News

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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Council Budget Consultation

Derby City Council has published its consultation document for its next three years’ spending.  It is available here.  Now is the time to respond to what it says – or what appears to be missing.  This is the time in the budget-setting process when people are most able to alter what will happen, so although it doesn’t seem…
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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

Cycling on pavements

Video shows what not to do in Derby! Click on this link