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.

Campaign meeting

Our March meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm. Usual venue at Chesterfield Community Centre. All welcome.

Dr Bike Workshop

The Dr Bike workshop on Saturday 3rd March in the Queen's Park north car park has been cancelled due to the weather.

All being well the next workshop will be on Saturday 7th April.

Campaign needs your help!

The Campaign needs your help!

 

We hope you are aware that Derbyshire County Council officers are trying to build a shared path between Unstone Green and Dronfield. This path joins up to the new bridleway around Peak Resort which will eventually lead to a new cycle path from Peak Resort to Whittington Moor roundabout and the Chesterfield Cycle Network.

The route is being opposed by Councillor Alex Dale, Conservative lead member for young people.

The shared path will create a wider footway and closed off side road between Unstone Green and Unstone Junior school.

North Derbyshire Conservatives are conducting an on line survey. We are asking as many people as possible to fill in the survey in support of the route:

https://www.northderbyshireconservatives.org.uk/dronfield-unstone-survey

 

You may be interested to know that £750,000.00 has been allocated to the project by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. If the route doesn't go ahead the money will have to be repaid, it cannot be used elsewhere.

Peak Resort Bridleway

The new bridleway around the north eastern side of the Peak Resort site is open (although no access from the Peak Resort entrance roundabout at the moment). Photos here.

Hipper Valley Trail Walton Dam

There have been reports on local forums and Facebook pages about the path in the woods near Walton Dam being blocked off. I've been down there today and can confirm that this is NOT the Hipper Valley Trail. The trail remains open but in its usual winter muddy state!

Campaign matters

Our February meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th Feb at 7.30pm in the Chesterfield Community Centre. Agenda and previous minutes available from this website. All welcome.

Our spring newsletter will be being printed in mid February, if you have any articles or bits of information you would like to submit please send to the secretary.

Recent Planning Applications

On Monday 8th January the Campaign secretary spoke at CBC's planning committee against the housing development off the Sainsbury's roundabout citing poor sustainable transport connections against CBC's core strategy of 'prioritising walking and cycling access to and within developments'. Unfortunately the application was passed by the committee.

On Thursday 11th January DCC's lead member for transport Cllr Simon Spencer was considering the DCC project to build a shared path between Unstone Green (Peak Resort entrance) and Dronfield. Our secretary spoke to give our Campaign's and Dronfield's 'Cycling4Everyone' support. Unstone parish councillor Richard Smith and DCC 'lead member for young people' Cllr Alex Dale spoke against the idea despite it will provide a safe route to Unstone Junior school. The decision was deferred for two months pending further consultation.

You can view the officers report supporting the scheme here. If you wish to write a letter of support before the scheme is finally decided in March the DCC councillors names above are links to their email addresses.

Queen's Park Cycle Track

The Brampton Bicycle Club held their first session on the old Queen's Park cycle race track today and twenty riders turned up despite the sub zero temperatures. They are running similar sessions on 4th Feb & 4th March.

Club sessions are normally for under 16's on a Thursday evening between Easter and October but this is a new venture for both adults and children.

 

2018

Happy new year to all. We look forward to additions to the Chesterfield Cycle Network! Rother Washlands path upgrade, opening of the Avenue site, Unstone to Dronfield, Peak Resort bridleways and plans to connect Whittington Moor roundabout to Peak Resort.

The Campaign will continue to lobby for better facilities during the coming year. The more members we have the more influencial our voice, recruit a new member for '18!

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.

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