The Derbyshire Cycling Plan (http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/derbyshirecyclingplan) includes the ambition for Derbyshire to be the “most connected and integrated county for cycling in England, recognised as a world class cycling destination for all. More people of all ages and abilities will be cycling regularly for leisure, active travel, commuting and sport.” Four strategic aims are identified in the plan including “Infrastructure Connectivity: High quality connected routes, in all cycling environments, supporting all forms of cycling, creating and supporting economic growth.” The Derwent Valley Cycleway is key to successful delivery of the plan.
In early 2018, Derbyshire County Council initiated a review of the Key Cycle Network for Derbyshire which considered possible routes and set priorities for implementation. A large amount of detail demonstrating the importance of the Derwent Valley Cycleway has been provided to this exercise. A summary report can be seen here.