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Purple sign for cycle and bridleway https://t.co/TG8ixiOPlt

A new combined pedestrian and cycling zebra crossing is provided here.

Another loss of priority to a road used by very few vehicles. The cycle lane should continue straight across here, and cars be forced to give way.

A new ramp down to the new cycle track alongside the A555. This is a good surface and is well signposted.

A new section of cycle path alongside the A555. The surface is high quality and it's quite wide (there's a big deep ditch to the right that restricts it).

I'm not sure what the legal status of this route is but you can open the gate to reach the quieter service road. This is a useful shortcut if you're headed west, toward Lymn.

The paint to the left shows where the old "cycle path" began, leaving the carriageway. The footpath on the right is in terrible condition and does not improve the further north one walks.

This crossing is unsignalled and traffic speeds are high. Great care needs to be taken crossing road.

This gate needs to be replaced, preferably removed, so people can walk and cycle without obstruction.

A nice wide cycleway here.

This gate could be improved but fits a standard bicycle easily.

Yarwoodhead Lane forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham. There is almost no traffic whatsoever on this road.

The Yarwoodhead Lane bridge forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham.

The Yarwoodhead Lane bridge forms part of a potential connection between the old (now bypassed) Chester Road, which is a quiet route with its own wide cycleway, and Altrincham.

High quality shared cycle path alongside the new bypass. It is a little on the narrow side but there aren't that many pedestrians or cyclists here.

Two junctions with light traffic that force cyclists to cede priority. Why is this the case? There is enough space to make motorists wait for pedestrians and cyclists to cross. The result is unnecessary conflict. It's worth noting that ... [more]

Here priority is taken away from the cycle track and given over to a road that sees little to no traffic. This is pointless and dangerous - motorists should be expected to wait for cyclists before crossing the cycleway. The signage is con ... [more]

Dashed lines across the carriageway might help here, but give way markings are needed before the tactile paving so cyclists aren't tempted to wander into the carriageway. The surface here is loose, the turns are tight, this could lead to p ... [more]

Priority taken away from the cycle path and given to a petrol station that is closed, and a hotel that sees low traffic levels. Both these are entrances to private property. Priority should remain with the cycle path.

Priority given over to a side road that serves only one property. This is utterly pointless in a location that sees very low level of traffic. Priority should be given to walking and cycling here.

Cheshire Cycleway (RCN 70) route sign

Road closure signs on the Cheshire Cycleway (regional route 70). The road is still passable on foot or by bike. See #103379 & #103378 A better diversion route for cyclists wishing to avoid this is north via Budworth Heath Lane #www.cyclest ... [more]

Road closed due to badger activity. It is still passable on foot or bicycle.

Well surfaced canal towpath, sometimes a bit narrow when busy with walkers

Jodrell Bank 11 mph speed limit Ed: Hmmm, the only eleven related astronomy number I can think of is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity which from Earth is 11 km/s.

Recent roadworks here have exposed just how much of the footway is covered in overgrowth. It gets worse the further south you go, so you're walking/cycling alongside HGVs doing 50mph only inches from you. It's very scary. Cheshire East C ... [more]

Macclesfield pedestrian zone.

Macclesfield pedestrian zone.

Macclesfield

Macclesfield pedestrian zone.

A steep cobbled street in Macclesfield called Back Wallgate.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, ends rather abruptly at this supermarket exit.

The Middlewood Way from Macclesfield to Marple leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. There's a series of loop ramps here that chicane up to the bridge.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, here a switchback ramp to change levels as the old railway here has been built on.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route, going here over the viaduct in Bollington.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. The wheel segment is a milepost saying here that Macclesfield is 3 miles and Marple 7.

Access to the Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route is on the right down some steps.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route. The wheel segment is a milepost that here says 5 miles either to Marple or Macclesfield.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

The Middlewood Way from Marple to Macclesfield leisure route.

This farmer seems to think the cycle lane is his personal farm vehicle parking space.

An utterly pointless set of cycle barriers on an entirely segregated cycle lane. Nobody would dream of putting car-sized barriers on a junction on a road, so why put these on a cycle lane? The thinking escapes me, whoever thinks these are ... [more]

Improved lighting in the cycling/pedestrian tunnel beneath Manchester Airport.

