Author Archives: TonyR

Changing Places Day

A great event on Wednesday 30th October, 10:30am to 3:00pm with an emphasis on making HGV drivers and cyclists more aware of one another. Lots of events and cycling related stalls in the shadow of the new velodrome on Pride … Continue reading

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Getting Cycle Training on the National Curriculum

The link below takes you to a webpage where you can pledge support to have cycling included on the national curriculum for schools in England. Put Cycling on the National Curriculum The national curriculum is being reviewed and the nation … Continue reading

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Save Derby Velodrome Petition – 783 signatures

We have now printed off the 722 signatures from the Save Derby Velodrome online petition ready to hand to councillor Martin Repton on Monday 28th May. We also have 61 additional paper signatories from the market place rally, giving a … Continue reading

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Save Derby Velodrome

  Derby Cycling Group and Derby Mercury Cycle Club send a huge thank you to everyone of the thousands of people who have expressed support for the Derby Multi Sports Arena incorporating the velodrome and concert space. A lot of … Continue reading

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Derby Politicians and Cycling: How do they stack up?

Derby Cycling Group asked all six of the political parties what their policies are regarding cycling ahead of the council elections on May 3rd. This is how we think they faired, in the order in which we have received the … Continue reading

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Feedback from Political Parties: April 2012

Below is the full text of the correspondence we have received from each political party which is taking part in Derby City Council elections on 3rd May 2012, in response to a request by Derby Cycling Group for information on … Continue reading

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Party Policies on Cycling

Derby’s councillors have shown vision and aspiration with their approval for the reworking of the Council House, but do they have the same vision when it comes to a mode of transport that can transform the lives of Derby’s citizens, … Continue reading

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Support £5million Sustainable Transport Bid

Derby City Council are bidding for £5 million of funding from the Department for Transport for developments in sustainable travel. To help secure the funding, the project needs letters of support from the people of Derby and from businesses which … Continue reading

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Velodrome – Fantastic

On Wednesday evening I saw plans for the new Derby Multi Sports Arena, which incorporates a Velodrome, a sports hall big enough for 12 badminton courts, a 125 item gym, and outside a 1.5km closed cycle road circuit. It is … Continue reading

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