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Showing items 1 to 55 from total of 55 items. Ordered by location # descending.

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33382Photo #33382Canal towpath here looks attractive for gentle leisure cycling in the Northamptonshire countryside but unfortunately soon reverts back to grass beyond the moorings.Track:
Infrastructure
track
33379Photo #33379Well-surfaced cycleway on route of former railway lineCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
31160Photo #31160NCN50 signsRoute sign:
Good practice
routesigns
31159Photo #31159Unhelpful signage for NCN50 in centre of Crick village.
The route dog-legs across Main Road but is only signed at one of the junctions . Anyone following this will soon find themselves on the A428 to West Haddon, rather than the correct route south.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
30925Photo #30925Tarmaced bridleway leaves access roadCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30924Photo #30924M45 underbridge original built only to provide emergency access to the reservoir, now provides public access for cyclists and walkers from Dunchurch to Draycote water via NCN41.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30921Photo #30921Gated end of bridleway -tarmaced as part of the NCN41Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30887Photo #30887Mature trees lining this former railway give this route through one of the most densely populated parts of Rugby an almost rural feel.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30857Photo #30857Weave barrier where NCN41 leaves the road and drops to the cycleway on the former railway line, the Great Central WayObstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
30856Photo #30856Cycleway on the former railway station platform under Hillmorton Road.
This is the Great Central Way , part of NCN41.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
30850Photo #30850NCN41 on the route of the Great Central WayCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30849Photo #30849Weave gate at end of Great Central Way on NCN41Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
30593Photo #30593Trackbed of old railway line is not an official route and the unmaintained surface is muddy in places as here but the route is a popular link between Cawston/Bilton and Draycote.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
30592Photo #30592Green lane with public accessTrack:
Infrastructure
track
30591Photo #30591Green lane with public accessRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
30203Photo #30203Cycle parking next provided by the Friends Meeting HouseCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
30200Photo #30200Cycle racks next to Asda / the shoppingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
30199Photo #30199Cycle parking on High Street. Conveniently located and popular.Other:
Good practice
general
30198Photo #30198Bike with integral advertising sign. Never actually ridden and in this photo locked up by someone who can't operate a bike lock correctly.Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
30197Photo #30197Poorly located cycle parking stands hidden away in unattractive corner of the Castle Street car park. Hidden location presents greater security risk. Offer little protection from reversing vehicles - as shown by the damaged one. Rightly unpopular when there are many better parking locations in the town centre.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
30020Photo #30020Delivery bike used as advertising sign.
There is some irony that the shop sells mobility scooters when the name Mobility and Lifestyle could so easily be a bike shop.
Cycle parking:
Event
cycleparking
30013Photo #30013Surely they mean 'Be Aware of cyclists'? Sadly the 'Beware' signs are repeated in many locations around Rugby.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
30007Photo #30007Quiet road on the Cowal peninsula. On the NCN75Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
30006Photo #30006Cyclists dismount sign on the slipway for the Tarbert- Portavadie ferryGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
29479Photo #29479Start of the cycle lane at the top of the hill into Port Askaig on the A846.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
29478Photo #29478Cycle lanes on the A846 on the road out of Port Askaig, IslayOther:
Misc
general
29477Photo #29477Road sign combining A road signs with Sustrans NCN route signs with helpful distance figures.
What it doesn't say is that the 34 miles to Lochgilphead on the NCN78 is the scenic way - via the A83 it's less than half that.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
29476Photo #29476Core Path Route sign on Arran: includes NCN73 sign and advisory speed limitRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
29443Photo #29443Crossing of the A5 at High Cross , Leicestershire for pedestrians and cyclists.
Staggered crossing via a central island makes crossing of this dualled section the A5 less intimidating.
This is the highest point on this section of Watling street so there is good visibility in both directions
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
29442Photo #29442Cycle parking at Burbage Common Country ParkCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29417Photo #29417Signalised crossroads on Hinckley bypass (Normandy Way and Ashby Road) has no phase for pedestrians or cyclists using the shared use pathRoad environment:
Problem
road
29416Photo #29416Bench alongside NCN52 'in loving memory of Boudica' who it claims died nearby in AD62Other:
Misc
general
29414Photo #29414Gate restricting access to Wedding Country Walk / NCN52 from the A444. Single bikes can just about squeeze through the kissing-gate but tandems, trikes, tag-alongs, need lifting over. Mobility scooters have no chance of access either. Surely that can't be right?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
