Safer cycling scheme

Safer cycling scheme

Information about the safer cycling scheme which will be implemented as part of the Stapleford Towns Fund.

An artist impression of what the safer cycling scheme could look likeSafer cycling scheme - £4.627m

We want a Stapleford where everything’s within easy reach. We want to build a joined-up transport network for all, which enables more people to travel sustainably. We aim to do this through our cycle network project, which supports our ambitions to create a modal shift for connectivity into and around the town that:

  • Promotes positive health outcomes through walking and cycling
  • Cuts congestion and reduces carbon impact
  • Gives people the ability to meet most of their daily needs within a 20-minute walk from home, with safe cycling and local transport options

We will open a new cycle hub on Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground to offer free bicycle repairs, servicing and cycling advice to local people, create 3km of new cycle paths around the town and open a new cycle training track - an open and accessible safe mini road network to practice cycling and build confidence.

Stapleford Cycle Hub

Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground, Stapleford. Every Sunday, 9am – 2pm.

Our all-new Stapleford Cycle Hub gives local people free access to bicycle repairs and services.

Located at the Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground Car Park, the Hub is open every Sunday from 9am – 2pm on a drop-in basis.

A trained RideWise mechanic will offer free repairs, servicing, route planning and general advice about cycling.

The Hub is part of the Safer Cycling Scheme for Stapleford, one of six projects funded through the £21m Stapleford Towns Fund, which aims to encourage people to travel in a more sustainable way.

In addition to the bike hub, in 2023/24 the Safer Cycling Scheme will also see the opening of 3km of new cycle routes around Stapleford, plus a cycle training facility on the Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground, which will be an open and accessible, safe mini road network for people of all ages to practice cycling and build their confidence.