Derbyshire Cycling Plan
Pictured here, attendees at the Derbyshire Cycling Plan launch showing their commitment to the plan
The Derbyshire Cycling Plan has been developed by a range of partners across all of Derbyshire. This high level plan, brings us together, committed at the highest level, to getting more people on bikes, by 2030.
The plan was launched at an event on Derby Arena on 19 January 2016. You can read it by clicking below.
Case study: The impact of cycling at Kilburn Junior School
Kilburn Junior School riders.
Martin Whiteman, Sports Coach and Teaching Assistant at Kilburn Junior School, knows the positive impact that cycling can have on young people. Since introducing a cycling programme after a successful funding bid, he believes fitness levels, behaviour and attainment in the classroom have all improved.
It is a shining example of what those who have drawn up the Derbyshire Cycling Plan are determined will become more commonplace in years to come. Click below to read the case study.
Pictured here, Katie Toft answering questions at the Derbyshire Cycling Plan launch
Photographs from the Launch of the Derbyshire Cycling Plan 2016-2030, which was held at Derby Arena on Tuesday 19th January 2016. Photographer: Roland Harrison, www.xciteimages.com
Derbyshire Cycling Plan: our commitment
For Derbyshire to be the most connected cycling county, we will need to improve cycling infrastructure and connectivity. We will help people of all ages to take part in cycling, supporting people to overcome the fears and barriers that put them off getting on a bike.
We will make sure that the marketing and information about cycling opportunities is excellent, and inspires people who live here, and those who visit, from home or overseas, to recognise Derbyshire as an amazing place to ride a bike.
At the highest levels in local government, sport, tourism and business, we will champion Derbyshire as a cycling place, and work hard to bring more investment in cycling to Derbyshire.
Derbyshire's Cycling Plan outlines a strategy for the next generation. Pictured here, Bolsover District tots start their cycling journey.
What do we ask of you
To make Derbyshire a place where more people cycle every day, we need our partners, local groups and clubs, businesses, volunteers, schools - everyone - to be a part of delivering this plan. By working together, we can achieve the aims set out in this document- from the grassroots, up to the decision makers in government.
This is the high level plan, securing our commitment to working together. It outlines the things we think are most important to getting more people cycling. It doesn't contain all of the detail... this will come later.
Now the final plan has been launched, we are looking for enthusiastic partners who will help to get more people cycling. This includes parents, teachers, leaders, coaches, clubs, those in the tourist industry and many more. Please get involved.
For more information please contact derbyshiresport@Derbyshire.gov.uk or 01773 748907.
Closing gaps in participation is a priority in the Derbyshire Cycling Plan. Pictured here: Cycling festival encourages women onto two wheels.