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Narrow barriers to negotiate at the end of the riverside path in Renfrew.

Barriers and signs at the start of the riverside path in Renfrew. It only reaches the riverside after the scrap yard.

A big and almost traffic-free descent to the Tyne valley and Hexham

Having passed the 'End of Cycle Route' sign back at #170357, there is a direction sign for an anonymous cycle route further along Meadowside Street. Also signage for the Clyde Coastal Path.

Sign obscured by overgrown vegetation.

End of Cycle Route. Unclear which one.

Good to see the cycle/pedestrian direction for the Renfrew Ferry incorporated into the main sign, but the road straight ahead is a through route for cycling since it leads to the riverside path.

On the gated road from Heavenfield to Acomb and Hexham

Gated road from Hexham and Acomb to Heavenfield

Gated road from Heavenfield to Acomb and Hexham

Start of gated road to Acomb and Hexham

Careful - the A road gives way to the B road.

Chollerford bridge - alternate one-way traffic, not ideal for stopping and looking at the scenery.

Cycle parking at Chesters Roman fort

The National Byway opposite Chesters Roman fort

The National Byway opposite Chesters Roman fort

Signs for NCN route 72 and the National Byway near Chesters

Signs for NCN route 72, Warden

NCN route 72 towards Hexham - this sign has gained some stickers since 2012.

No Cycling signs on this footpath

Riverside route, Hexham

Riverside routes, Hexham

Footpath links from the NCN route 72 underpass, Hexham bridge

Not shown on OpenCycleMap, but NCN route 72 turns 180 degrees to the left to use an underpass at Hexham bridge.

Not shown on OpenCycleMap, but NCN route 72 is signed through this underpass at Hexham bridge.

Not shown on OpenCycleMap, but NCN route 72 is signed through this underpass at Hexham bridge.

Cycle lockers at Hexham station

NO ! Cyclists cannot be expected to dismount just because they're slower through the lights than cars.

Cycle parking on the Market Place, Hexham

The route through the Moot Hall in Hexham is shown as a cycleway on OpenCycleMap, though I think most people will just cycle around to the right.

Route from Hexham station to the town centre

The turning down Tyne Green Lane on the National Byway to join NCN route 72 is unsigned.

NCN route 72 avoids the centre of Hexham - to go there, follow the National Byway

NCN route 72 crosses the level crossing towards Hexham - or you can take the riverside route to the left, signed as a mountain bike route.

Cyclists Dismount sign - the rails are at an awkward angle, so some kind of warning is needed.

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On the long fast descent into the Tyne Valley

Bridleway towards the Roman Military Road

Sustrans milepost on NCN route 72 between Vindolanda and Hexham

Route sign on NCN route 72 from Vindolanda to Hexham

The right-turn sign for NCN route 72 towards Vindolanda is missing.

No Motor Vehicles on NCN route 72 east from Vindolanda

Wheelbenders at Vindolanda

NCN route 72 towards Vindolanda

New footpaths and cycle tracks coming up on Old Airport Road! Currently, a 1.5 km stretch between Suranjan Das Rd <--> Wind Tunnel Rd is under construction. https://t.co/XOG7w605GC Rough location!

NCN route 68 continues ahead, or there's a left turn to Vindolanda on NCN route 72

Just three cycle stands at The Sill visitor centre - but there are tools.

Cyclists have to get through two gates to reach the cycle parking at The Sill visitor centre

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  • Icon 170295 Traffic rat run, polluting/non polluting vehicles racing up Mardley hill speeding passed residential homes located close to the main road B197 passing traffic speeding safety traffic cameras are ignored consider installing Truvelo safety cameras, residents have to endure speeding motor cycles revving their engines , heavy vehicles causing vibrations within homes in close proximity of residential homes. driving through B197 at speed. concerns, car fumes and noise getting worse, drivers ignoring walkers, children, cyclists there are schools located close to the road at times drivers ignore horses improvement plant/more hedges reduce roads sizes to create more cycleway paths for all to use quieter buses width reducing car measures reducing numbers of cars passing through residential areas introduce time restrictions for cargo trucks using roads reduce speed limits to 20 mph in residential areas, introduce road humps. ask residents if they are willing to pay a small sum toward introducing road measures also to fund this scheme. consider using the monies from traffic camera penalties or breaches for polluting cars and no access vehicles to improve road safety, and making roads quieter. also consider using recylced road tyres for tarmacing roads
  • Icon 170256 Sheffield stands needed outside the Forest Tavern for customers. Currently bikes are imperfectly locked to the railings there.
  • Icon 170255 Sheffield stands clearly needed outside Webster's and other shops here to encourage cycling.
  • Icon 170231 There has been great work to the Bull Plain crossing with Maidenhead Street but some drivers do not take care when crossing and travel much too fast when approaching - is there something that could be done - to persuade car drivers to take more care?
  • Icon 170230 No safe way for cyclists & pedestrians to cross the A47 at the Longwater interchange.
  • Icon 170229 Very difficult to cross William Frost Way due to the high level of traffic
  • Icon 170228 Somewhere along Coleridge Road, N8 Car door fatality https://road.cc/content/news/london-cyclist-killed-car-door-crash-284119 https://twitter.com/allpartycycling/status/1405468232291655680?s=21
  • Icon 170226 Travelling against the flow of traffic will cause accidents and chaos
  • Icon 170225 Mablethorpe is a one road town, any ideas which would cause any obstruction on the high street to the traffic will cause utter chaos and grid lock the town!
  • Icon 170224 Whoever keeps coming up with these unworkable and silly ideas, needs sacking!
  • Icon 170223 It can't be improved
  • Icon 170222 Whole one-way system needs to be a 20 mph Zone, this would be beneficial to people cycling in the road. Also those walking on narrow footpaths and motorists that come across queuing traffic.

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