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Photo listing (misc)

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This listing only shows photos within Ely.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

This bridge now seems to be missing.

View from the bridge

The Haddenham Easyriders meet here every Thursday evening 6.30pm

Aldreth Causeway, between the Ouse bridge and Aldreth after a shower of heavy rain. This is a byway.

Monument to William Harley, who emigrated from Littleport to the United States, where his son co-founded a motorcycle company.

The Mayor of Cambridge Ian Nimmo-Smith on the Reach Fair Ride 2012.

Cycling on the river in Ely.

The Almonry, Ely

About 300 bicycles parked in the remote and not overly convenient designated bike parking area next to the Devil's Dyke, nr Reach.

Reach Fair Ride 2011.

Sheila Stuart, Mayor of Cambridge on the Reach Fair Ride 2011. Note the gold chain around her neck is a gold coloured bicycle chain, and not the official ceremonial chain, which can be seen at #30539.

Cycling in Ely

Martin (co-creator of CycleStreets) driving a boat rather than a bicycle for once!

The Devil's Dyke/Ditch - definitely a footpath only.

This footway has recently been widened, but its not clear if it is intended to be used as a cycleway.

Photos from the Cambridge 50 bike ride organised by the Veteran and the Moulton bicycle clubs.

Cows framed by the new lode cycle bridge.

Cycling in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Cycling in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Cycling in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Cycling in Ely, Cambridgeshire

Sign: "Footpath only bicycles require written permission" A few of these signs have appeared in the area. I (Richard Taylor) would like to see more recreational cycle paths around Cambridge and think it is a shame cycles are banned f ... [more]

Reach Fair / Ely 20/50 Ride 2010

Made up photo for Reach Fair ride promoton 2010

Made up photo for Reach Fari 2010.

Made up photo for Reach Fair promotion 2010

Reach Fair Reconnaissance ride - 2010

Heritage traffic calming - this is an uncontrolled crossing but drivers treat it like a zebra.

Ely Cathedral

Minster View. St Johns Rd, Ely

Junction table. St Johns Rd, Ely.

End of the St Johns Rd path, looking towards the A10. The section of unimproved byway needs rebuilding to complete the link.

Short unsurfaced section of byway to the east of the A10

Looking across the A10 to St Johns Rd byway to Witchford

Perfect position for a bridge linking the Westfield Farm estate and Ely to Witchford

Byway from Witchford to Westfield Farm estate. Crossing of the A10 (at bottom of hill). There should be sufficient level difference here for a cycle bridge.

The existing byway would make an excellent traffic free cycle route between Ely and Witchford.

Many people ignore the road side cycle track because of all of the problems, and prefer to cycle in the road. Witchford Rd A142

The existing shared footway is much too narrow and is further narrowed by encroaching vegetation. The full width available needs to be exploited and maintenance needs to be improved. Speeding is an issue judging by the speed activated ... [more]

Existing byway to Westfield Farm Estate in Ely (1km) This would make a perfect traffic free cycle route with improvement. Existing track width 2m. A crossing refuge is needed here, 3m wide to accomodate trailer bikes.

This cycle track needs to be continued around the north side of the roundabout to link with the Witchford Rd track. A flush kerb should also be provided further along to allow cyclists to join the track smoothly after the roundabout with ... [more]

On the north side the verge is only 2.2m wide at the narrowest point. It will need to be widened to accomodate a cycle track. The ditch on the left needs to be replaced by an aquacell soakaway to maintain storm water storage. The light c ... [more]

Continuation of the cycle track should skirt the edge of the ditch.

Space to continue the Witchford Road cycle track around the north side of the A142 roundabout.

Roadside cycle track quickly narrows to only 1.5m - insufficient for shared use. Witchford Rd.

Crossing of Witchford Road. Give way triangle is wrongly orientated. Cyclists should also be able to join the road here via a protected cycle lane merge like the one shown in #17513

Looking down Lancaster Way

Looking up Lancaster Way

Existing gate into Lancaster Way buisiness park needs to allow cycle access for the same periods as the road access off the A142.

Bedwell Hey Lane - surfaced bridleway. Needs a bit of patching but otherwise perfectly suitable as an access to the Lancaster Way business park.

Existing surfaced bridleway - Bedwell Hey Lane. This gives access to the end of the Lancaster Way business park. Remove the wooden kissing gate on the right hand side (out of picture) and replace the loose gravel with a sealed surfac ... [more]

South end of Heath Road byway - evidently motorbikes are allowed.

The Woodditton-Dullingham bridleway

Woodditton - south end of Dane Bottom bridleway. Pretty slow going, with no advantage over the road just to the east.

Start of Dane Bottom bridleway to Woodditton. Pretty slow going, with no advantage over the road just to the east.

The Devil's Dyke - only a footpath, but worth visiting.

End of causeway approaching Aldreth

Bridge over the Ouse

First group leaving from Reach Fair 2009.

Bike with solar panel - no idea what it's powering or charging.

Wilderness Junction - a junction of four extremely quiet roads in the middle of nowhere! Headlake Drove - the road across Tubney Fen towards Wicken Fen.

Turn right here for the Wicken Fen Spine cycle route.

A perfect summer scene.

The shared use cycleway alongside the busy main road.

The shared use cycleway alongside the busy road from Lode to Swaffham Bulbeck.

The shared use pavement cycleway alongside the main road.

The broken concrete surface on the road through Adventurer's Fen. (Approximate location.)

The broken concrete surface on the road through Adventurer's Fen. (Approximate location.)

The grassy banks of Reach Lode looking away from Upware.

Approaching Upware on the grassy banks of Reach Lode.

Tubney Fen - National Trust area.

Lode Road looking towards Lode a mile or more away.

Swaffham Bulbeck Lode

Swaffham Bulbeck Lode

Lode lode.

Anglesey Abbey (National Trust) - with some visiting Aston Martins, alas.


Bicycles parked at Reach

Sign on route 51

NRDC (?Newmarket Rural District Council?) bridge built 1927 at Cow Bridge, over Swaffham Bulbeck Lode, on White Droveway, near Speyside Farm, just NW of Commercial End. This route is slightly shorter and more direct than sharp bends of B11 ... [more]

Swaffham Bulbeck church

Swaffham Prior churches

Burwell church

Lifting bridge from footbridge over Burwell Lode (just south of Priory Farm and NCN 11).

Under a hundred metres of good track north from Black Drove (Fen Rivers Way) - then there's a poor footpath past Upware.

End of Black Drove byway at riverside footpath (Fen Rivers Way)

View of the freight-train which has derailed on a bridge over the river and cycle route. Taken from a moving train heading south out of Ely Station.

Fixing a puncture

Camcycle 20/50 Riders at Wicken Fen

All the fun of the fair.

Bikes parked outside the Dyke's End pub.

The Chief Executive of Cambridge City Council makes a speech alongside the Mayor of Cambridge at the opening of the 807th Reach Fair.

Burwell Road, looking out of Reach NCN Route 51 signs on the post.

The Stephen Folkes memorial playing field, looking alongside the Dyke in Reach. This photo's location was recorded from a GPS device.

The tree at the end of Devil's Dyke

Reach Village Hall is on the left, and beyond it is the church and Dyke's End pub.

Heading into Reach from the Upware direction.

Reaching Reach.

Here's a motorist who thinks that shared-use footpaths are not for walkers or cyclists, they're for cars. It was still there an hour and a half later.

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