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.

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.

Campaign Family Ride

March 29th ride 2009 poster

The first family ride of the year will take place on March 29th. Leaving from the cafe in the Queen's Park at 2.00pm. the route takes us out on the holmebrook Valley Trail, across Ashgate and back to the Queen's Park along the Hipper Valley Trail. We will ride at a pace suitable for families. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Download the poster here to display at your workplace or home.

Boston to Lincoln Cycle Route


On April 25th 2009 there will be a celebration to mark the completion of the Water Rail Way between Boston and Lincoln. 20 miles traffic free plus 13 miles on quiet roads. Download a poster here.

White Peak Challenge

The British Heart Foundation in Derbyshire are promoting the White Peak Challenge - details below;

White Peak Challenge Bike Ride
Sunday 26 April 2009
A 29 mile ride through Derbyshire’s spectacular White Peak District in aid of the British Heart Foundation that offers a real challenge!

Take in the rolling limestone and wonderful scenery on the ride. Starting at Darley Dale, near Matlock, the ride follows an on road route to the picturesque village of Winster where you will tackle the first steep hill. Then head to Brassington, Parwich, the historical village of Youlgrave and then make the last big climb to Stanton in the Peak before you head down hill to the finish. Included in the 29 miles there is a three mile off road section on this event, however you do have the option to follow the on road route to complete 26 miles.

There is an entry fee of £10 per person and £5 per child aged 12-16, the minimum age for this ride is 12. As the Challenge is a sponsored event we ask you to raise as much sponsorship money as you can as your hard-earned sponsorship will make a real difference to thousands of people living with heart disease.
For further information and to enter visit call 0800 0852280 or email

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:

Phone: 08456 058 058
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall

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

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