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Our obesogenic society decrees that much of the money spent on encouraging cycling, should actually be spent keeping folk out of the saddle. 'End of Cycle Route' and 'Cyclists Dismount' signs are springing up everywhere like triffids. At Conwy in North Wales, a cycle path with a tunnel headroom of 7'7'' is deemed grounds for ordering cyclists to get off and push. This rider is over 6' tall.

Perhaps there is some sense somewhere. World heavyweight boxer Nicolai Valuev, 7' tall, might just decide to give up prize fighting and take up Penny Farthing bike racing instead.

[Simon notes: I think the rule is that cycleways require a normal clearance of 2.7 metres because they are often treated as bridleways. When that cannot be achieved signs are used to apologize - and deflect liability.]

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