Sustrans Sheffield

Activities of the Sheffield Sustrans Ranger group.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Doncaster to Bolton-on-Dearne

Hi, I rode the above section of 62 on Sat 13/8 and noted the following

Not sure if this is on your issues list but previously you could get lost at the north end of the Doncaster Greenway. New signage has been put in place through Bentley so this is now fixed. I augmented the signage at the junction under the A19 at Shaftholme. 

The vegetation needs cutting back on the Doncaster Greenway- north end & ramp from river don at south end. I augmented some signage at the fork at Bentley Rise. (see attached pic)

There are fallen trees nth & south of Sprotbrough.

Motorcyclists & quad bikes on Conisborough viaduct. These guys are there every Saturday from my experience so shouldn't be hard to catch.
I had got lost twice at Westfield Lane Barnburgh previously so tried to fix that. I spent some applying signage at the former colliery site before realising that this wasn't on the route at all! However I will be able to fix that by converting the signs to this way to (62) which I've ordered from Jane Chapman. I've also re-signed what appears to be the official route, although note that is signed differently on the Sustrans map from what's on the ground, i.e.NE on furlong lane to Westfield Lane then left onto a track (signs) not SW on furlong lane and go off-road at the River Dearne bridge (map)  - the latter would make more sense for cyclists. 

The network of paths in the colliery area needs needs "Not On Network" signs at all other gates.In fact you could almost market this site as a feature since all paths lead you back to where you started from  - a sort of cyclists maze. I met a guy who was lost as I was putting signs up so clearly it's not just me! 

Talking to some local horse riders they complained about the gates in this area which have  extended handles that are difficult to use from a horse.  Apparently there are now sensors that will open a gate for you - it struck me that if you can get these that will open for a non-motorised user but not motor traffic this could be an alternative to sccess barriers. Perhaps FOTPT could find funds for a trial? 

Note that the existing signage is vandalised & overgrown and street maintenance is poor in this area.

There is fly-tipping in the lane on e. side of Bolton-on-Dearne station.(Barnsley area)

Of course despite all these defects I thoroughly enjoyed the ride, especially as I was on my new Mountain Bike which makes short work of poor quality surfaces! 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Rotary Club helps keep the Network Clean

The Vulcan Rotary Club helped us out with a working session on the TPT in Darnall, Here's a before and after...

If you have an organisation or club that would like to help us out, please get in touch.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Five Weirs Walk Closure

The Five Weirs Walk will closed at Stephenson Rd on 23rd May for about a week.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Ride Opportunity 20th March

Sun 20 March 2016
Short Bike Ride &  Lazy Sunday Afternoon for MEN UTD (Prostate Cancer UK)
Lazy Sunday Afternoon for MEN UTD (Prostate Cancer UK)
12.00 pm SFNR-led ride starting from Bramall Lane main car park on Cherry St then via Hillsborough to the Gardeners Rest. 
Cycle Rotherham will be coming from the New York Stadium.
And the SkyRide The Ranmoor Rollercoaster is joining us as well ....
....from 1pm all women and men (cyclists or not) welcome to come along and join in at the Gardeners Rest, Neepsend Lane
Pls bring some change to donate
Food/soup (#payasyoufeel), Music, Fun & Games, Quiz

AND, before yr very eyes, Pat, the landlady, will have her long, fine hair shaved off in return for donations and will end up as a skinhead
Can't come?
then text PTAM66£1to 70070 to add to the over £300 rec'd by Pat so far
(The txt address works. Mick has tried it!)

This is a fund raising event on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK's Football 
​Stadiums ​
to Amsterdam 2016 Bike Ride. 
e will all be supporting one team: MEN UNITED v prostate cancer!
Wear a Football Shirt (Shirts will be available for hire); buy a badge, donate in the tin or on my website 
With Your Support We Will Have A Great Day! 
​ Truin​

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Sustrans Ride Out

We'll be riding out to Rother Valley on Saturday 5th March, checking the route as we go. Come along if you're interested in the work we do or just for the ride. Departs 10 a.m. from Sheffield Station.

Five Weirs Walk Closure

As part of the river channel maintenance element, the Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project will be removing mature crack willow trees growing on the river bank between Norfolk Bridge and Washford Bridge. To enable these works to happen in the most efficient and safe way, they will be closing and diverting the Five Weirs Walk footpath. During this period, there may be movement of people, machinery and vehicles which could be dangerous to members of the public.  By closing the Five Weirs Walk, this work can happen without any restrictions, and can therefore be completed as quickly as possible.


Wednesday 16th March to Thursday 31st March. However, the footpath closure will be lifted at the weekends, as no work will be taking place during this time.

Diversion route

Users are encouraged to travel along Attercliffe Road between Norfolk Bridge and Washford Bridge. 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Sustrans Ranger Ride

The first Sustrans Rangers event of the year will be an inspection ride, starting at 10 a.m. at Sheffield Station, this Saturday the 6th. we'll try and cover and much of the network as we can and perhaps have a coffee at some point and work out a plan for any work we want to take on during 2016. Should be back in town by about 2. 

One project I'm working on is a Big Lottery bid to try and get surfaces improved on the TPT so I plan to use GPS to work out how much of the network needs resurfacing in terms of distance. 

Come along if you're interested in the work the Sustrans Ranger group does or if you just fancy a ride.