CDYST cycle track plans halted

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk
The trustees at Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have decided not to go ahead with plans for a cycle track on the site.

They explain:

For numerous reasons and after careful consideration of all the issues involved, the CDTST trustees have decided that unfortunately it is not feasible for the proposed cycle track to go ahead.

The research that we have done and the negotiations that we have had has lead us to believe that the work is untenable.

We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their comments about the intended project.

Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust

Update on CDYST cycle track

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

The trustees at Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) have an update regarding plans to install a cycle track at the facility.

We have received some encouraging news about a possible grant for the
proposed cycling area and cycle track on the CDYST playing field.

To recap briefly, we are proposing tarmacking a flat area, approximately 15m by 16m, to the left of the building, as seen from Coldwell Lane. We would also tarmac a cycling track which would run from the building down to the tennis courts, with a small turning area at the bottom. This would not interfere in any way with the football pitch.

To date people seem to be overwhelmingly in support of the project and welcome a safe, traffic free area where young people can learn to ride a bike and where older people can brush up their cycling skills.

If there is anything you wish the trustees to consider before the plans are finalised, please email akpemberton@hotmail.com by Tuesday 19 May 2015.

Space for Cycling campaign highlights Crookes pinch point

The bend of Crookes Road next to The Grindstone pub has been identified as dangerous for cyclists by a campaign to make Sheffield’s roads safer.

Space for Cycling named the pinch point created by road narrowing by the pub as the main issue in Crookes ward.

Improvements for Fulwood ward were also highlighted.

Organiser Cycle Sheffield is asking all local council election candidates to pledge to support specific cycle improvements in all 28 wards in Sheffield.

Space for Cycling ride on Saturday saw hundreds of people, including children and families ride through the streets of Sheffield to call for a more cycle-friendly city.

Wanted: your views on a possible cycle track at CDYST

CDYST facilities in Crosspool
CDYST facilities in Crosspool – image from http://www.cdyst.co.uk

The trustees at Crosspool and District Youth Sports Trust (CDYST) would like your thoughts on the possibility of installing a cycle track at the facility.

Read more below then email johnarawlinson67@gmail.com with your views.

Last summer we were asked to consider providing a cycle track on the grassed area to the left of the sports hall, when viewed from Coldwell Lane.

We have done some research and have hopefully secured some funding to go ahead with this project, but would welcome your ideas and thoughts before we proceed any further.

We envisage tarmacking a grassed area approximately 16m by 15m where children, and those who lack confidence on a bike, can safety practice their cycling skills on a flat piece of ground, away from the traffic. We could also consider painting on some road markings such as a mini roundabout, a give way sign etc.

In addition, we are considering making a long cycling track, again out of tarmac, which would run from the building, down towards the tennis courts, with a small turning circle at the end. This would not interfere with the football pitch in any way.

Is this something which you feel is a good idea, or would you prefer the land to be left as a grassed area? Any thoughts, ideas and suggestions would be very welcome.

We would appreciate the responses as soon as possible, as there is a time limit for applying for the grant. Unless we can secure this funding, we will be unable to proceed with the project.

Please contact the trustees using johnarawlinson67@gmail.com.

Monthly bike ride from Crosspool for women’s cycling group

Crosspool Tavern
Crosspool Tavern, departure point for a monthly women’s bike ride

A local cycling group are currently running a monthly cycle ride that departs from Crosspool.

The Sheffield Women’s Cycling group leave at 9am from Crosspool Tavern for a women-only ride in the peaks on the last Sunday of each month. The next two rides are on 30 September and 28 October.

All abilities are welcome and you can contact them via their website or Facebook page for more information.