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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.

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To the left, access down onto Spital Lane. The path on the right leads up to Alexandra Road East but is very steep and has steps.

Access onto Spital Lane from old railway line, through recreation ground.

Access onto Spital Lane from railway line, narrow but potential cycle access path.

Access towards Hartington Road

Access between Alexandra Road East and Hartington Road

Access onto Alexandra Road East up from old railway line

Steps leading up to Alexandra Road East, not suitable for cycling

steep footpath leading up to Spital from old railway line

Chesterfield Town Basin - under construction as part of the Waterside Development

Sign showing route of TPT N67 Northbound and footpath on riverside along Holbeck Close - eventually improved shared path when Waterside development completed!?

Narrow cycle lane on bend - see #104442 on other side of road

northbound cycle lane looking south to show narrow lane round band with railings and pavement below road level. With the construction taking place why not take to opportunity to move everything over and make this safer?

Point where cycle lane joins path to pass central reservation that makes road narrow. Northbound

Point where cycle path re-joins road after going onto pavement to pass a central reservation that makes road narrow. Note give way lines as this is also a road junction from left. also note that the cycle lane from this point is narrow (and ... [more]

Parked vehicle on cycle path where it leaves road onto shared pavement to pass a central reservation that makes road narrow.

N67 re-joins road Northbound after detour onto shared path on bridge over canal

Point where route re-joins road after canal bridge on Brimington Road

Car parked on N67 next to a parking restriction notice!!

Route Sign to Tapton Lock Northbound Brimington Road

N67 Route Sign (looking southbound)

View of N67 down towards the canal after joining from Brimington Road.

Southbound view of N67 after joining Brimington Road from Towpath

View from southbound CP to east and entrance to TPT on Towpath. Drop kerb with A barrier entrance (gap to right around barrier but rough ground)

Southbound view on Brimington Road and N^& showing direction signs to Tapton Lock via Tow Path and to Station via Road.

Closer view o A barrier at start/exit from TPT on Brimington Road - note footpath. Cycle lane on road in both direction - to Railway Station have to cross road and go right - can be obscured view to left.

A barrier at entrance/exit to/from TPT at Brimington Road

On road section of the Hipper Valley Trail at Goyt Side. Parked cars now line the road on weekdays.

Inclusive Pedals adapted cycling. 1st Friday March to October 1.00pm - 3.00pm.

Cycle parking on New Beetwell St outside Cafe Browser. Should be 2 Sheffield stands here but one has gone!

Holmebrook Valley Trail crossing Purbeck Avenue.

Shared use track to the southern portal of the A61 underpass from Foxwood Way...lots of leaf litter around making the surface a little slippery

A61 underpass - would benefit from improved LED lighting

Northern portal of the A61 underpass

Exit from A61 underpass onto Sheffield road

Wheeldon Mill Locks

Side Weir Bridge Bluebank looking East

Side Weir Bridge Bluebank looking East

Wheeldon Mill bottom lock looking south

Fordbridge Lane heading West

Fordbridge Lane access East

Milepost 2m

Cut through from Towpath to Cycle Path Wheeldon Mill TPT

Towpath looking south to Wheeldon Mill Lock

Signpost Cuckoo Way, TPT and Newbridge Lane intersection

Egress from Events Field at Tapton Lock back onto Towpath and TPT

Sculpture at Tapton Lock (work in progress as at 05/12/18)

Tapton Lock Visitors Centre on the TPT (Trans Pennine Trail)

Narrow towpath under bridge of A619 and Tapton Lock Hill - towpath is liable to flooding (infrastructure cannot be altered to alleviate)

Narrow towpath under A619 and Tapton Lock Hill - path is liable to flooding (infrastructure cannot be altered to alleviate)

Approach to bridge over Tapton Lock Hill and A619 Rother Way (long tunnel)

View of towpath at side of canal exit (on right over low fence) from Mill Bridge heading North

Side weir at the start of the Chesterfield Canal

The start of the Chesterfield Canal

Mill Bridge on Chesterfield Canal (B1)

Towpath goes to right, footpath up onto old parking area on Brimington Road.

Divergence of TPT (to left) and towpath. Cyclists should go up onto Brimington Road rather than follow the narrow towpath to right.

Signpost on TPT, Cuckoo Way, Towpath

Convergence of TPT from right onto canal towpath

Old access bridge to industrial estate - LOW HEADROOM

Old bridge to industrial estate - LOW HEADROOM

Old access bridge parapet to industrial estate - narrow gap and blind bend to right

Old access bridge parapet to industrial estate - narrow gap and blind left corner

Exit right to Brimington Road - note that there is a flight of steps at the road. Towpath goes to left

Bridge over River Rother

Bridge over River Rother

Footbridge over A61 to Wharf Lane Towpath and Cuckoo Way goes to left just before railing. Note that there is a drop onto the towpath

Towpath junction with footbridge over A61 to Wharf Lane (left) and route over river to right - note the raised access if using a cycle...

Cuckoo Way sign at start of Chesterfield Canal on River - 46 miles to River Trent

Start of the Cuckoo Way at Holbeck Close, Chesterfield. S41 7UL

NCN67 Cycle Art

Cuckoo Way at Renishaw. Former and future towpath of the Chesterfield Canal.

Cuckoo Way at Renishaw. Route of Chesterfield Canal, within the next few years the canal should be returning along here

TPT recommended cycle route on disused railway line. Path from right comes down off of towpath, to rear is cycle route coming under Fordbridge Lane

TPT recommended cycle route on disused railway southbound under Newbridge Lane railway bridge

Wheeldon Mill southbound showing towpath and cycle route to right

Wheeldon Mill towpath showing preferred cycle route avoiding narrow towpath northbound

Tinker Sic side weir bridge, blind corner to right

Tinker Sic side weir - blind left had corner north bound

Exit to Station Road from TPT at Brimington Wharf

TPT recommended route for cyclists off narrow towpath along disused railway track.

TPT Brimington Wharf convergence of towpath and cycle path southbound

TPT southbound at CP up to TP and exit to Station Street

Brimington Wharf southbound

Access to TPT northbound from Station Road at Brimington Wharf

Brimington Wharf Bridge Southbound just after the divergence of the TPT onto road and from the convergence with the towpath and recommended cycle path.

Brimington Wharf Bridge Northbound. Note that there is a path to the left of the low wall that technically is the TPT but the egress at the top of the steep path is barred by a gate with a very narrow gap between the fence and wall - ok for ... [more]

Brimington Wharf Northbound

Railway bridge 2 south - note the brickwork in the archway!

Railway bridge south

Second bridge - note the brickwork in the archway!

Railway bridges - bridge 1 showing bridge 2 in distance

Milepost at One Mile along Chesterfield Canal (45 to go if you go all the way to West Stockwith!)

Towpath converging with path from Activities Field at Tapton.

Divergence of TPT at Activities Field Tapton Lock. Cyclists can go down towpath to right or follow path over activities field but there is a narrow rough area at north end back onto towpath through small wooded area.

Exit ramp of recommended cycle route over Lockoford Lane at Tapton Lock (southbound) avoiding narrow towpath under bridge

Exit over Lockoford Lane at Tapton Lock to avoid narrow towpath under road bridge.

Steep ramp from under bridge up to lock at Tapton - cyclists should use alternative route over bridge

Narrow towpath under road bridge at Tapton Lock - hence cyclists detour over road bridge

Towpath under road bridge at Tapton Lock Northbound showing narrow width and blind corner - hence recommendation for cyclists to follow signposted alternative over the road.

Road exit over Lockoford Lane at Tapton Lock for cycles North bound on TPT

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