Mickleover Makeover

The local Councillors for Mickleover Ward have posted an update on new pedestrian crossings and trial speed reductions from 40mph to 30mph. Crossings Back in 2018, as part of the planning process for a new development to the east of Station Road, funding was secured from developers for a new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings in Mickleover… Continue reading Mickleover Makeover

The Morledge

Morledge and Traffic Street Back in 2022 Derby City Council launched a consultation on improvement works to the Morledge and part of Traffic Street. The Derby Telegraph had written this article on the proposed works too which will no doubt be populated with well-considered and balanced views in the comments section! Derby Cycling Group members… Continue reading The Morledge

Veg Out

After a bit of nudging, it’s good to see the city council has carried out some well-overdue maintenance to one of the cut-throughs to the Riverside path from Riverside Road in Pride Park. Drivers regularly exceed the 30mph limit along here and it’s a very narrow shared-use path. Pedestrians were forced to duck under the… Continue reading Veg Out

Riverside Path Diversion

You may be aware that Story Contracting has been carrying out essential works to the railway bridge which spans the river Derwent near Alvaston Park. The works being undertaken include grit-blasting the existing paint, carrying out strengthening works and repainting. The next stage of these works require the temporary closing of the riverside cycle path… Continue reading Riverside Path Diversion

Nottingham Road Cycleway

Part 1 – The story so far… The story begins when the Romans….not that far back, Jim. As its name implies, Nottingham Road was once the principal route to and from our neighbouring city but severe congestion led to the construction of the A52 (as we know it today). Phew! Some relief for the poor… Continue reading Nottingham Road Cycleway

DCG Investigation Ride No. 4 -Darley Abbey & Allestree

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On 31st August a group of DCG members gathered for our fourth and final evening ride around some of the lesser known routes around the suburbs of Derby. A short ride to ensure we could complete the route in daylight. A background to the investigation rides can be found here: We followed the riverside path… Continue reading DCG Investigation Ride No. 4 -Darley Abbey & Allestree

DCG Investigation Ride No. 3 – Spondon & Chaddesden

A small group of DCG members gathered on Thursday 24 August for another evening ride.On this occasion we were heading east, initially beside the river then along the shared path by the Pentagon Island and onto Chequers Road cycleway. A background to these rides can be found here: 1983 Tribute The outbound route takes in… Continue reading DCG Investigation Ride No. 3 – Spondon & Chaddesden

DCG Investigation Ride No. 2 – Allestree & Little Eaton Island

On the evening of August 17th, a group of DCG members gathered outside of The Quad on another hot Thursday evening. A bit of background to these rides can be found here: Our intended route took us through the West End towards Kedleston Road, up into Allestree and towards Little Eaton Island on the A38… Continue reading DCG Investigation Ride No. 2 – Allestree & Little Eaton Island

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