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Cycling in Chester

Chester is one of the new Cycling Demonstration Towns.

Chester Cycling Campaign is 'A Voice For Chester Cyclists'. As part of the governance arrangements for the CDT project, the Chester Cycling Campaign has been chosen to represent the local cycling community on the project Steering Group.

The Campaign has created a special CDT website as an interactive resource, enabling the Chester cycling community to participate in the CDT project. Check it out now, at: www.chestercyclecity.org.

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Tarvin in Cheshire . The local landowners horse owners are blatenly blocking and intimidating path users with: dumping of manure, string and a horse box. The rest of the path will become overgrown through lack of use. No wonder NHS is overw ... [more]

Tarvin fotpath network is very unfriendly and definitely NOT smooth. United Utilities strap line "making life flow smoothly" does not apply here. The path around the UU treatment works is very badly maintained. Wouldn't take much to make it ... [more]

Tarvin Coop cycle parking. The stands are too close together. By removing the middle stand the same number of cycles can be accommodated . The removed stand can be used elsewhere at this store or at another.

Railway bridge over cycleway

Link from Shot Tower Close to the towpath and the footbridge to Waitrose, Chester

Link from Shot Tower Close to a short section of towpath across the canal from NCN route 45

The lift was not working at the north end of the new bridge from Waitrose, Chester.

Ramped access beside the new Waitrose, Chester, to the canal towpath and the new footbridge.

Ramped access to the new bridge at Waitrose, Chester

One-way road with cycle contraflow - wait for a green light here.

Useful through route for cyclists in Chester

Except Cyclists plate needed under the No Entry sign

Narrow bridge in Chester - the footbridge to the right is unusable, cyclists should wait for the green light to use the road.

Narrow bridge in Chester - the footbridge to the left is unusable, cyclists should wait for the green light to use the road.

One-way road with contraflow cycleway

Cycle route sign, Chester

The shared-use route into Chester suddenly stops here without warning.

They're very keen on cars not parking on the verges (and cycleways) in Chester.

The start of a cycle route parallel to the B5130 into Chester - and surely the sign has been turned around?

Cycle parking, for some reason, at the start of a cycle route parallel to the B5130 into Chester - and surely the sign to the right has been turned around?

It would be better to have a raised cushion across the side-road rather than the oh-so-predictable Cyclsists Dismount signs.

The shared-use path south from Chester ends heer (with a van parked on it).

Private road to Eaton Hall - there are public footpaths through the Duke of Westminster's estate, so it would be great if a cycle route could use this bridge across the Dee and link up with Chester.

There are lots of cyclists racing around the Cheshire lanes, and this pub wants them to stop.

Holt Bridge (across the Dee to Wales) - alternate one-way traffic, with lots of road cyclists.

Plenty of space to park cycles at Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm and Tea Room. A popular stopping spot for cyclists close to the Cheshire Cycleway (RCN 70)

Church Lane, Farndon - a handy route parallel to the High St for cyclists heading for Holt Bridge.

No Motor Vehicles on this handy link from Holt Bridge.

No Motor Vehicles on this link to Holt Bridge

Dropped kerb needed at this new development.

Parallel route for cyclists through Churton.

Start of parallel route for cyclists through Churton.

Literally just 100 metres of cycleway here beside the A41 would provide a safe link from the canalside NCN route 45 to the lanes to Saighton and Farndon.

Link to the towpath NCN route 45, Waverton

NCN route 45 continuing east from Waverton, where the good surface seems to end.

NCN route 45 at Waverton

Link to Christleton from NCN route 45

There were a huge number of schoolchildren heading home on the towpath (NCN route 45) here.

NCN route 45 passing under the Chester ring road

One of the pedestrians approaching on the towpath (NCN route 45) has a parrot on each shoulder.

NCN 45 route sign

Link to NCN route 45 on the towpath

NCN route 45 follows the towpath into Chester

NCN route 45 follows the tunnel-like towpath to the right, although it's possible to cross the road too.

Road closed in one direction except to cyclists

The towpath looks a bit like a dead-end but NCN route 45 does go that way. I went up the ramp and over the road.

