Sheffield FridayNightRide

we have nothing to lose but our chains

2012/05/04 Snooker

Ride report to follow!! Been busy.

Fri May 4 2012
Start 6.30 Tudor Square, outside the Crucible

Mad this one! Come ride to celebrate the snooker World Championships at the Crucible.
We ride to the colours of the snooker balls in order, making sure we ‘pot’ a red between each one.

Weather I look at three forecasts. Two forecasts say a dry evening the other says light rain/showers. Bring a waterproof, as if you’re not wearing one already!
Heads up! All on roads or paths. About 14 miles in all
Route and Map I’ve changed the route – see next sentence for why.
I’ve tried to keep the route so we don’t repeat our tracks and I’ve checked out the Old Blue Ball for a pit-stop – it is right rough – so photo opportunity only; we’ll stop for a drink/rest at The Red House, Solly St. before we head off to Hillsborough

View Snooker ( in a larger map

Theme: Sheffield and the Crucible are closely associated with the World Snooker Championship. From taking on an event in 1977 that was just becoming massive, Sheffield now has to work hard to keep the event at the Crucible and will stage it until at least 2015.
A nightrider called Gavin came up with this idea that we ride to the colours of the balls of the snooker table with a red in between each ‘pot’ of another colour.

The route is
Start Crucible, Tudor Square, city centre
White Lion, London Rd, Heeley
Red Lion, London Rd, Heeley
Big Yellow Self Storage, Queens Rd, Lowfield
Red Lion, Charles St, city centre
Brown Bear, Norfolk St, city centre
Red Deer, Pitt St, city centre
Green Room, Devonshire St, city centre
Red House, Solly St, Shalesmoor (mid-ride drink)
Old Blue Ball, Bradfield Rd,Hillsborough
Red Brick House, Trippet Lane, city centre
In The Pink, jewellery shop, Ecclesall Rd, Sharrow
Red Tape Studios, Shoreham St, city centre
Penny Black, Pond St, city centre
Finish: Crucible, Tudor Square, city centre
End of ride drinks – why not pedal down to The Gardener’s Rest (rest – get it! snooker accessory?!)

That’s it – a night out riding just for the fun of it!