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.

Publicity for the Campaign

Chesterfield Borough Councils 'Borough Bulletin' has just been published with a photo of riders at the town hall before the critical mass on Sep 22nd. More......

 

Campaign Meeting

A reminder of the Campaign meeting, Tuesday 14th October, 7.30pm, Meeting Room 1 upstairs in the Market Hall.

Critical Mass

26 riders braved the drizzle to ride around the streets of Chesterfield for this evenings Critical Mass.

Riders on St Mary's Gate           Back at the town hall

Cycle Rack Fitting

As part of the Campaigns commitment to promoting cycle use we fitted a cycle rack at the rear of the Chesterfield Law Centre today. The car park which is shared between several offices had no cycle parking previously. The rack was paid for by the Campaign. The rack is for 5 bikes and cost less than £50 including bolts to fit it to the wall.

Fitting the rack            First bikes in the rack

Cyclists Breakfast

In celebration of European Car Free Day 10 members of the Campaign gathered outside Organic Heaven for a cyclists breakfast at 8.00am.

Cyclists breakfast         Enjoying breakfast

Events

European Car Free Day Monday September 22nd

Members of the Campaign are gathering for an informal cyclists breakfast outside Organic Heaven in Theatre Yard at 08.00am. Breakfast will consist of croissants and drinks at modest cost! This is a very informal arrangement but if you would like to come along please  reply to this e mail asap. We need to confirm numbers by Thursday afternoon!!

At 11.00am members of the Campaign committee are fitting a bike rack at the Chesterfield Law Centre.

At 5.00pm there will be another Critical Mass starting from outside the town hall. Please pass on to anyone you know who might be interested. Lets try to better the 40 riders that came along last time.

Family Cycle Ride SUNDAY September 28th

We had planned to ride to Rother Valley Country Park, BUT, as you can read below the Trans Pennine Trail is closed for resurfacing around Renishaw, this coupled with the closure and diversion in Staveley has caused this ride to be cancelled.

Trans Pennine Trail Closed For 8 Weeks

This week, the Trans Pennine Trail has been temporarily closed for maintenance and improvement.  The work is due for completion by 7th November.  Derbyshire County Council has released the following announcement:

"Derbyshire County Council has commenced maintenance and improvement works to the Trans Pennine Trail in North East Derbyshire.  The works will concentrate on a four kilometre stretch of the trail between the County boundary with South Yorkshire at Beighton and a point known locally as “Miner’s Crossing” just south of the A6135 road bridge at Renishaw.

Construction work will be undertaken by R B Allfree & Co Ltd of Chesterfield and is due to begin during the week beginning 15th September.  Works are anticipated to last for around eight weeks, finishing in early November.

During the construction period, it will be necessary to officially close the Trans Pennine Trail along this stretch to protect the safety of the general public.  Temporary closure notices providing further details will be posted on site at designated access points onto the trail.  It is our intention to retain access for all users along the trail as normal during the works as far as is reasonably practicable.

If you require any further information about the works, please contact Wayne Bexton, Greenways and Countryside Officer, on 01629 580000 or by email at wayne.bexton@derbyshire.gov.uk."

A copy of the closure notice and a map showing the affected section can be viewed here (PDF, 1.8 MB).

Brimington Road Cycle Lanes Extended

The cycle lanes on Brimington Road, which previously only ran as far as Tapton Park, have now been extended to its full length as far as the A619.

Brimington Road - north end, facing south The northern end of Brimington Road, facing southwards towards town.
 Brimington Road - north end, facing north  The northern end, facing northwards towards the A619.
 Junction of Brimington Road and A619 The junction with the A619.  Currently, all traffic except buses must turn left towards the busy and fast-moving Sainsbury's roundabout.
 Cycle lane narrows past pedestrian crossing point The cycle lane becomes very narrow past this pedestrian crossing point.  This is encouraging cars to squeeze past cyclists instead of waiting until they have passed through the gap.
 Inside bend has been widened The path on the inside of the bend has been widened, just before it rejoins the road.
 Outside bend has been resurfaced The path of the outside of the bend has been resurfaced for a distance of about 25 metres ...
 New markings painted over existing rough surface ... but elsewhere, new markings have been painted over the existing rough and uncomfortable surface.

 

Ride to Matlock

Five Campaign members cycled from Holymoorside to Matlock on Sunday 7th Sept. Good weather on the way out, lunch at the organic 'Greenways' cafe, but typically for this year a good soaking on the return.

Posted 10th September

East Midland Cycle Forum Autumn 2008

The Chesterfield Cycle Campaign hosted the Spring 2008 meeting of the Forum. It is now Lincoln's turn to host the Autumn 2008 meeting. If you are interested in attending please contact the Secretary or download a booking form here.

 

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