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.
Coming to Chesterfield in late February until early April. There will be 120 ‘beat boxes’ placed around Chesterfield. All primary school children will be given a ‘fob’ and anybody else can pick one up from several distribution centres. Children’s fobs are registered to their school (anonymously) and adults can either join a school, form their own teams or be an individual. You gain points by ‘swiping’ 2 or more boxes within a time limit encouraging active travel and exploring.
The Campaign and Wheely Fun Wheels will be running rides passing lots of boxes.
The proposal to reopen Hollis Lane as far as the station car park was approved by Derbyshire County Council recently. This is almost certainly the first stage of a new through road past the station to Brimington Road and Waterside.
Watersides ‘Tweet’ about their connectivity is a bit ‘rich’ considering their poor proposals for a bridge connecting to the Trans Pennine Trail. The ‘fly through’ video produced by Whittam Cox Architects of their proposal for the station redevelopment lacks cycle infrastructure – in fact the only thing visible is cycle parking! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FgCbR6EYLU
Our monthly meetings will resume on the second Tuesday of the month in January on the 14th. We meet at 7.30pm in Chesterfield Community Centre (between the coach station and South Place). Anyone is welcome to come along.
The reconstructed Rother Washlands route is now complete between Jawbones Hill and Storforth Lane. Cycling south after crossing the Jawbones Toucan go over the small bridge and immediately turn right onto the new 5m wide tarmac path.
Our latest newsletter has been distributed to members and free copies have been left at Chesterfield Library, Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, J E James shop and the Ale House West Bars.
You can download a digital copy here Newsletter Winter 2019.
Due to the weather we’ve cancelled tonights ride from the town hall at 6.30pm, however the social get together in the Portland Hotel will go ahead from 8.00pm.