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.
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
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.
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.
Great social ride today with around 35 taking part. Thanks to Nonna's for drinks and cake at the start and Vintage Tea Rooms for drinks and the prize at the finish.
The Campaign had two very successful morning stalls at the railway station on Wednesday and Thursday. Much interest and lots of maps and information given out. We had to arrange an overnight reprint of our flyer with the route graphic.
The official opening was also a great success despite the damp conditions. Over 50 children and adults cycled in from four schools, users of the Wheels for All disability trikes, lots of Campaign members and Sustrans, DCC officers and representatives from East Midland Trains watched Cllr John Owen cut the ribbon.
Our September meeting is on Tuesday 13th. We will be discussing the station link opening events and the EMCF meeting being held in Chesterfield on October 15th. Hope to see you there!
Some events coming up:
Wednesday 14th September (Cycle to Work Day)
Campaign stall at Chesterfield railway station 7.00am to 9.00am giving out new cycle maps and promoting the new route.
Thursday 15th September
Campaign stall at Chesterfield railway station 7.00am to 9.00am giving out new cycle maps and promoting the new route. Derbyshire County Council will also be there promoting 'County Rider' adult cycle training.
Friday 16th September
Official opening of the route with ribbon cutting at 11.00am near the Hollis Lane bridge. All cyclists welcome!
Saturday 17th September
Cycle in Style ride leaving from Nonna's on Chatsworth Road at 10.30am riding along the new route and back through town to finish at the Vintage Tea Rooms. A prize for the best dressed rider! Website and more details here: cycleinstylechesterfield please check there and let us know you are coming!
The new cycle path linking the railway station to the skatepark area and Hipper Valley Trail opened today!
A view from the path today:
Our August Campaign meeting will be on Tuesday 9th August at 7.30pm, Chesterfield Community Centre.
The 2016 'Cycle in Style' ride is confirmed on Saturday 17th September.
The station link is not yet open but very close!