Your chance to meet the CTC national Campaigns and Policy Director

We’re lucky to be able to organise a session to hear from the CTC’s Campaigns and Policy Director, Roger Geffen, who has the challenge of persuading the UK’s politicians, the media and the wider public of the need for action to improve cycling conditions, while positively encouraging more people to cycle.

Come along to the Park Bikeworks in Derby at 6pm on Thursday 22nd January to hear Roger speak and to have the opportunity to raise your questions.

Roger will be speaking about the national Space4Cycling campaign as well as recent changes in CTC and Cyclenation joint campaigning.

All welcome. The event is jointly organised by Derby Cycling Group and CycleDerby.

More information at this link.

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January 2015 Meeting Minutes

DCG mins Jan2015

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Happy New Year 2015

20150104 S4C mapHappy New Year to all cyclists and would-be cyclists in Derby and the surrounding area.  What will 2015 bring for us this year? We hope, with your help and support, that our councillors and MPs can be persuaded to create policies which enable more cycling for everyday transport in the city and it’s locality. Derby is a small, pale orange dot on the map on the left because 6% of our councillors (ie 3 of them) support the Space for Cycling campaign. We want you to tell your councillors to support it, so we can turn the map yellow then green, as in Leicester and Nottingham. And what about Derbyshire too – only 3 of them, 5% of councillors, have signed up, despite the high profile “Peak Cycle Links” and “Pedal Peak” projects.

The first step to get your councillor’s attention is to write a letter to them and send it using the  online tool at this link .

Need to find out what to write about? Need more information? Want to know what Space for Cycling is all about? Find it all in Derby Cycling Group’s “Space for Cycling Information Sheet” which is attached here: DCG S4C Info Sheet  and on the Space4cycling tag on the right hand side of this page.

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December 2014 minutes

Minutes Dec 2nd 2014

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November Minutes

Minures fom 4th November

DCG mins Nov2014

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Road Safety Advice from Derbyshire Police relating to cycling

Derbyshire Police publish advice on all kinds of subjects including that of road safety and cycling. There is some useful advice for drivers at this link

One piece of advice to drivers is “It’s your responsibility as a driver to avoid hitting the cyclist, not the responsibility of the cyclist to avoid getting hit by you.”

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A New Era of Urban Planning

An interesting blog exploring ideas of civic responsibility, active design, healthy urban planning, and public space.

https://medium.com/a-new-era-of-urban-planning

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Three Councillors Signed Up for Space for Cycling

It is a slow start, but now three of the 51 councillors in Derby have signed up to the Space for Cycling campaign. Please encourage more to do so by writing to them using the link below or going to your neighbourhood forum and asking them to support more and safer cycling in Derby.

http://space4cycling.ctc.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1689&ea.campaign.id=27264&ea.tracking.id=LW

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Peak Cycle Links Phase II consultation – please give your views

The Peak Cycle links project to produce a circular route from Matlock through Bakewell and Buxton is currently in a consultation phase and your comments would be welcomed.

Whilst not sited in Derby, the proposed routes will complement the planned Derwent Valley Cycleway and allow cyclists to travel from Derby, around the proposed circular Peak District routes and then back to Derby via Ashbourne or south along the Derwent Valley Cycleway.

Please review the plans here and add your views to the online consultation available here Deadline for commenting is the 15th September.

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September Meeting Minutes

DCG mins Sept2014

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