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Cycling in Formby

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Southport, cycling city

Cycle track alongside main A565 Formby By-pass dual carriageway

End of shared-use footway alongside road, and through barrier for path to Banks Road

Cycleway used for inline skating

Line-separated shared-use footway outside of urban area

Cycle track crossing side road

Segregated cycle track next to road

Good eyesight required to make out sign from far side of junction!

A narrow and unusual cycle lane right next to a line of bollards over the Marine Way Bridge

Cycleway passes beneath Southport Pier

Cycleway along the sea wall

Cyclists meant to take overgrown route to the right

Route into Southport

Line-separated shared use footway along Marine Drive into Southport

Cycle track too narrow to overtake!

Narrow cycle track, but the rough bit to the side assists with passing. No use for overtaking though (see #54912).

Southbound, the transition from cycle track to road is straightforward

The lack of a stopline across the cycle lane I guess means cyclists going to the cycle track can pass on red. The sharp corner could have been avoided by taking a cycle track passed the other side of the signal post and such ambiguity would ... [more]

The cycle route leaves the parallel road to run alongside the A59 on a cycle track.

Give Way to oncoming vehicles which you can't see. Maybe I should have taken a photo of the car reversing back as I was putting the camera away!

Sign for Netherton, with separate sticker for route number

A blind corner on NCN62 path at Aintree

Cycle path meets road at Aintree

The cycle lane jumping from the footway to the roadway, between taxi rank and bus stop. See also #54901.

The NCN62 cycle lane jumps onto the footway before the taxi rank, only to jump off again at the bus stop. See also #54902.

An Advance Stop Line on the A59. NCN62 turns left here, but rejoins the A59 further along.

A Cyclists Dismount sign at a corner next to the roundabout

Route signs at roundabout

Car parked on NCN62 cycle track

Sign for Ainsdale-on-Sea, omitting all reference to the National Cycle Network route number. The 'cycles only' sign is in contrast to the 'pedestrians and cycles' sign facing the opposite way in #54890. Are pedestrians banned from this sect ... [more]

25 miles to Liverpool, 24 minutes to Formby, on the same sign! Also, no path across the grass between the cycle track and the road for the right turn.

NCN62 cycle track on far side of road

Gate with space for cycling around it, and information board at entrance to woods See also #54858

The breakaway path is actually unnecessary since the gate has a bypass accessible directly from the main path See also #54859

Whatever the sign said, it said it in really small type!

Sign at path junction

Lots of signs at level crossing

RCN81 sign for Southport

Dusty path

Route sign with destination, but with an estimated journey time instead of distance

Route sign near Freshfield station

A conspicuous cycle route sign!

Abrupt end of cycle track, just where motorists will be looking the other way. Narrow footway continues into Formby to the left.

Cycle track for fast cyclists, alongside A565! See also #54847

Cycle track alongside A565 See also #54848

Sand on path not as bad as #54669

Sand overwhelming the path

End of road and path beyond to beach, at side of Crosby Leisure Centre.

Directions for Bootle and Crosby, and for the route in #54664

Detour around fence

Route sign for the same route as in #54664 directing cyclists up a no through road. Maybe the ultimate destination of the route is on this road.

Route sign with an emblem but no destination on it. Sorry, I missed the start of the route, so don't know where it goes. And unfilled ditch across start of path.

Mileages on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Canal access from Marsh Lane is via a spiral staircase

A narrow path under bridge, with poor sightlines. Not an unusual problem with canal towpaths.

NCN62 takes a right turn here, but there is only a tiny sticker visible on the approach!

Canal path of variable quality on NCN62, at bridge narrowing

The NCN62 connection between the canal path and Ormskirk Road is via a flight of steps, although a wheeling ramp has been provided.

The NCN62 connection to the canal path is via a flight of steps

Gate and barrier where path meets residential road.

A change in the path surface.

A barrier at the end of the car park.

Another barrier on the path!

NCN810 sticker explaining that it is the current end of route. http://modgov.sefton.gov.uk/moderngov/mgAi.aspx?id=25712 gives details of the proposed route across Formby.

Sign with sticker for NCN810, directing cyclists through car park

Route sticker for NCN810

Barrier left open on canal path

Route sign for NCN810 in Bootle

"Stanley's Fruit Stores" 9 Liverpool Road, Southport, Merseyside PR8 4AR

Crosby beach shared cycle path

This Is One Of Southport's Cycle Hire & Maintenance Shop. Beside The Train Station At Southport. Behind That Again Is One Of The Secure Lock Up Facilities Provided By MerseyRail. There Are More Of These Along The Line Into Liverpool A ... [more]

Shared Cycle Path Crosby. On The Way Into Liverpool. Gormley's Sculptures "Another Time Another Place On The Right

The cycle hire scheme in the parking compound at Southport Station. There is also a 2-tier parking compound for users bringing their own bikes. This is part of a larger bike parking scheme across the merseyreail network - see http://www.m ... [more]

A remarkably smooth and useful bit of path. Segregated by just a white line, pedestrians to the left and cyclists to the right. Not really wide enough for bidirectional use, but as good as it gets in the UK. Photo taken on Land's End to ... [more]

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