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Cycling in Linslade

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There's no information on the Greensand Cycleway - how does it connect with the Sustrans NCN routes? Should it be on OpenCycleMap?

Shared-use footway between the new Tesco and Sandy station

Routes to schools in Sandy

Road closure and crossing on NCN route 12 just north of central Sandy

Road closure and cossing on NCN route 12 leading to central Sandy.

A pleasant route for NCN route 12 through northern Sandy

NCN route 12 leading to a zebra crossing (with Cyclists Dismount sign)

NCN route 12 leading to a zebra crossing (Cyclists Dismount sign in the other direction only)

Right into the car park and then left.

NCN route 12 turns left after these barriers - too tight for trailers.

NCN route 12 turns right here on the paved route

Lots of permeability and connectivity in this part of Sandy

NCN 51 and NCN12 leading towards the centre of Sandy (cars go a much longer way around).

For those who preferred to stay on the road rather than cross to the shared-use footway, a right-turn refuge has been provided here so there's no need to go around the roundabout.

Cyclists on NCN 51 should cross the road here to use the footway under the A1. It might be simpler just to use the road.

Mystifying cycle lane on this dead-end route - in fact NCN51 turns sharp right to follow an off-road route under the A1.

Farm road on the former Sandy-Bedford railway route leading to the A1 bridge (in the distance)

Unpaved surface leading to bridges on the Bedford to Sandy railway route

NCN route 51 climbs to regain the Bedford-Sandy railway route.

Unpaved section of NCN route 51 - only short but still surprising.

NCN51 turns 180 degrees here - so one sign suffices for both directions.

Cycle lanes on the very short stretch of this road shared with NCN51.

The actual route of the Sandy to Bedford railway was in the cutting immediately to the right/north - the cycleway is presumably on drier land.

The old Sandy to Bedford railway route taking a kink around a missing bridge.

Junction of NCN routes 12 and 51 with the old Sandy-Bedford railway route

NCN routes 12 and 51 heading down to the old Sandy-Bedford railway route

Very short section of shared-use route before the Cyclists Dismount sign at Great Barford bridge.

Cyclists are supposed to dismount and and wheel their bikes across Great Barford bridge - or use the road, of course, but beware that the one-way lights might change before you're across.

Cyclists on the very short section of shared-use route before the Cyclists Dismount sign at Great Barford bridge.

Redundant Sustrans sign - NCN routes 12 and 51 follow the old Sandy-Bedford railway line just to the south.

Surely they've got their traffic-calming the wrong way round? The aim is to slow traffic coming IN to the village. And where's the cycle bypass?

New (2013) memorial to the RAF's Special Duties squadrons and the agents they flew in to the German-occupied continent in World War II

The Kingfisher Way along the Ivel is a footpath - better that way, I think

Cycle route on the original Tempsford bypass, with the current A1 dual-carriageway to the west.

Roman road south from the Tempsford road

Roman road north from the Tempsford road

Asphalt surface on the Roman road

Junction of bridleways (Roman road straight ahead)

Stupid anti bike gates on the Luton Dunstable busway. There are lots in many locations along this 3m wide cycle path.

One of the several really annoying anti bike gates on the busway cycle path. How is someone meant to get through these. Fortunately possible but not easy.

NCN6 as seen from the busway cycle path heading north west. There are no signs at this location so easy to miss.

Junction NCN6 and busway cycle route and bridge. Sadly no signs at this location so easily missed when looking for NCN6.

Handy cycle link marred by barriers you can't get a bike through let alone a trailer/trike etc... See also #52245.

Short sections of segregated cycle lane lead up to this toucan crossing of a main road. This is part of a route to school and is well signed. This is a duplicate of #52249.

Cycle contraflow on one-way street into the town centre. Great short cut for cyclists.

Cycle contraflow on narrow one-way street close to railway station gives a short cut for cyclists.

Lovely surfaced cycle path on route of old railway giving a pleasant walking and cycling short cut to rail station, schools, leisure centre, industrial estate and canal tow path whilst avoiding the town centre. It even has lighting.

On-carriageway cycle lane that is too narrow - and this is a route to school - most kids just cycle on the pavement.

Using carriageway cycle symbols to alert motorists to potential presence of cyclists and indicate both to motorists and cyclists where cyclists should position themselves in the road (ie mid-lane) as the road narrows under the railway bridg ... [more]

Stautes of Eric Morecambe and Capability Brown on NCN6 overlooking Luton Hoo park.

Cycle lanes on Bunkers Lane. As this road gets busy with school run traffic perhaps should have upgraded the pavement to shared use.

