What provided the spark for the Cycleway idea?

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Ian Scott and Derek Latham spent time cycling down the dedicated cycle route alongside the Danube River and realised that there was no equivalent in Derbyshire despite the beauty of the Derwent Valley.

Independently, a group of cyclists in Duffield had identified the benefits of the southern part of the route (particularly from Duffield to Derby).

The local MP, Pauline Latham, had spoken about the opportunity for a cycleway in Parliament and met with the various interested parties. Her initiative led to an meeting and the working group being founded.

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