Beryl Burton play in Chesterfield – discounts available

Beryl-Website-ImageThe West Yorkshire Playhouse are currently touring a drama about Beryl Burton which visits the Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre on Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th November 2015.

The theatre has kindly offered DCG members a discount – reducing the normal price of £17.50 to £10 for any of the shows. Various booking fees and levies may be added to the £10 cost.

More details at

TICKET OFFER USUALLY £17.50 per ticket NOW £10 per ticket for DCG members.

Each club member can book a maximum of 4 tickets and you can do this by calling the Box Office on 01246 345 222. The code that you need to quote when booking is CYCLIST.

Terms and Conditions
Not valid against tickets already booked. Maximum of 4 tickets per person booking. Subject to availability.

September 2015 newsletter published

The latest newsletter for the Derby Cycling Group has been published and can be found here.

Thanks to Daryl Coulborn for his efforts in pulling it together.

Members should have received an email informing them of the newsletter’s publication. If you are a member and haven’t received this email then it is likely we do not have your latest email address. In this situation, please get in contact with

A Vision of the Future – Derby to Nottingham Green Corridor

    The CTC Thursday Ride Group have cycled from Ratcliffe Lane/Long Lane (near Kegworth) to Clifton along the relatively traffic free route of the old A453.



Has been replaced by this



Which is now only an access road to Barton in Fabis and a link between Barton and Thrumpton. The new A453 dual carriageway is just visible in the background.

There is now a route between Derby and Nottingham that is either off-road or relatively traffic-free following the Riverside Path out of Derby to Elvaston Castle,  Ambaston, Shardlow, Sawley Marina,  past East Midlands Parkway and Ratcliffe Power Station and on through Clifton. Once the new tram service is operating there is even an option of leaving a bike at the new Clifton Park and Ride.


Derbyshire Public Rights of Way review

Derbyshire County Council is proposing changes in how they handle reports of issues relating to Rights of Way and are asking for the public to provide their views on the proposed changes.

Please visit this link and provide your input.

My personal view is that the proposals mean that anything of “priority B” or lower will never be adequately addressed. Providing a response time of half of year means, to me,  that the problem will not really be solved (however, my view only – please provide your views on the survey).

A52 Wyvern: Cycle Bridge and New Cycle Routes – Consultation

ConDerwent Parade River Crossing Westboundsultation – what do you think about the proposed cycle routes?

DCG has met with the project team and is impressed with the quality of the routes proposed, which includes a new 4m wide bridge over the A52 and believe the new routes around Wyvern will help people wishing to cycle to work in the Retail Park or the Business Park. However, there is one problem – the new routes stop before the River Derwent crossing, and the cycle paths there are very sub-standard. We are urging that the project includes the upgrading of the river crossing as part of the scheme. What do you think?

This is the link the A52 Wyvern scheme consultation web site

This is a link to an online questionnaire

This is the DCG response to the consultation DCG A52 Wyvern Cycle Routes Response


Derby City Council – Big Conversation

Big ConversationMake cyclists voice be heard



Public meeting at 6.00pm on Monday 13th July at the Guildhall

Big Conversation Feedback Form.

The city council have been consulting on what services people regard as important with a view to prioritising funding during austerity cuts. Make the voice of cyclists and cycle transport heard in the debate on transport by sending in your comments or by attending the public meeting. Some priorities Derby Cycling Group have are:

  • Make Active Travel (ie walking and cycling) the top priority in transport planning. The funding of active travel is not huge but it can be protected by making it priority number one.
  • Retain Cycle Derby so they can continue to provide their world class training and promoting activities in schools and with young people and families.
  • Create a strategic cycle transport policy with the aim of creating an integrated cycle network in the city so that more people feel safe enough to make everyday journeys by bike.

And why is this important? Because cycling:

  • Is good for people’s health
  • Saves people money on transport costs
  • Reduces traffic congestion and pollution
  • Improves Derby’s economy:
    • Healthy workers take less time off work
    • Free flowing traffic reduces business costs
    • With more money in people’s pockets they can spend it in local shops and on local services provided by local people


Campaigning for cycle provision in Derby since 1979