Derbyshire to Double Regular Cyclists by 2025

More regular cyclists across the county means healthier communities, more visitors, a stronger and more productive economy and a better environment

More regular cyclists across the county means healthier communities, more visitors, a stronger and more productive economy and a better environment

An ambitious draft Derbyshire Cycling Plan that aims to make the county most 'connected' in the country has been unveiled.

The plan has been written and supported by all local authorities, British Cycling, Derbyshire Sport, Peak District National Park Authority, University of Derby, Sustrans and the National Forest Company in a bid to double the number of cyclists by 2025.

Greater participation across Derbyshire will result in healthier communities, more visitors, a stronger and more productive economy and a better environment.

Derbyshire has so much to offer cycling - with the new Derby Arena, the Peak District National Park and major events like the Tour of Britain and Eroica Britannia
— Ian Drake, Chief Executive at British Cycling and Derbyshire Resident

The plan intends to help more people of all ages to get on bikes and become confident riders, while finding it easy to find out information to get started, plan journeys and cycle regularly.

Residents, businesses, clubs and other organisations across the city, county, National Park and National Forest areas are urged to get involved by giving their views on the draft plan.

The three-point call to action is:

  1. Read the draft plan and complete the short questionnaire that goes with it;
  2. Share it with colleagues or friends who may not have seen it, and encourage them to do the same;
  3. Do your bit - think about what you can do to help more people to cycle... join in to make Derbyshire a cycling county.

The successful delivery relies on organisations to get behind the vision, and help to bring about a transformation over the next ten years.