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.

Social Distancing Measures

Following the governments announcement of action to be taken to enable more walking and cycling journeys we have submitted a list of measures that could be taken to Derbyshire County Council

Our Campaign has also been discussing with Chesterfield Royal Hospital ideas to help staff cycle to work rather than use cars or public transport.

Our list – Proposed cycling measures.

Streets Ahead Podcast

For anyone interested in Campaigning and improving infrastructure for cycling and walking this podcast is well worth listening to, episode 3 with Chris Boardman here.

Keyworker Cycle Corridor

In Leicester they are coning off part of a road to create a cycle corridor near the city’s main hospital.

“We’re creating a Keyworkers’ Corridor, close to @Leic_hospital #LRI – helping new and returning keyworker cyclists get to where they need to be quickly and safely”

Positive news – bridge open

The old railway bridge at the southern end of the Avenue site which has remained closed for many years has been opened to allow social distancing during the virus outbreak for people out exercising! This means you can avoid the dark underpass to get to Mill Lane or the path to the bottom of Hagg Hill.

Unfortunately the notice suggests the bridge will be closed again eventually.

New Infrastructure

The shared route from Whittington Moor roundabout to Peak Resort is currently under construction. The first section from Whit Moor (next to Gilbert Heathcote school) to the Sheepbridge estate is complete. The next stage from Peak resort back to Sheepbridge is being built although we understand construction has stopped at present.