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.

Railway Station

As part of East Midland Trains planning application for the new car park they were required to provide seven more cycle parking spaces. This had been translated to seven 'cycle stands' in various correspondence.

The new cycle provision seems to have been put in place now - two additional Sheffield stands on platform 1 and another two stands next to the taxi rank.

The Campaign had asked that the original two stands next to the taxi rank were moved to outside the station entrance for the use of people just visiting the station, perhaps to buy an advance ticket since that facility has been withdrawn from the tourist office, but our plea appears to have been ignored and the situation made worse by the addition of two more stands. Very few people use these cycle stands mainly because they are hidden by the taxis, there are cars parked in close proximity on both sides and they are perceived as less secure. There are no signs indicating cycle parking is available there either.

The Campaign has indicated our concerns to CBC Planning Dept but feel there is little chance of progress because EMT have fulfilled the planning requirements.

'Boost for the Countryside'

Reported in the Chesterfield Advertiser - £30,000 is to be spent improving the canal towpath and Bluebank Loop.

Campaign May Meeting

The Campaign will hold its May meeting on Tuesday 12th at 7.30pm in Meeting Room 1 upstairs in the Market Hall.

Successful May Day

May Day paradeDespite a damp start the Campaign ran a successful stall in New Square. Around a dozen members took part in the march around the town on a variety of bikes and trikes. Other members 'manned' the stall and recruited twelve new members, swelling our number to over 300 for the first time at least until the end of the month!

New Banners

The Campaign has been given a sum of money by the Derbyshire Primary Care Trust to promote cycling. We have spent some of the money on new vinyl banners to replace our rather worn versions. Local company Georgian Signs produced them for us and we will be using them on May Day.

May Day 2009

The Campaign traditionally has a stall at the May Day event in New Square, this year is no exception! Our stall will be at the bottom of New Square opposite the shops on Low Pavement. Do come along and say hello, there are often quite a few bikes parked up around the stall.

Some of our members will be taking part in the march departing from the town hall at 11.00am.

New Gallery Images

B&Q cycle parking

If you haven't visited the Image Galleries in a while, it's time to take another look!  Several major developments in Chesterfield are taking shape and, as you will have read in the newsletter, many of them have an impact on cycling in and around Chesterfield.

Campaign meeting Tuesday 14th April

Don't forget the monthly Campaign meeting on Tuesday 14th April at 7.30pm in Meeting Room 1 upstairs at the Market Hall.

Ride Video Now Online

A video of last Sunday's family ride is now available to view in the Video Gallery.

Great Ride!

Family ride 29/03/09Almost 50 riders came along to the first Family Ride of 2009 and enjoyed the glorious weather. Some of the group are pictured ready to leave from near the Queen's Park cafe.

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