It’s official! At last nights’ 5th Birthday Meeting, Ride Sheffield announced our latest Crowd Funder: RADmires After the massive success of the crowd funding for the Lady Cannings trails we decided to get at it again, this time at Redmires, which sits between Stannage Edge and Sheffield City.
First a little recap of what the riding community achieved with Lady Cannings:
– Currently the only crowd funded mountain bike trail in the UK, possibly the world
– First dedicated mountain bike trail to be built in the Peak District National Park
– Over 14,000 runs down in 14 weeks since it opened on Strava alone
– £75,000 raised between crowd funding, local business donations and Go Outdoors major contribution to complete Phase 1 and the additional trails to be built in 2016
Here’s the video from the Lady Cannings launch:
Our great ally, Jon Dallow at Sheffield City Council, has given Ride Sheffield the green light to build a descending trail in the woods, which will run alongside the byway up to Stannage Pole from Redmires Road. It will enter the woods at the top corner just below the existing gate in the byway, and descend 1.8km down to Redmires Road. This is 50% longer than Lady Cannings Phase 1, which opened earlier this summer.The our local trail builders biketrack.org
have been up there and are very excited about the possibilities, not to mention the quality of the materials on site. Design will be similar to Lady Cannings with a Blue grade, flow trail in that signature “the faster you go the tougher it is” style, which makes that trail so much fun yet so accessible to all abilities. The added interest this time is that there are some land features and gradients available in the woods which will allow some red/black (grade TBC once built and assessed) options to keep things really interesting for more advanced riders. The intention here is to not only add another brilliant link to our trail network, but to also add some progression. As new riders enjoy and develop their skills at Lady Cannings, RADmires aims to up the intensity a little to act as a bridge between Lady Cannings and some of the jumpier, faster, more featured trails over at Grenoside Woods, and the rockier, steeper, more technical trails around Stannage, Blacka Moor and Rivelin.
The bottom line is that we need £45,000 to make this happen and if we get the money flowing in soon, we will be using it to get planning permission and the full design completed so that it will be open for Summer 2017. We already made £1250 at the event last night, so we’re on our way! So, with that in mind, please get your hands in your pockets and chip in:
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Or you can donate via Paypal: [email protected]
You know how amazing Lady Cannings is so you know that we can make this happen with the money behind us and you surely KNOW that RADmires is going to be, well, RAD!!! So, get involved, raise some money, give some money, hassle your boss to put some company money into a great community project like this and as long as it’s legally obtained, we don’t really care where it comes from, JUST GIVE US YOUR MONEY!!!!