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No cycle access, No disabled access. Access for rangers vehicles (locked). Horse traps and pedestrian access. How unsatisfactory is that for a gate on a cycleway.

Urmston access link to TPT near River Mersey . The gap between bollards is only 1.05 metres and the distance measured diagonally is less than 1.2 metres measured at right angles it's even less at 1.05 metres. The reflective strips on the bo ... [more]

There is a conflict between horse riders and other path users as both a likely to use the unstepped gap . Far better to remove the A frame access There is little evidence that the horse stiles are being used at all .

Bridge over Rother from Crow Lane - no signage and poor surface.

Route that is not signed well along Tapton Terrace - poor road surface

Tapton Terrace which is designated as part of the TPT into town centre but has no signs as an alternative route to Brimington Road. Road surface is poor.

On-road CP at roundabout Brimington Road, Brewery Street, Malkin Road

Route Sign to Tapton Lock Northbound Brimington Road

N67 Route Sign (looking southbound)

View of N67 down towards the canal after joining from Brimington Road.

View from southbound CP to east and entrance to TPT on Towpath. Drop kerb with A barrier entrance (gap to right around barrier but rough ground)

Southbound view on Brimington Road and N^& showing direction signs to Tapton Lock via Tow Path and to Station via Road.

Closer view o A barrier at start/exit from TPT on Brimington Road - note footpath. Cycle lane on road in both direction - to Railway Station have to cross road and go right - can be obscured view to left.

A barrier at entrance/exit to/from TPT at Brimington Road

Touring family from Germany gets stuck once they reach Warrington Borough Council's barriers :-( They made it to Liverpool with the help of locals however after visiting Ireland they used a van rather than the Trans-Pennine Trail to get ... [more]

Side Weir Bridge Bluebank looking East

Side Weir Bridge Bluebank looking East

Wheeldon Mill bottom lock looking south

Fordbridge Lane heading West

Fordbridge Lane access East

Milepost 2m

Cut through from Towpath to Cycle Path Wheeldon Mill TPT

Towpath looking south to Wheeldon Mill Lock

Signpost Cuckoo Way, TPT and Newbridge Lane intersection

Egress from Events Field at Tapton Lock back onto Towpath and TPT

Sculpture at Tapton Lock (work in progress as at 05/12/18)

Tapton Lock Visitors Centre on the TPT (Trans Pennine Trail)

Divergence of TPT (to left) and towpath. Cyclists should go up onto Brimington Road rather than follow the narrow towpath to right.

Signpost on TPT, Cuckoo Way, Towpath

Convergence of TPT from right onto canal towpath

NCN67 Cycle Art

TPT recommended cycle route on disused railway line. Path from right comes down off of towpath, to rear is cycle route coming under Fordbridge Lane

TPT recommended cycle route on disused railway southbound under Newbridge Lane railway bridge

Wheeldon Mill southbound showing towpath and cycle route to right

Wheeldon Mill towpath showing preferred cycle route avoiding narrow towpath northbound

Tinker Sic side weir bridge, blind corner to right

Tinker Sic side weir - blind left had corner north bound

Exit to Station Road from TPT at Brimington Wharf

TPT recommended route for cyclists off narrow towpath along disused railway track.

TPT Brimington Wharf convergence of towpath and cycle path southbound

TPT southbound at CP up to TP and exit to Station Street

Brimington Wharf southbound

Access to TPT northbound from Station Road at Brimington Wharf

Brimington Wharf Bridge Southbound just after the divergence of the TPT onto road and from the convergence with the towpath and recommended cycle path.

Brimington Wharf Bridge Northbound. Note that there is a path to the left of the low wall that technically is the TPT but the egress at the top of the steep path is barred by a gate with a very narrow gap between the fence and wall - ok for ... [more]

Brimington Wharf Northbound

Railway bridge 2 south - note the brickwork in the archway!

Railway bridge south

Second bridge - note the brickwork in the archway!

Railway bridges - bridge 1 showing bridge 2 in distance

Milepost at One Mile along Chesterfield Canal (45 to go if you go all the way to West Stockwith!)

Towpath converging with path from Activities Field at Tapton.

Divergence of TPT at Activities Field Tapton Lock. Cyclists can go down towpath to right or follow path over activities field but there is a narrow rough area at north end back onto towpath through small wooded area.

