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.

CTC Cycle Digest 59 Now Available

Issue 59 of CTC's CycleDigest quarterly campaigning newsletter is now available to download.  Topics in this edition include:

  • New minsters, new plans, new strategies... (front page)
  • Road safety & 'Safety in Numbers' latest (page 2)
  • Ban school cycle bans (page 3)
  • Velo-city 2009 - lessons, impressions and perspectives (pages 4/5)
  • 1898 to now - tracking the long history of cycle-rail campaigning (pages 4/5)
  • Off-road update (page 6)
  • Woking Cycle Town update (page 7)
  • New cycling map for Northampton (page 7)
  • Diary dates, new publications, event and book reviews (page 8)

Back issues are available from CTC's website.

On your bike with bus company Stagecoach!

People in Derbyshire are being encouraged to get on their bike this summer after leading bus company Stagecoach launched the region’s first green cycle initiative. 

From Monday, August 10, passengers travelling on Stagecoach in Chesterfield vehicles can carry on a folding bike for free as part of a fully integrated, low carbon journey option combining cycling and buses.

Campaign August Meeting

The August meeting of the Campaign will take place on Tuesday 11th August at 7.30pm in meeting room 1 upstairs at the Market Hall. All welcome.

31st July Event

Due to lack of volunteers and uncertainty about the weather because we don't have a gazebo the Campaign will not have its stall at the Queen's Park on Friday July 31st.

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

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