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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.

Path alongside house boundary

Looking towards Westwood

TPT Access back onto Bamford Road

Gate from TPT back to Bamford Road

Trans Pennine Trail

Poor surface

surface washing away

Surface needs improvement

poor surface on this section of trail

Horse Hop and irritating cycle barrier

Track improves here, but is narrow

A river runs through it

Poor surface

tree in the way :-)

Leaving Westwood

Scenic trail through Westwood

NCN67 towards WestWood

NCN67 path alongside boundary fence

Ballast on Oxcroft branch line

Oxcroft branch line

Underpass for B6419 on old Oxcroft branch line leading towards Stanfree.

Signposts on Clowne Greenway near Woodthorpe

Signs at southern end of Clowne Greenway at Woodthorpe / Markham Vale

Link between Poolsbrook and Clowne Greenway, gets icy in winter as water runs down slope

Access from Markham Vale to Woodside /Shuttlewood over old railway line

Old railway line at Staveley that runs from Poolsbrook (Seymour Junction) under TPT to current canal

Trans Pennine Trail at Hollingwood Lock adjacent to cafe.

Closure to through vehicles

Crow Lane closure to through vehicles.

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, 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]

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