Exit ramp of recommended cycle route over Lockoford Lane at Tapton Lock (southbound) avoiding narrow towpath under bridge

Exit over Lockoford Lane at Tapton Lock to avoid narrow towpath under road bridge.

Steep ramp from under bridge up to lock at Tapton - cyclists should use alternative route over bridge

Narrow towpath under road bridge at Tapton Lock - hence cyclists detour over road bridge

Towpath under road bridge at Tapton Lock Northbound showing narrow width and blind corner - hence recommendation for cyclists to follow signposted alternative over the road.

Road exit over Lockoford Lane at Tapton Lock for cycles North bound on TPT

TPT cycle path over road to avoid narrow towpath under bridge

TPT route sign

"A frame" barrier #84328 can now be avoided on the Transpennine Trail (NCN 62)

Pointless barrier #58753 now has a bypass. The track is still steep and poorly surfaced.

Ashton on Mersey Trafford near MCR Bollards are approx 1.05 m high and spaced 1.2m aprt

Ashton on Mersey Trafford near MCR Access from Banky Lane to off road Bridleway path. National Grid have replaced the access restrictions https://twitter.com/Cyclinstructor/status/785884042331684864 (A frame bollards and horse stile ) from ... [more]

The joy of advisory cycle lanes on NCN route 1 and the TPT - constantly having to weave inro the traffic.

Cycleway by the Hessle Road (A1166), Hull

Crossing of the Hessle Road (A1166) on NCN routes 1 and 65 and the Trans Pennine Trail west from Hull

Cycleway over the Hessle Road rail bridge on NCN routes 1 and 65 and the Trans Pennine Trail west from Hull

Cycle stand and route marker on NCN routes 1 and 65 and the Trans Pennine Trail west from Hull

Route sign on NCN routes 1 and 65 and the Trans Pennine Trail west from Hull, vaguely visible beyond the parked cars

Road closure on NCN routes 1 and 65 and the Trans Pennine Trail west from Hull

Urmston to Ashton on Mersey proposed bridleway aka cycleway. Horse steps and kissing gates are on this footpath which is to be converted to a bridleway aka cycle link. Any representation or objection contact The Director of Legal and Democr ... [more]

Dappled shade on the approach to Thurgoland Tunnel on a sunny day in late Spring. http://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhead_line

Stretford access to Trans PennineTrail (TPT) and Bridgewater Way . The A frame/ K frame has been removed . Now a lot easier for all users to access. Will probably need a no motorcycle sign to make enforcement easier . Look at how this bicyc ... [more]

I call these traffic lights Roxanne but it makes no difference : "RoxanneThe right turning lane from Carrington lane to Carrington Lane does not detect cyclists and hence the lights stay on red until a following vehicle arrives. Traffic li ... [more]

#84603 NCN62 TPT The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well as other ... [more]

TPT NCN62 #83863 NCN62 TPT The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well ... [more]

NCN62 TPT see #83862 The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well as ot ... [more]

NCN62 TPT The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well as other types o ... [more]

NCN62 TPT The latest Highways England standard OCT 2016 www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier states that these barriers must not be used at all, because they prevent access by various types of cycle, as well as other types o ... [more]

Urmston in Trafford MBC the kissing gate is inadequate for cycles. This is on a proposed cycle link route and sadly the kissing gate is to be retained and the horse stiles renewed !! (in small writing on the draft drawing. UPDATE SEE #1003 ... [more]

Tran Pennine Trail goes through a large muddy puddle through the bridge under the A56. UPDATE 2018 - this section now has a tarmac surface - though not particularly smooth.

Trans Pennine Trail route sign

Awkward barrier on the Trans Penine Trail (NCN 62)

Narrow rough surface on the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62)

Volunteers clearing a section of the TPT. Summer 2016

Improvements made Summer 2016

Very tight squeeze and low headroom

Useless barriers

Awkward barrier passing

Signage problem - July 2016

TPT looking south east. Fairly clear from here all the way to Man Utd's training ground

Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) follows a quiet road along the south bank of the Mersey

route sign

At first glance the 6 Sheffield stands at the Heatly Co-op seem to be generous provision. However, on closer inspection these are minature stands (probably intended for childrens bikes) and there isn't room to fit a bike behind the parked c ... [more]

Cyclists Dismount sign

Devereux Cycles

Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) crosses a busy A road at an acute angle with poor visibility and no protection whatsoever.

'A' frame obstructing the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62)

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