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Cycling in Bishop's Castle

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The local regency rake is remembered here beside the Llangollen canal at Hindford, although the pub itself closed years ago.

Elesmere wharf on the Llangollen canal is a picnic-lunch stop for a ride along ncn 455; nice weather for it too.

Just a reminder that, with some commendable exceptions, the UK largely lacks cycle infra planners & engineers who know how to build basic infra. Educating our planners & traffic engineers should be a top priority. ... [more]

Cycle parking on one of the platforms at Shrewsbury Station.

Well used racks outside Shrewsbury Station.

These narrow passages in Shrewsbury are known by the term 'shut'. This one has the delightful sign that reads: NOTICE This wall is very old. DO NOT prop bicycles or prams against it.

Contraflow cycling in Milk Street, Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury some racks and a route near the Square.

Racks for Shrewsbury Library

A turn table outside the library in Shrewsbury. This seems to be for turning cars around rather than having the drivers attempt three point turns in the front garden of the former school of Charles Darwin.

Craven Arms Station racks

Church Stretton station where there’s a rack.

Signed cycle parking.

Church Stretton Station

Church Stretton Station

Craven Arms

Coffee stop

The Llangollen canal briefly follows the Anglo-Welsh border here at Tilstock Park lift bridge, where a southbound cyclist is seen waiting for a boat to pass.

River Severn - Shrewsbury - signs - National Cycle Network route 81 Location: , Shrewsbury (England, United Kingdom) On the path near the River Severn, between the English Bridge and Shrewsbury Station. Was looking for an alternati ... [more]

High Street, Shrewsbury

Market Street contra flow

Empty here on a Friday evening, these racks were full on Saturday morning.

The centre of Shrewsbury is a maze of one way streets - and not enough contraflow cycle lanes.

This footbridge has a fairly big No Vehicles, Cyclists Dismount sign just out of shot to the left, and there are steps at the far end.

Shared use in Shrewsbury. Its on both sides of the road here, for a short section.

Cycle route along the river Severn, on the Frankwell side in Shrewsbury.

Cycle parking right outside Theatre Severn.

Another terrible design of footbridge. Imagine trying to get a pushchair across this bridge let alone moblity scooters and wheelchairs. The cynic inside me thinks that it was designed like this particularly to deter cycling.

Only bikes can enter this two-way street (from Mardol), but I think it shows how much of a racetrack these streets look like.

Central Shrewsbury has quite a few narrow alleys like this with a bit of spare space for cycle parking.

A one way street in central Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's 10 yard contraflow on Mardol! I think the idea of this is to create a continuous route from the side street on the left (blocked by a stored motor vehicle) to the right. The central area is a disastrous maze of one way st ... [more]

First impressions of Shrewsbury from our hotel room. Almost all the cyclists we've seen are on the footways along here.

First impressions of Shrewsbury from our hotel room.

NCN route 81 continuing west from Cosford station past the RAF Museum

Cyclist on shared-use path (NCN route 81) past RAF Cosford

Shared-use path (NCN route 81) crossing the road just a short distance from the toucan crossings at the A41 junction.

Signs for NCN route 81 from the A41 Cosford junction.

Toucan crossings on all sides of the A41 Cosford junction

A shame the shared-use couldn't be extended beyond the junction.

Shared-use only around the A41 junction in Cosford

Give Way line at pole of toucan crossing - is this really necessary?

Cyclists being encouraged to use the shared-use path purely to bypass traffic lights.

Toucan crossings on all arms of the A41 junction to Cosford rail and RAF stations

Cyclists being encouraged to use the shared-use path purely to bypass traffic lights.

Shared-use path from the A41 to Cosford rail and RAF stations - crossing the road almost at once.

End of shared-use path on this side of the road from the A41 to Cosford rail and RAF stations

Cycle shelter at Cosford station (Birmingham-bound side)

Start of shared-use path from Cosford rail and RAF stations to the A41 junction.

New steps and surfacing, plenty of space but no cycle parking on the Shrewsbury-bound side of Cosford station.

Burford House, where there is a place to stop for food. I saw a couple of young fella-me-lads enjoying a lunch to break up their bike ride.

Some of the cycle racks at Shrewsbury station are on the platform.

Knighton - the station on the dyke (presumably Offa's) - the cycle parking is on the other platform.

Racks at Knighton station.

Cycle parking on Shrewsbury station

Cycle parking on Shrewsbury station

Towpath south of Chirk

Bridge over the canal south of Chirk

Towpath south of Chirk

Bomere Pool: waterskiing and other watersports.

No entry except cycles

Suspended bike.

Cycle parking.

Cycle parking.

Cycle parking.

Cycle parking at Shrewsbury station.

Traditional bike used in advertising.

Hawk Factory Cycles shop

Wyre forest

Old town architecture in Shrewsbury, and contraflow cycling sign

Cycle Route 44

Cycle route signs from Route 81, riverside path in Shrewsbury. Castle Walk footbridge in background.

Family cycling on Route 81 through the Quarry in Shrewsbury.

Cycle route signs on Betton Street Bridge in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking at Meole Brace park and ride site in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking at Roushill by the Salopian in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking at Cineworld in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking at Guildhall in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking in Coleham, Shrewsbury

Cycle parking outside Spar in Coleham, Shrewsbury

Cycle parking outside Marks and Spencer on Castle Street in Shrewsbury.

Cycle parking in St Alkmunds Square, Shrewsbury

Cycle parking on Castle Gates, Shrewsbury

Cycle parking at Shrewsbury library on Castle Gates

Cycle parking on St John's Hill in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking by Greyfriars Bridge in Shrewsbury

Cycle Parking by Greyfriars Bridge in Coleham, Shrewsbury

Cycle parking on Roushill by Pride Hill Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking at local shops on Column Roundabout in Shrewsbury

Cycle Parking at Shropshire Archives on Castle Foregate in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury town centre

Cycle parking at Hills Lane Car Park by Stan Jones Cycles in Shrewsbury

Cycle parking at the Square on High Street in Shrewsbury town centre

Cycle parking on Victoria Ave by Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury. Theatre Severn in background.

Cycle parking at Shrewsbury bus station on Raven Meadows.

Cycle parking at the Shrewsbury Town Football Stadium on Oteley Road

Cycle parking at the cycle track at Shrewsbury Sports Village on Sundorne Road.

Cycle route signs on Smithfield Road in Shrewsbury

Cycle route signs on Smithfield Road in Shrewsbury

End of cycle route sign at Roushill where route crosses Smithfield Road in Shrewsbury

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