The Outdoor City Weekender returns for 2018 with an exciting line-up of action-packed events taking place Friday 9 - Sunday 11 March.
Building on the success of the last two years, the 2018 edition promises another weekend of epic proportions with something for everyone.
Once again, the headline events will be Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF), the Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF), Howard Street Dual and The Magnificent Seven hill climb challenge, alongside a diverse range of fringe activity.
The Weekender is Sheffield’s celebration of the people and places that give us our unique identity as The Outdoor City.
Follow the links for more info on each of the headline events. More announcements about Weekender Fringe events will be also coming very soon, so keep your eyes on The Outdoor City Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels for the latest.
The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven is a unique cycling event, the first of its kind in Sheffield. Not for the fainthearted, the race is a cross between a sportive and a hill climb that invites participants to face seven of the toughest hills in Sheffield with climbs ranging from 9 to 23 per cent. The route, which is nearly 26 miles, presents each rider with over 4,200ft of climbing. FREE for spectators to come and watch.
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Sheffield's celebrated annual adventure film festival, now in its 13th year, returns to the Showroom Cinema bringing the wild outdoors into the heart of the city for three days of jaw dropping spectacle and heart-stopping adventure.
Expect a packed programme of carefully curated films from the world's best outdoor filmmakers. Featuring top athletes, awe-inspiring locations and the whole spectrum of outdoor sports, there'll be films on running, climbing, biking, skiing, surfing, kayaking and everything in between.
The Rab CWIF
The Climbing Works International Festival, aka The CWIF, is the only UK international bouldering competition where amateur and professional climbers have the opportunity to compete side by side.
A huge event on the bouldering calendar, expect big crowds, big talent and big moves. For those unable to attend, the semi-finals and finals will be streamed live online.
Howard Street Dual
Following it's inaugral year in 2017, Sheffield's unique dual slalom mountain bike race returns. Riders will once again, go head-to-head, two at a time, down a course in an exhilarating knockout-style event.
Featuring a line-up of specially invited riders, the race will be a chance to see some of Sheffield’s home-grown talent, who are usually out at the likes of Wharncliffe, Grenoside and Parkwood Springs, right here in the city centre. FREE for spectators to come and watch.