Author: MartinA

A Vision of the Future – Derby to Nottingham Green Corridor

The CTC Thursday Ride Group have cycled from Ratcliffe Lane/Long Lane (near Kegworth) to Clifton along the relatively traffic free route of the old A453. This   Has been replaced by this   Which is now only an access road to Barton in Fabis and a link between Barton and Thrumpton. The new A453 dual…
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Railway Station Cycle Parking

This rather forbidding notice on the cycle racks at Derby Station hides some encouraging progress. Apparently, according to one of the duty managers, the work will result in a locked barrier around the racks with access by a key fob, available “for life” for a nominal fee. Similar to the access arrangement at the Sheffield…
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The Future of Cycling

Eight of theses massive machines are chomping through central London at the rate of several hundred metres a week. As the cost of tunnelling reduces much smaller versions will be available for cycle tunnels. With silky smooth concrete surfaces these new transport systems will provide traffic, wind and rain free utopian cycling on gentle gradients…
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Bike Parking at Derby Railway Station – an Olympic Sport?

Work is about to start on the long awaited environmentally friendly transport interchange at the front of Derby Railway Station, doubling cycle parking. In a few weeks the North car park will close to cars and the bike racks will be moved to the centre of the car park, along the back wall, but in…
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East Midlands Trains Stakeholder Conference

I will be meeting East Midlands Trains at their Conference on Friday, 4 November 2011. Short notice, I know, but if anyone has views on the service East Midlands Trains provide for cyclists then please add your comments below and I will take them to the meeting.