Meeting with Patrick McLoughlin MP

On Friday, committee members, Andrew and Paul, met with the Right Honourable Patrick McLoughlin MP, Member of Parliament for Derbyshire Dales and Secretary of State for Transport, in his constituency in Bakewell. We were kindly offered 15 minutes of his time between meetings and media interviews and we probably had more than that once he […]

Positive news on Rushup Edge

Rushup Edge – Good News and it’s all down to people power! Peak District MTB (PDMTB) and Ride Sheffield (RS) members have been instrumental in persuading Derbyshire County Council that they must listen to the mountain bike community. On Friday, we were contacted by DCC offering a meeting on December 2nd along with the the […]

Survey – Rushup Edge Consultation

The recent trail maintenance saga on Rushup Edge has been well documented here and across the web, but we’ve felt very disappointed with the response to our concerns from Derbyshire County Council. The “copy and paste” statement went out to hundreds if not thousands of concerned trail users, but we spotted several issues with the […]

What’s the latest with Rushup Edge?

Nearly 3 weeks ago mountain bikers learnt of the flattening of a classic mountain bike trail on Rushup Edge. Our expectations that this was Derbyshire County Council at work were soon confirmed. This was the zenith of a storm that had been brewing for a number of years – the straw that broke the camel’s […]

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