Chesterfield Cycle Campaign promotes cycle use in Chesterfield for both leisure and utility journeys.  By campaigning for a comprehensive network, we aim to improve conditions for cyclists so that cycling becomes a safer and more attractive option than car travel for local journeys.

Derby Road

The 'Copenhagenising' of junctions along Derby Road is coming along, waiting for signage and markings to be applied.

 

 

 

 

We are less happy about this feature which has appeared just north of the Derby Road Toucan crossing. The radii is far too sharp and the length of dropped kerb too short. We are having discussions with DCC!

February Meeting

Our February meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th February, 7.30pm in Chesterfield Community Centre near the coach station.

This meeting will focus on a joint discussion with representatives from CNED Ramblers and Grassland Hasmoor.

All welcome.

Peak Resort

Work seems to have finally started building the perimeter bridleway around Peak Resort, incidentally this will link to the planned shared path to Dronfield.

Unstone to Dronfield

Derbyshire County Council have approved the building of a shared route alongside the main road from Unstone to Dronfield. Construction will be probably not until 2018. However at the Unstone end it will link in with the proposed new bridleway around the edge of Peak Resort.

Chicane barriers Park Road

Just before Christmas this chicane barrier was erected on the Hipper Valley Trail adjacent to the sandwich shop on Park Road. 

The installation does not meet with current cycle path standards and the Campaign has contacted Derbyshire County Council to ask for the spacing to be increased at the very least.

It isn't clear who has actually put this in place, probably contractors finishing off the site - new lighting and tarmac has recently been completed.

Happy Christmas

Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and a safe new year!

Campaign Meeting

Our November meeting will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th November in Chesterfield Community Centre. Hope to see you there!

Brampton Bicycle Club Family Rides

Brampton Bicycle Club have finished their evening sessions for U18's now for the winter but are organising some family cycle rides, anyone is welcome to join in. More details here - www.bramptonbicycleclub.org.uk

Meet in the car park next to the old Queen's Park Sports Centre to leave at 11.00am.
12th November - Holmebrook Valley Trail - Ashgate - Hipper Valley Trail triangular route (about 3 miles)
10th December - Exploring the Stonegravels Way - traffic free and traffic light routes to Whittington Moor and back. Stop at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre for refreshments.
14th January - Trip to Holmebrook Valley Park lake and back. Stop at Monkey Park cafe for refreshments.
11th March - Hollingwood Hub cafe (Nonna's) and return. Stop for refreshments at the cafe.

Successful Forum

We hosted the 2016 meeting of the East Midland Cycle Forum on October 15th. A morning of speakers including presentations about cycling in Leicester, Dronfield progress, Bennerley Viaduct, White Peak loop progress, Sustrans and news from other campaigns we enjoyed a buffet lunch.

After lunch we toured the north-south cycle route through Chesterfield taking in the new station link.

East Midland Cycle Forum

Our Campaign is hosting the 2016 meeting of the East Midland Cycle Forum on Saturday October 15th starting at 10.30am. The venue is the Hadfield Suite at the Stonegravels Parish Centre. The suite is actually in the church (not the parish centre) which is down the drive alongside the parish centre. If you are on a bike or foot it can be accessed from the Stonegravels Way at the bottom of the churchyard.

Many delegates will arrive by train so members of the Campaign will lead a ride from the railway station to the venue leaving at about 10.15am.

A number of speakers in the morning will be followed by lunch provided by the Campaign (donations welcome) and then a ride around local cycle infrastructure finishing back at the railway station by 4.00pm.

It is a great opportunity to learn about other Campaign groups. Please let us know if you are coming (for catering numbers) by booking a free ticket on the 'Eventbrite' website, search for East Midland Cycle Forum.

Don't forget we have our usual monthly Campaign meeting on Tuesday October 11th, 7.30pm at Chesterfield Community Centre. 

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