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Chicane barriers on the Transpennine trail NCN62. I suppose the idea is to slow down cyclists approaching the road, but this is entirely unnecessary as they are at the top of a steep ramp. The one positive is that they are a great improv ... [more]

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]

TPT route sign

"A frame" barrier #84328 can now be avoided on the Transpennine Trail (NCN 62) UPDATE July 2019: The gate has been locked again

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

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)

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)

Barrier obstructing the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62)

'A' frame obstructing NCN62

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

'A' frame barrier - can be avoided by lifting your bike over the horse step.

'A' frame obstruction

Chicane barriers are much too close together to ride through.

cycle parking at the ranger cabin at Statham

One of many barriers obstructing the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) as it passes Lymm.

'A' frame barrier obstructing the national cycle network. The horse barrier to the left is a bit easier.

Muddy section of the Trans Penine Trail - during dry weather.

Kissing gate replaced by an 'A' frame barrier. UPDATE 2018: The kissing gate has now been replace by chicanes.

sign for national cycle network - but no indication of destinations

Steps do not make ideal conditions for a signed cycle route.

A 500m long stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail with a decent tarmac surface - could do with cleaning as mud tends to accumulate in the cutting.

Extremely muddy section of the TransPennine Trail (NCN62). Photo was taken during dry weather.

Separate steps for pedestrians and ramp for cyclists. Shame about the surface quality.

Barrier obstructing the national cycle network

Direction sign

'A' Frame barrier

Poorly surfaced track with muddy patches.

A spot to have a rest on the steep climb up to the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62)

'A' frame barrier

No direction sign where the Trans Pennine Trail (NCN62) leaves Bradshaw Lane.

Wheeling Ramp.

Route Signs

Trans Pennine Trail route signs - but which way is it to Liverpool?

Separate route for pedestrians and cyclists on this stretch of the Trans Pennine Trail

Tans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) is narrow, poorly surfaced and tends to form large puddles in this stretch (photo shot after a dry spell in summer).

Very tight 'A' frame barrier. It is in a dip so a large puddle tends to form after wet weather making wet feet inevitable.

Nasty, long pinch point on NCN 62

Cyclists Dismount

This is the national cycle nework - not a BMX track!

sign on the national cycle network

Trans Pennine Trail (NCN 62) follows an indirect, narrow & poorly surfaced diversion round the sewage works.

Cycle bridge. I'm not sure how the expense was justified being as how Barnard Street crosses a perfectly acceptable bridge imediately to the north.

Trans-Pennine Trail route sign

Trans-Pennine Trail sign at Knutsford Road swing bridge

'A' frame on the TPT

'A' frame barrier. Unusually, actually wide enough to fit the handlebars through. Plus a CYCLISTS DISMOUNT sign.

'A' frame barrier

barrier obstructing the Trans Pennine trail

Serious metalwork obstructing the Trans-Pennine Trail (NCN62). The kissing gate is intended for cyclists but it is easier to lift your bike over the low wooden horse entrance.

Trans-Pennine Trail (NCN62) heads through the narrow chicane barrier on the right. The alternative path to the left is slightly better surfaced, wider and free from obstruction.

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

Reasonably passable chicane barrier

'A' frame can be avoided by a little path to the left

This used to be a difficult barrier, but has been replaced with an 'A' frame, which can be avoided by riding through the open gate.

Diversion on Trans-Pennine Trail - has been in place for quite a while.

Barrier where two cycle routes (Trans-Pennine Trail NCN62 & Black Bear Park) cross the A49 at a toucan crossing. The pavement can get very crowded when even small groups try to thread themselves from the crossing through the barrier. The s ... [more]

Section of the Trans-Pennine Trail has been closed by site works for a few years.

Cycleway passes beneath Southport Pier

Cycleway along the sea wall

Cyclists meant to take overgrown route to the right

Route into Southport

Line-separated shared use footway along Marine Drive into Southport

Cycle track too narrow to overtake!

Narrow cycle track, but the rough bit to the side assists with passing. No use for overtaking though (see #54912).

Southbound, the transition from cycle track to road is straightforward

The lack of a stopline across the cycle lane I guess means cyclists going to the cycle track can pass on red. The sharp corner could have been avoided by taking a cycle track passed the other side of the signal post and such ambiguity would ... [more]

The cycle route leaves the parallel road to run alongside the A59 on a cycle track.

Give Way to oncoming vehicles which you can't see. Maybe I should have taken a photo of the car reversing back as I was putting the camera away!

Sign for Netherton, with separate sticker for route number

A blind corner on NCN62 path at Aintree

Cycle path meets road at Aintree

Cycling on the A59

The cycle lane jumping from the footway to the roadway, between taxi rank and bus stop. See also #54901.

The NCN62 cycle lane jumps onto the footway before the taxi rank, only to jump off again at the bus stop. See also #54902.

An Advance Stop Line on the A59. NCN62 turns left here, but rejoins the A59 further along.

A Cyclists Dismount sign at a corner next to the roundabout

Route signs at roundabout

Car parked on NCN62 cycle track

Sign for Ainsdale-on-Sea, omitting all reference to the National Cycle Network route number. The 'cycles only' sign is in contrast to the 'pedestrians and cycles' sign facing the opposite way in #54890. Are pedestrians banned from this sect ... [more]

25 miles to Liverpool, 24 minutes to Formby, on the same sign! Also, no path across the grass between the cycle track and the road for the right turn.

NCN62 cycle track on far side of road

NCN62 takes a right turn here, but there is only a tiny sticker visible on the approach!

Canal path of variable quality on NCN62, at bridge narrowing

The NCN62 connection between the canal path and Ormskirk Road is via a flight of steps, although a wheeling ramp has been provided.

The NCN62 connection to the canal path is via a flight of steps

Lots of big signs, and just a tiny sticker to give directions on the cycle route!

A road closure that exempts cycles

Follow the stickers through the back streets

I would have thought that this NCN62 junction turn justified more than a sticker!

Barrier on NCN62 access ramp to the Loop Line railway path

The junction where NCN62 leaves the Loop Line railway path

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