May.

Billed as “the biggest little race around”, last year there were nearly 300 riders, some from as far away as Germany, and the event attracted 2000 spectators.

The Wildlife Trust acquired Greno Woods in 2012, and mountain biking is just one of a range of recreational activities which they manage on site. They have worked with “Ride Sheffield” and “biketrack.org” to create biking tracks through the woods. There is other provision for walking, horse riding and orienteering.

These all provide health and wellbeing benefits, and help people to get close to nature. The Trust also manages the site as a working woodland, contributing to the local economy by supporting forestry jobs and the supply of sustainable timber and biofuel.

“We want to balance these active outdoor pursuits with the needs of wildlife by a zoning approach where sanctuary areas in the woods are maintained as quiet wildlife havens” said the Trust’s operations manager, Roy Mosley.

“We’re so pleased to host this popular event again, to welcome the mountain bikers and their followers, and to attract more people to this beautiful corner of north Sheffield”.