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.

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


Summer Newsletter

The Summer 2008 campaign newsletter is now available on the website, on the Publications page.

Get Cycling show Nottingham

There is a big and exciting cycling event happening in Nottingham on the spring bank holiday weekend, and we thought it might be fun to get a group of cycle campaign people to all go along together.

The Get Cycling Show is organised by The Company of Cyclists, and has loads of bikes to try out, competitions, displays, unusual bikes of all descriptions, stunts, demos, cycle surgery and lots more. You can read all about it here. It's held at the Nottingham Racecourse on 25th and 26th May.

To join in the group trip:
 - Meet at Chesterfield train station at 9:45 am on Monday 26th to catch the 9:53 train to Nottingham
 - once in Nottingham it's a 10-15 minute walk to the bus stop, the buses go half hourly and it's approx 10mins bus journey
 - we should be at the show by 11:30am
 - return train tickets cost £10.50 for an adult, less if you've got a railcard. Bus tickets are extra
 - tickets for the show - advance tickets £4, tickets on the day £5, children are £2.50 or £3.50. If more than 10 of us want to go, we could get a group discount.

Please let us know if you're planning to join in, so we can get a rough idea of numbers (but do just turn up on the day if you want to). You can email Jessie Marcham or phone her on 01246 210704.

Hope to see you there!


Summer Newsletter

The summer 2008 newsletter is ready for distribution, all members should receive theirs during the next week.

Campaign Monthly Meeting

A reminder of the Campaigns monthly meeting on Tuesday 13th May at 7.30pm in the Urban Studies Centre in the Market Hall. Note that this will be the last time we hold the meeting in this room. From the June meeting we will be in  Meeting Room 1 just across the landing from the Urban Studies Centre.  Agenda and previous  meetings minutes  are available  on the  Publications page.

May Day Stall

The Campaign had a succesfull May Day, 3 new members and one renewal! Lots of members came down to the stall and a pleasant time was had chatting and catching up. Around 10 members took part in the march through town. 


May Day Activities

The Campaign will be providing cycling information from its stall at the annual May Day event in New Square, Chesterfield on May 5th from 10 am to 3.30 pm.

Members of the Campaign will also take part in the march around the town on their bicycles. All are welcome to come and take part; starting from the Town Hall at 11 am, we will begin gathering from around 10.30 am.

If you can help on the stall for some of the day please contact the Secretary on 01246 520820.

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