First inner-city Slalom bike track installed in Sheffield

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A new mountain bike track set up as part of the Making Tracks partnership between the council and Sport England is now open to the public.

The dual slalom is the first of its kind in the UK, and allows two riders to race side by side down two almost identical trails at the same time.

Speaking about the new trail, Sheffield’s own mountain bike legend Steve Peat, said: “It’s amazing that Sheffield has got behind a new dual track. Dual is the funniest mountain bike discipline for spectators and riders to race and watch.

“Sheffield has such a good scene going right now and thanks to Jon Dallow [of Sheffield City Council] for pushing it along. Good times ahead at Parkwood and the rest of Sheffield.”

Jon Dallow, Sheffield City Council‘s Woodlands Officer said: “It was amazing to see Steve Peat dual race on our latest bit of trail at Parkwood.”

People in Sheffield have so much energy and passion for our city and you can really see that when you look at how many people have got behind and are proud to call Sheffield, The Outdoor City.”

The view from the new slalom bike track
The view from the new slalom bike track

The dual track at Parkwood is the latest mountain bike trail that Dallow has opened in the city and the first inner city trail of its kind in the UK.

Parkwood opened its first 2km single track in 2012 and is now a popular destination for school groups, local mountain bike businesses, riders and mountain bike event organisers.

The latest dual track addition was built by Sheffield’s own trail building company, Biketrack, who are also responsible for the trails in Lady Cannings and Greno Woods.

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