We know you love mountain bike racing and this Saturday Dual Slalom racing will take over the streets of Sheffield. The most exciting form of mountain bike racing is going to be the centre piece of the Outdoor City Weekender. This spectacular event will showcase the excitement of head to head knockout mountain bike racing to the assembled masses.
One of those heads will belong to non-other than Steve Peat. A late entry in to the race Peaty, the legend, has now confirmed he will be bringing his well honed dual skills to Howard St. Will his years of experience out way the vigour of the youth he’s up against?
The invited racers, selected for their race performance, represent a wide range of Sheffield talent as well as riders from further afield. The talented lads and lasses will put on an amazing show which will be as much fun to watch as it will to take part. There are still a handful of lasses places up for grabs and entry is now open, if you know any lasses who are keen, send them to the BC website.
Howard St Dual – Sheffield – This Saturday
Saturday 18th March: Peatys’ racing!
Taking to the streets of Sheffield’s urban mountain
Commentary will be provided by the master, Tobi Parodi, backed up with beats from Redbulls sound system. With cow bells and noise makers lining the track, the racers will be cheered from top to bottom making it great fun for the whole family and the best hecklers in town. The riders will be racing a unique city centre course down Howard street across the front of Sheffield Hallam’s main building and finishing behind the Howard pub. Made possible by Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Hallam University the depth of riding talent will bring gasps from on lookers with nail biting finishes and elbow to elbow racing.
Racing will begin at 2:30pm with practice and seeding runs from midday. Finals will be from 5pm with the prize giving immediately after. In true This is Sheffield style every racer must put a random prize in to the pot as part of their entry. At the end of the race, the winners get to pick from the pile first and everyone gets a prize plus a round of applause. This prize pile has been significantly swelled by our amazingly generous race sponsors, a huge thank you to them.
It will be a great time to be in Sheffield with so much going on for the Outdoor City weekender; from the Sheffield adventure film festival, to the Magnificent 7 road anti-enduro and the Climbing works international festival. At 9pm, straight after the race, SHAFF have a mountain bike film selection showing and best of all you can take beers in to the cinema.
If you love mountain biking come out and show the rest of Sheffield what it’s all about. This unique city centre race gives us the chance to educate and inspire the rest of the city outside of the woods and trails. Bring yourself, bring your mates and bring your families. This is going to be an event to witness.