Thursday, 27 August 2015

Two important events in September, celebrating the NCN

On Friday 11 September 2015, the White Peak Rangers will be staffing a stand in Hall Leys Park, Matlock, coinciding with the arrival of the Tour of Britain race in the town, and promoting Sustrans, our ranger group and the National Cycle Network, which was 20 years old this year. This is Stage 6 of the ToB, from Stoke on Trent to Nottingham. Come along and give your support. Times 10:00 till 18:00. Please give your availability to Clyde by email, or as a comment below. 

On Saturday 12 September, from 11:00, there will be a ride for the public from Carsington Water, lasting about 2 - 3 hours, with a stop at a suitable venue for lunch and/or a drink. This will be the first of a programme of rides, carrying on into next year. Please give it your support. 

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Pedal Peak II update

Hi all

Back in March (, I mentioned the need to write letters of support for the various phases of the White Peak Loop as they appear on the DCC planning website, before they go to the planning committee. These supporting letters were forthcoming, and eventually numbered over a hundred! In consequence (I would argue), for the section from Matlock to Rowsley, all 3 phases that have been submitted out of 4 have been approved, subject to conditions. However, don’t think that everything else will follow in the wake of these successes. The fourth of these phases, Phase 2: Station Rd, Darley Dale to Church Rd, Churchtown has recently been submitted, and just to demonstrate what can happen when you take your eye off the ball, there were three letters of representation on the website when I last looked – and all three were against the proposals!

So once again, I would ask you to put pen to paper – or finger to keyboard – and please give your support to the latest application, which can be found at:

Following on from this stretch of the White Peak Loop between Matlock and Rowsley, there will be further applications: Phases 5 and 6, linking Rowsley with Coombs Rd, Bakewell, and including the A6 bridge and the Haddon Tunnels - so watch this space! Don't forget - it ain't over till it's over!

Thank you.


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