Now in its fourth year the RideforEric is proving to be such a favourite on the cycling calendar that we have moved to a bigger location to better host riders and their family and friends. This year all rides start and finish at Millhouses Park in Sheffield
The RideforEric aims to attract all people who enjoy cycling or who simply want to be part of a great event.
The “Five K” is an opportunity to enjoy a safe, marshalled ride at a leisurely pace, so bring the children and grandparents along. There will be prizes for best fancy dress and bike combination, as well as a prize for the person who raises the most sponsorship in this category.
The ride leaves Millhouses Park to join Whirlowdale Road where refreshments will be provided at the stopping area in the woods, courtesy of JayWing before continuing to Abbey Lane, Ecclesall Road, returning down Whirlowdale Road and Abbeydale Road to Millhouses Park.
The 20k is great for the occasional rider who wants a challenge, or the frequent rider who simply wants to take in some of the lovely scenery around Sheffield. Following the course of the 5k as far as Ecclesall Woods, the ride continues on Whirlowdale Road towards Longline and Ringinglow before venturing into the Peak District, Burbage Moor, Fox House and Owler Bar. The rest of the ride down Abbeydale Road South, is, as they say, (thankfully), all downhill!
If you cycle regularly – perhaps as part of a club or you just want to challenge yourself – then this route through Sheffield and Derbyshire is for you. The route map says it all.
This stunning route through and around Sheffield will challenge even the hardiest cyclist. be warned its tough!