Derby Cycling Group campaigns on behalf of all cyclists

Campaigning for cycle provision in Derby since 1979

Current Campaigns

Reallocating Road Space in Response to COVID-19

The behavioural changes forced on people by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and travel rules have drastically changed the demand for how the roads should be used in the near and longer term future.
Cycling and walking are likely to be much more popular forms of transport as lockdown restrictions are eased. It is important that changes are made to road space usage to allow for the increased demand from cyclists and walkers to be adequately provided for and encouraged.

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A38 Junctions

The planned work to replace the A38 roundabouts with flyovers will cause massive congestion for the 3 years of development. We’ve been talking with Highways England and others about how to ensure good quality cycle facilities in the finished project and also how best to encourage people to cycle during the years of traffic congestion.

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A city where everyone wants to cycle and everyone can

We campaign for a cohesive cycle network in and around Derby and champion cycling to create an environment where it is safe, normal, convenient and fun.

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Find out more about our wide range of campaigns across the city.

Recent Campaigns

Riverside Path

There are longstanding problems with maintenance of the non-tarmac sections of the Riverside Path and we’ve had ongoing discussions with Derby City Council over many years.

The 2019-20 winter floods meant that portions of the path were destroyed. After discussions with the landowner for the worst affected section (Goodman) some basic repairs have been done (November 2020) to remove the dangerous sections. This restored those sections to the level of the rest of the path (generally poor on the non tarmac) but floods in January 2021 undid al the work. Goodman have now repaired some of the path again after the 2021 winter flood but have again used loose stone which will be swept away when next flooded.

We’ve regularly asked for a longer term improvement and maintenance solution to be put in place by the City Council for the whole of the non tarmac part of the path. However, Derby City Council have taken no action over many years despite the problems and despite discussions.

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International Women’s Day

According to Love to Ride’s 2019 Cycle September report, in Derby just 22% of participants were female compared to a national average of 50%.

A small group of us at DCG wanted to change this and support, encourage and empower more girls and women to cycle, and beyond so we created a campaign for International Women’s Day 2020.

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Borrowash Basin Birthday Party

After waiting a year for a dangerous hole on a cycle route in Borrowash to be fixed by the local developers (Taylor Wimpey), a small group of DCG members decided to commemorate the anniversary by holding a birthday party for the hole.

After some local and national press coverage, the hole was co-incidently fixed within a few days.

Air Quality

Derby City Council have addressed air quality issues by removing cycle facilities. We’ve been campaigning against this locally and nationally.

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Neither Derby nor Derbyshire secure any Active Travel Funding from the DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) asked local authorities to bid for monies put aside for Active Travel. Bids were invited that showed ambitious plans to improve cycling and walking. After[…]

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Road Safety Questions for the Police

Update April 2022 – the meeting has now been held and all the questions and the responses from the Police can be found here. Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner regularly[…]

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Toucan Crossing over A61 near Breadsall now complete

The Highways England project to build a traffic light controlled (toucan) crossing for pedestrians and cyclists across the A61 near Breadsall is now complete (subject to a test period of[…]

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Our Team

We are run by a team of friendly volunteers and are always
looking for more people to get involved.

Contact one of the team with specific responsibilities as listed below or use the general enquiry form if you’re not sure.

Patric Harting


Eloise Thatcher


[ Vacancy ]


Dave Clasby

Press & Media 

Tim Saul

Newsletter & Committee Member

James Thatcher

Membership & Committee Member

Oliver Feaver

Website & Committee Member

Martin Aldred

Committee Member, Projects, Station & Flood Works

Tony Roelich


Jean Baird

Committee Member

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