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Lovely day up here; apparently it's not always so nice.

The local regency rake is remembered here beside the Llangollen canal at Hindford, although the pub itself closed years ago.

Elesmere wharf on the Llangollen canal is a picnic-lunch stop for a ride along ncn 455; nice weather for it too.

Here at the 8 furlong marker of Epsom Downs Racecourse the cyclist is enjoying the prospect of a ride down into London using ncr 22, ncr 20 and CS 7.

Cycling through the Longleat Estate is free of charge, unless you try cycling through the Lions' enclosure, which could cost you an ...

A ride along ncr 2 from Puncknowle ends up at Seaton's tramway station.

Some wonderfully adroit sculpture provides handy cycle parking here in Dover for this cyclist who's about to swim over the channel to France (not shown). #86175

A view from the old platform of Droxford Station where ncn 224 is descending from the South Downs along the Meon Valley trail and heading for the coast at Portsmouth.

Here on ncn 27 the route follows a cycle path that runs beside the Plym Valley Railway as it approaches Lee Moor Crossing.

It’s a sunny evening in Gosport’s Falklands Gardens as a cyclist arrives after a ride down ncn 224 from Alton.

Cycling this very long downhill stretch of the Tarka trail surely fills a poor heart with delight. Rest here and enjoy the tranquillity with people of Pencleave Wood.

Moody skies over Margate in this view from Grenham Bay

A view from ncn 1 over Gillingham Reach towards the Isle of Grain.

An eastbound cyclist on ncr 4 pauses at Surrey Quays to enjoy the high-rise skyline of the Isle of Dogs.

A cyclist arrives at Greenham Common after a ride up the Greenham Road cycle path. The infamous cruise missile shelter complex is in the background. This relic of the cold war is a reminder of the brave peace protests that took place at thi ... [more]

A cyclist encounters some ponies standing in the sun while riding across the New Forest from Christchurch to Southampton.

Here at the seaward end of Hythe Pier a cyclist waits for the ferry across the Solent to Southampton’s Town Quay. The oil-tank car is used to carry fuel to the Hythe ferries along the pier’s famous railway.

A ride along ncr 442 from Honeybourne ends up at Worcester's Diglis basin.

A cyclist on a ride from Colchester arrives at Harwich Low Lighthouse; looking out over the harbour towards Felixstowe.

Oh come on down to Dundee today! and avail yourself of the V & A as it looks out o'er the silvery Tay and then you'll merrily go away.

Picture of a man on a bicycle.

These northbound cyclists on regional route 41 are crossing the River Deben by means of the Bawdsey Ferry.

A cyclist on a ride from Middlesbrough is about to cross the Tees Barrage on the way to Darlington.

The steep decent into Saltburn on ncn 1 is not for the faint hearted as conditions under the tyre here are quite challenging.

The view from Boulby Bank towards the spectacular cliffs at Cowbar Nab.

A cyclist following ncr 1 stops for a quick paddle at Staithes beach.

The Hornsea rail-trail is rather bumpy these days, but the Holderness countryside you get to enjoy is totally worth it.

The end of the road in Hornsea.

Liss Riverside Railway walk follows the track bed of the old military railway; here, crossing the river Rother.

A cyclist on a ride from Wantage along ncn 544 takes a breather on the old railway embankment before resuming the trip to Didcot.

Spring sunshine and sylvan charm juxtapose with ambient gunfire on a ride down the Deepcut lock flight.

Cardiff’s Blackweir Bridge is a popular spot on a sunny Sunday in late October.

The heads of the valleys cycle route crossing the A465 on the Pengarnddu Bridge at Dowlais Top; a cosy sort of place.

The Bournemouth-bound Pines Express thunders through Spetisbury. #p89290

A cyclist on a ride from Tredegar pauses to savour the prospect of a downhill stretch into the Clydach's Gorge.

A cyclist on ncn 68 enjoys the view over Ribblesdale towards Pen-y-ghent.

A view towards the viaduct from Ribblehead station yard

Cyclists heading along ncn 7 on the track-bed of the old railway line that carried iron ore up these hills to the erstwhile Consett Iron Works. The line is famously steep around here, so these heavy trains were quite a spectacle in the days ... [more]

The approach to Sunderland from ncn 7 on the left bank of the river Wear.

The legendary Teifi Valley Railway; sadly there were no trains running on this fine July day, but the cycle ride along ncn 82 to Lampeter was delightful.

A cyclist arrives in Leeds after a trip along the Trans-Penine Trail from Wortley.

