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Sheffield Steel Peloton

Sheffield Steel Peloton

Join the Sheffield Steel Peloton and make a bicycle and a film - made in Sheffield, from Sheffield steel, by Sheffield people.

Visual Art,Outdoor,Film / Photography,Learning Resources Event


Cycling is all about working as a team or ‘Peloton’ to finish the ride. For this exciting project a team of artists, archaeologists, event organisers, scientists and filmmakers will invite the public to join the Sheffield Steel Peloton and explore the process of making a bicycle, complete with a specially designed bicycle head badge made from iron mined and forged into steel in Sheffield. Follow this fascinating process from its beginnings deep underground to the creation of a unique bicycle and film to celebrate Le Tour arriving in Yorkshire this summer.


Teamwork is essential if you’re going to have a chance of winning Le Tour. With this in mind, you’re invited to join the Sheffield Steel Peloton - a hands-on adventure with a specific goal in mind - to explore the process of making a bicycle, complete with a specially designed bicycle head badge made from iron mined and forged into steel in Sheffield. Join in at workshops that anyone can take part in, ranging from iron smelting and blacksmithing, to bike décor and the science of cycling – as the Peloton works together to create a one-off steel bicycle in time for the Grand Depart.

The project will be filmed for a documentary to be screened in public locations later this summer that will chart the adventures of the Sheffield Steel Peloton as they gain first-hand experience of exactly what the people of South Yorkshire’s steel city are made of.

For more info and to book workshops go to

Learning resources are available for schools. 

Access Information 

  • For the workshops at Sheffield Highland Fling in Graves Park, Weston Park Fayre, and Cliffhanger at Millhouses Park, all venues are outdoors and we recommend contacting the venue to double check accessibility. 
  • For the screenings of the Sheffield Steel Peloton Film at Sheffield Peace Gardens the venue is outdoor and is wheelchair accessible.
  • For the Sheffield Steel Peloton Celebratory 'Cavalcade' in Sheffield City Centre, this is an outdoor on street event and as such some areas will be more accessible than others.



For more information on Sheffield Steel Peloton, please visit their website,

Please also check out our access information film below...

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About the Artist...

Sheffield Steel Peloton

Field Cycles is a collaboration between a group of friends from various craft, design and engineering disciplines. The unique skillsets of the contributors - a maker, a painter, a graphic designer and an engineer - have come together in a shared passion that treats the fabrication of a bicycle as an exploration of craft, aesthetics and function. For the Sheffield Steel Peloton project Field Cycles leads a multi-disciplinary team - artist, archaeologist, event organiser, film maker, scientist - and the public - in making a bike and a film that will come to symbolise the historic moment when the Tour De France came to Sheffield.

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