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

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

Great improvements on Mickleover Greenway

View of new surface south of A50 bridge

We’re pleased to see improvements in progress to the Mickleover Greenway (NCN 549) near Etwall. I believe this work is being done under the management of the Derbyshire Countryside Service (part of Derbyshire County Council). So far, the barriers at Egginton Junction have been removed and the route has been resurfaced. We’re also pleased to… Continue reading Great improvements on Mickleover Greenway

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

Derby Cycleway History

Derby Cycling Group was formed in 1979 and has been involved with various improvements for cycling infrastructure over the years. However, there was cycling provision in Derby before DCG! Carlton Reid has been researching the history of “lost” cycleways and one of the schemes highlighted is that of Raynesway. Full details can seen at the… Continue reading Derby Cycleway History

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

On Yer Bike – Belper

An interesting event is planned for the afternoon of Saturday 16th March 2024 in Belper. Members may be interesting in attending. Derby Cycling Group will be at the event with plans to further explore the Belper Active Travel Plan and the Allestree Park rewilding ideas as well as any other topics visitors may wish to… Continue reading On Yer Bike – Belper

Breadsall Greenway closure

After some damage during the recent floods, part of the Breadsall Greenway (NCN 672) has been closed for health and safety reasons between the junction at Brookside Road / Lime Lane and where the Greenway crosses the Windmill bridleway. The floods have also damaged the bridleway and that is closed between the Greenway and Brookside… Continue reading Breadsall Greenway closure

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