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Cycle parking at Waitrose, Saffron Walden

Don't get caught in the queue of motor vehicles turning right - keep left for Audley End station

Traffic calming and historic buildings, Saffron Walden

Poor cycle parking at Saffron Walden museum

Decent enough cycle parking, but a long way from Saffron Walden castle and not much used

There could be a pleasant route parallel to the B1052 here.

Road closure with no thought for cyclists etc - there could be a pleasant route parallel to the B1052 here.

Long way round for cyclists to Audley End house

Cyclists for Saffron Walden should turn left on the shared-use path then cross the former A10

Cyclists for Audley End station are expected to go beyond the road junction and cross at the pedestrian island

Slightly confusing sign - cyclists for Audley End station should not follow motor traffic to the right but go on to cross at a pedestrian island just beyond the road junction.

Cyclists from Saffron Walden should join the shared-use path by the former A10 to reach Audley End station

Sign for the cycle route to Audley End station

No Cycling sign and no dropped kerb on this path parallel to Saxon Way, Saffron Walden

Start of contraflow cycle lane towards Audley End station, and of shared-use path towards Saffron Walden

New entrance to Saffron Hall, and very rural footpath - cyclists need to stay on the road here.

Start of one-way and contraflow section for cyclists between Saffron Walden and Audley End station

Start of Adcock's Lane

Adcock's Lane and start of Beechy Ride path to the right

Dog-walker on permissive footpath to Saffron Walden

Adcock's Lane, south of Saffron Walden

This farm road is only a public footpath

North end of Adcock's Lane

Beechy Ride footpath, south of Saffron Walden - there's a decent bridleway immediately to the left/north.

Beechy Ride bridleway and a new permissive footpath to Saffron Walden

Beechy Ride bridleway south of Saffron Walden

Footpath but no cycle facilities on the main road into Saffron Walden from the south - better to take the next road to the north, which has been traffic-calmed to provide a cycle link to Audley End station

Market day closure to motor vehicles, Saffron Walden

Market day closure to motor vehicles, Saffron Walden

Pound Walk, Saffron Walden - cut-through to Sheds Lane and into the countryside to the northeast.

Lots of cyclists at the Bicicletta cycle shop and café in Saffron Walden - wheelbenderish but acceptable parking.

Cyclists wisely taking the lane at a pinch point.

Pinch point

This sort of sign really shouldn't be necessary - have there been problems, or are councillors/officers just addicted to banning things?

Route signage, Saffron Walden

An ideal route across Saffron Walden Common - but is cycling permitted?

Ready for market-day road closure to motor vehicles - cycles permitted!

Pedestrianisation in Saffron Walden - but is cycling permitted?

Newdales bike shop, Saffron Walden

Pedestrianisation in Saffron Walden - but is cycling permitted?

Sign to the new Bicicletta cycle shop and café in Saffron Walden, through the alley - but is cycling allowed?

The new Bicicletta cycle shop and café in Saffron Walden - I expected it to stay open later.

The new Bicicletta cycle shop and café in Saffron Walden

Start of shared-use route into Saffron Walden.

Nonsense - the cycle route doesn't end, it just uses a virtually unused stretch of dead-end road for a few metres. But the pretence must maintained that it's a busy thoroughfare and more important than the cycle route.

Nonsense - yet another useless sign that should be removed.

Shared-use footway (for horses as well as bikes)

First indication of a shared-use route south from Saffron Walden - but there's no dropped kerb to get on to it.

Grippa stands at the Lord Butler Leisure Centre, Saffron Walden

Bridleway off Thaxted Road, Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden's market place would be very attractive if it was less dominated by cars.

Cut-through to the market place, Saffron Walden

No Cycling on this alley in Saffron Walden

Cut-through from the main car park in Saffron Walden

Cut-through towards the main car park in Saffron Walden

The main route from Saffron Walden to Cambridge has a 50mph limit or lower virtually the whole way. It's no guarantee of safety, but it helps. Meanwhile the route from Ickleton to Whittlesford and the Shelfords, which is more attractive to … [more]

Cut-through from Park Lane to the main street of Saffron Walden.

Park Lane, leading to central Saffron Walden from the main car park.

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