The top of the Cycle contra flow from Hartwell Grove to Dudley Street.

Cycle contraflow from Dudley Street to Hartwell Grove. Great little short cut. Shame that they couldn't keep the 'no entry' signs as these 'flying motorbikes' confuse drivers no end. Apparently this is the legal requirement (or it was at th ... [more]

Danesfield Cycle Way linking Marley Fields and Stanbridge Road to Meadow Way and the Planets Estate. Needs a new, wider bridge over the brook though.

Toucan crossing across Heath Road linking Carnation Close and Northcourt linking the Riverside Walk and Plantation Road with the Vandyke Road area. Some say this would be better as a zebra crossing...

Contra flow lane on Hockliffe Street. Often blocked by delivery vans but at least it's there. Great short cut into the High Street.

Cycle lanes on Meadway. Ok for experience cyclists or on a quiet day but not ideal considering this is a route to school so used by kids when there are lots of cars around. Most kids use the pavement.

The dreaded barriers on the Morrisons Cycle Path. On Morrisons land and they insist they stay put for cyclists' safety - try getting a trailer round them or even a bike for that matter! Photo of someone trying to do exactly that: #58634.

The Morrisons Cycle Link. Part of NCN6 and now only with barriers in the middle (on Morrisons own land) and not at either end. Links Lake Street / Grove Road with South Street. This bit is also used by delivery lorries and the bit before of ... [more]

Entrance to Riverside Walk from Leighton Road/Bridge Street.

Great little link through from North Street to Hockliffe Street where the contraflow now means you can go straight down to Lake Street or turn right to Hockliffe Road. At least it's legal now!

Entrance to Parsons Close Link from Grovebury Road. There is now a sign telling you this is a cycle path!

Riverside Walk when it was first completed. Beware of floods and the mud that is left behind afterwards!

Entrance to Riverside Walk from Plantation Road. Sharp bend a little way down this path which is also popular with dog walkers so a little warning tinkle on the bell is advised!

Link from the Black Bridge cycle path to Tiddenfoot Waterside Park alongside the canal. Takes you to some good family riding around the Waterside Park and out to Grove Lock pub, Ledburn and Mentmore beyond via the bridleway under the bypass ... [more]

How to get your bike over the railway footbridge. Not easy but the best the council could do with the budget!

Alley way between Hockliffe Road and Woodman Close. A bit narrow so take care. Part of the Clipstone Brook cycle route from the Planets Estate to the Town Centre and beyond

Take the Lane! Encouragement for cyclists and a warning for motorists under the Wing Road rail bridge

Black Bridge Cycle Route. Beware the barriers at either end that make it difficult for tandems, trailers etc.

Bridleway

Bridleway

The Bunyan Trail bridleway.

The Bunyan Trail bridleway goes through these fields.

The Bunyan Trail bridleway goes through these fields.

The Bunyan Trail bridleway goes through these fields.

The Bunyan Trail bridleway goes through these fields.

The Bunyan Trail bridleway goes through these fields.

The Bunyan Trail bridleway goes through these fields.

The Bunyan Trail bridleway goes through these fields.

Lost: At this point I had realised that I should be on the other side of this hedgerows - but kept going in the hope there was a way through. There wasn't.

This is where I got lost, I thought I had to go up here - but after half a mile of going through this field I came to a dead end and had to backtrack. I should have been on the east side of this hedgerow.

A huge farmers field - and not part of the route.

Bridleway

Route through farm - I couldn't be sure where the 'route' was and it felt a bit like trespassing, but on the other hand I didn't see any Keep Out notices either.

Route through farm - I couldn't be sure where the 'route' was and it felt a bit like trespassing, but on the other hand I didn't see any Keep Out notices either.

Route through farm - I couldn't be sure where the 'route' was and it felt a bit like trespassing, but on the other hand I didn't see any Keep Out notices either.

View of Central Bedfordshire from this hill near Cranfield.

Roxhill Road - this route to Cranfield goes through a farm and on bridleways.

Bedford Road

Bedford Road

Bedford Road

Upper Shelton

Upper Shelton route NCN51 turns to the left here.

Cranfield Road entering Upper Shelton

National Cycle Networks route 51 runs along the old Cambridge to Bedford railway route here.

National Cycle Networks route 51 runs along the old Cambridge to Bedford railway route here.

National Cycle Networks route 51 runs along the old Cambridge to Bedford railway route here.

National Cycle Networks route 51 runs along the old Cambridge to Bedford railway route here.

National Cycle Networks route 51 runs along the old Cambridge to Bedford railway route here.

National Cycle Networks route 51 runs along the old Cambridge to Bedford railway route here.

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