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Cycle parking at Peterborough Station

New platform-end signs at Peterborough station - cycle space on Virgin intercity trains, and FLU for full-length Thameslink Class 700 trains.

Forest of bollards. Good luck trying to get your bike through here on this 'national cycle route', much less a tricycle or adapted cycle of any sort. Typical masochistic 'infrastructure' brought to you by Sustrans.

Ramp to railway bridge on NCR12 in Crown Lakes. Somewhere under all this moss and corrosion is a pathway that was built long ago and never maintained.

NCR12 just east of railway bridge in Crown Lakes. Muddy path. Nice views though.

NCR12 muddy route through Crown Lakes

I'm not sure what the orange prong is for, but most bikes would fit neatly beneath it. A Greater Anglia class 170 train from Peterborough to Ipswich.

DE60 MDZ Bowmans Tranport lorry parked up on school zig-zag at school arrival time. Lorry looks to be waiting to deliver, no need to wait here though. Plenty of space a few hundred yards away and not putting kids in danger. The ... [more]

island crossing on Station Road near Peterborough Railway Station, where the Railway Cycleway passes close to Queensgate shopping centre Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

Peterborough has wide cycle tracks, completely isolated from traffic, and clear destination signs Location: , Peterborough (England, United Kingdom) The section to the right of the kerb is the cycleway, with the footway on the raised ... [more]

Cycle route signs to City Centre, Werrington Village, school Location: Werrington, Peterborough (England, United Kingdom)

The Green Wheel rural route, Etton/Northborough/Deepings/Glinton/Peakirk Location: , Northborough (England, United Kingdom)

Toucan crossing near Peterborough Station Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

Cycle track in Peterborough on the Railway Cycleway and NCN12 Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view northwest from Davids Close showing the Green Wheel cycle route towards Hurn Road and Lincoln Road Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view northwest from Davids Close showing the Green Wheel cycle route towards Hurn Road and Lincoln Road Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view northwest on the cycle bridge over the railway line between Davids Close and Hurn Road/Lincoln Road, showing the Green Wheel cycle route signs Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view southwest on the cycle bridge over the railway line between Davids Close and Hurn Road/Lincoln Road, showing the Green Wheel cycle route signs Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view northwest on the cycle bridge over the railway line between Davids Close and Hurn Road/Lincoln Road, on The Green Wheel cycle route Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view southeast showing the shared cyclepath down to Davids Close Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view northwest on the cycle bridge over the railway line between Davids Close and Hurn Road/Lincoln Road, on The Green Wheel cycle route Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view northeast showing The Green Wheel cycle route signs on Lincoln Road Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view south showing the cycle bridge over the railway line between Hurn Road/Lincoln Road and Davids Close Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view north from Werrington Parkway cycle path, showing the bridge over the Glinton Bypass Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

view west showing McDonald's from the cycle bridge over the Glinton Bypass roundabout Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

Cycle bridge over the Glinton Bypass roundabout Location: , Peterborough City (England, United Kingdom)

Railworker's Track Cycle - still used on remote lines worldwide CYCLING Sustainable Transport Economic and Healthy! Location: Railworld, Peterborough (England, United Kingdom)

A unicyclist from no fit state circus rides a wire at Peterborough's arts festival.

Cowgate, except cycles

Peterborough

Odd sign

Short section of protected cycleway in Peterborough.

Priestgate

Lock parking at the ends of rows of double-decker racks!

Racks 50 metres from PBO station. 240 spaces on the double decker, 15 bikes on low decks, 10 upper. 26 Sheffield stands, 52 spacea had 16 bikes.

Peterborough station

Cycle parking at new Waitrose by Peterborough station

Covered cycle parking at the newly modernised Peterborough station.

The lifts at the recently modernised Peterborough station - a major interchange for people with baggage and bikes - are just like those at Cambridge - far too small!

The lifts at the recently modernised Peterborough station - a major interchange for people with baggage and bikes - are just like those at Cambridge - far too small!

