About Chesterfield Cycle Campaign

Chesterfield Cycle Campaign aims to increase the cycle infrastructure in and around the town and show that cycling is a viable and sustainable form of local transport.

These aims are enshrined in both the Local Transport Plan and Planning Policy Guidance document 13 which relates to transport. The Campaign is an official consultee for Chesterfield Borough Councils Planning Department.  As such we regularly comment on planning applications and speak at planning committee meetings about how cycling measures can be incorporated into developments. We are also consulted by Derbyshire County Councils Highways department to comment on proposed highway enhancement schemes which often include cycle infrastructure.

The Campaign's business and ideas are discussed at our monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Chesterfield Community Centre off South Place, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Agendas and minutes are available via the menu on the left.

Members of the committee regularly meet representatives of Borough and County councils at liaison meetings.

Our goal is to have a comprehensive network of good quality cycle routes linked together to enable local jouneys to be easily undertaken by bike.

Following many years of lobbying the Councils to produce a cycle map to no avail the Campaign published its own. In 2016 we published a heavily revised and expanded map in conjunction with Sustrans and grants from local authorities.

In 2012 the Campaign won Derbyshire County Council's 'Excellence in the Community' award and in 2017 our secretary Alastair Meikle won the national Modeshift award for 'Individual Contribution to Sustainable Travel'.