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Cycling in Chesterfield

Chesterfield is a vibrant market town in North Derbyshire and has an active cycling campaign with over 300 members.

Chesterfield Cycle Campaign aims to increase the cycle infrastructure in and around the town and show that cycling is a viable and sustainable form of local transport.

These aims are enshrined in both the Local Transport Plan and Planning Policy Guidance document 13 which relates to transport. The Campaign is an official consultee for Chesterfield Borough Councils Planning Department. As such we are able to offer advice an how cycling measures can be incorporated into developments. We are also consulted by Derbyshire County Council's roads department to comment on proposed road enhancement schemes.

The Campaign's business and ideas are discussed at our monthly meetings. The meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in Meeting Room 1, upstairs at the Market Hall, Chesterfield at 7.30pm. Agendas and minutes are available on the 'Meetings & Events' page on our website http://www.chesterfieldcc.org.uk/.

Members of the committee regularly meet representatives of Borough and County councils at liaison meetings.

Our goal is to have a comprehensive network of good quality cycle routes linked together to enable local jouneys to be easily undertaken by bike.

Following many years of lobbying the Councils to produce a cycle map to no avail the Campaign produced two paper maps, and is now concentrating efforts on improving electronic mapping via CycleStreets & OpenCycleMap.

If you cycle anywhere in Chesterfield, then please consider becoming a member of Chesterfield Cycle Campaign. By joining, you make a contribution that benefits all cyclists in this area:

  • With greater membership numbers, the Campaign's opinions and requests for better facilities carry greater weight with the local Councils, and it helps us to demonstrate that there is real demand for these.
  • The membership fees support our volunteer activities which include attending regular Council meetings throughout the county; providing useful information and raising awareness about cycling at our stalls and events; publishing printed information such as our Chesterfield Cycle Routes map and newsletter; and holding monthly members' meetings.

If you're interested in joining the campaign, which has very modest fees of £5 per adult and £10 per family (with concessions available), please fill in the form at http://www.chesterfieldcc.org.uk/sites/default/files/file/misc/membership-form.pdf.

Other areas …

Latest photos of the area

See also a full list of photos in this area.

track descends (initially steeply) to south

Entrance to park from Etwall Close

Bridge over Holme Brook

Bridge over Holme Brook

Holme Brook Valley Park Lake

it's awkward negotiating around armco barrier

entrance to path running outside of perimeter of park

entrance to park from Etwell Close (no parking for vehicles)

some ponding occurs after heavy or prolonged rain

Picnic area north west of car park

Outdoor gym area

Entrance to car park

track descends towards the south east

Adventure Park area

looking west

looking south east towards the "Shining Wheels" sculpture

Car entrance to Holmebrook Valley Park Pavilion car park. Gates are normally locked at dusk. (unlocked) cycle gate on left

track descends gradually to south east

entrance to park from Holme Park Avenue

narrow gap at side of main gates in case main gates locked (at dusk)

Notice board

path junction south of lake

"Red Ball" sculpture

looking north west towards tunnel

entrance to park from Milldale Close

track diverges from road

paved track from Longfield Grange

paved track from Longfield Grange

bollard - no lighting

paved track

bollard - no lighting

no lighting for this bollard

path between estates

looking eastwards from park entrance along tarmaced path at edge of park

entrance to park

steps between track and Holme Park Avenue

entrance to park from Parkside View

Percent for Art "Newbold Arch" sculpture at junction

Percent for Art: "Shining Wheels" sculpture

Access onto Markham Vale tip.

Old railway line

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate, a sensible bonded surface either side of the bridleway gates should help combat erosion

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

New bridleway path around the future Peak Resort estate

Path around edge of former pit tip, suitable for walking / mountain biking

Track around boundary of old pit tip

Path around edge of old pit tip, suitable for walking /mountain biking

(locked) gate access onto former pit tip.

Track around pit tip

Track around outer edge of former pit tip

Track around pit tip

Track around old pit tip

Path heading towards Poolsbrook from Seymour / Netherthorpe, can get quite muddy other side of gate, but there's a better way by going left immediately after the ballast and staying in front of the fence until access opens up a little furth ... [more]

Access linking Seymour trails and Poolsbrook Country Park over tip, can get quite muddy but only alternative is using the road.

Access over bridge towards Shuttlewood / Woodside

gravel surface track on old pit tip, great for mountain biking or walking

decent surface track leading around lower edges of tip, great for mountain biking

Secure fence and well locked gate onto Buttermilk Lane

Cleared section of old railway at Markham Vale. M1 motorway in the distance

Cleared section of railway line, looking south.

Footpath that leads from river Doe Lea west flood bank to the branch line

Public footpath at side of Bolsover branch line, recently cleared, included ramped surface down from old railway line.. Footpath leads down onto Seymour Link Road.

Recently cleared old public footpath providing access from Bolsover branch line to Seymour Link Road

Exit from Queen’s Park sports centre on shared path towards the Queen’s Park. Showing construction and guard rail.

Shared route entering the Queen’s Park sports centre. Cycle arrow shows way to cycle parking.

Entry to Queen’s Park cycle route from Hipper Valley Trail. This route leads to the ‘new’ sports centre.

Old footbridge over ditch/brook. Was overgrown with brambles and grass. Part of a disused public footpath from the old Markham Lane before it was rerouted, Could provide useful access from the Bolsover branch line. The wood seems rotten dow ... [more]

Bolsover branch line / Stockley Trail extension, looking towards Poolsbrook/Seymour Link Road.

Stockley trail extension looking towards Poolsbrook/M1 underpass.

Bridge over Rother from Crow Lane - no signage and poor surface.

Route that is not signed well along Tapton Terrace - poor road surface

Tapton Terrace which is designated as part of the TPT into town centre but has no signs as an alternative route to Brimington Road. Road surface is poor.

Sign to Railway Station from Tapton Terrace

Sign looking down Corporation Street towards Railway Station

Signpost at end of bridge over A61 - where do cyclists go - not clear?? See #10524

CP goes to right from bridge over A61 from slip road and Corporation Street - no signage on approach, have to look to right to see where CP goes? See #10525

Entrance to bridge with central bollard - shared path

Sign at point where Local 4 crosses slip road

Point where Local 4 crosses slip road to A61 to go over bridge

View of CP up Crow Lane from Station

NCN67 looking from Railway Station crossing up Crow Lane

NCN67 and Local 4 crossing to Railway Station

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