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.

Hipper Valley Trail Walton Dam

There have been reports on local forums and Facebook pages about the path in the woods near Walton Dam being blocked off. I’ve been down there today and can confirm that this is NOT the Hipper Valley Trail. The trail remains open but in its usual winter muddy state!

Campaign Matters

Our February meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th Feb at 7.30pm in the Chesterfield Community Centre. Agenda and previous minutes available from this website. All welcome.

Our spring newsletter will be being printed in mid February, if you have any articles or bits of information you would like to submit please send to the secretary.

Recent Planing Applications

On Monday 8th January the Campaign secretary spoke at CBC’s planning committee against the housing development off the Sainsbury’s roundabout citing poor sustainable transport connections against CBC’s core strategy of ‘prioritising walking and cycling access to and within developments’. Unfortunately the application was passed by the committee.

On Thursday 11th January DCC’s lead member for transport Cllr Simon Spencer was considering the DCC project to build a shared path between Unstone Green (Peak Resort entrance) and Dronfield. Our secretary spoke to give our Campaign’s and Dronfield’s ‘Cycling4Everyone’ support. Unstone parish councillor Richard Smith and DCC ‘lead member for young people’ Cllr Alex Dale spoke against the idea despite it will provide a safe route to Unstone Junior school. The decision was deferred for two months pending further consultation.

You can view the officers report supporting the scheme here. If you wish to write a letter of support before the scheme is finally decided in March the DCC councillors names above are links to their email addresses.

Queens Park Cycle Track

The Brampton Bicycle Club held their first session on the old Queen’s Park cycle race track today and twenty riders turned up despite the sub zero temperatures. They are running similar sessions on 4th Feb & 4th March.

Club sessions are normally for under 16’s on a Thursday evening between Easter and October but this is a new venture for both adults and children.

2008 – Cyclists Breakfast

22 September 2008 – 12:44pm — Secretary

In celebration of European Car Free Day 10 members of the Campaign gathered outside Organic Heaven for a cyclists breakfast at 8.00am.

Cyclists breakfast
Enjoying breakfast