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.

Planning Decision

At a public meeting of the Planning Committee of Chesterfield Borough Council held on July 1st the application for a relocated Tesco and new football stadium was passed subject to approval by the Secretary of State.

The Campaign objected to this application drawing attention to the lack of cycling infrastructure and the very car-centric nature of the layout.

 

 

Current Membership

On May Day 2007 we offered half price membership and 29 people joined that day! Unfortunately some of them have decided not to renew, so from a brief high of 299 we have dropped back to 283. Lets try to get it to 300 during the summer - could you recruit a new member? membership forms are available to download on the 'membership' page.

Great Turnout

There was a great turnout for the Critical Mass ride, around 40 people took part, several trailers and a tandem came along.

One of the participants has started a Facebook gallery here

Departure from town hallWest Bars roundaboutFinish at the town hall


After a short pause 30 riders went up the Holmebrook Valley Trail to the Peacock at Cutthorpe for the pea & pie supper.

Some riders went home after the Critical Mass and others joined up for the supper so about 55 cyclists turned out for both events!

Cyclists in the Holmebrook ValleyOn the return - which way now?

Critical Mass in Chesterfield

Celebrate cycling and Bike Week! Critical Mass departing from the town hall at 5.30pm on Friday 20th June. A circuit of the towns roads and back to the town hall in time for the Campaign ride to the pie & pea supper at the Peacock in Cutthorpe

Anyone wishing to join us at the pea and pie supper please contact the Secretary as soon as possible.

Successful Events

The film night was attended by over 50 people, after watching the film a group discussion took place.

Our stall at the Queen's Park was a great success, as you can see on the right we had quite a few new members join the Campaign - one more needed for our next milestone of 300!

Campaign stall at the Queen's ParkMayor visiting our stand

 

 

 

We have 20 confirmed for our Pie & pea supper next Friday. Numbers will be confirmed with the Peacock on Monday, however their usual menu will be available to anyone who decides to join us at the last minute.

 

Bike Week June 14th - June 22nd

Friday 13th June 'Power of the Community' film night.

Saturday 14th June Information stall, display of bikes and Dr Bike at the Queen's park Fun Day.

Friday 20th June members ride to the Peacock in Cutthorpe for supper.

We expect to run some other events - look out for announcements.

See the 'Bike Week' page in the menu under events.

 

Bike Week poster 2008

 

June Meeting and Express newspaper report

The Campaign news that was printed in last weeks Derbyshire Times has been repeated in this weeks Express. Unfortunately the publicity for last Saturdays Family Ride reads as though it is this Saturday. Just to confirm the next Campaign event is June 13th, a joint film showing with Transition Town Chesterfield.

Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday 10th June at 7.30pm, as usual in the Market Place but now in Meeting Room 1, just across the landing from our previous home, the Urban Studies Centre. Minutes of the previous meeting are available on the 'Publications' page. The agenda will be available during the coming weekend. Both will be e mailed out to members who have given their e mail address.

Family Bike Ride Report

May 31st group at the Queen's ParkA total of 29 riders left the Queen's Park on May 31st on the second of our family rides. No doubt the numbers were boosted by the good weather compared to our last ride. Our route took us through the centre of Chesterfield, past the railway station and along the Trans Pennine Trail to Tapton Lock where we stopped for flapjack and scones.

May 31st canal stopAfter chatting, eating and soaking up the sun we set off up Lockoford Lane and Balmoak Lane, returning to Chesterfield and the Queen's Park.

To see larger versions of these photos click on the photo.

Family Bike Ride

Saturday 31st May, the second in our series of four family rides this year. Meet outside (or inside) the Queens Park cafe from 2.00pm. The ride will depart at 3.00pm going through the town centre and along the Trans Pennine Trail to Tapton Lock. We will stop there for a short while for free "Campaign Cake". Coffee, tea etc are available from the Visitor Centre. We will return via Lockoford Lane, Tapton and the town centre, expecting to be back by 5.00pm.

All ages and abilities welcome, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The total distance is about 5 miles.

Have you got an unusual bike or why not bring the kids in a trailer? Hope to see you there.

Campaign trip to 'Get Cycling'

Ten members of the Campaign went to the Get Cycling show in Nottingham on 26th May.

Group at Chesterfield station

There were many different bikes of all configurations for all ages to try out.

Campaign members try out ZEM

 

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