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November 2014 meeting minutes

Cromford-Canal-Recce-I have attached the minutes of the most recent meeting and a map and photographs relevant to the Cromford end of the route. Once again you are asked to contact our Chairman Derek Latham or myself if you have information or assistance you feel might help us make progress with any of the issues raised. The minutes include a link to the report on the Parliamentary Debate on Cycling Strategy which I would encourage you to read.




Monsal Trail extension

At the recent Annual Meeting for the Derwent Valley Cycleway working group a question was raised about the progress on extending the Monsal Trail from Bakewell to Matlock that would join with the northern end of the Derwent Valley Cycleway. The Monsal Trail extension was part of the work done by Peak Cycle Links and a summary of the current situation was reported by the Derby Telegraph in August 2014.

This article states that planning permission will be sought imminently and supporters of the Derwent Valley Cycleway are encouraged to comment positively on the Monsal Trail extension as the link is key to meet the overall goals of a well connected network.

Pedal Peak Phase II consultation

The Peak Cycle links project to produce a circular route from Matlock through Bakewell and Buxton is currently in a consultation phase and your comments would be welcomed.

This route will complement the Derwent Valley Cycleway (DVC) and, by providing a link from the northern end of the DVC to the route around the Peak District, will provide opportunities for long distance cycle touring on off road routes from Derby and beyond.

Please review the plans here and add your views to the online consultation available here The successful implementation of the planned Peak Cycle links makes the argument for the Derwent Valley Cycleway that much stronger.