Sheffield
797 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 22.1 miles
Bike suitability - Hybrid (road tyres),Road
Route rating
4.5 stars
(31 reviews)
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Starting point

Forge Valley Community School
Wood Lane
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S6 5HG

Stannington

This route tackles some of the same hills as when the Tour de France came visiting Yorkshire in 2014, so climbing legs are needed.

Starting out from the Cycle Circuit at Forge Valley Community School the route makes its way down to Malin Bridge before starting the gentle climb up to Dam Flask reservoir, which is popular on the weekends with cyclists and runners alike.

A quick trip through Low Bradfield will bring the route to Agden Reservoir which will be skirted around as the route heads up to Mortimer Road where it picks up part of the 2014 Tour de France route. The reward for this climb is some of the best views in Sheffield before heading back to Sheffield via High Bradfield.

From High Bradfield, all of the previous climbing will be rewarded with some well-deserved downhill freewheeling before the final ascent up to Hill Top. As the name suggests there is some climbing to do here but the rewards are not just fabulous views but potentially an Ice Cream too.

From here it is pretty much all downhill on the way back to the Cycle Circuit at Forge Valley Community School.