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 sights!

A large mural has been painted on the Queen's Park bridge support. It depicts the face of 'Lalla' the little girl whose statue is in the park. The photo is taken from the Queen's Park bike track.

Mural seen from Queen's Park cycle track

The next photo is of the new bike track through the Donkin site on the old branch line alignment. The track is not yet open.

New cycle path through Donkin site 

Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn newsletter is a little late due to holidays and last minute changes. It is at the printers and will be distributed to the delivery reps by the end of the week (posted on 26th August)

The Man Who Cycled the World

This week BBC1 is showing a series of programmes about Mark Beaumont who set off from Paris to cycle around the world in 200 days. Shown on Monday to Thursday after the 10'o'clock evening news. Available on BBC iPlayer if you miss it! (Posted Monday 18th August)

Action Housing Fun Day

The Campaign was contacted at short notice and asked to attend this event in the Queen's Park, held today, we signed up some new members and gave out cycling information.

Brimington Road meeting

A constructive meeting was held btween the Campaign and members of DCC today at Brimington Road. Our views were listened to and they will come up with a revised scheme shortly.

July Family Ride

Almost 40 people took part in the Family Ride on Saturday 26th July which was a short tour of 'sustainability'. Cllr Openshaw (a Campaign member) described the salar PV panels on the Queen's Park Leisure Centre and the heat pump at the Tourist Office. The tour also looked at a 'living roof', a derelict waterwheel and a demonstration of scything. Riders enjoyed a fruit smoothie created by pedal power.

Learning about solar PV at the Leisure Centre  Cycling along Dock Walk  Demonstration using an Austrian scythe  Pedalling a smoothie

Brimington Road

Several members have commented on the "improvements" on Brimington Road and their impact on cyclists especially the new island near Tapton Terrace. The Secretary has arranged a meeting with DCC on Wednesday 30th July at 9.30am on site to discuss this sub-standard facility.

More news after the meeting..................

Family Ride Saturday 26th July

Rather late notice, but just to confirm the 3rd in our series of family rides will take place on Saturday 26th July. Meeting outside the Queen's Park cafe from 2.00pm. The ride will depart at 3.00pm.

The theme is sustainability, we will pass the Leisure Centre with its solar PV array, one of Chesterfields oldest industrial buildings complete with derelict waterwheel, look at a living roof on an extension to a  private house and hear how the walls will be made of straw. There will be a demonstration of a grass scythe and pedal powered refreshments.

If time permits we will return to the park via the Tourist Information Centre which is heated and cooled using a geothermal system.

In all only about 4 miles of cycling, bring a friend along!

New Campaign poster

The Campaign has a new 'recruitment' poster. Copies will be distributed to the Community Forum noticeboards. Could you put up a poster at your workplace, school or doctors surgery? There are two versions for you to print off, in two file formats (low res jpg or high res pdf). One has more health information and is designed for doctors surgeries, the other is more general. If you are able to distribute a poster please e mail the secretary, telling him where it is on display. Files available here or on the 'Campaigning' page.

Recruitment poster thumbnail

More Publicity

The Critical Mass ride in June finally made it into the Derbyshire Times on July 10th.

Derbyshire Times report of Critical Mass

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