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Cycling in Sheffield

The local cycling group hosted the CycleNation / CTC national conference and AGM on 15 October 2011, details at http://www.cyclesheffield.org.uk/conference/

Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England by population. Although hilly, it is compact and has few major trunk roads. The City has a developing strategic cycle network consisting of off-road cycle tracks, some on-road cycle lanes, bus lanes and traffic-calmed and 20mph zones and maximising the use of the city's river valleys. The council is developing a strategy for implementing a default 20mph speed limit in residential areas. The "Heart of the City" project, encompassing the route from the railway station up to the City Centre and including the Winter Gardens and Peace Gardens, has been commended for high quality design and access for all. The Cycle Ring Route, running parallel to the Inner Ring Road and passing the railway station, is well signposted and should get you started in the direction you want to go if you are a new arrival to the city.

The Trans-Pennine Trail, a National Cycle Network route running from Southport in the north-west to Hornsea in the East Riding passes through to the North and East of the city and a new section of NCN6, connecting Sheffield with Manchester via the Hope Valley, one of the most scenic parts of the Peak District, is being developed. There are many other cycle routes going along country paths in the woods surrounding the city. Mountain Biking is popular in areas such as Wharncliffe Woods and road biking is very popular in the Peak District into which the city's boundaries extend.

Monthly Friday night rides, timed to coincide with the full moon, are run by http://www.sfnr.org.uk/

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Townhead Street, Sheffield

Hollis Croft, Sheffield

Hollis Croft, Sheffield

Hollis Croft, Sheffield

Brocco Street, Sheffield

Upper Allen Street, Sheffield

Upper Allen Street, Sheffield

St. George's Terrace, Sheffield footway cycleway

The Diamond, Leavygreave Road, Sheffield

Sound Studos, Gell Street, Sheffield

Tram track, Glossop Road, Sheffield Tram Tracks 🚲 Wheels may SLIP or CATCH

Hounsfield Road, Sheffield

B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

Advanced stop line, B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

B6069, Glossop Road, Sheffield

B6069, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield

B6069, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield

B6069, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield

B6069, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield

Endcliffe Vale Road

Broad Lane, Sheffield

Banksy-style Graffiti in Shepherd Street, Sheffield

Modal filter, Ball Street, Sheffield

Modal filter, Ball Street, Sheffield

SALT, a watering hole in Sheffield

Fargate, Sheffield

Contraflow lane on Surrey Street, Sheffield

Surrey Street, Sheffield

Surrey Street, Sheffield

Cycle route from Arundel Gate to Surrey Street

Arundel Gate, Sheffield

Howard Street, Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University

Howard Street, Sheffield

Howard Street, Sheffield - quite a steep uphill

My husband (a hospital doctor) has just had his bike stolen from work - the second bike this month - the thieves cut through the U frame it was locked to. How are we in a position that this is ok and happens so frequently? @CycleSheffield h ... [more]

Thank you to everyone who's made this happen. They're looking beautiful. We love it. I hope we can do more around Sheffield to make streets for walking and cycling @olivercoppard @min_esh @RuthMilsom https://t.co/MGbozM8kTq

BBC news website: NHS worker scared of cycling around Sheffield A nurse from Sheffield says she is terrified that she is going to be knocked down by a car when she cycles to work. Ann Gregory uses a helmet camera to document the nu ... [more]

Is this Sheffield's most attrocious "management of public space"? https://t.co/14hlwsVL0Q

“If I’d continued to go straight on, I would have gone under the wheels of this lorry” – possibly the most frightening near miss we’ve seen (and the cyclist is a senior police officer committed to making the roads safer) https:/ ... [more]

Ball Street Bridge modal filters as part of an experimental closure.

Modal filter.

Cycle hub, Sheffield station

Contraflow cycle lane south of Sheffield station

Cut-through at road closure south of Sheffield station

Cycle crossings south of Sheffield station

Buses, bikes and taxis only

Contraflow cycle lane at the start of Leadmill Road, Sheffield

Road closure except for cycles, Sheffield

Start of contraflow cycle lane, Sheffield

Transition from contraflow to shared-use, Sheffield

Cycle crossing near Sheffield station

Route signs on NCN route 6 and the Cycle Ring Route opposite Sheffield station

Cycle-friendly improvements coming on Paternoster Row, Sheffield

Parked cars on the route from Park Hill flats to Sheffield city centre

Link to Park Hill flats, Sheffield

Bridge and ramp to NCN route 6, Sheffield

Shared-use route from the Ponds Forge Supertram bridge towards the Park Hill flats, Sheffield

Shared-use route east from the Ponds Forge Supertram bridge

No pedestrian or cycle access to this Supertram bridge

Pedestrian and cycle crossing by the Ponds Forge Supertram bridge

'This Way to National Cycle Network' sign as you come off the Ponds Forge Supertram bridge

Ramp down from Commercial St and the shared-use path over the Ponds Forge Supertram bridge

Ramp up to Commercial St and the Ponds Forge Supertram bridge

Road closure, Sheffield - but it needs improvement for cycling.

Road closure next to the recently demolished Castle Market, Sheffield - taken over by skateboarders.

Contraflow cycle lane in Sheffield ... and taxis crossing it in and out of a bay.

NCN route 627, Sheffield

Link to NCN route 627, Sheffield

One-way road closure and cycle contraflow, Sheffield

New crossing for NCN route 627, Sheffield

Shared-use footway and crossing for NCN route 627, Sheffield

Aha, the closed road is the short-cut to Kelham Island to the left.

Shared-use footway and new road layout, Sheffield - the closed road is a minor lane to the left.

This could be a useful crossing and cut-through

A single cycle stand by NCN route 627, Sheffield

Cut-through parallel to NCN route 627, Kelham Island, Sheffield

Pop-up modal filter outside the wonderful Fat Cat pub, Sheffield - now to put some seating there.

Turn left on NCN route 627, Kelham Island, Sheffield

Keep right on NCN route 627 towards Kelham Island, Sheffield

NCN route 627 towards Kelham Island, Sheffield

Did anyone seriously think that drivers would block the straight-ahead lane rather than pulling forward into the ASL?

Shared-use crossing, Sheffield

New arrangement with a lane for cyclists up the hill

Turn left here on NCN route 627, Sheffield

Turn right and cross here on NCN route 627, Sheffield

Shared-use footway and crossing, NCN route 627, Sheffield

End of segregated section of cycleway on NCN route 627, Sheffield

Segregated cycle and pedestrian routes on NCN route 627, Sheffield

Link from NCN route 627, Sheffield

Secure cycle parking and modal filter on link to NCN route 627, Sheffield

Route sign and new cycleway form NCN routes 6 and 627, Castlegate, Sheffield

Route signs for NCN routes 6 and 627, Sheffield

Stepped connection only between NCN route 6 and this (not very important) cycle bridge

NCN route 6 by the Don in Sheffield

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