With the Tour de France in full flow and mounting excitement about it coming to Yorkshire in 2014 Sheffield will have a taster of two-wheeled action next week when the British Cycling Grand Prix will be contested around a circuit in the city centre.
Various cycling events, local and national, have used the city centre over the years.
It has occasionally included the Tour of Britain, a multi-stage race, better known as The Milk Race as it was called between 1958 and 1993.
Sheffield has provided a few winners down the years in Tony Hewson (1955), Malcolm Elliot (1987, 1988) and Chris Walker ( 1991).
Here the Lord Mayor, Coun Peter Hall, starts the Sheffield stage in 1987 from Barkers Pool.
Now even the milk bottles seem from a bygone age.