We are excited to announce that this year’s Disley Cycling Festival will take place on Saturday 19th September so put the date in your diary and get ready to polish the dust off those bicycles!
This is our third festival, which we hope will be bigger and better than ever and once again our guests of honour will be local world beating champions Hannah Walker and Sophie Thornhill.In addition to children’s bicycle activities & races, stalls, security marking, maintenance checks and attractions for all the family at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club, we will be organising an off-road cycle route for older children and adults. The prize for completing the course will be one of our very own Disley Cycling Festival T Shirts.
Register here by 21st August to order your FREE T-Shirt
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES ON ALL THE EXCITING EVENTS THAT WILL BE HAPPENING ON THE DAY!
‘DESIGN A LOGO’ COMPETITION
We are inviting our village children to get creative and create a logo, emblem or colourful design to represent the festival.
The winning design will be printed on the T shirts that will be presented to all cyclists who complete the route – so the winner will see their design being worn around the village! The winner will also receive a special prize.
You can use coloured pencils, paints or crayons. The winning design will definitely have a cycle theme, will almost fill the space and be bright and bold. You can enter as many times as you like.
All entries must arrive in Disley Parish Council offices by 4pm on Friday 21st August. You can download a Cycling Competition Entry Form here.
Don’t forget to tell us your name, school and contact number!
You can also scan & email designs to email@example.com
Disley Parish Plan in conjunction with Disley Parish Council is conducting a survey of local rail users with a view to improving passengers’ experiences of rail travel.
Results will be used in discussions with Northern Rail, High Peak & Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (HPHVCRP) and Passenger Focus Groups. To download a copy of the survey document please click Railway User Survey 2015
Your surveys can be handed in at Disley Parish Council Office or placed in the designated box available at Disley Station
A packed meeting of nearly 60 people at The Ram’s Head Inn, on Saturday 16th May, celebrated Disley’s successful bid for national accreditation as a walking-friendly destination. Presentations were given by David Rutley MP, Lyme Park Manager Cei Paynton, Chris Prescott (Walkers are Welcome), Tony Jackson (Disley Footpaths Society) and David Kidd (Disley Parish Council) on the positive benefits of walking, the attractions of Disley as a walking centre with excellent public transport links, and the ways in which accreditation can raise the profile of the village and increase tourism to the area.
Following the launch, four guided walks set off, each offering a ‘taster’ of the rich history and stunning landscapes that Disley has to offer. The day ended with a networking meeting with representatives from the two neighbouring Walkers are Welcome towns, New Mills and Bollington, sharing their experiences and exploring plans for joint walking festivals in future years.
Promotional leaflets were sponsored by Northern Rail, and the pubs and the café in the centre of the village all offered special Walkers are Welcome discounts on lunches throughout the afternoon. The weather was kind too!
The application for accreditation had begun a year ago, steered by Disley Footpaths Society with active support from the Parish Council and its officers, and wider support from local businesses and organisations – and from the village as a whole with nearly 400 signatures garnered for the required petition.