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.

Social meeting December

We will have a social meeting on Tuesday 12th December (replacing our normal meeting) in the bar of the Portland Hotel at the bottom of New Square. Gather from around 7.30pm. All welcome.

New Lidl on Chatsworth Road

Following representations from our Campaign and Transition Chesterfield Lidl have amended their plans to include a shared path from Goytside Road and repositioned the cycle parking for easier access from the shared path using crossings to get across the car park.

We had originally asked for a route direct from Goytside over the flood prevention swale. The two green areas fronting into Goytside will be subject of a separate housing application.

Campaign AGM and November Meeting

The Campaign AGM will be on Tuesday 14th November at 7.30pm in the Chesterfield Community Centre (near the coach station). The AGM will be followed by our usual monthly meeting. All welcome to attend.

Cycling to the new Queen's Park Sports Centre

Regular readers will know the Campaign submitted an official complaint to the Borough Council about cycling access to the new sports centre. We have finally managed to get the exit changed onto Boythorpe Avenue which is now safer and easier to access the shared footway.

We still await news of progress officially allowing cyclists through the park to join the Hipper Valley Trail. Potentially this could be incorporated when the old sports centre site is redeveloped.

Cutting Back of Foliage

We are pleased to report that having contacted our local authorities, Derbyshire County Council has cut back a lot of the overhanging foliage on major cycle routes.

Unfortunately there is no ongoing budget for this annually and we will be pursuing that at the next DCC Cycle Liaison Meeting.

Cycle in Style video

There is a short video on You Tube of our recent Cycle in Style ride:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAkzomS2pNc

Campaign Meeting

Our next meeting will be on October 10th at 7.30pm in Chesterfield Community Centre.

Dr Bike

The last Dr Bike of 2017 will be on Saturday 7th October in the Queen's Park north car park. 09.30am - 1.00pm.

They will start again in March 2018!

Cycle in Style Ride 2017

The ride attracted 40 riders, leaving from Monkey Park cafe we cycled to Vintage Tea Rooms past the Queen's Park and station path and back through town.

Splendid selection of wel dressed riders gathering before departure.

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

 

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