Sheffield Esteli Society Bike Ride 2016

Sheffield-EstelÍ Society Bike Ride 2016

15th May 2016 @ 8:00 am

Hallamshire Squash and Tennis Club, just before the Rustlings Road entrance to Ecclesall Park.
716 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8TA


This year there will be 3 different rides:

50 miles for those that want a challenging ride through Ringinglow, Hathersage, Abney, Tideswell, Peak Forest, Mam Tor, Edale, Hope, Yorkshire Bridge, Stanage and Burbage, avoiding main roads where possible. The Edale lunch stop and marshalling point has also moved to Ruskin Villa, a mile outside the village on the right, as you’ll see in your ride guide.

Starts between 8am and 9am.

20 miles for those who want an easier but still hilly bike ride through Burbage, Hathersage, and back under Stanage.

Starts between 8am and 9am.

10 miles for people who don’t cycle regularly and children. It is a leisurely, safe ride and goes through Endcliffe Park & Porter Brook to the Alpaca Farm in Ringinglow, and back through Forge Dam.

Starts between 9am  and 10am.

Prices are: individuals £15, concessions and students £7, children £5, children with sponsorship form £3.

Sponsorship: We don’t ask for sponsorship but donations over and above the registration fee are welcome.However, we feel that children may be more involved if they collect sponsorship.

hallamshirePlease note: Registration is at a new venue this year, at the Hallamshire Squash and Tennis Club at 716 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8TA, just before the Rustlings Road entrance to Ecclesall Park. We are most grateful to them for hosting us.

bc-logo.1407829653Register and pay online at the British Cycling website or on the day. All enquiries and questions to Roz Wollen or text 07941141126.

Bike Ride Routes:

Download / View Pdfs below.

LONG RIDE GUIDE (50 miles)
SHORT RIDE GUIDE 2016 20 miles

Other Docs

Download / View Pdfs below.

Parental consent form for under 16
Sponsorship Document 2016

Sheffield Esteli Bike Ride

2015 Sheffield Bike Ride

21st June 2015 @ 8:00 am
Starts Endcliffe Park, Rustlings Road Entrance 
Endcliffe Park, Sheffield

Every year we celebrate the twinning between Sheffield and Estelí with a sponsored bike ride which takes place over two routes in the Peak District National Park to the south of the city.

Sheffield Esteli Bike RideRiders can choose between a 20 mile or a 50 mile route, setting off from Endcliffe park in Sheffield and riding through beautiful parts of the Peak District including Hathersage, Great Hucklow, Tideswell, Edale, Burbage and Stanage Edge.

Our riders range from professional cyclists who time their ride, to families and groups of friends who space the riding well between tea breaks in the villages they pass through.

The 2012 ride saw our youngest rider yet complete the 20 mile route at 6 years old!

This year’s ride will take place on Sunday 21st June with registration between 8am and 9am at Endcliffe Park, S11 7AA (go to the entrance off Rustlings Road nearest to Hunter’s Bar roundabout).

Marshals are situated around both routes to make sure people don’t get lost and can get assistance in case of any punctures!

If you would like to take part, you do not need to pre-register but it is great if you can so we have a rough idea of numbers to expect, this can be done by emailing us or filling in the contact form.

We are also always keen to recruit volunteers to help on the day with registration in the park, marshalling on the route and helping to publicise the ride in the lead up so get in touch if you’d like to join in!


Short route (20 miles)

Endcliffe Park to Hathersage via Ecclesall Road South, Ringinglow Road and Stanage Edge- Checkpoint One (8 miles)
Hathersage to Burbage via Jagger’s Lane, Cogger’s Lane, – Checkpoint Two (5 miles)
Burbage to Endcliffe Park via Burbage Moor, Ringinglow Road, Ecclesall Road South- final checkpoint (7 miles)

Long route (50 miles)