Old Hall Lane pedestrian/cycle/equestrian underpass access ramp.

Yet more anti-social parking on the new cycling infrastructure.

Another section of cleared footway, while not a cycle lane this allows people to cycle between Linnards Lane and the [heavily overgrown] cycle crossing just past Ascot Drive. The footway narrows somewhat at the bridge, so users must be car ... [more]

This footway has recently been cleared of overgrowth and, while not a legal cycle lane, is a very useful means of cycling between Linnards Lane and Plumley Moor Road without using the carriageway (which is quite dangerous).

Wide smooth tarmac cycleway passes under the new A556 road via a well lit underpass. There are steps for horse riders to dismount.

This road used to be the A566 - a nasty 4-lane road that acted as a motorway junction between the M6 & M566. Now a new road has been constructed the old road has been downgraded to a 30 mph country lane making for ideal cycling conditions.

Cycleway along old route of the A556 takes a long detour and yields priority to cross the side road.

Cycleway alongside former route of A556 yields priority at a side road

Staggered crossing via an incredibly thin central island. I think the Chreshire Cycleway (RCN 70) is supposed to cross here now that the traffic lights at Bucklow Hill have gone - though there are no route signs.

cycleway yields priority at side road crossing.

Cycleway loses priority at a side road crossing. There really is no excuse at this location as the cycleway used to be part of the A556 carriageway - so the give way markings had to be deliberately moved.

Cycleway crosses, then re-crosses the old alignment of the A566

Diagonal road crossing - no priority to cycleway.

Cycleway alongside former route of the A556 detours up side road then makes a sharp right-angle turn to cross the road without priority.

Brand new cycleway alongside the old route of the A556 surfaced with loose chippings.

Knutsford cycle parking in the shape of penny Farthing. Knutsford has Penny Farthing races

Knutsford - cycle parking corner of King St and Hillside road Could do with signage to say what it is.

UPDATE 14 Oct 2017 #a556 #b5569 See #94537 and #94538 It's disappointing that Highways England do not know how to build a country road that prioritises vulnerable road users (on a road that is parallel to a new road that definitively prio ... [more]

Spot the cycleway sign!

Route sign for the Cheshire Cycleway (RR70). Sign is missing for eastbound cyclists turning right off West Lane onto Peacock Lane.

Narrow footbridge over the River Bollin south of Dunham Massey. Just about negotiable with a bike.

Bicycle park at Tatton Park

Free entry for bicycles to Tatton Park. A very nice place to ride.

Cheshire Cycleway sign.

Chishire Cycleway sign - easy to miss due to being hidden in a hedge.

Cheshire Cycleway sign. Very small and difficult to spot at such a large junction. No destinations shown.

Ashley near Greater Manchester, The Greyhound, Cow Lane, Altrincham WA15 0QR If you know any cycle friendly pubs/cafes let us know on twitter with #cyclinn @GMcycling and Also if you know of any cycle friendly cafes/pubs or bars in and aro ... [more]

Covered cycle parking at Sandbach station

While a right turn option is signed, the traffic islands make turning right awkward, as if the designers had thought only a left turn would be allowed.

A short section of contraflow cycle lane near the station.

The last half mile of the cycle route to the town centre is to be walked!

Is it me or does this cycle lane get narrower before giving up?

Directional signage on the Gresty Greenway

One of two pumps and workstands within Crewe railway station. These are located near the main platform level bike parking areas.

Alsager to Staffordshire University, Leek Road

Linley Road, Alsager to Staffordshire University, Leek Road

Some of the cycle parking at Crewe station

There is a cycle lane along the main Nantwich Road, but vehicles turn left at the Lights at Edleston Road, risking a collision cutting across the path.

A free tool bar with basic cycle tools and pumps that anyone can use whenever the Crewe indoor market is open. Set up and maintained by volunteers from Christian Concern Cycles who also run a fully equipped workshop at St. Paul's church cw ... [more]

A cycle path that crosses a busy junction with no clear guidance. There is a very faint stop sign but most cyclists filter out onto the road to make it clear they are going straight on

M shaped racks at Crewe railway station. Sorry for the awful quality image :-/

Dunham Massey - a national trust park house and garden. Wheelbender cycle racks - used by mini-scooters!

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