Travel and transport


The aim of the action group is to decarbonise travel to, and in, the Hope Valley. This will be achieved through a combination of promoting active travel [walking and cycling], pressing for excellent public transport, and reducing the use of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. The Valley will become a national beacon of sustainable travel in a rural area.

Organisational structure

The group has a monthly meeting on zoom, at 7 pm on the first Thursday of each month. The group is co-ordinated by Roger Clarke [ and 07943 845745]. General meetings are normally chaired by Tom Ricketts. Group members lead individual projects. The group’s work is supported by a bi-monthly email Bulletin, which is circulated to 60 people on the group mailing list.

Current projects

The group is working on a number of projects which raise awareness of sustainable travel issues and possibilities, demonstrate solutions, and provide a base of experience from which to advocate policy change. 

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We’re working towards a better, low carbon travel and transport system in the Hope Valley.  

To join this group email Roger Clarke

How to get involved

We’d love to hear from you….

  • …if you have qualifications and/or experience in sustainable building or green energy generation and would like to offer your expertise to the group
  • … if you have an interest in one or more of the energy issues we focus on
  • … if you’d just like to come along to one of our events or meetings

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Our news

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  • /Travelling Light
  • /Walking and Cycling
Try an E-Bike
If you've ever wondered what riding an E-Bike is like and whether it is for you, then come along and try one at Hathersage's Gala.
  • Walking and Cycling
Petition to improve cycle margins Hathersage to Hope
Improvements to the Cycle Margins on the A6187 Hathersage to Hope Road Sign the petition to improve the cycle margins to both sides of the A6187 Hathersage to Hope Road. Sign here Introduction The Hathersage to Castleton A6187 is a busy main road, carrying local, business and tourist traffic, together with frequent HGVs serving Hope […]
  • Travelling Light
DfT funds Travelling Light
One of the biggest challenges we face in stopping using fossil fuels is the future of transport.  The way we all get around is going to have to change dramatically over the next few years, and that will have to include our many visitors to the valley.  So we are delighted that … Hope Valley […]
  • Public Transport
Bus Adventures
Jim Froggatt While I use my OAP bus pass in and around Derby a lot, my occasional visits to the Hope Valley have been by car or train.  Knowing about HVCA’s campaign, I thought it was time for a day out and to try the buses.  Where should I go?  Castleton seemed a safe destination.  […]
  • Car Share
Shared cars in our communities – Update
HVCA held a Zoom event regarding shared cars at the beginning of February 2022. Three speakers talked about why and how shared cars could contribute to an overall reduction of car ownership in the Hope Valley. This was followed by a range of questions to the panel. Antonia Charlton from the charity CoMo UK ( […]
  • Public Transport
A bus adventure
I live I Edale but as an advocate of public transport, I thought I’d try a local bus. The adventure started on the Internet, where I googled bus, Sheffield to Hope, and found a First Bus at 16.36. I cycled to Hope, left my bike with a friend and took the train to Sheffield. Having […]
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Electric car charging points
Chesterfield No 170 Bus

Better low carbon travel

Travelling Light

A national sustainable travel demonstration project, encapsulating many of the Travel and Transport group's aims. Currently in its development stage, funded by the Foundation for Integrated Transport. Project Officer Mandy Holden

Eyam Moor

Walking project

'Good for you, good for the planet'. Promoting walking as part of daily life. Lead Joanna Collins

Car Free Days

Project to trial selective road closures on Sundays, to free up space for safe walking and cycling by people of all abilities. Lead Gordon Wordsworth

Try an e-bike

Village-based events to encourage people to try out e-bikes. Lead Tom Ricketts

EV Charging

Securing a network of electric vehicle charging points throughout the Hope Valley. Lead Tom Ricketts

20's Plenty

HVCA support for a Derbyshire-wide and national campaign, with the objective of establishing 20 mph speed limits in all Hope Valley villages. Lead Charlotte Farrell

Bus campaign

Two-week campaign over Easter 2022 to promote the use of existing bus services by local people and visitors. Lead Anne Robinson

Bus service Improvement Plan

Working with the County Council to ensure that their Bus Service Improvement Plan delivers high quality bus services for the Hope Valley. Lead Joanna Collins

Hope Hub

Working with the County Council to make Hope station a transport hub, where bus, rail and other transport services would connect. Lead Roger Clarke