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Why we cycle: Christine Selden

Christine is the first woman in our new ‘Why we cycle’ series for our International Women’s Day campaign. Where are you based? Chaddesden What do you do? Mum of 2 school aged children, Administrator at University of Derby, Breeze champion, Sustrans volunteer, voluntary English teacher and volunteer at Derby Museums. How long have you cycled…
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Get involved with Cycle September

Derby Cycling Group is pleased to support (and be involved with) the Cycle September campaign organised by Love to Ride. Find out more about the exciting line up of free cycling events happening throughout Cycle September We hope to meet some of our members at the Cycle September Launch Event on Tuesday 3rd September (11-3)…
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East Midlands Cycle Forum

The latest meeting of the East Midlands Cycle Forum was held in Derby on the 22nd June 2019 and was well attended with approx 50 people from across the Midlands including representatives from Cambridge, Sheffield, Nottingham, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Leicester and elsewhere. The keynote speech from Phil Jones, chairman of Phil Jones & Associates, was…
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Media Coverage of Stripping away our safety protest

Great media coverage for the protest on Friargate objecting to Derby City Council’s ridiculous approach to improving air quality by removing cycling infrastructure. Derby Telegraph gave some publicity for the event the day before and then reported on the actual event a week or so later – see here (and ignore the normal moronic comments…
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Keep the Friar Gate Cycle Lane

The safety of vulnerable road users must be paramount This cycle/bus/taxi lane on Friar Gate is to be removed by Derby City Council and turned into a second, faster, lane for cars and lorries as part of their Air Quality Preferred Option. These changes will increase the risk to cyclists using this route into Derby…
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Stripping away our Safety

Derby City Council are planning on degrading and removing cycling infrastructure on Friargate between Brick St and Bridge St. The plans will see the removal of a bus/ cycle lane to create space for two lanes of cars. The plans will increase the number of cars, increase pollution and increase the danger to road cyclists.…
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Submit video footage to the Police

Derbyshire Police are now encouraging people to submit dash cam or other video footage of road traffic offences for them to review and process as appropriate (warning, prosecution, etc.). More details here It’s good see in the police information that “It’s vital to remember that the vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and…
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Derby Air Quality consultation

Derby City Council in currently in the process of consulting on their proposals to meet their legal requirements for air quality in Derby. The Derby Cycling Group have provided the following response to the consultation. Members are also encouraged to provide their own feedback. We are writing from Derby Cycling Group in response to the…
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Derby telegraph report on DCG support for ebikes

The Derby Telegraph published a recent article quoting Tony Roelich as calling for the Derby ebike hire scheme to be extended beyond the city centre. Find the article here.

Free cycle stands for organisations in Derby

Life Cycle Derby are offering free cycle stands for businesses, voluntary sector groups, churches, pubs, surgeries etc. in Derby. Only cost is for installation. Visit here for more information and to apply.