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 […]

Hope Valley Link Phase II Consultation

The Hope Valley Link is intended to complement a Sustrans signed Sheffield to Manchester route across the Peak District National Park by providing a new off-road section between Hathersage and Castleton. We reported earlier this year on phase I of this project and the fact that it was unfortunately too late to influence those works. […]

British Heart Foundation lends its voice to our cause

Many of the members of Peak District MTB are keen participants in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Peak District Ride. We contacted the BHF to better understand if the works currently being undertaken by DCC on the high moorland trails would have any effect upon the event in the future. The response was quite unequivocal: […]

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 […]