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.

Poorly Maintained Facilities

We need your help to highlight the cycle facilities in this area that are deteriorating through lack of maintenance.  With a higher number of complaints then hopefully we can raise the profile of specific problem areas.

Trans Pennine Trail Beside Chesterfield Canal
Would you commute through this?Between Chesterfield and Staveley the surface is rough, potholed and muddy.  This popular path is fast becoming mountain bike territory, rather than the multi-purpose 'green' transport route it is held up to be.

Whittington Roundabout Underpass
Underpass beneath Whittington Moor RoundaboutThis facility has almost completely worn away, evidently having had no maintenance since its original construction more than 10 years ago.  The general area is also run-down and unpleasant, in stark contrast to the attractive flower beds that greet motorists using the same roundabout.

More pictures of both facilities are available in the Image Gallery.

You can raise your concerns about these, or any other, neglected facilities with Derbyshire County Council.  Their contact details are:

Email: contact.centre@derbyshire.gov.uk
Phone: 08456 058 058
Post:
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
DE4 3AG

Please also send a copy of your correspondence to the Secretary.

March Campaign Meeting

A reminder of the March Campaign meeting on Tuesday 10th March in Meeting Room 1, upstairs at the Market Hall. 7.30pm.

Minutes of previous meeting available on the 'Meetings' page.

Staveley Community Fire Station

The Campaign will have its information stall at the No Smoking Day event at Staveley Fire Station on Saturday March 7th from 11.00am until 3.00pm. Come along to support us and sign up a new member, can we get that figure to 300 this year!

Bike Radar Live

On the weekend of 30-31 May 2009, Britain's new Grand Prix circuit, Donington Park, in Leicestershire, will host BikeRadar Live, a massive festival of cycling including an expo of the bike industry's best gear, road and mountain bike rides and races, bike demos, and lots more.

For more information, visit the Bike Radar Live website.

Spring 2009 Newsletter Online

The Spring 2009 edition of the Campaign newsletter is now available to download from the Publications page.  If you've missed any of the previous newsletters, back issues can be downloaded from the Newsletters page.

Everyday Cycling

For anyone interested in bicycles as a transport solution not just a sporting leisure activity have a look at www.copenhagencyclechic.com

Click on the photo to the right!

Campaign Publicity

As many of you will be aware the Campaign runs several information stalls throughout the year. We have our main stalls on May Day and during Bike Week but do you know of a smaller event that we could attend?

We now have a 'mini event box' which contains copies of all the maps and leaflets we take along to the bigger events together with a few Campaign mugs and pens. All these are packed into a box not much bigger than a shoe box, so easily carried on a bike. If you know of a local event where you could set up a smaller display contact the Secretary who will arrange for a mini box to be delivered to you.

Spring Newsletter

The Spring 2009 newsletter is at the printers. It should be distributed to the reps this weekend so members should receive the newsletter soon afterwards.

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.

 

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