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.


Some news from the last week - more details to come in the next newsletter.

Members of the Campaign joined with other groups at the railway station to protest at the canecellation of ral electrification.

Earlier in the week over a couple of meetings we are hoping for progress on formalising a cycle route to the new sports centre.

We also met Derbyshire County Council to look at their plans for the new shared route from Unstone to Dronfield.

Dr Bike Workshop

Saturday 2nd September 9.30am till 1.00pm, Queen's Park north car park. Checks, adjustments and repairs, labour free of charge, just pay for any spares used.

Gates adjacent to Park Road

The gates on the cycle path next to Park Road have been left open at our request since June. Someone recently removed (stole?) the metal posts in the middle of the track leaving a trip hazard with the post housing standing proud by a few inches.

We reported this and the posts have been replaced but the gates also locked against them again!

With the gates locked it only leaves a gap of 1.2m between the gates - guideline minimum for a cycle route is 1.5m but we have asked for more. The gates should also be 5m from the road to allow a standing space on the path if waiting to get through.

We are pursuing this matter with Chesterfield Borough Council.

Overgrown Paths

The Campaign is very much aware of how many cycle paths are being overgrown. We are in discussion with Derbyshire County Council to arrange cutting back.

Dr Bike Workshop 5th August

Dr Bike workshop in Queen's Park north car park, Sat 5th Aug 9.30am till 1.00pm.

Look out for the orange gazebo near where the miniature railway crosses the car park.

No labour charges for checks, adjustments and repairs. Just pay for any parts used. We have stocks of standard cables, brake blocks etc. We will assist fitting your own spare parts.



July Campaign Meeting

Our July meeting will be on Tuesday 11th July at 7.30pm, Chesterfield Community Centre. All welcome.

Dr Bike Workshop July 1st

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the July workshop due to travellers in the car park. Hopefully back again on August 5th.

Campaign Meeting

Our June meeting will be on Tuesday 13th June at 7.30pm in the Chesterfield Community Centre. All welcome.

Don't forget our film night at the Vintage Tea Rooms on Wednesday 14th June!

OVO Women's Tour

Thanks to our members who ran our stall in town today while stage 4 of the OVO Women's Tour took place. Lots of information given out and some new members.

Dr Bike Workshop June 3rd

The next Dr Bike workshop will be on Saturday June 3rd in Queen's Park north car park 09.30am - 1.00pm. Checks, adjustment and repairs free of charge, just pay for any parts used.

Don't forget the ladies 'Breeze' ride that day too! Now starting from the SPORTS CENTRE on Boythorpe Road at 10.00am for an easy 5 mile route to celebrate the Women's Tour of Britain coming to Chesterfield on June 10th. Book your 'Breeze' ride place here.


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