Sheffield Friday Night Ride isn’t a club you need to join, and it doesn’t cost a penny to take part. Enticing even the most amateur of cyclists with mottos like "no-one gets left behind, and no-one gets too far ahead" and "we have nothing to lose but our chains", SFNR is a chance to throw off the shackles of the week and ride round the city with like-minded spirits.
Each ride follows a theme, which – in the past – have ranged from 60s Sheffield to social housing to breweries. They've even done rides that end with yoga sessions. They're all meticulously researched and planned and, whatever the theme, you'll likely be led to corners of the city you’ve never been to before. Whichever route the ride takes, at some point there’ll be an incredible view, and, being Sheffield, a really big hill to free-wheel down. The rides tend to make a few stops for the leader to share historical or cultural facts about the city.
For Heritage Open Days, the Friday Night Ride will follow a route around Hillsborough and the surrounding area, exploring its rich history and sights. The ride also marks the 100th Sheffield Friday Night Ride in ten years.
Meet in the car park of the Burton Street Foundation for a 6:30pm start.
After the ride you have two options, stay on at Burton Street and take part in their Bygone Sheffield Pub Quiz, or head to the Dorothy Pax in Victoria Quays where Sheffield Friday Night Ride will be celebrating their 100th ride in style.
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