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.

Trans Pennine Trail Closed For 8 Weeks

This week, the Trans Pennine Trail has been temporarily closed for maintenance and improvement.  The work is due for completion by 7th November.  Derbyshire County Council has released the following announcement:

"Derbyshire County Council has commenced maintenance and improvement works to the Trans Pennine Trail in North East Derbyshire.  The works will concentrate on a four kilometre stretch of the trail between the County boundary with South Yorkshire at Beighton and a point known locally as “Miner’s Crossing” just south of the A6135 road bridge at Renishaw.

Construction work will be undertaken by R B Allfree & Co Ltd of Chesterfield and is due to begin during the week beginning 15th September.  Works are anticipated to last for around eight weeks, finishing in early November.

During the construction period, it will be necessary to officially close the Trans Pennine Trail along this stretch to protect the safety of the general public.  Temporary closure notices providing further details will be posted on site at designated access points onto the trail.  It is our intention to retain access for all users along the trail as normal during the works as far as is reasonably practicable.

If you require any further information about the works, please contact Wayne Bexton, Greenways and Countryside Officer, on 01629 580000 or by email at wayne.bexton@derbyshire.gov.uk."

A copy of the closure notice and a map showing the affected section can be viewed here (PDF, 1.8 MB).

Brimington Road Cycle Lanes Extended

The cycle lanes on Brimington Road, which previously only ran as far as Tapton Park, have now been extended to its full length as far as the A619.

Brimington Road - north end, facing south The northern end of Brimington Road, facing southwards towards town.
 Brimington Road - north end, facing north  The northern end, facing northwards towards the A619.
 Junction of Brimington Road and A619 The junction with the A619.  Currently, all traffic except buses must turn left towards the busy and fast-moving Sainsbury's roundabout.
 Cycle lane narrows past pedestrian crossing point The cycle lane becomes very narrow past this pedestrian crossing point.  This is encouraging cars to squeeze past cyclists instead of waiting until they have passed through the gap.
 Inside bend has been widened The path on the inside of the bend has been widened, just before it rejoins the road.
 Outside bend has been resurfaced The path of the outside of the bend has been resurfaced for a distance of about 25 metres ...
 New markings painted over existing rough surface ... but elsewhere, new markings have been painted over the existing rough and uncomfortable surface.

 

Ride to Matlock

Five Campaign members cycled from Holymoorside to Matlock on Sunday 7th Sept. Good weather on the way out, lunch at the organic 'Greenways' cafe, but typically for this year a good soaking on the return.

Posted 10th September

East Midland Cycle Forum Autumn 2008

The Chesterfield Cycle Campaign hosted the Spring 2008 meeting of the Forum. It is now Lincoln's turn to host the Autumn 2008 meeting. If you are interested in attending please contact the Secretary or download a booking form here.

 

Campaign AGM

The Chesterfield Cycle Campaign AGM will be held on Tuesday 9th September at 7.30pm in Meeting Room 1 at the Market Hall, Chesterfield.

Bike Ride

Sunday 7th September. Meet at the Bull's Head in Holymoorside at 10.00am. The ride will be to Matlock and return, stopping for lunch at the Greenway Cafe. Anyone interested in taking part please contact Will Robb will@sueandwill14.plus.com

New sights!

A large mural has been painted on the Queen's Park bridge support. It depicts the face of 'Lalla' the little girl whose statue is in the park. The photo is taken from the Queen's Park bike track.

Mural seen from Queen's Park cycle track

The next photo is of the new bike track through the Donkin site on the old branch line alignment. The track is not yet open.

New cycle path through Donkin site 

Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn newsletter is a little late due to holidays and last minute changes. It is at the printers and will be distributed to the delivery reps by the end of the week (posted on 26th August)

The Man Who Cycled the World

This week BBC1 is showing a series of programmes about Mark Beaumont who set off from Paris to cycle around the world in 200 days. Shown on Monday to Thursday after the 10'o'clock evening news. Available on BBC iPlayer if you miss it! (Posted Monday 18th August)

Action Housing Fun Day

The Campaign was contacted at short notice and asked to attend this event in the Queen's Park, held today, we signed up some new members and gave out cycling information.

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