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.
A total of 28 riders took part in this years ride. Starting under the big screen on Vicar lane with tea and coffee provided by Vintage Tea Rooms. The Vicar Lane management closed off the centre of Vicar Lane creating a cycle lane for the ride to depart along!
The ride paused at the Tapton Lock Festival and then returned to town.
The towpath is closed between Constitution Hill footbridge and Hall Lane bridge in Staveley to enable works to reinforce the bank which has been eroded by several overtopping events. The closure will run until the end of the September.
Sunday 1st August – Inclusive Pedals Community Cycle Club led ride around the ‘6 Parks’ route. Leaving from the Queen’s Park car park (off Boythorpe Road S40 2NF) at 11.00am. All welcome but please sign up with a free Eventbrite ticket to let them know how many will be on the ride.
Friday 6th August – Friday Night Ride, the theme for this one is ‘exploring Brockwell Lane’. No booking required, just turn up at the town hall steps for a 6.00pm departure.
Saturday 11th September – Cycle in Style, meet on Vicar Lane under the big screen from around 10.30am for a departure shortly after 11.00am. There will be drinks from Vintage Tea Rooms available and a stop at Tapton Lock before finishing back in the town centre. Everyone who signs up with Eventbrite will get a free drink at the start.
We await news of the ‘active travel’ fund and whether the east-west route will go ahead once the newly elected county council returns.
The Crow Lane section was opposed by Dean Collins (Labour) and Jack Woolley (Conservative) who were both elected for their constituencies.
The Chatsworth Road section was opposed the the previous county councillor John Boult (Conservative) and the prospective (Labour) candidate Steve Lismore. Interestingly about 100 votes went from Conservative to Lib Dem meaning the Lib Dem candidate was elected. The Labour vote fell by around 200 from the last election. Our Campaign has 35+ members in the ward covered by Chatsworth Road, perhaps the two candidates opposition to the route made a difference!