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 Action Housing Fun Day

The Campaign was contacted at short notice and asked to attend this event in the Queen’s Park, held today, we signed up some new members and gave out cycling information.

2008 – July Family Ride – pictures

Almost 40 people took part in the Family Ride on Saturday 26th July which was a short tour of ‘sustainability’. Cllr Openshaw (a Campaign member) described the salar PV panels on the Queen’s Park Leisure Centre and the heat pump at the Tourist Office. The tour also looked at a ‘living roof’, a derelict waterwheel and a demonstration of scything. Riders enjoyed a fruit smoothie created by pedal power.

Learning about solar PV at the Leisure Centre
Cycling along Dock Walk
Demonstration using an Austrian scythe
Pedalling a smoothie

2008 Brimington Rd

A constructive meeting was held between the Campaign and members of DCC today, 30/7/2008 at Brimington Road. Our views were listened to and they will come up with a revised scheme shortly.

2008 – Brimington Rd “improvements”

Several members have commented on the “improvements” on Brimington Road and their impact on cyclists especially the new island near Tapton Terrace. The Secretary has arranged a meeting with DCC on Wednesday 30th July at 9.30am on site to discuss this sub-standard facility.

More news after the meeting………………

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!