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.

County Council Election

We have contacted the major parties (Labour, Lib Dem, Conservative & Green) sending them a link to online questions asking about their support for cycling and asking individual candidates to reply. 

Link to the questionnaire

We have received replies from the candidates below. Clicking their name links to their reply.

Darren Yates (Green) Birdholme

Steve Lismore (Labour) Walton & West

Simon Geikie (Green) Walton & West

Dean Collins (Labour) Brimington, Hollingwood & Tapton

Marion Thorpe (Labour) Staveley North

Ludwig Ramsey (Labour) Spire

Paul Niblock (Lib Dem) Walton & West

By the way, we asked them to estimate how many cycle journeys were recorded on the station link each day in 2020. From data supplied by DCC it varied between a low of 120 in the winter and a max of 250 in warmer months.

John Boult (Conservative) Walton & West – in a personal email reply to our secretary (and to another of our members) he states that he is opposed to the Chatsworth Road section of the East West route and believes the ‘active travel’ funding would be better spent elsewhere in Derbyshire.

You may also be interested in reading about opposition to the route by Chesterfield Civic Society Cycle-superhighway-emails-late-April-2021-1 and Labour candidate Steve Lismore’s leaflet opposing the route Lismore propaganda

Here is a link to a FOI request in which the reply from Derbyshire County Council states who was consulted and what roads received a letter DCC-FoI-response_001

On the other hand Ludwig Ramsey (Labour) will ‘reprioritise road, footpath and cycleway projects’ ludwig Ramsey propaganda 

Derbyshire Cycle Map

The latest version of the Derbyshire Cycle Map published by Derbyshire County Council is available online and shortly a print version will be released. We’ve been promised a box full so they will be available from the monthly Dr Bike workshop.

Derbyshire Cycle Map 2021

East – West Cycle Route

The online consultation started today (8th March) for the proposed route from Holymoor Road to the Royal Hospital. Lasting just over two weeks it is really important to make your views known. Our Campaign supports the proposals with one or two minor tweaks and hopefully you will too!

It is important to comment on each portion of the route.

Railway Station Masterplan

The consultation on the masterplan is now live and you are urged to give your views!

Our Campaign is disappointed by the poorly designed cycle infrastructure proposed and lack of connectivity outside the area of the masterplan:

  • Approaching from the south cyclists will have to cross 4 vehicle entry/exits to get to the station
  • The advisory cycle lane coming into the station from Brimington Road will disappear with no alternative provided initially
  • A shared path provided on the south side of Malkin St which should be segregated.
  • This shared path ends at the Brimington Road roundabout putting cyclists back on the road in a dangerous position.
  • No thought of connections towards the Trans Pennine Trail, College or Stonegravels Way

Read our response here..

You can view the proposals in a virtual consultation room which can be visited here and fill in the response survey here

Clowne Greenway

Many of our members will have cycled along this trail between Woodthorpe and Creswell. We’ve just been sent the cycle counter stats for 5 months from 1st Sep to Feb 2021. Fantastic usage being recorded, its really important that Derbyshire County Council know that there is support for creating new trails, you can let them know your support by contacting the officer here.

There is a Facebook page for the greenway here