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Spencer Street, Hinckley, oneway street.

Charnwood Road, Hinckley

A narrow jitty in Hinckley.

A narrow 'jitty' in Hinckley.

A back street in Hinckley

Priory Walk at night

Brookes Yard See #179181.

Blue plaque for John Boultbee Brooks, developer of the Brook's saddle. http://www.hinckleypastpresent.org/jbbrooks.html

Cycles can turn right onto Regent Street from George Street, Hinckley.

This mini-roundabout served the back of Hinckley Leisure centre which has been demolished.

Holliers Walk, Hinckley

Blockleys Yard

Alleyway with blue plaque for Dr Myra King Merrick http://www.hinckleypastpresent.org/hinckleyhistorian-myramerrick.html

Cycles can turn left

Cycles can turn right

Former site of Hinckley Leisure Centre.

Faded cycle marking on Queens Road, Hinckley.

Covered cycle parking at a new development, Hinckley.

Clarence Road, Hinckley.

Clarence Road, Hinckley.

Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.

Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.

Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.

Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.

Shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.

Poor access to the shared use cycleway at Queen’s Park, Hinckley.

Hinckley Railway Station is cheered up with planters and a gardened embankment by volunteers sponsored by local businesses. https://hinckleystation.org.uk/

Hinckley Railway Station is cheered up with planters and a gardened embankment by volunteers sponsored by local businesses. https://hinckleystation.org.uk/

Covered cycle parking outside ALDI in Hinckley.

Electric vehicles charging point in Hinckley.

Stile to cross the Birmingham to Cambridge railway.

A public footpath skirts the edge of Hinckley Golf Club.

New development connection to public footpath by Hinckley Golf course.

New development seemingly designed with on footway motor vehicle storage.

Footpath connection off the new development.

New development on an edge of Hinckley.

Lack of a dropped kerb suggests that this is a footpath not a cycleway.

This housing development appears to have been built with cycling access, but it’s usually gated off when I go by. Signs claim that it’s private.

Shortcut, No Cycling sign, no dropped kerb.

Although these signs carry a negative, their main message to me is that a shortcut exists.

Shortcut

Barwell footpath

Highfields Road one way, Hinckley.

A little bit of filtered permeability with the recent housing development. There's a bollard and a dropped kerb.

Normandy Way, a shared use cycleway at an edge of Hinckley.

Normandy Way, a shared use cycleway at an edge of Hinckley.

Work on resurfacing Dodwells Road, Hinckley shared use cycleway.

Work on resurfacing Dodwells Road, Hinckley shared use cycleway.

Work on resurfacing Dodwells Road, Hinckley shared use cycleway.

I snook through the car park to get past this temporary closure.

Hinckley, home of the pinch-point.

There’s a wooden channel on the side of these steps to help wheel bikes from Coventry Road down to the Ashby Canal towpath.

Coventry Road footway shared use path.

Coventry Road footway shared use path. The shared use comes to an unceremonious halt here and you have to cross over the busy road to continue.

Coventry Road footway shared use path.

Castle Street, Hinckley

Station Road, Hinckley

Station Road, Hinckley

Coventry Road shared-use cycleway or motor vehicle storage?

Yarnbombing has arrived in Hinckley.

Excellent bike shop in Hinckley.

New development along Sketchley Brook.

Cycleway ends and reverts to a footpath here.

Good stands next to the library entrance.

Shared use comes to an end, cyclists continue on the road at this junction. CYCLISTS REJOIN CARRIAGEWAY

Shared use joins carriageway at a short advisory cycle-lane ahead of a pinch point.

Shared use at a school with edge of carriageway fencing.

Racks in school grounds

This strange mix of shared use and no cycling on the same pole is still here at the end of 2018. See #28576.

Normandy way with it's narrow two-way cycle lane at a crossing with a footpath.

Narrow cycleway with significant lip for the footway section. The width shown in the image is 1.33 m but when the phone camera was closer to the surface a width of 1.2 metres was shown.

Narrow shared use on Normandy Way.

Holliers Walk, Hinckley

Shared use footway

Sketchley Old Village

Sketcley Lane - closed to motor vehicles

Sketchley Lane - closed to motor traffic.

Link to Sketchley Lane which is closed to motor traffic.

This sign has evolved to grow up through the dense foliage and flower to reveal it's vital message: Cyclists Dismount to warn of the unmarked crossing of an industrial road.

Dangerously overgrown cycleway near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley.

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. See #99974

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. This has been reported to Leicestershire Highways Ref: FS79728760 https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/report-a-road-problem

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. See #99974

Cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley.

Cyclists dismount to cross this road (at an unmarked crossing point) serving an industrial estate, but head to the A5 for a bike to the South :-/

Cycle route sign on a road serving large industrial estate.

An overgrown path - or 'rewilded'.

Crossing of an industrial estate access road.

Warning sign for the crossing round the corner at #99968

Cycleway next to industrial estate access road.

Cycleway on access road to industrial estate

Cycleway alongside the A5

Cycleway alongside the A5 protected by Armco style barrier, next to the Lime Kilns pub which is on the Ashby Canal.

Cycleway alongside the A5 protected by Armco style barrier.

The big black sign can light up to read: OVERNIGHT VEHICLE DIVERSION <------ USE A5

Cycleway next to the A5

Cycleway alongside the A5

Two waves of bollards a badly placed lighting column and overgrown bushes all serve to slow down your approach to the A5.

Cycle route between Rugby Road and Watling Street, passing a lorry distribution park.

Bizarre bollards down the middle of the road very near to a lorry distribution park, and massive rocks presumably to stop overrunning of the verges?

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