CRESST the Peaks
Join our bike ride picnic fundraiser for Sheffield’s local conflict resolution training charity.
There’s something for everyone on our CRESST the Peaks ride. We’ve a traffic free route of up to 27km (17 miles) sandwiched in the middle of a more challenging route from Sheffield, giving a total ride of about 63 km (39 miles).
We’ve a picnic lunch stop at Heatherdene car park too, so you can join us there by train from nearby Bamford station (check for train times ). You can’t book bikes on these trains but the guards are usually relaxed about the 2 bike limit). Or you could come by car with your bikes, just for the traffic free route.
Even if you’re not a cyclist you can still enjoy CRESSTing the Peaks. Just join us for the picnic.
Sunday 17 July 2016: the plan
Start: 10.00 – 11.00 from Carterknowle Junior School, Carterknowle Road, Sheffield S7 2DY
Picnic lunch spot: 12.30 – 2 at Heatherdene car park, Yorkshire Bridge A6013, Hope Valley S33 0BY. Bring your own lunch. There are toilets here.
The Reservoir Ride starts at 1.30 from Heatherdene with an expected return to Heatherdene by 3.30pm.
We expect everyone will be heading back to Sheffield by 4pm at the latest, arriving by 6pm at Carterknowle Junior School.
We will be cycling 18 km (11 miles) from Carterknowle Junior School, up a long gradual incline to Burbage Moors then over to the Heatherdene car park at Yorkshire Bridge. Here we’ll stop for a picnic lunch followed by a traffic free route beside Ladybower and Howden Reservoirs. We’ll then retrace our steps to Sheffield.
More detailed directions will be given to you at the start of the ride.
Who can come?
If you are confident to ride on the road, you are welcome. We won’t cycle as a group so you can go at your own pace. And don’t worry about how fast you cycle, as we won’t leave anyone behind.
Children and young people under the age of 16 will need an adult to accompany them on the day. Parents/ guardians will need to sign a consent form (CRESSTParentalConsentForm) for any children/ young people under the age of 18.
For cyclists, donations of £10 per adult and £5 per child are welcome. We will be delighted if you’d like to do a sponsored ride but this is not required. If you’d to be sponsored, the suggested donation is £8 for an adult and £3 for a child. A sponsored ride form is here CRESSTSponsorForm or you could use CRESST’s btdonate page.
Before you come
Don’t forget to check your cycle is roadworthy. If you’re not sure, take it to a bike shop for a check up. If you’ve not been cycling for some time, you might like to do some short rides before the ride.
What to bring
Bring some drinking water and snacks and a waterproof in case it rains. A pump and a spare inner tube are recommended too. Don’t forget your picnic! Whilst there may be some homemade cakes to try, we won’t be providing your lunch.
Transport to the start
You can cycle to Carterknowle School or drive and leave your car in their car park/ nearby.
On the day
You will need to register on arrival, whether at the Carter Knowle start point or at Heatherdene. You will be given an emergency phone number to call in case you need any support.
At the end of your ride (whether that is at Carterknowle School or Heatherdene), please check in to let us know you have returned.
We think it’ll be a great day out for everyone.