Babs on a bike

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 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

 bike rides

The Sustrans website will tell you all about the National Cycle Network in the UK which “is a series of traffic-free paths and quiet, on-road cycling and walking routes, that connect to every major town and city.  The Network passes within a mile of half of all UK homes and stretches over 14,000 miles across the UK.”

They also have a shop where you can buy maps, books, clothes and accessories etc, although you might have a good cycle shop in your own neighbourhood where you can get everything you need; or, even better, check out the second hand shops and the shops of animal-friendly charities and re-use something someone else doesn’t need any more (for a fraction of the price).

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21 thoughts on “Babs on a bike

  1. No idea what you are talking about since this was not a feature of 1970s in the UK. However, it sounds like a great idea. Over here in South Australia a bunch of clowns decided it would be a really good idea if bikes could go riding on the pavements, with pedestrians and no speed restrictions – and yes, there have been accidents. But it’s only pedestrians and we have lots of those anyway – it’s not as if they are an endangered species.

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    • 😀 Oh Edgar, you are so dark. They need to make the pavements wider so that they can have half the width for pedestrians and half for cyclists, with clear painted lines indicating which side is which. They’ve done that quite a lot in Brighton. We’ve also enjoyed an off-road cycle path (on an old railway line) near us which is open to pedestrians too, but the signposts clearly instruct that pedestrians have priority and cyclists must beware.

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      • No, there were bike lanes on every road, in the major cities and in all country towns. They were part of the road system, clearly marked and wide enough for two bikes side by side. By and large, drivers respected these lanes. Laws are very different in Australia and this is only a South Australian State Issue,

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  2. I had the Sustrans poster map when I lived in the UK. I bet they’ve added loads more tracks since then (over 15 years ago). I used the track from Bath to Bristol once. Most of it was well away from traffic, was scenic and good exercise. 🙂 Took my son on it too a few times but we didn’t get far because he was a toddler then and we had to carry him most of the time.
    Just had a look at the web-site – it looks really good. Very useful.

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