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Chequers Road cycle path now complete

The new cycle path linking Pentagon Island to the new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A52 near the Wyvern Centre has now been completed. This has been constructed on what was a grass verge between Chequers Road and the A52 and allows cyclists to avoid cycling on Chequers Road which, whilst generally quiet, can…
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Cycle Derbyshire 2021 edition cycle map available- FREE!

The popular map of cycle routes throughout Derbyshire has been completely redrawn and is now available for the public to pick up and to get out exploring. The maps can be collected for free from any of the leaflet stands managed by Derby Arts. These can be found in various public places, pubs, etc.. In…
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National Cycle Route 54 by Derby Silk Mill reopens

After a very long closure (2+ years) the riverside route linking the path under St Mary’s Bridge to Cathedral Green has now been reopened. Purely by chance, I think I was the first cyclist to attempt to follow the route. But stopping to take a photo means someone else overtook me and they were first…
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Review of Derby COVID Emergency Active Travel Schemes “Improve them, don’t Remove them”

In 2020 some emergency schemes were implemented in parts of Derby to enable more people to have enough space to be able to cycle and walk during the coronavirus lockdown, especially those who would otherwise use public transport. Derby Cycling Group and other active travel organisations campaigned hard to get some schemes created. What was…
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Cycle Derby Active Travel Map available

The very popular and much awaited latest version of the Active Travel map for Derby is now available (currently just electronically – the paper version will follow). This is the first update since 2011 so shows lots of new routes around Derby for readers to go and try out. Thanks to all those who provided…
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Bicycle Theft in Derby

The police provide data on crime and the information has been analysed to explore Bicycle Theft within Derby City. There seem to be a small number of hotspots for bicycle crime in the city centre and these have remained fairly consistent over the last 3 years. A small minority of bicycle crime results in the…
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Derbyshire Council Plans – have your say

Derbyshire County Council have produced a plan of how they’ll work and what they’ll focus on over the next 4 years (to 2025). Disappointingly, there is no mention of a focus on delivering a widely spread, high quality cycle network. In fact, despite a lot of detail on road schemes that are planned, there is…
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Derwent Valley Cycleway reaches landmark

The project to build a riverside multi-user path between Haslams Lane in Darley Abbey to Ford Lane in Allestree has now reached the important milestone of applying for planning permission. This project is being delivered by Highways England as part of their “Designated Funds” support for local community projects across the country after a successful…
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Pat Wilson working on the Mickleover Station milepost – courtesy of Les Sims

Millennium Mileposts around Derby

(Picture shows Pat working on the milepost at Mickleover Station – courtesy of Les Sims) You’ll have seen a number of the Millennium Mileposts located on the National Cycle Network around Derby and may have been astounded by the detail of the paint jobs on some of the posts. The painting was the handiwork of…
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Excellent Work by Derby City Council – Darley Abbey

The long anticipated temporary changes to the road layout in Darley Abbey to provide a much better environment for cycling and walking, as a response to the COVID emergency, have now been implemented. The main feature is to stop motor traffic turning into Church Lane from Duffield Road thereby closing off a long-standing rat run.…
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