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Cyclists on the A1123 not bothering with the shared-use path.

Mountain bike-style parking at Wicken Fen

Cycle parking at Wicken Fen

Bike rental at Wicken Fen

NCN route 11 from Wicken Fen towards Cambridge

No significant provision for cycling on the new Ely Southern bypass

New footbridge over the river and railway, alongside the new Ely Southern Bypass. Cyclists Dismount signs at each end totally unnecessary :-(

Cyclists Dismount. Why? Ridiculous

"Car storage is free of charge: Tell your friends, Come back soon." (to our congested, polluted city) This city once organized a march against a 30p car parking charge. We found it quite a hostile place for cycling.

Wide shared-use footway through the railway underpass.

Wide shared-use footway through the railway underpass.

The new traffic signals to control flow through the railway underpass have no signals to help walkers / cyclists.

Neptunes Chair artwork on NCN11.

Cycleway alongside the Ely Southern Bypass connects here with the National Cycle Network route 11. Cyclists Dismount does not mean No Cycling and so why is it there? Is it to appease other users? See #106639. Some drone footage of the ... [more]

On the cycleway attached to the Ely Southern Bypass.

The access to the cycleway is a bit odd, we've ridden along a few hundred yards of grass along the top of an embankment to this point, there's no path up to it from the asphalt road below. Bollards guard the entrance (usually there to stop ... [more]

Approach to the cycleway alongside the Ely Southern Bypass. At the moment there's a stretch of grass for a few hundred metres rather than the low road on the right.

The cycle parking that was on the platform (right) has been moved in front of the station (left).

All the on-platform cycle parking that was here into the distance has been removed. There's a cycle parking area outside the front of the station.

Approaching Lode on the main road.

Crossing near Anglesey Abbey.

3m wide cycleway

Difficult to get through this gate at the end of Summer

Track here is quite good cycling (at least at this time of year)

Newish cycleway, 3m wide

Asphalt cycleway about 2m wide

Use of an old road as part of cycleway

Diversion of NCN11 to pass under the new Ely southern bypass

Burrough Green (England, United Kingdom)

Routing #ReachRide arrivers to the cycle parking at Reach Fair 2018.

Advance warning of road closure for the Reach Fair. www.reachfair.org.uk The website says the closure does not apply to pedestrians and cyclists. I wonder if this is an official road closure as we saw a lot of cars using Little Fen ... [more]

Secure Cycle Parking area - which requires an electronic fob to access.

A pump and workstand with tools are among the double decker cycle parking outside Ely Station.

Cycle Parking outside Ely station

On a lovely #CamRideHome along the great new #StowQuyLode cycleway we found some potential substructure issues. Please see https://t.co/Z4gDu1AEzx for the full details and video. https://t.co/u6orHdxp77

#CamRideHome finding potential crossing issues on the #StowQuyLode cycleway near @AngleseyAbbeyNT. Please see https://t.co/Z4gDu1AEzx for the full details and video. https://t.co/XDBdMCH169

#CamRideHome finding potential parking issues on the #StowQuyLode cycleway near @AngleseyAbbeyNT. Please see https://t.co/Z4gDu1AEzx … for the full details and video. https://t.co/x0yTMAsGYX

New crossing of B1102 near Anglesey Abbey. The refuge appears to be approximately 1.8 - 2 metres deep. Although this seems to be the same length as a typical bicycle, you would have to be extraordinarily confident to try and wait in this re ... [more]

This crossing is the weakest link on the Lode to Quy cycleway

Lode to Quy cycleway. The grey post marks the highway boundary.

Lode to Quy cycleway alongside the busy road for a short section.

Looking at the end of the new pathway from across the road, Anglesey Abbey-side. Somehow an informal uncontrolled crossing is going to be installed here. There's no possible way the refuge is going to be large enough for a bicycle much less ... [more]

Unfinished end of the pathway across from Anglesey Abbey. Not yet surfaced.

Field-edge pathway, separated from highway by hedge. Will be very nice when done. Not yet surfaced.

End of hedge separated portion of pathway - connection unfinished - machinery still in place.

Beginning of on-highway verge-separated section of path - the connection between the hedge-separated portion and here is not yet complete.

New pathway, in this section there is a 0.5m-wide verge. Less separation than standards call for but certainly much better than what we had before (nothing), and connects to very nice hedge-separated pathways.

Quy to Lode cycleway under construction

Cycle parking

Easter Bank Holiday Monday traffic on the road into Reach

Windmill, possibly the one at Soham (unsure).

Slow down markings

Covered cycle parking at a school

Sharrows

Shared-use pavement

Shared-use to reach a crossing; awkward and indirect design rather than just going straight ahead

Reach Ride 2016

Reach Fair 2016 cycle parking zone

Reach Fair 2016

Reach Fair 2016

Reach Fair 2016

Reach Fair 2016 cycle parking zone

Reach Ride 2016

Reach Ride 2016

Reach Ride 2016

Cut-through to the riverside, Ely

Cycle parking needed at The Maltings, Ely

Cycle parking at Peacock's Tearoom and the Babylon Gallery, Ely

No Cycling on Lavender Green, Ely

More cycle parking needed on Ely's Market Place

Cycle parking hidden just off Ely's Market Place

City Cycle Centre, Ely

Cycle parking in central Ely

No Motor Vehicles in Ely's Market Place

Stage coach station and no-cycling alley

Cycle parking hidden at the rear of Ely Museum

Sign for mystery Cycle Route

NCN route 11 (and in the distance a cut-through to the East Cambs Council car park)

Very poor stretch of cycle lane

New cycle stands at Ely College

Poor cycle parking at Ely College

Dropped kerb needed

Shared-use path in the new developments north of Ely

Shared-use path in the new developments north of Ely

Shared-use path in the new developments north of Ely

Lots of covered cycle parking at the Lantern Primary School, Ely

Shared-use path and covered cycle parking at the Lantern Primary School, Ely

Shared-use route crossing primary school entrance, Ely

Lots of covered cycle parking at The Lantern Primary School, Ely

Shared-use paths in the new developments north of Ely

Shared-use paths in the new developments north of Ely

Access to Ely College, closed out of hours

Shared-use paths in the new developments north of Ely

Link to shared-use path in the new developments north of Ely

Shared-use path in the new developments north of Ely

Footpath with shared-use path to the right

Cut-through to footpath (left) and shared-use paths (right)

Start of shared-use path in the new developments north of Ely

Dropped kerb needed

A useful cut-through if the barriers were removed

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