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.

Cycle Hack

Monkey Park CIC on Chester Street are taking part in Cycle Hack on Friday 15th September to Sunday 17th September.

Cycle Hack is a global event for people to get together to look at problems that prevent more people from cycling and then design solutions to these.

 

Their website is www.cyclehackchesterfield.org.uk

 

Campaign Meeting

Next Campaign meeting is Tuesday 12th September, 7.30pm at Chesterfield Community Centre near the coach station. All welcome.

Cycle in Style Ride 2017

Join us on Chesterfield's best dressed cycle ride! Leaving from Monkey Park cafe on Chester Street at 10.30am on Saturday 30th September. We'll take a slow and sociable ride on mainly traffic free and quiet roads to finish at the Vintage Tea Rooms on Beetwell St.

Please register (free) here to let us know how many riders to expect. Registering also gets you a free drink at Monkey Park (open from 10.00am).

Vintage Tea Rooms are again giving a prize for their choice of best dressed rider!

Check the Cycle in Style website for the latest details.

News

Some news from the last week - more details to come in the next newsletter.

Members of the Campaign joined with other groups at the railway station to protest at the canecellation of ral electrification.

Earlier in the week over a couple of meetings we are hoping for progress on formalising a cycle route to the new sports centre.

We also met Derbyshire County Council to look at their plans for the new shared route from Unstone to Dronfield.

Dr Bike Workshop

Saturday 2nd September 9.30am till 1.00pm, Queen's Park north car park. Checks, adjustments and repairs, labour free of charge, just pay for any spares used.

Gates adjacent to Park Road

The gates on the cycle path next to Park Road have been left open at our request since June. Someone recently removed (stole?) the metal posts in the middle of the track leaving a trip hazard with the post housing standing proud by a few inches.

We reported this and the posts have been replaced but the gates also locked against them again!

With the gates locked it only leaves a gap of 1.2m between the gates - guideline minimum for a cycle route is 1.5m but we have asked for more. The gates should also be 5m from the road to allow a standing space on the path if waiting to get through.

We are pursuing this matter with Chesterfield Borough Council.

Overgrown Paths

The Campaign is very much aware of how many cycle paths are being overgrown. We are in discussion with Derbyshire County Council to arrange cutting back.

Dr Bike Workshop 5th August

Dr Bike workshop in Queen's Park north car park, Sat 5th Aug 9.30am till 1.00pm.

Look out for the orange gazebo near where the miniature railway crosses the car park.

No labour charges for checks, adjustments and repairs. Just pay for any parts used. We have stocks of standard cables, brake blocks etc. We will assist fitting your own spare parts.

 

 

July Campaign Meeting

Our July meeting will be on Tuesday 11th July at 7.30pm, Chesterfield Community Centre. All welcome.

Dr Bike Workshop July 1st

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the July workshop due to travellers in the car park. Hopefully back again on August 5th.

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