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 – Family Ride 26th July

ather late notice, but just to confirm the 3rd in our series of family rides will take place on Saturday 26th July. Meeting outside the Queen’s Park cafe from 2.00pm. The ride will depart at 3.00pm.

The theme is sustainability, we will pass the Leisure Centre with its solar PV array, one of Chesterfields oldest industrial buildings complete with derelict waterwheel, look at a living roof on an extension to a  private house and hear how the walls will be made of straw. There will be a demonstration of a grass scythe and pedal powered refreshments.

If time permits we will return to the park via the Tourist Information Centre which is heated and cooled using a geothermal system.

In all only about 4 miles of cycling, bring a friend along!

2008 – Recruitment poster

he Campaign has a new ‘recruitment’ poster. Copies will be distributed to the Community Forum noticeboards. Could you put up a poster at your workplace, school or doctors surgery? There are two versions for you to print off, in two file formats (low res jpg or high res pdf). One has more health information and is designed for doctors surgeries, the other is more general. If you are able to distribute a poster please e mail the secretary, telling him where it is on display. Files available here or on the ‘Campaigning’ page.

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2008 – New Tesco approved

At a public meeting of the Planning Committee of Chesterfield Borough Council held on July 1st the application for a relocated Tesco and new football stadium was passed subject to approval by the Secretary of State.

The Campaign objected to this application drawing attention to the lack of cycling infrastructure and the very car-centric nature of the layout.