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Why we cycle: Christine Selden

Christine is the first women 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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Duffield Road school parking problems

Cyclists on Duffield Road around St. Benedict’s school will be well aware of the number of vehicles parked on the double yellow lines and blocking the on road cycle lane in the mid afternoon as parents and others wait for their children to leave school. This problem was discussed with the Council and others back…
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Darley Abbey Multi-user Path already well used

We’re pleased to see that the long awaited multi-user path through Darley Park is now open for use and is already being well used by walkers, joggers and cyclists. The recent flooding of the Derwent seems to have caused some delays but no apparent damage. It is understood that the final, cosmetic layer of tarmac…
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A breath of fresh air in Derby

This year the Sustrans Derby Rangers have been organising monthly led rides in and around Derby with the goal of getting more people to cycle. As volunteers we wanted the rides to be a fun and sociable events for people who already knew how to cycle but needed some encouragement. At the beginning of March…
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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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Darley Park All user path – work starts!

Great news from Derby City Council that their contractors have started work on constructing the All User Path in Darley Park on Monday 10th June. Information on the works here. The work is planned to start from the southern end near the Rowing Club and then proceed northwards with a planned completion date of early…
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Derby cycling Group 2019 AGM – minutes

The 2019 DCG AGM was held on Tuesday 21st May at the Friends Meeting House, Derby. The AGM was open to all DCG members. Minutes from the meeting are on the following link: As part of the meeting awards for Inspiring Cycling in Derby were presented. Details can be found here.

Write Again to defra: fRiar gate cycle lane removal

Derby Cycling Group have again written to DEFRA objecting to the removal of the cycle lane, shown here, on Friar Gate. We also object to the suppression of the amount of support for cycle transport which is expressed within the Clean Air Strategy consultation process, and we rebuff DEFRA’s excuses for why removing the cycle…
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Friar Gate Cycle Lanes are Misrepresented by City CounciL

Object again to the removal of Friar Gate cycle lane as part of Derby’s Clean Air Strategy. Write again to DEFRA  defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk   (FAO Therese Coffey MP) Copy the minister responsible for Air Quality: therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk MPs can only respond to their own constituents, but they will be aware of other correspondence as well. The Full Business…
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