Sheffield

Sheffield turns yellow, and more...

Sheffield city centre will be ablaze with colour on race weekend. Not just the yellow, green or white of cycle jerseys but all the colours of the rainbow as the city celebrates this awesome event. Fargate, one of the main thoroughfares, is transformed into a typical French Market where the sights and sounds will create a great atmosphere to welcome our French friends and spectators from around the world. Definitely a chance to eat, drink and celebrate. The Peace Gardens, usually an oasis of calm open space, is transformed into an open-air cinema. Walk up, rather than drive in, movies for all the family ensures that throughout the day and into the evening everyone can enjoy this festival and relax. When you've finished watching all the films you want, head up to Barkers Pool where you'll find all things cycling related. Test your skills on our street velodrome, or take your chances with some high-energy cycling tricks. For the novice cyclists, drop in to a ‘cycle first aid' clinic – repair it, care for it, ride it know-how.   Everyone has to start sometime and this weekend is a great time to get interested in cycling.   We'll have experts on hand to teach the children simple cycle care and to teach the grown-ups how to keep a bike in great condition and race ready.  

In honour of the coveted yellow jersey, Museums Sheffield – Millennium Gallery really will be turning yellow with the yellow t-shirts designed by contemporary artists and designers with a Yorkshire connection. There'll be chances for the children to design their own yellow t-shirts during the weekend, to honour this iconic accolade. And of course, there'll be big screen transmission of the whole race, from start to finish so you can be transported from the heart of the city to the heart of the action; every corner, every sprint, ever climb. Be part of it. In Sheffield.

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Winter Gardens © City of SheffieldStreet art © City of Sheffield
Stage town for the 1st time
Major city in South Yorkshire
Population : 551,800 inhabitants
Economy : centre for iron and steel until the 80s. In the 21st century the main business activities are advanced manufacturing systems, creative and digital industries, medical technology. The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University
Culture : Winter Gardens, one of the largest temperate glasshouses in Europe, the Crucible and Lyceum theatres, the Millennium et Graves galleries, Kelham
Island and Weston Park Museum. Festivals: Doc/Fest (documentaries), Tramlines Music, Off the Shelf (litterature) MADE The Entrepreneur Festival
Sport : Sheffi eld Wednesday, Sheffi eld United, Sheffield FC (football, the world's fi rst football club, founded in 1857), Sheffi eld Steelers (ice hockey), Sheffield Sharks (basketball), Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Events : Snooker World Championships
Specialities : Henderson's Relish (spicy sauce), Liquorice Allsorts (assortment of liquorice sweets) Sustainable Development: the development of a network
connecting the green spaces and parks of the city in a series of marked routes across South Yorkshire
Labels : Steel City, the greenest city in England


Elliott, the longevity of steel

One of the most enduring riders in the long line of British sprint, Sheffield-born Malcolm Elliott is one of the missing links between Barry Hoban and Mark Cavendish. Home trained on the roads of Yorkshire, he took part in two Tours de France and won three stages in the Spanish Vuelta in the 1980s, even clinching the points jersey in 1989. At the time, Elliott left his mark in several British towns by winning 17 stages in the Milk Race. British road champion in 1992, he also won two titles at the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and entered two Olympics, on track in 1980 and on the road in 1996. An example of longevity, Elliott put an end to his career in 1997 at 36 before returning in 2003 at the age of 41. He finally left the pro peloton once and for all in 2011, at the age of 50. Another Sheffield rider, Adrian Timmis, rode the 1987 Tour. Chris Walker was also a fine pro rider who did not cross the Channel often enough. In the current world bunch, Sheffield's Adam Blythe rides for team BMC.

Stage town for the 1st time
Major city in South Yorkshire
Population : 551,800 inhabitants
Economy : centre for iron and steel until the 80s. In the 21st century the main business activities are advanced manufacturing systems, creative and digital industries, medical technology. The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University
Culture : Winter Gardens, one of the largest temperate glasshouses in Europe, the Crucible and Lyceum theatres, the Millennium et Graves galleries, Kelham
Island and Weston Park Museum. Festivals: Doc/Fest (documentaries), Tramlines Music, Off the Shelf (litterature) MADE The Entrepreneur Festival
Sport : Sheffi eld Wednesday, Sheffi eld United, Sheffield FC (football, the world's fi rst football club, founded in 1857), Sheffi eld Steelers (ice hockey), Sheffield Sharks (basketball), Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Events : Snooker World Championships
Specialities : Henderson's Relish (spicy sauce), Liquorice Allsorts (assortment of liquorice sweets) Sustainable Development: the development of a network
connecting the green spaces and parks of the city in a series of marked routes across South Yorkshire
Labels : Steel City, the greenest city in England


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Places to see

Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Having played a major part in the Industrial Revolution, Kelham Island Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet are key attractions showcasing what made Sheffield great - inventions, heavy industry and intricate craftsmanship, all of which influence the city today where world class quality still abounds.

Millennium Gallery

The Millennium Gallery is the perfect place to see a sparkling selection of over 13,000 tools of the trade, blades and beautiful artefacts associated with Sheffield. Contemporary craftsmanship & design can be seen at MADE North Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace.

Sheffield Theatres

Sheffield offers the largest theatre complex outside London & where West End musicals rub shoulders with cutting edge drama. In particular the Crucible Theatre, renowned for its in-house productions, is also famous as the host venue for the World Snooker Championships played each year.

Musée de Kelham Island © City of Sheffield© City of SheffieldCrucible Theatre © City of Sheffield
Stage town for the 1st time
Major city in South Yorkshire
Population : 551,800 inhabitants
Economy : centre for iron and steel until the 80s. In the 21st century the main business activities are advanced manufacturing systems, creative and digital industries, medical technology. The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University
Culture : Winter Gardens, one of the largest temperate glasshouses in Europe, the Crucible and Lyceum theatres, the Millennium et Graves galleries, Kelham
Island and Weston Park Museum. Festivals: Doc/Fest (documentaries), Tramlines Music, Off the Shelf (litterature) MADE The Entrepreneur Festival
Sport : Sheffi eld Wednesday, Sheffi eld United, Sheffield FC (football, the world's fi rst football club, founded in 1857), Sheffi eld Steelers (ice hockey), Sheffield Sharks (basketball), Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Events : Snooker World Championships
Specialities : Henderson's Relish (spicy sauce), Liquorice Allsorts (assortment of liquorice sweets) Sustainable Development: the development of a network
connecting the green spaces and parks of the city in a series of marked routes across South Yorkshire
Labels : Steel City, the greenest city in England


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