Endcliffe Park to Hathersage- as below-Checkpoint 1- 8 miles
Hathersage to Tideswell via B6001 to Grindleford (approx ½ mile), Road towards Great Hucklow, through Great Hucklow- towards Tideswell, B6049, until junction with A623, Checkpoint 2 at Anchor Pub- 10 miles
Anchor Pub to Perryfoot via Tideswell, road towards Wheston, then to Smalldale, then Peak Forest then Old Dam (impt to include Wheston to Smalldale stage), then to Perryfoot- Checkpoint 3 -8 miles
Perryfoot, Sparrowpit to Edale village hall via B6061, onto A625, road signposted to Barber Booth and Edale, past Edale station to village hall- Chekpoint 4- 4 miles
Edale to Burbage via A625 to Hope, then left on road to Aston, on to Thornhill then Yorkshire Bridge, A6013, towards Bamford Moor then Burbage Moor for checkpoint 5- 13 miles
Burbage to Endcliffe Park via Burbage Moor, Ringinglow Road, Ecclesall Road South- final checkpoint (7 miles)


The Elder Twins Project

Project Update!

We were delighted to work with Iniciativa Colibrí in Estelí and Handsworth Grange Community Sports College in Sheffield to produce the final publication.  The Mayor of Sheffield received all of the Sheffield authors and subjects of the book at an evening reception in the Town Hall and presented them with their own copies.  Meanwhile, a parallel event was held in Estelí and community members were invited to hear the stories being read and meet the people featured.

You can now download your own copy of Tales of Two Cities- Cuentos de Dos Pueblos here. If you would like to receive a hard copy get in touch with us and we will see what we can do!

ancianita dance




Earlier this year we were successful in securing a small funding grant from the Sheffield Town Trust. This, added to a grant awarded us last year by the Evan Cornish Foundation has meant that we are finally able to put The Elder Twins Project into action. This project is all about connecting people with the twinning who may not have access to communicating with people in our twin town in other ways, such as travelling, emailing or attending public events. It is also about valuing the immense wealth of experience possessed by the elder residents of both of our cities.

So, in order to discover these memories and tell the stories of some of the more isolated members of our communities we are matching a small team of young investigators to a group of elderly residents of a care home in Sheffield for them to take part in a set of storytelling and collecting sessions together. At the same time as we carry out this investigation in Sheffield, a group of colleagues in Estelí will be doing the same thing. When we have collected these, what we expect to be incredible, stories they will be redacted with the help of volunteers and exchanged between the cities. Then they will be translated and taken back to the care homes and residences to be told to the elderly participants by the young investigative team. In this way we will enable a bridge, a personal connection to be made between Jose in Estelí and Joe in Sheffield, between Mary in Sheffield and Maria in Estelí.

The final collected stories will be published in a small, bilingual book for participants to keep and to add to the oral history resources of both cities as a celebration of more than 30 years of a very special twinning. The final planning is underway to initiate the project in June. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch with us through our Contact Us page.

Esteli tree planting

Tree Planting to Commemorate 30 years of Twinning

In February the Sheffield Estelí Society was proud to welcome the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK, Guisell Morales-Echaverry, to Sheffield to take part in a tree planting commemorating 30 years of our twinning relationship with Estelí. Together with the Lord Mayor Councillor Peter Rippon they both helped to shovel earth over the roots of a beautiful Liquidambar tree on the slopes of South Street Park, overlooking the city, just above the train station where hundreds of travellers arrive in Sheffield every day. Guisell said “Friendship among countries and people doesn’t have to stop because there is a sea between the two countries and between people. Friendship and solidarity can flourish whenever there is humanity involved on both sides of the sea.”

Tim Shortland, the Community Forestry Manager at Sheffield City Council was instrumental in enabling this tree planting to take place, supporting us to identify a site, source a tree and dig the hole, together with students from Sheffield College Horticulture Department. He said “As the tree develops it will characterise Sheffield’s living and growing relationship with Estelí. The tree we will be planting is a Liquidambar, also known as a ‘Sweet Gum’ tree. It has corky bark, maple shaped leaves and amazing autumn colour.”

In spite of the high winds we had a bright, sunny morning and the tree was bedded in to some positive words from the Lord Mayor “I mean, you look at what’s happening in different parts of the world and in Europe today. It’s important that we forge links with other countries and have twinnings and friendship”. After a reading of a poem called ‘Verde’ (‘Green’) by the Estelian poet Zikín to close the event the tree planters moved away and left our new tree to send its roots down into the soil and settle into its new home in peace.