Peaty's Sheffield Steel City downhill returns for 2017
20 May - Save the date!
Peaty's Steel City downhill has to be one of the best events on the grassroots calendar. Greno Woods always end up full to the brim racers and fans alike all out for a good time.
It's a bit later this year (moving from mid April to Mid May) but if that means we avoid last year's snow then it's got to be a good thing in our book!
Here's all the info you need:
Peaty's Steel City Downhill 2017
It is with great pleasure that Steve Peat and his mates can announce the details of this year’s highly anticipated Steel City DH. The biggest little race will return to Sheffield’s Greno woods for the 7th time on the 20th May. With Peaty retired from World Cup racing he’s got more plenty time to make sure that this year’s race is better than ever.
Last year’s race saw Steve’s welcome return to the top step of the podium snatching victory on his second run cheered every inch of the way by the assembled masses. Alongside him, also sporting the rainbow stripes, was Tracy Moseley who took the elite lasses field to pieces in a time that put her 14th overall.
Despite the snow covered start the sun eventually warmed racers and the thousands of spectators who took advantage of all the delicious food, great stalls, proper coffee and Bradfield ale on offer. It seems that despite the worst the mother nature can throw at the race, the good times and great vibes always win through. This is due to the huge amount of effort which is put in by all the volunteers and our generous sponsors who spoil both racers and spectators. So thank you to:
- Ripper - The Cycle Barn
- Juvenile - Expert bike repair
- Youth - Bike Garage
- Junior - Joystick
- Senior - Polaris
- Master - Hope
- Veteran - Hop Hideout
This event would not be possible without the Sheffield Wildlife Trust who own the woods and are kind enough to let us run the event.
We still have an amazing Sixth Element Carbon Wheel Set to auction off. They will build a brand new carbon wheel set to your specification in any wheel size and width. This is an amazing offer as they retail for £900 with Hope hubs and Unidirectional weave Toray T700 Carbon Rims, enhanced with 3K weave around the internal spoke bead. All money goes to building new trails in Sheffield.
They are sale over on Ebay... get bidding!
Peaty’s Steel City DH is organised and run by a dedicated group of volunteers who do it for the love of it and to raise money to build and maintain the trails around Sheffield. If you see them, give them a shake of the hand or a pat on the back. They’ve all earnt it.
Entries will open in March, sign up to our mailing list to make sure you know exactly when.
See you in the woods in May, let us hope for Sun!