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.

2008 Bike Week June 14th – June 22nd

Friday 13th June ‘Power of the Community’ film night. Saturday 14th June Information stall, display of bikes and Dr Bike at the Queen’s park Fun Day. Friday 20th June members ride to the Peacock in Cutthorpe for supper. We expect to run some other events – look out for announcements. See the ‘Bike Week’ page in the menu under events.   Bike Week poster 2008  

2008 June Meeting and Express newspaper report

5 June 2008

The Campaign news that was printed in last weeks Derbyshire Times has been repeated in this weeks Express. Unfortunately the publicity for last Saturdays Family Ride reads as though it is this Saturday. Just to confirm the next Campaign event is June 13th, a joint film showing with Transition Town Chesterfield.

Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday 10th June at 7.30pm, as usual in the Market Place but now in Meeting Room 1, just across the landing from our previous home, the Urban Studies Centre. Minutes of the previous meeting are available on the ‘Publications’ page. The agenda will be available during the coming weekend. Both will be e mailed out to members who have given their e mail address.

2008 Family Bike Ride – report

May 31st group at the Queen's ParkA total of 29 riders left the Queen’s Park on May 31st on the second of our family rides. No doubt the numbers were boosted by the good weather compared to our last ride. Our route took us through the centre of Chesterfield, past the railway station and along the Trans Pennine Trail to Tapton Lock where we stopped for flapjack and scones.

May 31st canal stopAfter chatting, eating and soaking up the sun we set off up Lockoford Lane and Balmoak Lane, returning to Chesterfield and the Queen’s Park.

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2008 Family Bike Ride

Saturday 31st May

the second in our series of four family rides this year. Meet outside (or inside) the Queens Park cafe from 2.00pm. The ride will depart at 3.00pm going through the town centre and along the Trans Pennine Trail to Tapton Lock. We will stop there for a short while for free “Campaign Cake”. Coffee, tea etc are available from the Visitor Centre. We will return via Lockoford Lane, Tapton and the town centre, expecting to be back by 5.00pm.

All ages and abilities welcome, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The total distance is about 5 miles.

Have you got an unusual bike or why not bring the kids in a trailer? Hope to see you there.

2008 Campaign trip to ‘Get Cycling’

26th May 2008

Ten members of the Campaign went to the Get Cycling show in Nottingham on 26th May 2008.

Group at Chesterfield station

There were many different bikes of all configurations for all ages to try out.

Campaign members try out ZEM