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.

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.

The School Run - Dutch Style!

For an inspiring glimpse at how parents in Holland take their children to school, have a look at this video:

School Run in Holland

It contrasts enormously with the situation we have in this country, where many children are ferried to school by car.

Web Site Problems

Many of you will have noticed that the website has been very slow and giving lots of error messages over the last few weeks.  We are trying out some new software, which explains why the site now looks a bit different!  Hopefully, things will improve from now on, but it will take some time to replace all of the information that was on the old site and you should see lots of updates in weeks to come.  Thanks for your patience, and if you have any suggestions for the kind of information you would like to see on the site in future, please let us know at

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