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.

Chesterfield Town Centre Masterplan

Chesterfield Town Centre MasterplanAlthough the URBED exhibition on the new town cester masterplan ended yesterday, you can still participate in the consultation.  The exhibition display boards can be viewed online on URBED's website here.

If you have an opinion the proposals and, in particular, how the town should be made accessible for cyclists make sure you express your views by filling in the online questionnaire.

Derwent Valley Cycleway

There is an on-line petition to support the idea of a cycle route following the Derwent Valley (A6) through Cromford, Matlock and Rowsley. You can add your name here.

 

More Snow

Queen's Park cycle track in the snowMore snow today, still a few cyclists out and about but not much evidence on the Queen's Park cycle track!

Hospital Cycle Show

Campaign stand at the hospitalTogether with J E James and On Your Bike the Campaign attended the cycle show at the Royal Hospital today to promote the 'Cycle to Work' scheme.

Lots of interest shown by staff about routes to cycle to the hospital.

Urbed exhibition

Urbed bus in New SquareMany Campaign members visited the Urbed bus in New Square today to look at the proposals for chesterfield town centre.

Town Centre Masterplan

Members of the Campaign took part in a consultation run by Manchester based URBED before Christmas. As a result of that meeting:

Members of the public are invited to view and comment on the draft proposals produced by URBED on Saturday 31 January in New Square.  The proposals will be on display inside a classic red ‘Routemaster’ London bus.  Consultants from URBED will be on hand to answer questions from 11 am to 3 pm.  After Saturday, the exhibition will move on to the Tourist Information Centre in Rykneld Square, where it will be on display from Monday 2 February until Saturday 14 February during the Centre's normal opening hours. The exhibition will be staffed by Council Officers involved with the project on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm.

URBED have been keen to include cycling in their proposals and have liaised with the Campaign Secretary to incorporate current and proposed cycle routes in their scheme.

 

Royal Hospital Cycle Show

The Royal Hospital are holding a 'Cycle Show' on Wednesday 4th Feb between 10.00am and 2.00pm. This is for staff of the hospital and is to promote their making of 'Cycle to Work' available to staff at the hospital. As many of you will know this allows participants to purchase a bike tax free. Manchester based company 'On Your Bike' are facilitating the scheme and J E James will supply the bikes.

The Campaign will have a stall at the show with our usual range of cycling maps, leaflets and friendly advice!

Cross Country Trains Bike Provision

Voyager bike lockerThe Secretary travelled for the first time on a refurbished Voyager unit yesterday. The bicycle storage is now where the shop was with two large open cabinets provided either side of a central gangway. Bikes have to be hung from a ceiling hook. This rather nice Swedish bike was seen in one of the cabinets.

Donkin Site cycle paths

New cycle path near Park RoadThe fences have now been removed from the front of the new B & Q giving access to the cycle path network created on the Donkin site - as yet all the other entrances are still fenced of though!

 

Hipper Valley 3

At a meeting with DCC yesterday we learnt that Hipper Valley 3, the extension to Holymoorside will not be going ahead. Key land owners will not agree to the path going over their land so the money has been re-allocated. DCC wish to thank a member of this Campaign for his help in trying to get all parties to agree.

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