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Article on cargo bikes in Bordeaux

Early autumn heather in full bloom

New Tredegar’s Alpe d’Huez. Bedwellty Road

Trearddur Bay Strand.

Garys Cycles in Sligo.

Not suitable for cycling (at least not for a while) but there's an old footpath alongside Hawke Brook that's been used for generations to gain access from Clowne Road, to Church Road, although it's a lot less used these days than 30 years a ... [more]

Old path from Clowne Road to Church Road than runs alongside Hawke Brook, a lot more overgrown and disused than it was in the 80s!

Former Shuttlewood water treatment works. Possibly a way of forming a connection to the old Oxcroft Branch Line and then onto Seymour from the Oxcroft/Bolsover area

Site of former Shuttlewood water treatment works, all been flattened now, but the old track to the site remains, and could provide access to Mill Lane/ the former oxcroft disposal point site.

Footpath from Hill top /Blind Lane, looking towards Shuttlewood

Footpath leading to Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood

Well used path between fields, off of the official public footpath

Track parallel with Woodhouse Lane but behind the tree line.

Drainage channels under Woodhouse Lane. There is/was an underpass here, it was filled in after the landscaping of the former pit tip was completed.

My commute through Kings Norton park one Sunday morning

Church Road towards Stanfree. An old lane in need of some TLC

Path along hawke brook used by local people, would be nice to see it as a proper walk

Track leading up towards A632 /arkwright /bridge. Not currently accessible on the bike, but could be a great alternative in time.

Looking towards the busy A632 and well constructed bridge made for the opencasting

Clearance under bridge on busy road. There's steep banks of earth on either side of the bridge though

Bridge at busy A632 road, a good few feet of clearance under the bridge, on both sides. The bridge could be opened up and used as part of a cycle trail.

Access onto Longcourse Lane

Access onto Markham Vale tip.

Old railway line

Current path at side of busy A632 road, obviously well used by local dog walkers etc

Bridge on A632 at Arkwright, the bridge which replaced an old railway bridge, was constructed during the opencasting of the area and relocation of the village, allowing access under the road. It was filled in underneath after the opencastin ... [more]

(locked) gate access onto former pit tip.

Path heading towards Poolsbrook from Seymour / Netherthorpe, can get quite muddy other side of gate, but there's a better way by going left immediately after the ballast and staying in front of the fence until access opens up a little furth ... [more]

Access over bridge towards Shuttlewood / Woodside

Secure fence and well locked gate onto Buttermilk Lane

Ramcroft branch line

Old ramcroft branch line

Opening into field from old Ramcroft branch line, over flat, and well constructed concrete topped, stone railway bridge, linking up with existing footpath through fields and under M1 to Heath.

Cleared section of railway line, looking south.

Old Branch line, recently cleared, suitable for mountain bikers

Cleared section of old railway at Markham Vale. M1 motorway in the distance

Footpath that leads from river Doe Lea west flood bank to the branch line

Public footpath at side of Bolsover branch line, recently cleared, included ramped surface down from old railway line.. Footpath leads down onto Seymour Link Road.

Recently cleared old public footpath providing access from Bolsover branch line to Seymour Link Road

There is a bike in that sculpture somewhere.

Bolsover branch line

Bolsover branch line, looking towards Markham Vale/Poolsbrook

Bolsover branch line, looking towards Bolsover

Stockley trail extension looking towards Poolsbrook/M1 underpass.

Bolsover branch line / Stockley Trail extension, looking towards Poolsbrook/Seymour Link Road.

According to recent ordnance survey maps there is a footpath crossing over the river Doe Lea here, but it looks like it's there hasn't been any access across here for some time, can see some evidence that a bridge was here...

Old railway line from Bolsover towards Poolsbrook/Seymour Link Road.

Possible route of extension to TPT from Arkwright...

Tarmac roadway from former Arkwright Colliery, could form a useful cycle path /extension to TPT

The old railway line from Hady beyond Dingle Lane bridge

Taken from Dingle Lane, the course of the old railway line is just the other side of the first line of trees

Looking down Dingle Lane towards the old railway bridge which could form a useful cycle path from Calow to Spital/Chesterfield

End of pathway on old railway line on top of Dingle Lane bridge

Old railway line from Hady Lane going towards Dingle Lane

Access from Hady Lane towards Dingle Lane

Looking towards Hady Lane, flat land, ideal for a cycle path between Spital and Hady

Ideal flat access between Spital and Hady Lane, just needs a bit of clearance

Plenty of space between the trees to create a flat and wide cycle path between Spital and Hady

Path from Alexandra Road East leading towards Hady, a much flatter route than the old railway line

Path to Alexandra Road East from Hady

Path through the trees to Spital from Hady, narrow in places but flat land and there's scope for a wider quite direct path to be created without losing many well established trees.

Path from Hady to Spital, needs a little clearance in places but otherwise a generally flat route, many of the trees can be avoided if a slightly different and maybe more direct route is chosen

Current path from Hady to Spital through trees

Path from Hady Lane to Spital through trees, quite flat and direct, albeit restricted in places for cycling currently.

Access onto Spital Lane from old railway line, through recreation ground.

Access onto Spital Lane from railway line, narrow but potential cycle access path.

To the left, access down onto Spital Lane. The path on the right leads up to Alexandra Road East but is very steep and has steps.

Access towards Hartington Road

Access between Alexandra Road East and Hartington Road

Steep incline onto Alexandra Road East, not really suitable for cycling

Steps leading up to Alexandra Road East, not suitable for cycling

steep footpath leading up to Spital from old railway line

Ramcroft branch line

Old stone and concrete topped railway bridge over River Doe Lea, which was part of Ramcroft branch line, leading to the colliery, in the distance is an M1 underpass for farm use that also is the course of a footpath through the fields from ... [more]

Ramcroft branch line

Looking down onto the old railway line from Syday Lane

Old railway line

Old railway line looking towards Syday Lane, impassable due to overgrown vegetation, mound of earth, and steep bank at side of road

A bed of ivy on the old railway line, looking towards Syday Lane

Old railway line, from here towards Syday Lane the old line is currently virtually impassable even on foot, there is evidence people walk up the side of the field on the left, or along the tops of the banks of the railway, but it's a bit re ... [more]

Old railway line between Spinkhill tunnel and Syday Lane

Old railway line than ran from Spinkhill tunnel towards Syday Lane

Old railway line heading towards Spinkhill tunnel

Private property on old railway line between Syday Lane and Spinkhill tunnel making the route impassable.

route of old coal tramway for Oxcroft Colliery, a bridge went over the road here towards the Oxcroft branch line

route of old coal tramway towards Oxcroft Colliery

Looking towards Mill Lane, on land the used to be part of Oxcroft Colliery, the land is blocked off by a big heap of earth, stone, with additional fly tipping too.

Former Oxcroft Colliery site

Site where the coal tramway used to run from Oxcroft Colliery towards the railway

Part of old Oxcroft Colliery site, used to be a path through here before the footpath was redirected down the side of the field.

Part of the old Oxcroft Colliery site, used to be access from Mill Lane to the colliery site on the opposite side of Clowne Road

Chesterfield Town Basin - under construction as part of the Waterside Development

Changing Places Sculpture

Car Park at Peter Fiddler Nature Reserve - note height barriers if entering with cycles on roof mounted racks.

Wheeldon Mill Locks

Wheeldon Mill bottom lock looking south

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