YESTERDAY SAW THE OPENING OF SHEFFIELD’S FIRST OFFICIAL DUAL SLALOM TRACK, THE ‘DUAL IN THE CROWN’ OF PARKWOOD SPRINGS, SHEFFIELD’S CITY CENTRE BIKE TRAIL. THE OPENING RACE WAS ATTENDED BY SOME OF THE GREAT AND THE GOOD OF SHEFFIELD’S MOUNTAIN BIKE SCENE.
Photos: Richard Baybutt Words: Nick Hamilton
First down the buff limestone was Sheffield Steel himself, Steve Peat, accompanied by his 50:01 protégées Craig Evans and Josh Lewis. The sun was out and the view of the city was as breath taking as ever. The 30 second blast has the most perfect set of berms linked together by sections of rollers which will keep even the best riders amused for hours testing every possible combination. The final right hander is steep and long with bar drags possible in both lanes. The whole track is completely grin inducing and will offer a tempting opt in to the existing trail. Sheffield just got a little bit radder