The port of Dover from ncn 1.

Some cygnets enjoying the morning sunshine at the mouth of the Exeter ship canal.

The enduring charm of the rural railway at Wickenby level crossing. From the viewpoint of a train driver:

The view across the deer park towards Holkham Hall in all its Palladian splendour.

The Norwich Gates to Sandringham House; not everyone's cup of tea: #p101329

Local lad makes good. Well known as a Tudor churchman and statesman, this sculpture of Wolsey reminds us of the great man's pedagogic sensibilities, as well as his love of cats. ... [more]

The beach at Felixstowe getting some serious hammer on a glorious day in early August.

Statue of a man pointing at a bicycle.

A ride along the Glasgow spur of the Forth and Clyde Canal has ended up at Applecross Street Basin.

The view from Bowling Basin over the Clyde towards Erskine Bridge .

A cyclist on a trip along ncr 72 from Maryport pauses here to enjoy the view across the Solway Firth before continuing the ride to Carlisle.

The 10.30 am for Devil's Bridge storms out of Aberystwyth in the charge of No.1213 'Prince of Wales'.

The cyclist is aiming to head north and then east along ncr 72 but makes a slight detour here for a train-and-trail trip. ... [more]

A cyclist on a ride down regional route 40 is clearly disoriented here, and has stopped just short of a plunge into the Loch.

A cyclist on a ride from Southampton pauses to enjoy the rural isolation of the old station before heading for the seaside at Sandown.

The middle of the road in Haltwhistle? Probably not:

A broad-beamed boat is about to descend Eshton road lock while a cyclist takes a breather after a ride along ncr 68 from Settle.

The fine buildings of St Albans London Road station now house a day nursery.

A cyclist heading for the coast on ncr 72 pauses to admire the cruise ship Norwegian Jade, which is about to set sail from Port of Tyne.

Dappled shade on the approach to Thurgoland Tunnel on a sunny day in late Spring.

Some careful horse-passing on ncr 26 as it crosses the river Frome just south of Maiden Newton.

Cycle parking at Porthmadog Harbour station is shared with other users.

Early Spring sunshine on ncr 3 as it follows the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal.

A westbound cyclist on ncr 4 enjoying a brisk bright February morning in the river Kennet's water meadows; here, crossing the river downstream of Southcote Lock on the Kennet and Avon canal.

The three graces on a dull day viewed by a cyclist on ncr 56 heading for the Wirral and a trip around the coast to Chester.

After crossing Salisbury Plain, a cyclist on ncr 254 takes a short detour to see Wilton Windmill before resuming a trip to Bedwyn.

This eastbound cyclist on the South Downs way is on a ride to Chichester but takes a short breather here, having just ascended from Petersfield along ncr 22. From this vantage point there's a splendid view over the valley towards the Surre ... [more]

A cyclist heading up the Severn Valley on ncr 45 pauses to take in the view from the river's left bank over the Iron Bridge, and finds time to ponder a crossword clue: Tips remain useful for unparalleled setter (5). https://en.wikipedia. ... [more]

St David’s Cathedral on a fine morning in late September. The up-coming cycling will traverse the landscape in the distance here, as ncr 4 makes its way along the Pembrokeshire coast towards its end-point at Fishguard.

After what seems to have been a calm crossing of the Irish Sea the morning ferry from Rosslare approaches her berth at Fishguard Harbour for a rendezvous with the eastbound boat-train to Cardiff. The cyclist is aiming to return eastwards on ... [more]

Newport’s high street is on ncr 552, where there’s a fair on this May Day bank holiday. A passing cyclist has paused for a go on the Waltzer (not shown). #p101443

Cyclists on ncr 5 & 8 crossing the Menai Straits on Telford’s suspension bridge, which is approaching its bicentenary. The bridge carries the London-Holyhead road, made to help link members of the Union. ... [more]

A loaded touring bike is perhaps not the best choice for the Trans Pennine Trail at this point, where it climbs steeply over Pikenaze Moor on the approach to its summit. The Woodhead tunnels pass directly beneath the viewer at this point. ... [more]

On a slight detour from ncr 81 a cyclist indulges in a little gricing at Welshpool Raven Square station; the driver is preparing his locomotive for the trip along to Llanfair Caereinion with an afternoon train. ... [more]

The towpath of the Montgomery Canal affords a peaceful ride along ncr 81 between Newtown and Welshpool. Here at Brynderwen Wharf, the partially restored canal is in-water and home to diverse flora, including these rather fine water-lilies ... [more]

