Sheffield Urban CX is grateful to the following organisations for their support in developing this exciting event
The Outdoor City – Welcome to Sheffield
“KICX creates another exciting opportunity to raise the profile of Sheffield as a destination for outdoor adventurers and cycling enthusiasts. A venue rich in industrial heritage, such as Kelham Island, for an exciting urban sporting event creates a fusion of industries past and present and highlights Sheffield’s strong independent identity”.
The Outdoor City Team
Written by enthusiasts from Sheffield’s outdoor communities, The Outdoor City website is Sheffield’s go-to place for visitors and locals alike, crammed full of helpful pointers, top tips and insider knowledge, it caters for everyone from casual weekend ramblers to competitive mountain bikers.
The Website highlights Sheffield’s best routes and outdoors events, profiles its makers and doers, and shares expertise on training and kit.
find out more at The Outdoor City Website
Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust – Keeping Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage Alive
“Kelham Island Museum represents the great industrial heritage of Sheffield and the mark “Made in Sheffield” renowned around the world”.
John Hamshire, Chief Executive SMIT
KICX are privileged to have been given permission to run the event at this historic site that has seen many a Steel City Drama unfold. It’s going to be amazing to see the action unfold on the 6th May and a new chapter added to Kelham’s Story.
The sites operated by the trust provide visitors with a fascinating insight into Sheffield’s proud industrial past. The spectacular Don Valley Engine is the most powerful working steam engine in Europe today and is housed at Kelham Island. Kelham is also home to a knife maker and saw maker who keep the skills of the ‘Little Mester’ alive.
Website: Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Ride For Eric Trust – Triumph Out of Tragedy
“From a seed of an idea we have created an organisation that not only operates the annual RideforEric event, but also carries out many other activities under the RfE banner.”
Karen Codling, Ride for Eric Trust Founder
We are proud to have homegrown Sheffield charity ‘Ride For Eric’ as the KICX official charity. Some of the proceeds from the KICX will go to help the charity carry out projects that inspire and offer support to those in times of bereavement. How the charity was started is an inspiring story of triumph over adversity and tragedy.
“The event has grown year on year and we are planning exciting developments for the 2017 event. It would be great to see some of the riders who are taking part in the KICX race, and we are proud to be the recognised charity for this exciting and inspired event “.
Karen Codling, RfE Trust founder
Website: Ride for Eric Trust