We organise and run a range of events to promote access to the countryside, encourage understanding of the environment and to raise funds for our charity’s work.

If you would like us to organise an event for your organisation please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Steel Valley Ride: 23rd July 2022

Steel Valley Ride

We are very happy to finally announce that the Steel Valley Ride is making a comeback on 23rd July 2022! This year the event is set to be bigger than ever and will form part of the Stocksbridge Cycling Festival in partnership with Trek Fox Valley.

For further information or to enter the event please see the Steel Valley Ride website here.


Steel Valley Ride: 2020


The Steel Valley Ride was cancelled in 2020 due to Coronavirus

For future updates on the Steel Valley Ride, please check out our social media channels below:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSteelValleyProject

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesteelvalleyproject

Twitter: https://twitter.com/steel_valley

“Another great event and well organised. Thanks again to everyone who makes it possible and organising it. Absolutely loved it!”

Steel Valley Ride

The third Steel Valley Ride mountain bike event was held on 20th July 2019 and was a sell out event with all 150 places taken by early June.

The 31-mile mountain bike ride, which takes in the Peak District bridleways over Cut Gate and Whinstone Lee Tor, is fast becoming a date for mountain bikers’ calendars. Despite the poor weather forecast, we had a line of enthusiastic riders arriving for registration on the day.

The ride helps to highlight awareness of our charity and also raises valuable funds to support our countryside management work in the area. Massive thanks goes to our event partners and volunteer marshals who are an integral part of the day.

Any future plans for the Steel Valley Ride will be announced on our event website and also via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).


Steel Valley Ride
Steel Valley Ride 2019

30th Anniversary Sponsored Walk

A sponsored walk around Stocksbridge was held on 6th October 2018 to celebrate our 30 year anniversary.

There was a choice of a 12 mile walk or a shorter 6 mile walk, both of which went through ancient woodland and visited local highlights such as Whitwell Moor and the historic village of Bolsterstone. The routes also visited many of the project sites which we have worked in over the years, giving people a flavour of the work we carry out.

All participants received a commemorative metal water bottle and funds raised from the event will go towards supporting our ongoing countryside management work.

More information about the event can be seen on our event page.

Whitwell Moor

Steel Valley Ride: 2018

The Steel Valley Ride took place on 14th July 2018 and had over 100 participants registered to tackle the 31-mile mountain bike route which went over the iconic Cut Gate in the Peak District.

Starting and finishing at Trek Sheffield (Fox Valley, Stocksbridge), the funds raised from this event will go towards helping with ongoing conservation and countryside management work in the area.

The event also raised £468 towards the BMC Mend our Mountains Cut Gate project.

Keep checking the event website and social media for updates on future plans for the event.

Steel Valley Ride
Steel Valley Ride route

Steel Gravel Tour

The Steel Gravel Tour cycling event took place on 22 April 2017 and was hosted in celebration of Stage 3 of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire ending in Stocksbridge.

Starting and finishing at Full Gas Bikes, Stocksbridge, the route comprised of gravel tracks, roads and bridleways making it open to riders on a variety of bikes.

Many took part in the optional fancy dress competition, judged by the Stocksbridge Mayor, with prizes being provided by Cotic Bikes.

Thank you to all who participated and to our event partners.

The event helped to raise funds towards continuing the ongoing countryside management work undertaken by the Steel Valley Project.

More information about the Steel Gravel Tour can be found on the event website.

Steel Gravel Tour Fancy Dress Winner
Steel Gravel Tour – Fancy Dress Winner

Steel Valley Ride: 2016

The first Steel Valley Ride was held on 16th July 2016 and attended by over 100 mountain bikers who rode the 31 mile challenging route to raise funds for the Steel Valley Project.

Thank you to all those who took part and to our event partners Full Gas Bikes and Polaris.

Steel Valley Ride 2016