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 – 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.

2008 Membership

On May Day 2007 we offered half price membership and 29 people joined that day! Unfortunately some of them have decided not to renew, so from a brief high of 299 we have dropped back to 283. Lets try to get it to 300 during the summer – could you recruit a new member? membership forms are available to download on the ‘membership’ page.

2008 – Critical Mass Turnout

There was a great turnout for the Critical Mass ride, around 40 people took part, several trailers and a tandem came along.

One of the participants has started a Facebook gallery here

Departure from town hall
West Bars roundabout
Finish at the town hall

After a short pause 30 riders went up the Holmebrook Valley Trail to the Peacock at Cutthorpe for the pea & pie supper.

Some riders went home after the Critical Mass and others joined up for the supper so about 55 cyclists turned out for both events!

Cyclists in the Holmebrook Valley
On the return - which way now?

2008 July – Critical Mass in Chesterfield

Celebrate cycling and Bike Week! Critical Mass departing from the town hall at 5.30pm on Friday 20th June. A circuit of the towns roads and back to the town hall in time for the Campaign ride to the pie & pea supper at the Peacock in Cutthorpe

Anyone wishing to join us at the pea and pie supper please contact the Secretary as soon as possible.

2008 Successful Events

The film night was attended by over 50 people, after watching the film a group discussion took place.

Our stall at the Queen’s Park was a great success, as you can see on the right we had quite a few new members join the Campaign – one more needed for our next milestone of 300!

Campaign stall at the Queen's Park
Mayor visiting our stand

We have 20 confirmed for our Pie & pea supper next Friday. Numbers will be confirmed with the Peacock on Monday, however their usual menu will be available to anyone who decides to join us at the last minute.