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Excellent bike shop in Hinckley.

New development along Sketchley Brook.

Cycleway ends and reverts to a footpath here.

Good stands next to the library entrance.

Shared use comes to an end, cyclists continue on the road at this junction. CYCLISTS REJOIN CARRIAGEWAY

I thought the covert CCTV warning was about cycling, but it is about dog poop.

Shame about the wheel benders, but at least the cycle parking is right next to the main entrance.

Shared use joins carriageway at a short advisory cycle-lane ahead of a pinch point.

Shared use at a school with edge of carriageway fencing.

Racks in school grounds

This strange mix of shared use and no cycling on the same pole is still here at the end of 2018. See #28576.

Normandy way with it's narrow two-way cycle lane at a crossing with a footpath.

Narrow cycleway with significant lip for the footway section. The width shown in the image is 1.33 m but when the phone camera was closer to the surface a width of 1.2 metres was shown.

Narrow shared use on Normandy Way.

Barwell Road opposite the Asda.

Barwell Road opposite the Asda.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Elizabeth Road meets Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Elizabeth Road

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Ashby Road pavement cycleway.

Heritage racks at a heritage railway, Shelton Station on the Battlefield Line.

Holliers Walk, Hinckley

Shared use footway

Sketchley Old Village

Sketcley Lane - closed to motor vehicles

Sketchley Lane - closed to motor traffic.

Link to Sketchley Lane which is closed to motor traffic.

This sign has evolved to grow up through the dense foliage and flower to reveal it's vital message: Cyclists Dismount to warn of the unmarked crossing of an industrial road.

Dangerously overgrown cycleway near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley.

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. See #99974

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. This has been reported to Leicestershire Highways Ref: FS79728760 https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/report-a-road-problem

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. See #99974

Cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley.

Cyclists dismount to cross this road (at an unmarked crossing point) serving an industrial estate, but head to the A5 for a bike to the South :-/

Cycle route sign on a road serving large industrial estate.

An overgrown path - or 'rewilded'.

Crossing of an industrial estate access road.

Warning sign for the crossing round the corner at #99968

Cycleway next to industrial estate access road.

Cycleway on access road to industrial estate

Cycleway alongside the A5

Cycleway alongside the A5 protected by Armco style barrier, next to the Lime Kilns pub which is on the Ashby Canal.

Cycleway alongside the A5 protected by Armco style barrier.

The big black sign can light up to read: OVERNIGHT VEHICLE DIVERSION <------ USE A5

Cycleway next to the A5

Cycleway alongside the A5

Two waves of bollards a badly placed lighting column and overgrown bushes all serve to slow down your approach to the A5.

Cycle route between Rugby Road and Watling Street, passing a lorry distribution park.

Bizarre bollards down the middle of the road very near to a lorry distribution park, and massive rocks presumably to stop overrunning of the verges?

"Cyclists rejoin carriageway" to pass the DPD International Gateway. or cross (at an unmarked crossing) to joint the footway cycleway on the other side. I suppose we have to be grateful for the dropped kerbs.

"Cyclists rejoin carriageway" see #99954

Covered cycle parking at the visitors entrance to DPD.

Cycle route between Rugby Road and Watling Street, passing a lorry distribution park.

Cycle route between Rugby Road and Watling Street, passing a lorry distribution park.

Cycle route between Rugby Road and Watling Street, passing a lorry distribution park.

Tiny cycle route signs

Four bike racks in the large car storage area at the Hansom Cab pub.

Footway cycleway on Hollycroft

Footway cycleway on Hollycroft

Footway cycleway on Hollycroft

Footway cycleway on Hollycroft

You can’t cycle in the jitty, but you can ride on this footway.

Tudor Road, Hinckley

Tudor Road, Hinckley

Tudor Road, Hinckley

Tudor Road, Hinckley There's a footway cycleway on the right. See #99848 Many of the gardens have been converted into car storage areas, and I saw cars parked fully on the footway.

Tudor Road, Hinckley

Footway cycleway

Footway cycleway

Footway cycleway The planners probably thought "Well they're driving on the footway so we might as well let cyclists go there too".

Footway cycleway

Footway cycleway

Footway cycleway

Footway cycleway

Footway cycleway shared use

Footway cycleway

Footway cycleway

Ashby Road pinch point

We have just attended an RTC whereby a cyclist has collided with a car. At this time, the cyclist is not though to have any life threatening or life changing injuries. Always wear a helmet, colourful clothing and have working lights. Than ... [more]

Awful, dreadful. End of a short piece of shared use footway.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway, here under a motorway.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway. Access barriers designed to allow for horses and cycles to pass.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway. Access barriers designed to allow for horses and cycles to pass.

Old Leicester and Swannington railway line, now a cycleway.

Station Road, Ratby

Station Road, Ratby

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council CYCLING & BALL GAMES PROHIBITED but as much car storage as you want.

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