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.
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Our March monthly meeting will be held in the Market Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th March. Upstairs in Meeting Room 2.
The Peak District National Park are conducting a survey consulting on the Wider Peak District Cycle Strategy. This is an online public consultation, with all the documents, maps and survey being available at the following link.
This is your opportunity to have your say on cycling in the wider Peak District. The consultation will close on 21st March 2014.
Our February meeting will take place this coming Tuesday (11th Feb) at 7.30pm upstairs in Chesterfield Market Hall. If you are coming along please enter opposite the Post Office and use the stairs or lift to go to floor 2. Bikes can be left there and we meet in one of the small meeting rooms on the other side of the assembly hall.
Just heard from Tapton Lock about the following canal path closures:
Chesterfield, Brimington area - On Monday 17th February 2014, contractors working for Derbyshire County Council will be commencing work to re-surface the canal towpath/TPT between Wheeldon Mill Lock and Bilby Lane, with additional works to create a better ramp at Station Road, Brimington. The towpath itself will be officially closed for a period of up to six weeks. During this period, please follow the alternative route adjacent to the canal, as advertised in the official footpath closure notices posted on site. For more information, please contact Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on 01246 551035.
Chesterfield, Hollingwood area – On Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th February 2014, contractors working for Derbyshire County Council will be replacing the old lock gates at Dixon’s Lock. We may need to temporarily restrict use of the canal towpath/TPT and the adjoining bridge for short periods on these dates to enable the works to take place. We would be grateful if you would listen to and follow the instructions of any staff of contractors carrying out the work. For more information, please contact Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on 01246 551035.
Our first meeting of 2014 will be on Tuesday 14th January.
We have returned to the market hall. Meeting room 2. the meeting will be from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
The main entrance is opposite the post office and the meeting room is on level 2.
The new Derby Velodrome is progressing well and the next stage to build a closed road circuit adjacent to the Velodrome is at the planning consultation phase.
Should you wish to comment positively here are the links to the relevant web pages:
To read about the circuit see:
To comment on the planning application:
You will also need the reference number which is 12/13/01465
There is some opposition to the plans which you can find out more about here:
Message received by the Campaign:
Someone has left a trail on galvanised nails along the towpath near Hollingwood. It would appear to be a deliberate act against cyclists - their description of where:
"if you go from the cafe at Hollingwood towards town there is a over head pipe (white boxed in) well that is where they started dumping the nails as it is the narrowest part of the towpath "
A couple of small improvements have been made recently. The path has now reopened from the Skatepark area alongside B & M Bargains ending a two handy Sheffield stands next to the new Asda Living store. There is also a larger covered cycle parking area in the middle of the car park nearer Hipper St South.
The footway has been widened along Hipper Street South connecting the Markham Road Toucan with the (soon to be) railway station path. This is a shared path and we expect signage to go up soon. The dropped kerb has been realigned by the entrance to the sofa warehouses too.
We will be having our usual Christmas get together at the Crispin, Ashgate Road on December 10th from 7.00pm. The Brampton Community Band will be playing, there will be a quiz and a buffet. We ask for a contribution of £2.00 per person for the buffet. To assist with catering we do need to know if you are going to attend, please let the secretary know by telephone (01246 520820) or email by Friday 6th December.