Two-tier cycle parking not too far from Peterborough station

Signage and cycle route by Queensgate bus station, Peterborough

Signage on the route to Peterborough station

Underpass leading towards Peterborough station

Access to underpass, Peterborough

US-style cycle stands and shared-use footway, Peterborough

Cycling in Peterborough city centre

No cycling on this alley to Peterborough cathedral cloister - obviously

No Alcohol, No Ball Games, No Radios in Peterborough cathedral precincts - but cycling is fine

Plantlocks at Peterborough cathedral

No ban on cycling in Peterborough cathedral precincts

Temporary sign during roadworks in the pedestrianised centre of Peterborough

Covered and open cycle parking in Peterborough

PCSO on a bike (the second in a couple of minutes) in Peterborough

National Cycle Network route 12 in central Peterborough

Various opinions on how to use the US-style stands outside the Queensgate Shopping Centre, Peterborough

Well used staff parking at John Lewis, Peterborough

No entry except cycles to the pedestrianised city centre in Peterborough.

Route sign on the Peterborough RAILWAY CYCLEWAY.

One of many underpasses on the fabulous RAILWAY CYCLEWAY in Peterborough.

The fabulous Railway Cycleway in Peterborough.

Route sign on the Railway Cycleway in Peterborough.

One of many underpasses on the fabulous RAILWAY CYCLEWAY in Peterborough.

Route sign on the Railway Cycleway in Peterborough.

The fabulous RAILWAY CYCLEWAY in Peterborough.

Fabulous RAILWAY CYCLEWAY in Peterborough.

Fabulous RAILWAY CYCLEWAY in Peterborough.

route sign on the Peterborough RAILWAY CYCLEWAY.

Pedestrian and cycle crossing over the railway tracks is only on the northern side of the main carriageway bridge.

Fabulous RAILWAY CYCLEWAY in Peterborough.

Narrow lane puts cyclists in the gutter.

"No entry except cycles" sign in Peterborough.

A variety of cycle parking stands and wheel benders at the public swimming pool in Peterborough. Cyclists vote with their wheels...

Covered cycle parking at Peterborough Station PBO.

Covered cycle parking at Peterborough Station, PBO.

Covered cycle parking at Peterborough Station PBO.

Vineyard Road and Bishops Road in Peterborough, right behind the cathedral, between the Lido and the indoor Pool and athletics arena. In Peterborough cycle provision seems poor and cycling on the footway widespread, I observed about three t ... [more]

Bishops Road in Peterborough, right behind the cathedral, between the Lido and the indoor Pool and athletics arena. In Peterborough cycle provision seems poor and cycling on the footway widespread, I observed about three times as many cycli ... [more]

National Cycle Network Route 12 in Peterborough. "All pedal cycles Turn left". Though there is no cycle lane along Bishop's Gate.

Cycling is restricted, cycle parking is plenty in Peterborough city centre.

Cycling is restricted, cycle parking is plenty.

Shiny new stands in Peterborough city centre. Cycling is restricted, cycle parking is plenty.

Permeability is king.

Motorsavers A1 in Peterborough seems to have "switched sides", selling lots of different bicycles over two floors.

Motorsavers A1 in Peterborough seems to have "switched sides", selling lots of different bicycles over two floors.

Sheffield stands on both sides of the entrance to the Peterborough Central Library.

City centre cycling ban in Peterborough.

Cycling restrictions in Peterborough's city centre.

Supposedly unlawful "Except cycles" plate. Copied from http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18877536 with permission.

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough.

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough.

Wide cycle path past school.

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough.

Great to see so many children's bikes at this school - they need a bigger secure cycle parking area!

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough. Here the cycleway crosses an access road. Sensibly there's no markings for either party to give way as there's plenty of visibility all round, but the access road has a speed cushion.

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough.

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough. There are some good quality cycle routes in this area - here the walkers are separated from the cyclists by gently angled bricks that enable a smooth transition.

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough. Suddenly the nice cycle route through 'the village' reaches this severe steel barrier which requires multiple shuffling around to get the bike through. I can't help feeling that ... [more]

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough here the road surface has become gravel.

Cycling round the Crown Lake Link route in Peterborough. This lovely link is spoiled by this punishing chicane.

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