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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:

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Shropshire Union Canal towpath, Chester

Shropshire Union Canal towpath, Chester

Shropshire Union Canal towpath, Chester

Shropshire Union Canal towpath, Chester

Cobblestones are a bit bumpy for our Bromptons. Shropshire Union Canal towpath, Chester

Shropshire Union Canal towpath, Chester

Ramp down to the Shropshire Union Canal towpath, Chester.

Sharp corner on cobblestones then down a ramp to the canal towpath.


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City Road, Chester

City Road, Chester

Shared-use path whose useability is severely impaired by ending abruptly at the bottom of a dip, meaning that one must stop to rejoin the road going back uphill behind the camera with all momentum lost. It would be a cheap but massive impro ... [more]

Two-way cycling along the pedestrianised Frodsham Street, you meet service buses head-on which ought to terminate at the new bus station across the canal instead.

Parking stand at Tesco on Sealand Road, too narrow for two bikes to each upright but there is CCTV monitoring and plenty of room for expansion should demand increase.

A very nice surface on this private road.

An old road repurposed as a cycleway.

Sinusoidal speed humps are good, they don't cause much discomfort but if you go much too fast over them, they'll launch you out of the saddle. A good way IMO to slow people down.

A new route, already flooded by about 6 inches. Clearly the path is too low.


A big improvement on the old crossing, which required you to lift the bike over. These gates appear to be controlled by magnetic lock (I didn't look closely but there's an odd lump on the side of each one).

These wood barriers have been placed to slow cyclists down. They do quite a good job of it and are easy to pass through.

Uneven surface due to badger activity.

Road closed signs on the Cheshire Cycleway (RCN 70). Although badger activity has undermined the road so that it is impassible for motors you can still walk or cycle through.See #103378 & #103379

Double-deck cycle parking at Chester station.

Shropshire Union Canal and ramp to Tarvin Road, Chester

Tarvin Road, Chester, England

Shropshire Union canal, Chester, near Egerton Street

Northgate Lock sign By the Shropshire Union canal as it passes under St Martin's Viaduct, Chester, England

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.

@roadcc the ncn needs some of that 7bn spending on it!

@bollocksinfra National Cycle Route 5 at Frodsham #Celebrate20

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

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