Get on your bike in Chesterfield
The market town of Chesterfield has an excellent network of cycle paths and routes that you can enjoy whatever your ability. From smooth paths for beginners, to adventurous routes for keen cyclists who want to enjoy the cycling delights of the Peak District and Derbyshire.
Once you are at your location, there are ample cycling storage racks in Chesterfield town centre and key sites and attractions around the area.
Servicing and repairing your bike in Chesterfield
It is important that you keep your bikes serviced. If you are new to cycling or just need assistance with maintenance and repairs, you can of course head to a range of bike shops across the town, but you may want to consider Chesterfield Dr Bike or the Monkey Park Cycle Workshop, two community initiatives to support cyclists.
Chesterfield DR Bike is a pop-up workshop which takes place in Queen’s Park on the first Saturday of the month. Trained mechanics can adjust and repair your bike while you wait. There is no charge for the labour, just for the spares used. They are also all keen local cyclists so will be able to give you tips and advice on the best routes around the area. The service runs from March to October from 9.30am until 1.00pm.
The Monkey Park Cycle Workshop is located adjacent to the Holmebrook Valley Trail in Brampton and offers a full range of repair services, as well as a range of reconditioned bikes for sale. If you have old bikes gathering dust in the shed, they will take them and refurbish them for someone else in Chesterfield to use.
Learning to cycle
If you are new to cycling or haven’t ridden a bike for years and would like to gain confidence, the County Rider Scheme, funded by Derbyshire County Council and delivered by local National Standard Cycling Instructors is for any adult who lives, works or studies in Derbyshire. The 8 hours of free training can be arranged at a time and place to suit you can offer a range of traffic free, to quiet and more busier roads as you confidence grows.
Cycling for everyone
The social enterprise Inclusive Pedals based in the Queen’s Park provides cycling opportunities for those with disabilities.
Getting involved in the local cycling scene
If you enjoy your cycling and want to meet like minded people, you may want to consider a local club. Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club offers a range of activities, including socially distanced and virtual rides.
Have a passion for cycling in and around Chesterfield? The Chesterfield Cycle Campaign aims to increase the cycle infrastructure in and around the town and show that cycling is a viable and sustainable form of local transport.
Visit Chesterfield, centre for the Peak District and Derbyshire. The historic market town with the crooked spire has award winning hotels and restaurants. Find out more and plan your visit at www.chesterfield.co.uk/visiting