Resources

Here we aim to gather together a range of resources to help make your cycling safer, easier and more enjoyable - whether cycling around Chesterfield or further afield.

If there is any useful information that you would like to see included in this section, please contact the Secretary with your suggestions.

Cycle Training

For children;

The National Standard cycle training branded 'Bikeability' is available in many local schools funded by central government using professional instructors. Details can be found here.

Derbyshire County Council provides its own cycle training (called Smart Rider) at some schools in Chesterfield using volunteer trainers.

For adults;

Derbyshire County Council funds up to 8 hours of cycle training for any adult living, working or studying in Derbyshire. Local cycle instructors give 1:1 lessons. Register your interest or get more details here.

Facilities

Cycle Parking: There are currently two locker sites, and dozens of cycle stands situated around Chesterfield. A map of locations is available here.

Cycle lockers are situated at the coach station and at the St Mary's Gate end of Vicar Lane. Keys are available from the Tourist Information Centre. Download a copy of Chesterfield Borough Councils information leaflet here.

Online Mapping

Cyclestreets online cycle mapping and journey planning is a really useful tool with quickest/quietist, gradient profiles and turn by turn directions. See here.

Cycle to Work Scheme

A tax incentive provided by the government, which allows employees to buy a new bike and accessories with a saving of around 40-50%. Our online fact sheet is available here.

Bicycle User Groups

Do you work for, or are a larger employer in Chesterfield? Have you considered setting up a Bicycle Users Group to raise awareness of cycling issues. If your workplace has, or is formulating, a Travel Plan a BUG can influence the measures that are put in place. For more ideas look at www.cyclefriendlyemployers.org.uk.

Public Transport

Tips and advice on travelling further afield with your bike.

Ride Ideas

The Campaign publishes leaflets suggesting local rides, see the menu item 'Maps' on the left. We usually organise some  family rides during the summer. See the 'What's On' section in the menu.

Derbyshire County Council publish a suggested ride along the same route but extended to Linacre Woods, their leaflet is here.

Spire Cycling Club cater for road cyclists in Chesterfield and organise rides on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They also meet at their clubroom  - Chesterfield Community Centre (Tontine Road) on a Monday evening. Contact Dave Scrivenor for more details tel 01246 455525.

Bike Maintenance

We have a short page with maintenance tips and diagrams here. Bike repairs are available at these shops - J E James, Halfords, Igloo Cycles. There are several mobile and 'service at home' mechanics including Wheels on Fire & Brampton Cyclery There are various stall holders on Chesterfield market who sell cycles and spares too.

For 2017 Wheely Fun Wheels and Brampton Cyclery are running a Dr Bike service in the Queen's Park north car park on the 1st Saturday of the month April to October, 09.30am - 1.00pm. There will be Campaign maps and cycling literature available too.

Advice

Policy Documents

A range of useful documents providing information about Government policies which promote cycling, plus facts and figures that reinforce the benefits.  Click here.