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.

Partial Opening

The fences which prevented access to the cycle paths by the new B & Q have been removed from the two of the access points. You can now enter the site from Hipper St South (SCS Sofas) and on the path at the side of PC World although there is reported to be a lot of glass on the ground there.

The entrance from Park Road remains closed off.

New Hospital Cycle Link

Work is now in progress to improve the track linking the northern boundary of Chesterfield Royal Hospital with Wetlands Lane, Calow.  The improvements are anticipated to take 3 weeks and should be completed around the end of July.

The Hospital is also in the process of building a car park extension and the cycle link investment has been secured by a condition of the planning approval.

This part of the work will only widen and surface the track as far as the entrance to Plover Hill Farm.  The remaining section will be included in work to convert the Farm into a new housing development.

More pictures available to view in the Image Gallery.

NEDDC

Thank you to the eight Campaign members that came along to North East Derbyshire HQ today. Shame we outnumbered the staff! Still, Dr Bike checked the two employees bikes that were there.

The Inkerman Buzz

The Campaign had a successful day at the Inkerman Buzz event on 18th July. Eight new members and Dr Bike kept very busy.

Many people arrived by bicycle and there was a pedal powered sound system, pedal powered fountain and pedal powered smoothie maker.

More Campaign Events

Some more events for your diary. As ever we need volunteers!

Saturday 18th July in the Inkerman Park, Ashgate, 11.00am - 4.00pm. Campaign stall, Dr Bike and cycle parking. www.the-buzz.org

Wednesday 22nd July at NE Derbyshire District Council. This is their event postponed from Bike Week. Any member or other cyclist with their bike welcome between 12.00 and 2.00pm (rear of the building).

Friday 31st July, Queen's Park Fun Day, stall and Dr Bike.

Last Event of Bike Week

Our last event organised as part of Bike Week 2009 attracted 28 riders to our evening 4 mile ride. The three rides we organised this year had about 115 attendees.

The next outing for the Campaign is the Inkerman Buzz, an Environment, Sustainability and Well-being event to be held in Ashgate on July 18th. The Campaign will have a stall and Dr Bike. www.the-buzz.org

Longest Day Ride Video Now Online

Video of Sunday's 10-mile ride along the Trans Pennine Trail has now been added to the video gallery.  The route went outwards through Tapton and Inkersall to Staveley then returned along the Chesterfield Canal.

Critical Mass Ride Video Now Online

A short video of the Bike Week 2009 Critical Mass ride is now available to view in the video gallery.  Look out for Sunday's Trans Pennine Trail ride to Staveley and back along the Chesterfield Canal, coming soon!

End of Bike Week 2009

Our 10 mile Trans Pennine Trail circular was attended by 32 riders. The weather was virtually perfect for a summer cycle. Sunday marks the end of bike Week but as part of the Historic Border country Walking Festival we are organising another cycle ride on Wednesday 24th June. Leave the Queen's Park cafe at 6.30pm for a short 4 mile ride.

Critical Mass, Pea & Pie

Critical Mass at West BarsPea & PieAround 45 riders took part in the Critical Mass ride around chesterfield town centre. Afterwards members of the Campaign cycled to the Crispin on Ashgate Road for a pea & pie supper.

With various riders doing one event but not the other a total of around 55 came along.

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