OUR VISION & MISSION

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.

Latest News

  • Midland Road & Railway Terrace
    Consultation In 2022, Derby City Council launched a consultation to give the public a chance to comment on plans for the area along Midland Road and Railway Terrace. According to the council, this scheme would provide improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists on Midland Road, Railway Terrace and Calvert Street. The proposals included: The Scheme… Continue reading Midland Road & Railway Terrace
  • Bicycle thefts
    The analysis previously done in 2021 of where bicycle thefts occur across the county has been re-done to include data for the period 2018 to 2023. During 2023, there were a total of 678 bicycle thefts in the county of which 431 (64%) are within Derby City and of which 172 (25% of the county… Continue reading Bicycle thefts
  • More Good News – Breadsall Greenway
    Once again, kudos to the Derbyshire Countryside Service. They have been working on the Breadsall Greenway (NCN 672) to address long-standing flooding issues which have caused significant damage to the Greenway surface. They’ve addressed the flooding with trench improvements and other approaches, have resurfaced the worst sections of the Greenway and, as a side effect… Continue reading More Good News – Breadsall Greenway

Current Campaigns

East Midlands Combined Authority

We’ll be voting for a mayor for the newly-created East Midlands Combined Authority on May 2nd.

We’re encouraging all members to drop a message to prospective candidates to put active travel at the forefront of their minds.

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Allestree Park Rewilding

The rewilding plans for Allestree Park have the opportunity to make the Park a significant destination for tourists from the local and wider area.

A successful project needs to provide cycle routes to reach the Park from all directions (connected to the wider network) as well as cycling provision within the Park.

We’re discussing the issues and possible solutions with Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils as well as other key stakeholders and influencers.

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Belper Active Travel Masterplan

Derbyshire County Council are developing a masterplan for active travel in Belper (and Ilkeston and Glossop).

We have collected suggestions from interested members and submitted a list of ideas for consideration.

The draft plan has now been published and public feedback is requested by the Council.

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Derwent Valley Cycleway

While the Derwent Valley Trust is leading on the creation of the Derwent Valley Cycleway running along the length of the River Derwent, Derby Cycling Group is very supportive of the plans.

The route is to be created in sections with the section between Darley Abbey and the A38 the subject of planning applications.

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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.

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. In 2023 the problems are being addressed and a new tarmac surfacing is being installed over 2023-24. Excellent news!

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Parked cars obstructing the cycle lane

Duffield Road cycle lane and car parking

Anyone attempting to use the on road cycle lane northbound on Duffield Road outside St. Benedict’s school in Darley Abbey will struggle to do so during the afternoon as numerous cars park up (on the double yellow lines!) and wait to collect and drive home their children.

Derby Cycling Group continues to press the Council for some action to ensure that the cycle lane is usable at school closing time.

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Recent Campaigns

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP)

The Government has asked each Council across the country to create a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) which shows what the Council wish to achieve relating to Active Travel for the next 15 years.

Derby Cycling Group have been involved in the creation of the draft LCWIP over the last 4 years although not to the extent we would like. A public consultation on the final plan is now live (ends on 8th March) and we’ve submitted a response on behalf of the Group and our members.

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Cycle Hangars in Derby

On street cycle parking is a common sight in other cities across the UK and provides a secure storage facility for those without suitable indoor storage. Particularly popular in areas with lots of terraced houses.

The campaign is to gain a trial of the concept at a suitable location within the Derby City area. Anyone with interest in pursuing a trial please get in touch.

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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 National Highways 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.

After some delays due to legal issues we are expecting the work to resume soon.

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Active Travel Map

During 2020, Cycle Derby worked on developing a new version of the Active Travel map and collected input from various sources including Members of Derby Cycling Group.

The collected information has been used by Derby Cycling Group to create and maintain an online version of the printed map (different in some aspects).

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Derby Road, Spondon plans

The City Council have published plans for the area around Asda in Spondon and the Acorn Way roundabout.

DCG have submitted feedback on the proposals to the Council and have engaged with the key Council officers to discuss in more detail.

The Council have responded to our suggestions and have taken some of the ideas on board.

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Ashbourne Road Consultation

During 2023 Derby City Council proposed various changes to Ashbourne Road including changes to cycling provision.

Derby Cycling Group provided detailed feedback on the plans.

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Get Involved

Join

Sign up for free membership and add your voice to our campaigning.

Donate

As a voluntary group, we’re always grateful for donations to support what we do. 

Campaign

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


Informational and Background Papers

Various documents that have been created by members and which may form the basis of a future campaign. If there is a topic area you are particularly interested in then please contact the author.

Cycle Parking

Discussion on what is needed for successful cycle parking

Parking Document

Active Travel England

Background information on the new organisation

On Street Cycle Parking

Review of “cycle hangers” offering secure on street cycle parking in space of a car parking slot

More Details

Cycle Lane Review

Investigates the benefits and risks of cycle lanes in the UK and proposes an alternative strategy. The document predates the revision of the Highway Code and publication of LTN 1/20, Cycle Infrastructure Design which are also concerned with cycle lanes.

Cycle Lanes


Useful Information


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. If unclear who is the best person then send email to info@derbycyclinggroup.org.uk

Ken Timmis

Chair

A dedicated cyclist, Ken uses a bicycle for most trips; commuting, leisure, touring, shopping: including riding through 13 European countries on his Brompton. 

Having experienced how good cycling can be he now promotes cycling and advocates for better infrastructure, how difficult can that be? 

He is actively involved with several local cycle charities including Sustrans and LifeCycle. 

James Bailey

Treasurer

James has lived in Derby for over 15 years and he’s dabbled in all sorts of cycling from mountain biking to touring and utility cycling to cyclo cross racing.

He is a civil engineer and works in railway track design but likes to apply his alignment design knowledge to cycleway design.

Jean Baird

Committee & Newsletter

Martin Aldred

Committee Member, Projects, Station & Flood Works

Ian Dent

Committee & Webmaster

Ian is a regular cyclist and long term member of the DCG, and  actively involved since about 2009.

Over the years Ian has acted as  membership secretary, treasurer, newsletter editor and webmaster.

Ian is also involved locally with the Sustrans Rangers, the Derwent Valley Cycleway project and Cycling UK (CTC).

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