Pedalling through Pitsmoor

Story by Mick Nott

I have lived in Sheffield 30 years, five of them on Scott Road. I cycle a lot in Sheffield as it is quicker than going by car or bus and is a cheap way to stay fit.

I started the Sheffield Friday Night Ride in 2008 and have done nearly 90 rides. We are a social cycling group so nobody gets left behind. Planning and leading these bike rides is how I got to know Pitsmoor.

Our first ever ride was to external locations of the Full Monty. In June we visited the former workhouse and headquarters of Scattered Homes at the Northern General Hospital. We even did a ride called ‘Pulchritudinous Pitsmoor’ in September 2011 pointing out how much there is to see and admire in Pitsmoor.

Finding routes for the rides is actually how I found my house. I like Pitsmoor, it’s got a great mix of people, a wide variety of shops, is relatively well ‘bussed’, is close to the city centre and has got great views.

I see no end to finding interesting things about Pitsmoor and on 9th September the Friday Night Ride is cycling through Pitsmoor as part of Heritage Open Days, to commemorate the centenary of Sheffield’s first Zeppelin air raid.

The ride will follow the flight path of the Zeppelin as it dropped 36 bombs in a line from Burngreave Cemetery across Pitsmoor, Attercliffe and Darnall.

The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery are putting on an exhibition about the Zeppelin Raid from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September, including a walk around the graves of Zeppelin raid victims.

If you have family stories about the Zeppelin air raid please email me at Or for more information visit


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