Bikers of Derbyshire we need your voices! New trails opportunity

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Bikers of Derbyshire we need your voices! New trails opportunity
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Posted: Jan 17, 2022 at 8:01 Quote
An opportunity to create something close to Sheffield’s Parkwood Springs has arisen in Derby and we need the mountain bike community of the city, county and neighbouring counties to help.

Practically the only big hill in the city has been given back over to general public use after the golf club on it folded. The hill at Allestree Park is sizeable and would be perfect for some trails.

The council are in touch with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust who have proposed to rewild it and within the early plans they released they have mentioned that there might be cycling routes. Details here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-59248186

I fear that the routes won’t be geared up for proper MTB. A consultation is now live and they are asking for people’s thoughts. Now, I work in PR so I understand what a consultation normally means but I live in hope we might be able to get at least one good line out of the plans – it has happened in other places like Bath so why not Derby.

You can campaign for the creation of proper routes here https://letstalk.derby.gov.uk/allestree-rewilding

So please, bikers from Derbyshire and nearby, leave your comments, share it on your social media and tell your mates. We have a opportunity here – lets see if we can get something built.


 
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