AGM 2022 Report: A Sense of Adventure

We’re always a little bit nervous ahead of the AGM. It’s always a bit of worry; “Will anyone turn up?”, “Are we doing enough for our members?”, “Have we made enough progress this year?”. Well it turns out none of that worry was necessary as our 2022 event was possibly the most successful we’ve ever […]

Peak District MTB Awards and AGM 2022 – enter now

Get your best photo, best video and best event nominations in! It’s our AGM on November 30th, which means it’s time once more for our annual Peak District MTB Awards. Please send your best photo or video and nominations for best event to info@peakdistrictmtb.org to be in with a chance of winning some prizes. We […]

UPDATE: Path closures at Ladybower

Severn Trent Water have provided an update to us on the path closures at Ladybower that we reported on in September. A spokesman said: “Timber has been felled to the right of the track with the left-hand side currently being removed as per the statutory plant notice we have received “All tracks are still closed […]

Cave Dale, Jacobs Ladder, DCC Maintenance Update 22/9/2022

Cave Dale – Castleton In January, following our campaign for a proper level of detail and consultation from the council, we were assured DCC would “prepare much more detailed plans for our proposals so they can be reviewed and taken through the approvals process.” (The typical approval process including consultation with the LAF.) We are […]

Temporary path closures of Lockerbrook and Hagg Side

A spokesperson for Severn Trent Water has updated us on their activity at Ladybower, as closures of the reservoir side track from Fairholmes to West End have begun (as of 12/9/2022). Talking to us over email STW said that the works, which are necessary to remove diseased trees, will require heavy machinery on the road […]

Snakes and Ladders – STW Update 8/22

Another roll of the dice. It’s a funny old game this advocacy lark. One minute you’re scooting up a ladder, winning line in sight having rolled a double six, the next you’re staring at the head of a snake and sliding back down to the bottom with an unceremonious bump. And so it transpires right […]

DCC Bamford Clough BOAT consultation: Others’ Responses

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) recently consulted with user groups on their proposal to implement an Experimental Traffic Order of a one-way uphill traffic restriction on Bamford Clough, a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) right of way in Bamford, Hope Valley. Some other organisations responses are detailed below: Cycling UK Extract : “We suggest that […]

Chris Maloney wins Volunteer of the Year 2022

Keeper of the Peak and Peak District MTB committee member Chris Maloney has won the coveted Volunteer of the Year at the 2022 Park Protector awards, organised by the Campaign for National Parks. The awards recognise and reward the efforts that go into protecting and improving National Parks in England and Wales. This is a big […]