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The cycleway here is narrow and the surface poor, but this isn't such a bad thing - go too fast here and you risk a head-on collision with another cyclist. I think the overgrowth needs cutting back though.

Rose Hill, Marple where the NCN5 crosses Stockport Road

Nicely lit and surfaced underpass

Pointless barrier on this former railway. The area is littered with rubbish like this.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, ends rather abruptly at this supermarket exit.

The Middlewood Way from Macclesfield to Marple leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. There's a series of loop ramps here that chicane up to the bridge.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, here a switchback ramp to change levels as the old railway here has been built on.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, going here over the viaduct in Bollington.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. The wheel segment is a milepost saying here that Macclesfield is 3 miles and Marple 7.

Access to the Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route is on the right down some steps.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. The wheel segment is a milepost that here says 5 miles either to Marple or Macclesfield.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

Access point to the Middlewood Way.

Access to the Middlewood Way.

Macclesfield to Marple leisure route.

It was here that I realised I’d come two and a quarter miles the wrong way.

Macclesfield to Marple is an excellent leisure route shared with horse riders, dog walkers and cyclists.

"national cycle network" @SustransNW #haigh @bollocksinfra completely unusable. https://t.co/gP8wCsBk53

Old Station Platform Old platform of the former Dawley & Stirchley station now on a footpath which is part of the "Silkin Way" a long distance foot/cycle path that runs for some 14 miles from North of Telford across the town and down to ... [more]

Salford Broadway Needs wider pavement to get passed bus stop. This cycleway is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram rails on Eccles New Road #70272

Salford Joule Close connecting Broadway to Eccles New Road. Recommended cycle route does not have dropped kerb Required just where that mini is parked. This cycle route is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram ... [more]

Salford near Media City Ohio Ave . Priority over motor traffic here. Although paint is a little faded. This cycleway is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram rails on Eccles New Road #70272

Salford near Media City Michigan Ave . Priority over motor traffic here. Although paint is a little faded. This cycleway is a good alternative route from Eccles to Manchester to avoid the tram rails on Eccles New Road #70272

At the end of the Melville Road is a kerb to make it a cul de sac this idea at Hove would be great here twitpic.com/akw3n7

At the end of the Raglan Road is a kerb to make it a cul de sac this idea at Hove would be great here twitpic.com/akw3n7

At the end of the Ryecroft Road is a kerb to make it a cul de sac this idea at Hove would be great here twitpic.com/akw3n7

UPDATE https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/1055455870757289985 Segregated and mandatory cycle paths are in place but this does NOT deter @parcelforce from illegally blocking the highway. Shortly after another delivery is made by a va ... [more]

Old Tram Road (part of NCN Route 55). Is well paved and generally enjoyable cycle route. Unfortunately the tree cover can leave the path covered with leaf mulch in the autumn/winter

Upgraded NCN55 in Roe Green (the lower NCN on the map) By April 2016 - Cyclists going towards Walkden or Ellenbrook from Worsley will have a much better path here. http://www.salford.gov.uk/tyldesleyloopline.htm Also a 4.5 metre wide path h ... [more]

Salford near Ladywell Park and Ride and Tram stop Obscured signs are particularly prevalent this time of year in Britain https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/638682854097047553

UPDATE June 2017 In Edinburgh A student’s death is reported on tram lines http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport/protest-over-cycle-risks-after-student-s-death-on-tram-lines-1-4466915 https://twitter.com/sallyhinch/status/8 ... [more]

New cycle map for Salford is not as good as the old. More street names are shown however - The new map fails to show any accesses to NCN55 see also #67718 . TfGM show bus stops on their bus maps but do not show access to cycle routes. This ... [more]

New cycle map for Salford is not as good as the old. The new map fails to show any accesses to NCN55 . Fro close up see #67719 TfGM show bus stops on their bus maps but do not show access to cycle routes. This is akin to producing maps of t ... [more]

Sir Alex Ferguson Way (unless you are on foot or bike, more like Out Of Your Way) http://t.co/muRESzIBQj

A cycle bridge over the river Goyt.

A road junction on NCN55.

Bicycle permeable barriers at this end of the Middlewood Way. I think the bit on the right is for horses to step over.

Bicycle permeable barriers at this end of the Middlewood Way.

Middlewood Way - steps up to the road.

Bicycle permeable gate on the Middlewood Way.

Middlewood Way

One of the easier gates on the Middlewood Way.

Middlewood Way - lovely smooth fast surface.

Excellent fast surface on the Middlewood Way.

Middlewood Way a fast smooth surface.

Middlewood Way looking south. Quite a few steep steps down from the bridge to the cycleway.

Middlewood Way from the bridge. It is quite a few steep steps down from the bridge to the cycleway.

boards have gone up and diversion signs are going up A diversion is required for cyclists going towards Walkden or Ellenbrook from Worsley see also #52211 #52212 #52213 #52214 I have compiled a route here: http://bikeroutetoas ... [more]

boards have gone up and diversion signs are going up UPDATE 4/10/2013 UU are finally to post signs to show diversion UPDATE15/8/2013 : UU have agreed to place diversion signs for the 2 Km route in approx 2 weeks time (Works are for 8 or ... [more]

boards have gone up and diversion signs are going up Ash Grove direct route diversion for cyclists to avoid stepped diversion later. see #52211 and #52212 #52214 #52216 For information I have compiled this more direct diversion route ... [more]

boards have gone up and diversion signs are going up UPDATE15/8/2013 : UU have agreed to place diversion signs for the 2 Km route in approx 2 weeks time (Works are for 8 or 9 months). I encountered this blockage to NCN55 today. United U ... [more]

boards have gone up and diversion signs are going up UPDATE15/8/2013 : UU have agreed to place diversion signs for the 2 Km route in approx 2 weeks time (Works are for 8 or 9 months). I encountered this blockage to NCN55 today. United U ... [more]

UPDATE 1 The cycle by pass is now in place and community have taken ownership by decorating ! https://www.facebook.com/groups/gorgeousgorsehill/permalink/511524805682361/ At the end of the Railway Road is a kerb to make it a cul de sac this ... [more]

UPDATE Aug 27 2014 as if the barriers were not enough MUFC have now placed barriers in front of the bollards now illegally blocking the highway. See picture on tweet https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/504679179255025665 UPDATE had ... [more]

Road closure and cycle route under the railway and A523 (The Silk Road)

Tunnel under the A6 Location: High Lane (England, United Kingdom)

Old Railway Station Now a picnic area on the Middlewood Way. Following the line from Manchester (via Rose Hill) to Macclesfield.

NCN signs on the Severn Valley Way at Coalport Bridge

The Silkin Way passing under the Coalport Inclined Plane.

The Silkin Way alongside a road, both on the former railway alignment

Underpass on the Silkin Way (on former railway elsewhere)

Access to the Silkin Way, Telford

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