We have a big ambition for cycling, into and around the Peak District, because we believe it will deliver so many benefits. Bringing all our ambitions and ideas together into the below strategy and action plan creates the focus for securing resources to achieve the ambition over time. Through a focus on cycling, we aim to help drive forward benefits for strategic access, sustainable transport, the environment, community health, economic growth, education, enjoyment, sporting challenge, local access, tourism, carbon reduction and more. The focus on cycling is a means of achieving more benefits for the wider Peak District (communities | businesses | place) none of which are exclusive to cycling.
This strategy has been instigated by the National Park Authority, and has been developed and implemented with Sustrans, Chesterfield Borough Council, Sheffield City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, CTC, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, High Peak Borough Council, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Manchester City Council, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Visit Peak District, National Trust, Kirklees Council, Canal and River Trust, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Derbyshire Sport and Staffordshire County Council.
Although the Peak District National Park is central to this strategy, it isn't confined to the National Park. The Peak District's position, at the heart of the nation, presents a fantastic opportunity to connect world class landscapes with wider populations.
We held a public consultation on a draft version of the strategy and action plan early in 2014. The draft versions can be viewed using the link below, and there is also a summary of responses to the consultation. Please note that the maps on the consultation page were correct at the time of publishing, but do not form part of the final strategy and action plan that is on this page.