29413Photo #29413Replacement bridge on former railway track route Weddington Country Walk / NCN52Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29406Photo #29406Cycle parking racks on platform 2 of Rugby station.
Possibly the most popular cycle parking location in Rugby: it's undercover, the presence of station staff is a crime deterrent, and the station car parking is very expensive!
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29374Photo #29374NCN52 milepost next to A5 underpassRoute sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
29373Photo #29373NCN52 / Weddington Walk crosses the A5 by a wide,well lit underpassCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
29372Photo #29372NCN52 on the Weddington Walk disused railway trackCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29367Photo #29367Dog-leg crossing of A road as the railway bridge seems to be long goneCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29345Photo #29345NCN52 running on - old railway trackbed converted into Weddington Country Walk in the 1980sCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29344Photo #29344Cycle parking in front of Nuneaton stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29299Photo #29299Keys Lane, Priors Marston
This quiet lane around the east of the village is the best way to climb the hill into the edge of Northamptonshire.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
29298Photo #29298Gated road to Lower Shuckburgh.
Gates at both ends are normally shut making this road a peaceful route.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
29243Photo #29243Permanently wet section of the Great Central section of the NCN41Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
29242Photo #29242NCN route 41link between the old Great Central railway line and the Ashlawn Road bridgeCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29145Photo #29145National trust bike parking at Canons Ashby - just a pair of wooden poles next to the bins.
The poles have with small metal loops presumably for locking to but none of these users had used them.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29144Photo #29144Cycle Parking at National Trust property Canons Ashby is discretely hidden behind a thick hedge but at least its close to the tea room.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
29023Photo #29023Blind junction where route 50 dog-legs across the A5 on a shared use path to Kilsby Road.
Unlike the universally-ignored cyclists dismount on the other side of the road, at this point cyclist really do need to take care.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
29022Photo #29022Chicanes and a dismount sign for the shared use path on the bridge over the M45.
This very short section of shared use path alongside the A5 provides a useful dog-leg link between two quiet lanes on route 50.
As evidenced by the tyre tracks on the right, the effect seems to be encourage cyclists to squeeze between the chicane fence and the trunk road rather than dismount and walk along what is otherwise a generously wide path between the trunk road and the bridge parapet.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
28938Photo #28938Tarbert-Portavadie ferry links the Kintyre and Cowal peninsulas with a fairly regular service through the day all year. This is one of the few remaining coastal ferry services (i.e. not island) in Scotland. The road alternative to the head of Loch Fyne is about 100miles in total. The ferry service links the Sustrans routes 75 and 78.
Bikes travel free on all Calmac services and no reservation is required. The only slight downside is the the slipway onto the ferry is too slippery to ride hence they do insist that cyclists wheel their bikes onto and off the ferries
Other:
Good practice
general
28680Photo #28680NCN7 cyclepath running parallel to the A9 through Glen Garry.
Well-surfaced (mostly) and almost like the trunk road provides gentle gradients and a fairly direct route.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
28679Photo #28679Start of the cyclepath section of the NCN7 running alongside the A9 al the way to Dalwhinnie.
The warning about severe weather and snow seemed rather drastic on the mild day in March when this photo was taken. However the parallel section of the A9 has show gates at the point on the route so maybe the intended message here is that there is no snow clearing of the cyclepath and no snow gates.
General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
28576Photo #28576Cycling prohibited on the shared use path on the Hinckley bypass (Normandy Way).
Blue signs are only advisory so presumably the red cycling prohibited sign trumps the blue one for this section.

Welcome to Leicestershire 2011 - yes to drive-though junk food but who knows what message they are trying to give cyclists.

Ed: Still there 7 years later see: #104173.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
28159Photo #28159Fire road from Draycote village to the reservoir now turned into a green lane style cycle-path as part of the Rugby - Warwick route NCN41.

Surface is less than ideal as the central groove is very narrow and the outer tracks can be slippy when wet.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
28148Photo #28148Maple Park footbridge
Despite its name, as shown in the plaque on the right, this bridge is a shared use pedestrian/cyclist route linking two Nuneaton communities either side of the west coast mainline railway.
Opened by Warwickshire County Council in 2004, this forms part of Sustrans route 52.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways

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