Cut Gate: time to get cracking

The work on Cut Gate is going to start this winter and should be completed before nesting season next year.

After the mountain bike community started the discussion about Cut Gate, we’ve had a funny old journey to finally getting spades into the ground and helicopters going up in the air.

In the time since we started the campaign, me and Si from 18 Bikes as well as the top folks at Peak District MTB and Ride Sheffield have presented to the local access forum, talked to countless companies about sponsorship, run raffles, quiz nights, campaigned for European funding and we’ve even been to the Houses of Parliament with the mountain bike advocacy story.

It’s been a right old ride.

And now the ride over Cut Gate is set to get better – year round. The details of the planned work can be found on Ride Sheffield’s page after Si went up there yesterday to talk it all through with the excellent Moors for the Future and other interested groups.

Needless to say, we’re really happy that it’s going to be in keeping with exactly what we hoped and what you told us you wanted. Terra Firma are old hands at the best moorland work of this kind too so it’s ace that they’re contracted to do the work.

This was a campaign started by and for mountain bikers.

Well done folks.

See you up there in the spring.

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