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Ride to Work Week 23rd – 29th March 2020 – Win a bike every day!

Love to Ride’s first event of the year starts in a couple of weeks. Love to Ride is an online community where you can track your rides, share goals and take part in challenges throughout the year. The aim of Ride to Work week is to engage existing cycle commuters and encourage people who already…
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Why we cycle: Eloise Thatcher

Where are you based? I live in Derby. What do you do? I work at Rolls-Royce in Sinfin and I cycle to work every day. I am an aeronautical engineer and I am the Assistant Chief Design Engineer for Civil Technology Programmes. How long have you cycled for? I cycled as a child, though not…
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Why we cycle: Summer & Evie

Where are you based? Summer: I live in Ilkeston. Evie: I am also in Ilkeston. What do you do? Summer: I’m seven years old and I’m in year two at school. Evie: I’m eleven (nearly twelve) and I’m in year seven at school. How long have you cycled for? Summer: I have been cycling for…
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The Borrowash Basin is no more!

After last week’s first birthday party for the long-standing pothole on a cycle route in Borrowash and resulting publicity in the Derby Telegraph the hole has coincidently now been fixed. We were very lucky to be able to get the party in before the work was done. Tuesday 25th Feb – party held Saturday 29th…
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Why we cycle: Pippa Nayer

Where are you based? I live in Normanton. What do you do? I’m a poet and a herbalist, I run my own small business and I do volunteer work in mental health areas. I do a bunch of stuff! How long have you cycled for? I’ve been cycling on and off since I was a…
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Inspiration, advice and support for girls and women who want to cycle.

Over 40 women and girls attended a free, female only event at The University of Derby Enterprise Centre on the evening of Wednesday 26th February. The event was organised collaboratively by Love to Ride, Derby Cycling Group and Sustrans, and formed part of a wider campaign to encourage more women to cycle in Derby. The evening…
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Why we cycle: Cathy Tester

Where are you based? I’m based in Oakwood, having recently moved from Wirksworth. What do you do? I do some voluntary work with Age UK and I’m involved in Derby Cycling Group. I’m in the process of setting up ‘Cycling Without Age’ in Derby. How long have you cycled for? I got my Brompton about…
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Why we cycle: Mavis Ratcliffe

Where are you based? South Derbyshire. I have been in Etwall for 55 years and I was in Mickleover for 20 years before that. What do you do? I am retired, but I continue to enjoy many activities and interests. I am involved with Age Concern in Etwall, I cycle, I walk my dog and…
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Borrowash Basin Birthday Party

After waiting a year for a dangerous hole on a cycle route in Borrowash to be fixed by the local developers (Taylor Wimpey), a small group of DCG members decided to commemorate the anniversary by holding a birthday party for the hole. The problem is on a traffic free multi-user route near Rovings Drive in…
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Why we cycle: Lisa Eldret

Where are you based? Darley but also I work at the Council House but I travel round the city quite a lot for various events because of my role. What do you do? I’m a Mum of three young children, a councillor on Derby City Council and leader of the Labour Group. How long have…
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