Wharncliffe: ‘Alexander Super Trout’ Video

About this time last month Irwin and I (Jeff) met up with Joe Bowman and Rob Stokes (of ThisiSheffield fame) for some late afternoon riding of a new track at Wharncliffe:- ‘Alexander Super Trout’ (you can ask Rob where the name came from). It’s a good track, quite steep in places and, unusually for Wharncliffe, doesn’t have that many rocks in it.

Appropriately, considering his plan to become a ‘mountain bike personality’ rather than actually having to ride a bike, Rob soon crashed and sustained a finger injury preventing from further riding. This left Joe and Irwin to do most of the riding for the video and since the light was going we only got the top half of the track, but apart from that not a bad little video IMO.

[10'09'26 Wharncliffe JI 4711]

[Gallery Link] 10-09-26 Wharncliffe JI+JK+JB+RS, 7 Pictures by Jeff.


  1. bob said,

    Wrote on November 1, 2010 @ 12:04 am

    Isnt that the old Dogs track ?

    Great to see Wharncliffe still evolves and thrives, despite FE’s best efforts to stop it happening.. good on you 😉

  2. Jeff R King said,

    Wrote on November 4, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    I think it’s all new actually, certainly the lower stuff is. It’s next to Dogs.

  3. Jack R said,

    Wrote on November 22, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

    Hi guys,
    Put simply the pump track is leafier than hathersage pool.
    I sent jeff a message a while ago about this. Just thought it would be nice if we could meet up, sort it out and get talking about some new ideas for lines etc.

  4. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on November 26, 2010 @ 5:49 pm


    You have a point, Should be able to do some digging once the ground isn’t frozen. When do you want to meet up?

  5. Jack R said,

    Wrote on November 27, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

    Hi James

    Yeah it will be pretty frozen at the moment, I may go down tommorow (sunday)
    to do a bit of work though, providing it doesnt snow again.
    Otherwise I will go to the hetherdene track, it is riding beautifully at the moment, really fun. Im going to start on a few new tracks there aswell, there is lots of potential. Are you busy tommorow?

  6. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on December 3, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    Cant see much digging be done for a while. But when ever the ground softens up will have to go down there. What ideas have you got!