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.
At our January meeting we discussed rides and other events for 2022. So far our calendar consists of:
2nd May – stall at the May Day event.
May 21st – Cycle in Style
July 3rd – Ben Vernon charity ride.
September 10th – Cycle in Style.
Hopefully there will be Friday Night Rides on the first Fridays May to September too. Cycle in Style is ten years old this year so we’re planning two rides.
Join us on Tuesday 14th December for our annual Christmas ride. Leaving from the town hall steps at 6.30pm the ride will be about an hour (slow & social) finishing outside the Portland Hotel on West Bars where we’ll go to have a drink afterwards.
All welcome to join the ride or the pub or preferably both!
Due to legal reasons Derbyshire County Council have to reopen Crow Lane to vehicles, however they are proceeding with the Traffic Regulation Order to close it permanently. Despite pressure to scrap plans for the East West route from Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, some county and borough councillors we understand the county Council intend to press ahead with the scheme.
We have produced a document ‘myth busting’ some of the opposition comments which you can download below. Also available for download is the letter our secretary recently sent to Chris Heaton Harris, minister for cycling.
We have been made aware of a meeting at Brookfield School on 11th November at 7.30pm arranged by Chesterfield Civic Society with Toby Perkins MP as speaker asking for your views about the route.
Both the Civic Society and Toby Perkins oppose building the route but the public consultation produced a majority in favour of all sections.
Please attend the meeting to make your support of the route known.
Link to the original online consultation where you can access all the plans for the route.
Chesterfield East-West Walking and Cycle Route with detailed analysis of responses to the consultation.
Derbyshire County Council cabinet approved the east west route proposal on 14th October.
We received this message from DCC ‘its approval to start the work, but Crow Lane will of course be subject to a TRO to actually legally close it which will require a further consultation / advertisement of the points its closed at. In the meantime, theoretically the rest can be started though now. The signals at Storrs Road still need some more design work but many other parts are ready for delivery as soon as we can programme a workforce to do it.’