Why we cycle: Joss Winter

Where are you based? I live in Nottingham, but I grew up in Burton-on-Trent and went to school in Derby so I’ve grown up knowing its quirks and charms. What do you do? I work for Sustrans as a workplace engagement officer in Derby and Nottingham, where I’m trying to get more businesses involved and…
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Why we cycle: Kim Kimberly

Where are you based? Oakwood What do you do? I divide my time between part time work and several voluntary jobs. I am also working at getting fit by cycling, dancing, running and walking.  How long have you cycled for? I have only recently started cycling regularly. Although I learnt to ride as a child,…
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Why we cycle: Kate Ball

Where are you based? Derby What do you do? I’m a full-time carer, trustee for a small charity and part of a community interest company that is setting up to provide care and outdoor sessions for people with disabilities and vulnerabilities. How long have you cycled for? About 33 years. I learnt when I was…
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Darley Park path “cycle through”

Courtesy of long time Derby Cycling Group member and supporter, Les Sims, a video of the new multi user route through Darley Park can be found here. For those inspired by Les’ trips, more excursions can be found at his website.

Why we cycle: Amy Barnett

Where are you based? For my cycling work, Markeaton Park and for my other job I’m in Allenton. What do you do? I’ve got a few different roles. My main job role is as a Residential Childcare Worker for Derby City Council so I work with children in care. My second job is for Cycle…
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Why we cycle: Lucy Kay

Where are you based? Kedleston Road area. What do you do? I’ve been a nutritional therapist for 2 years, hypnobirthing teacher for 6/7 years, I run Thrive nutrition workshops, I’m a treasurer & trustee of Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity and a Mum of two boys aged 8 and 10. How long have you cycled for? I…
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Riverside Path Widening

Derby City Council have submitted a planning application to widen the existing Riverside path between Bass recreation ground and Alvaston Park to 5 metres. For full details visit and search for planning number 19/00046/FUL

Why we cycle: Christine Selden

Christine is the first woman 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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