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Cyclists arriving at the end of Southport pier. This is the start of the cycleway to Wigan pier, ncn562.

Signs for both segregated and unsegregated shared use; they can't both be correct!

cycleway degenerates into a shared use pavement once you are over the bridge.

Cycleway over the recently reopened Silver Jubilee Bridge between Runcorn and Widnes.

Carrageway reallocated to create a cycleway across the bridge, while pedestrians use the old narrow footway. I'm not sure what the "End of Route" sign is about.

I think this means they want us to ride on the pavement.

The Bridge has finally reopened. After a gap of over three years you can now legally ride from Runcorn to Widnes - and bicycles don't have to pay the toll.

TWO years on and there is still no way to cycle from Runcorn to Widnes during weekdays.Work has overrun on the old bridge and cycling is prohibited on the new one - #103166 Update 2021: the bridge has finally reopened #164613 so you can … [more]

Tiny Sustrans sign directs you to a left turn ahead - if you notice it!

Path that sign #103365 point to - I'm not sure it is meant to be a cycleway.

Route sign - points down a narrow mud path down an earth bank #103366

Sustrans route sign on link from NCN 5 to NCN 562 in Runcorn - blink and you'd miss it. Also the direction is for route 562 not 62.

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route sign points in the wrong direction

broken route sign points into the hedge

cycleway veers across high speed slip road.


NCN 562 is routed directly in front of the shops. Not really an appropriate place for cycling.

Bridge over the Runcorn expressway. Could do with higher parapets.

substantial barriers on a slope

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Runcorn Loop cycleway

cycleway goes under a railway bridge

toucan crossing. A bit tight to access

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Not much assistance getting national cycle route 562 across the busy A56.

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Cyclists' favorite sign.

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NCN562 crosses the extremely busy exit ramp from the Queensway Bridge with no protection whatsoever. UPDATE 2021: The road has now been reconfigured as a standard two lane bi-directional road subject to a 30mph speed limit with the vast … [more]

Short link connecting NCN562 with the Bridgewater Way (RCN70)

Proper signs are needed here. Small stickers stuck to round posts are difficult to spot and are unsuitable for anything other than route confirmation signs.

NCN 562 crosses the Bridgewater Expressway via this underpass. Note wide lit smooth surface. Widely spaced bollards with reflective strips.

Route Sign

The junction of NCN562 and NCN62

Not a particularly tidy cycle route. The route heads over to where the white car is parked, see #55861

Cycle route through a car park, leading to #55862

The choice between old and new towns on arrival in Runcorn.

Another Cyclists Dismount sign.

Cyclists Dismount, again. I wonder what the pedestrian diversion route is.

Cyclists Dismount. Why here, rather than slightly further along, say?

The link between Irwell Street, Widnes, and the bridge to Runcorn

The shared-use footway approaching the bridge to Runcorn, with NCN562 and RCN82 stickers

Signage on a path junction next to the Bridgewater Expressway underpass

The end of the cycleway alongside the Runcorn Spur Road, and the cycleway now leaves the road to go through an underpass under the Bridgewater Expressway. The cycleway itself is two-way and is not subject to the traffic signals indicated on … [more]

The cycleway alongside the Runcorn Spur Road

The cycleway crosses a sliproad, then continues alongside the remaining lane of the Runcorn Spur Road

Although a wheeling ramp has been provided, there appears to be room for the steps up from the cycleway to be replaced by a ramp.

The Runcorn Spur Road Toucan Crossing, from the opposite corner to #53991.

The cycleway crosses the road at the Toucan Crossing, then turns right to cross the Runcorn Spur Road (see #53992). A shared footway route into Halton Lodge heads off to the left.

The cycle path runs alongside the Runcorn Spur Road

Cycle path past the busway bus stop and footbridge.

For some reason the footbridge only goes over some of the roads and ends in a flight of steps down to an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across the last one. Lots of hassle for people with buggies and prams on the way to the shopping … [more]

Cycle path near shopping centre

The cycle parking at the retail park

A link to NCN562 from Roehampton Drive, with kerb to bump up

Runcorn-Widnes Bridge Location: Widnes (England, United Kingdom)

Junction of NCN62 and NCN562 at West Bank Widnes. The cycle routes join below the level of the Runcorn Widnes Bridge.

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