Looking rather beautiful on this still summer morning, Bottoms reservoir in Longdendale is here seen from ncr 62, where it uses the track-bed of the spectacular Woodhead rail route just along from Hadfield. This town was often the setting f ... [more]

An eastbound cyclist on ncr 8 takes a slight detour to see the famously-named station. The sign would probably be just a blur to passengers on the line's famous express trains h ... [more]

It’s high tide at Newport’s fabulous Transporter Bridge and this eastbound cyclist on ncr 4 has a choice of bridges by which to cross the River Usk, the other being the elegant City Bridge that can be seen in the distance here on this ... [more]

A westbound cyclist on a slight detour off ncr 4 enjoys the view over the Taf estuary towards Laugharne as it nestles almost under the woods on Sir John’s Hill. This view was certainly often enjoyed by Dylan Thomas as he returned home fro ... [more]

The Staffordshire Moorlands Link, which includes ncr 550 and 559 that meet here at Hazlehurst Junction on the Caldon Canal.

Famous sights in Edinburgh including the Scott monument with Princes Street in the background. Waverly station's tastefully repurposed booking office is to the right. ... [more]

On a bright spring morning an eastbound cyclist on ncr 24 pauses at a commemorative plaque on the parapet of the old railway's over-bridge. In the line's hey day, long-distance express trains passed this way. ... [more]

Along the Vale of Neath ncr 46 takes to the towpath of the Neath Canal. Here on this restored section, a southbound cyclist pauses to enjoy the sylvan scene where an aqueduct takes the canal over Rheola Brook.

The cycle ways of South Wales make extensive use of the numerous disused rail lines and canal towpaths so that this mountainous landscape is relatively easy to negotiate by bicycle. And the views are quite splendid; as in this shot of Cefn ... [more]

Northbound cyclists on ncr 2 turn off the track bed of the old ’Hayling Billy’ line just prior to this point as the old railway’s bridge across Langstone Harbour has long since been removed; its remains are visible in the distance her ... [more]

The old railway's station buildings at Thorpe Thewles are now used as the visitor centre and tea rooms of Wynyard Country Park. Here, the northbound ncr1 starts to follow the disused line, but this cyclist is momentarily taking shelter fro ... [more]

It's a beautiful day here beside the Horseshoe Falls where the River Dee feeds the Llangollen Canal. The cyclist is about to head back down the canal's towpath on ncr 85.

Improbably, an erstwhile outpost of London’s north-west railway network, where, according to the poet John Betjeman: "Grass triumphs. And I must say I’m rather glad". Maybe he would have been more approving of ncn 51 that this westboun ... [more]

The Llangollen canal briefly follows the Anglo-Welsh border here at Tilstock Park lift bridge, where a southbound cyclist is seen waiting for a boat to pass.

A westbound cyclist on ncr 41 pauses under the roadside shade to admire Loxley church and the view towards Stratford upon Avon.

Here on ncr 442 is this tribute to the poet Edward Thomas, and a cyclist is duly enjoying the tranquillity around here; it's a great mode of transport if you enjoy listening to birdsong as you travel... ... [more]

There's a cheery wave from the cab of this Great Western Railway pannier tank as it departs Bodmin Parkway with a heritage service for Bodmin General. The cyclist has arrived here on ncn 3 from Bodmin, and is waiting for an eastbound train ... [more]

Looking north from ncn 1 on its clifftop approach to Berwick upon Tweed. The East Coast Main Line is adjacent to the viewer at this point, so passengers on the line's express trains could also enjoy this view, albeit more briefly. https: ... [more]

Huts line the beach at Mudeford Sandbank where this ferry from Mudeford Quay is taking its passengers. The westbound cyclist is following a detour from ncn 2 at this point, along a local route to Hengistbury Head and Bournemouth sea front.

The cycling conditions were near perfect along the Severn flood plain on this summer day. Here, on ncn 45, is Chaceley's church, which is just a stone's throw from the Severn's right-bank and the village's riverside pub.

A northbound cyclist on ncn 41 waits as a boat passes Splatt bridge over the Gloucester and Sharpness canal.

Early autumn on regional route 55, where it joins the towpath of the Worcester and Birmingham canal. The northern portal of the Wast HillsTunnel is in the background.

A view across Whitesand Bay from ncn 3 on its way from nearby Lands End. There's only a sprinkling of beachgoers on this glorious day.

For non-alcoholic refreshment here on the cliffs at Lands end. Not to be confused with the First and Last Inn at Sennen, which is a mile or so inland.

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