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Down by the River ……………….

Derby City Council have started work on some improvements to the cycle path between the Silk Mill and Darley  Fields, this being part of Route 54 of the National Cycle Network and is on both sides of Handyside’s Bridge which crosses the River Derwent. From there, the narrow path which runs along the river bank…
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Cycling to the Train

We’ve received a video from Alistair Clark who thought other members might be interested in viewing it. You can give yourself a small test of how well you know Derby when viewing it to see if your recognise all the locations! Any other budding film directors are welcome to submit their work. All members can…
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Cyclists as Trunk Road users

Today I attended my second meeting of the “East Midlands Road Users and Environment Committee” of the Highways Agency (HA) in Leicester on behalf of Derby Cycling Group.  This is a way that the Highways Agency, that oversees the trunk road network, liaises with non-motorised users of its network – including cyclists, pedestrians and horse-riders.  Today’s…
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The Big Pedal 2012

Aimed at all schools in the UK, The Big Pedal is back and this time it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. The organisers have made some improvements to the race – including the participation of scooters! The race is open to every school in the UK and takes place between 5-23…
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Liveable Streets and Suffragettes

The Liveable Streets website (based in the US) contains a lot of videos including one on the recent Suffragettes and Cycling event in Leicester.

A New Barrier

At Shelton Lock a new school is being built, and an access road has been constructed crossing the nearby Cycle Path. The photograph was taken on NCN Route 6 between Alvaston and Shelton Lock, looking towards Derby, with the school to the right and Jubilee Road to the left. There is  a man controlling the…
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Traffic Signs policy paper

The government have published a document detailing a new policy for traffic signs (93 pages of bedtime reading!). There is some interesting content regarding cycling including the approval of the contraflow cycling sign (for allowing cycling the wrong way down one way streets). Full report can be downloaded from here.

The Bike Show 2011

The Bike Show has previously been held in London, but for 2011 moved to the NEC, so worth a visit to see where the future lies for we cyclists. Most of the big names were in attendance but not, surprisingly, Brompton, Cateye, Birdy or Dahon. Lots of inovative designs, many using materials other than the…
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Derby Webcam

The new Derby Inner Ring Road (Connecting Derby) is proving to be advantageous to cyclists giving us more options for safe cycling in the City, with generously proportioned cycle paths alongside the highway.  Close liaison between Derby Cycling Group and the City Council was an important factor in the planning of these facilities. Most junctions have Toucan…
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Cycling is worth £3billion to the UK economy

A recent report from Sky and British Cycling estimated the contribution of cycling to the UK economy as £3billion. A good statistic to bring up when anyone suggests bikes are just toys. The document can be found here