New footbridge across the canal by Waitrose and the Shot Tower, Chester - there's a lift there but it wasn't working.

New Waitrose supermarket and footbridge across the canal

NCN route 45 on the canal towpath, Chester

Road closure at the canal towpath, Chester

Level access to the canal towpath and NCN route 45 in Chester

Steps to the towpath in Chester - luckily the sign in the mid-distance suggests a level route, as long as I'm happy to tackle a roundabout and a short stretch of the A51.

Anti-cyclist signage in Chester. A Cyclists Dismount sign would be more logically correct, anyway.

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@bollocksinfra National Cycle Route 5 at Frodsham #Celebrate20 http://t.co/dvaH6eE6Dy

Tarporley in Cheshire missing c on CTC winged wheel It's CTC not CT @itv recently screened an historical second world war drama #homefires series 2 ep 1 27:10 Sunday 3rd April 2016 The Swan Tarporley is shown with the sign and t ... [more]

Cheshire Tarporley: New bike shop + repairs Rock Garden cycles. Open all week 'til 7.30pm except Wednesday

The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop Good to see it's still there and being used regularly !!! Tarporley in Cheshire; freshly painted bike stands in fire brigade red! The sign on the door welcomes cyclists to bring their bikes in to t ... [more]

Cycle Parking - just off Cheshire Cycleway (RR70) at Barnsbridge Car Park Delamere Forest.

Cycle parking at Mouldsworth railway station

Well organised cut-through in housing estate, Chester

Road closure except for cyclists beneath low bridge, Chester

Contraflow cycle lane on canal bridge, Chester

Canalside cycle route out of Chester

Contraflow cycling towards Chester station

Road closure and contraflow cycle lane

No Entry Except Cycles sign in Chester

A one-way dead end? Lots of cars unable to legally escape? I wish...

Shared-use crossing of the Chester ring road

Unusual - a cycle lane that ought to lead in to an ASL but doesn't.

Thoughtless road closure without dropped kerbs for cyclists - plenty of space for some bike stands too.

Signage for the Wirral Circular Trail between Hooton and Eastham

A poor quality ramp at end of railway path up to road, next to Hooton station

Signage at junction with railway path in Wirral Country Park, plus information board

Straight-forward gap beside gate at cycle path access

The turn off of Heath Lane and onto the cycle path

Sign reads: "Wait here until the cattle have passed." This chap had been waiting for at least 10 minutes when I arrived!

Busy road crossing at A550 junction, with option to cross the road slightly further along, where it is just as busy but there is a tiny traffic island in the middle of the road

Gate and bypass with step that forces all cyclists to dismount and lift their bikes across

A gate at entrance to cycle path from Bridle Lane

Two pairs of gates on cycle path at farm track crossing

Is a gate really necessary between the cycle path and public road ahead?

A gate at the entrance to the cycle path, but no gate needed on private driveway

End of shared-use footway

No effort appears to have been made to convert this footway to shared-use other than to put up signs.

Lots of vehicles triggering the 50mph/Slow Down signs on A41 dual carriageway on approach to at-grade junction (see also #53676)

Personally, I'd choose the shared-use footways over the roadway any day! This was the only photo I took at this location where the '(50)/Slow Down' electronic signs weren't lit (see also #53677).

Junction of Shropshire Union Canal towpath and ramp up to A41 (see also #53673 and #53674)

Ramp between Shropshire Union Canal towpath and A41 dual carriageway (see also #53673 and #53675)

Shared-use footway alongside A41, passing over Shropshire Union Canal (see also #53674 and #53675)

Junction signage on the Shropshire Union Canal

The turn onto the canal path on NCN5 and NCN56

The cycle path meets a minor road, before the cycle routes join the canal

The cycle path through the middle of Chester Zoo, passing under the monorail.

The start of the cycle path through Chester Zoo

A short length of cycle path at Long Lane crossing

Separate signs for NCN5 and NCN56

Clear signage at Fairfield Road access point on Chester Greenway

Junction for Shropshire Union Canal on Chester Greenway

Junction on path linking between Shropshire Union Canal and Chester Greenway

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