Big Dig Day – 4th Straight

What a day – thanks so much to all people that turned up and lifted a shovel, pushed a barrow or did some mattocking.


The track changes have been hardcored but not yet surfaced – please keep off them for now. Surfacing will be laid on

TUESDAY 1ST MAY 5.30 -8.30PM



The 4th straight has massively changed. Gone is the stepup, and replaced with one side a progressively bigger table line, the other with a bigger double-triple-double line. Progressive and hopefully something for all ages and all abilities on all types of bike! Feedback is encouraged so please let us know how we can improve!

On 1st straight, the 5th jump has been made a tabletop for flyout tricks and more space for runnig into the backset, as well as a more progressive ‘bigger’ jump.

The aim of all the changes is to provide jumps to build up to riding the backset. Before there was a huge jump at the track from doing the smaller stuff to the biggerdoubles. This shoudl ease progression and give the tracvk a new lease of life. I’m really excited for you all to enjoy it!



Bolehills x

Bolehills Dig Days 2018

It’s going to be a busy week… big changes ahead for 4th straight and we need your help!

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL 5.30pm-8pm


THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 5.30pm-8pm

Changes to rollers, tabletop line going in and rolled over jumps – we made the backset harder so now looking at the other end of the scale. 4th straight will be more progressive and better all round for all riders.

20 Ton of surface is coming SUNDAY 29TH APRIL courtesy of the boys ta BIKE TRACK (Cheers lads!) so we need to make changes prior.

Bolehills 2018

Bolehills is going from strength to strength this year. Plenty of dirt being thrown around at the start of the season has the backset bigger badder and better than ever before.

The session went down last night with the boys chucking it sideways, plenty more sessions to come this summer.

20 tonnes of surface courtesy fo the boys at Bike Track (cheers lads!) is due next week and a dig day will be going up soon (keep tabs on our fb page


HELLTRACK – Official Opening this Saturday!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here.

Bolehills BMX official opening Jam.

Saturday 23rd May.

Expect razzing, gates, good times, and backstraight trains.

We’ll be there with the club EZ up selling T shirts, stemcaps and the like.

*** GATES ***

We will have gate practice for the first time in 5 years at Bolehills on the fresh gate provided by Gripple.

Because of the expected busy-ness of the track these will run in half hour slots throughout the day.

Bring Full Face helmet and long sleeve jersey as per any other gate practice.

£2 club members, £3 non members

*** Merchandise & Club Membership ***

We will be down with the latest merch – T shirts, Stem Caps and Stickers. Bring your pocket money!

We’ll also be taking people for membership of the club which will get you discounted event entry and cheap gate nights, as well as giving something back to the track for future improvements.

Plan for the day

10-12am Sign on for gates/free practice

12 – 12.30 gate practice

12.30-1.30 free to ride track

1.30 – 2 gate practice

2-3 Backstraight Jam

3.- 3.30 gate practice

4.00 – 5.00 packdown

If you’re planning to use the gate you will need


This is so our BC insurance requirements are met.

Further details this week.

Facebook event here


She is done.

230 tonnes of surface, 24 hours of digger driving, countless barrows, peaking at 40 volunteers all working at once… gives you the best track in Yorkshire.

God’s own track

When I first started out on this project, I’d ridden and dug on and off at the hills since about 2009. It was always a labour of love, and never had any big council grants, or hoards of diggers; it was just something a few people kept floating along.

Before. November 2014

This time it changed. We started way back in September/October time, slowly cutting the grass back, removing bricks from the surface, tidying up… easy maintainance jobs we should have been doing anyway. But this time there was a goal – to get the full track resurfaced and reshaped and breathe a whole new life into the track.

Baybutt brings blue steel to bolehills

The word spread fast, and each dig day had more and more people turning up, people offered to sort surface out, get the gate fixed – do anything they could in their power to help us out.

6 months later and the new surface has been laid, and it’s just about bedded in and running better than it’s done for a long long time. It would never would have happened without a few key names, and I want to give some thanks.

Jon Dallow, Andrew Phillips & the Rangers at Sheffield City Council/Woodland Trust.

A big cash injection from them paid for most of the surface, and the support with dealing with the paperwork has been massively appreciated. The lease of the tools from the woodyard along with the day of labour from the Rangers was vital. Thankyou.


Huge thanks to Henry Norman, John Paul Jones and the rest from Ride Sheffield.

They have given a great deal of cash raised from their social over Christmas, which paid for the initial run of T Shirts, which we have used to generate more money for the club. They also helped with organising and collecting the loaned tools for many dig days which helped us so much!


Big shout to Steel City Series and Steve Peat

At our darkest hour, when the surface had run out and we still had whacker plates running, they stumped up the cash raised from the inaugural Peaty’s Steel City Downhill to help us finish the track.


Fistbumps to the best track builders in the biz, Steve Taylor, Jordan Gould & Chris from

These boys were in it from the start, offering advice on how to build and get the best from the track, as well as driving diggers for 12 hours straight in their own time, as well as ordering surface, lending tools and giving up loads of time.


On the final day of whackerplating, Champion Hire came to our aid – thankyou.

They provided us with 2 whackers completely free of charge to use for the weekend. They ended up getting the most incredible finish on the best part of the track.


Shouts to Martin Baker and the rest at Gripple

They offered early on in the project to provide materials for the new start gate, and delivered. A freshly painted gate with some quality marine ply will ensure the new gate it robust and will stand the test of time.

Big thanks to University of Sheffield Cycling Club

They paid for the digger hire that was used to revamp the first straight and clean a load of drains out – so when you’re blasting the rollers, give them a thanks!


And lastly thanks to you – if you came and lifted a shovel, pushed a barrow, dug grass, whackerplated, raked or any form of help at all. You know who you are.

I’m truly honoured that the whole Sheffield riding community has come together and got behind this project to bring Bolehills from a haggard brickfest into what truly is one of the best tracks in the country.

Now it’s time to reap what we’ve sowed.