Category Archives: National Cycle Network

Bolts, Plugs and Builders Nails


If you listen to some campaigners, our continental cousins enjoy cycling infrastructure that’s like sugar and spice and all things. My own experience is too limited to back that up, but it seems over here the infrastructure is, quite literally, … Continue reading

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Are Sustrans Masters of Irony?


The harvest is nearly in and my fears about how well the new gravel/hardcore surfaces, on NCN 12/51, would withstand the combined weight of harvesters and tractors have not come to pass. Perhaps just as well, Sustrans are planning a … Continue reading

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NCN 51 Surface Improvements?


At about the same time that I broke my collar bone, Sustrans started improvement works on the surface of their National Cycle Network route 51, between Southoe and the B661. This work was long overdue. I’m back on the bike … Continue reading

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Seedy cycling


No this isn’t a post about exploring the more exotic routes of Dutch cycling infrastructure, but something much more mundane. After yesterday’s rain, commuting this morning along the National Cycle Network, the long grass was hanging heavy and damp over … Continue reading

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Perfect Commute?


A couple of weeks ago I had an email from Sustrans thanking me for completing their cycle to work survey. The email was also publicising a new Sustrans campaign for a national cycle to work standard and had a link … Continue reading

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Bedford to St Neots on Sustrans NCN 51


When it isn’t an inaccessible muddy mess, I’m a regular user of the section of NCN 51 linking St Neots to Huntingdon, and if you follow my blog you’ll probably know I’m quite critical of it. My wider experience of … Continue reading

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Oh No! Tall Grass


I have made six commute journeys on my bike this week. On five of them it rained, but on all of them my feet got soaked through. It is not the rain that wets them, neither is it the standing … Continue reading

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