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Cycling in Derby: Where do we go from here?

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University of Derby - Enterprise Centre

67 Bridge Street

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DE1 3LJ

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It turns out cycle lanes are a surprisingly controversial topic...

About this Event

As part of Love to Ride Derby's Cycle September initiative, join us for the regional premiere of a new documentary 'Sharing the A105' followed by a lively panel discussion on the topics raised in the film and the future of cycling in Derby.

About the film

Sharing the A105 is a documentary film project that engaged the local community with the recent changes to the North London A105 route following the introduction of segregated cycle lanes.

Since the scheme was implemented by Enfield council there has been heated debate from all sides about the benefits and drawbacks of the scheme. The film draws on the many perspectives of people in the community with the aim that a common understanding can be reached.

Sharing the A105 was commissioned by Talkies Community Cinema and premiered at their HERE Film Festival in March 2019 to an audience of 200 people.

About the panel

We will be joined by a varied panel consisting of:

Lucy Care

Lucy is a regular cyclist, using a Brompton bicycle to get around the city and often combining this with public transport for journeys beyond Derby. She has been campaigning for cycling for over 30 years, first as a member of Derby Cycling Group and then within her role as a city councillor. She is currently the city's 'Cycling Champion'.

Hardy D.Saleh

A former London-based film director and creative freelancer, his passion for documentary and social justice has seen him work with organisations such as The Big Issue, St.Mungos and UpRising. His personal work is varied in scope producing observational works documenting the quieter details of urban life alongside more experimental pieces. His keen interest in climate change, sustainability and community led him to create this Sharing the A105. Find out more about Hardy on his website.

Patric Harting

A utility cyclist, hobby philosopher and professional scientist turned innovation project leader, he is passionate about making it possible and desirable for everyone to travel by bike because of cycling's many positive effects on health, the environment and our local communities. He got involved with Derby Cycling Group, first as a member and then on the committee, because DCG is the authentic voice of cycle traffic in Derby. He takes part in local campaigns to create, improve and protect active travel infrastructure.

Eloise Thatcher

Eloise is a commuting cyclist, travelling 8 miles every day to and from her job in Sinfin. She’s a family member of Derby Cycling Group along with her husband and young son, and enjoys the occasional social ride exploring the sites, and cafes, in and around Derby. She’s also a car driver and bus and train user. She is concerned about the impact our travel choices have on local air pollution, and is interested in understanding how we can encourage more people to use their bicycle for short and medium length journeys in order to reduce the environmental impact and improve the health of the residents of Derby.

About Love to Ride

Love to Ride is an online & app based platform that encourages cycling across the country by providing incentives and supporting peer engagement. The event organiser Lucy is the Local Project Manager for Derby so oversees the initiative within the city. Their main event, Cycle September, is a big cycling competition within the city to encourage workplaces to get as many staff as possible on a bike, even if it is only for 10 minutes. If you're interested in finding out more, check out the bespoke Derby site with lots of information (and exciting prizes!).

Everyone who books onto this event will automatically go into a prize draw to win one of 5 tickets to see a film at the QUAD so you can carry on immersing yourself in the world of film!

Last but not least the important things; parking & food!

The event will be taking place in Room 116 at the centre on the first floor. Light refreshments will be kindly provided by Love to Ride and there is limited cycle parking available at the venue (there is also car parking but we encourage you to try to cycle, walk or use public transport where possible given the short distance from the city centre & the impending climate crisis).

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