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Cycling in Canterbury

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Time for coffee and cake!

Cycle route sign finally in place.

Cycle route sign finally in place.

Cycle route sign finally in place.

Cycle route sign finally in place.

Cycle parking in Canterbury Cathedral precincts.

Cycle parking at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Cycle parking at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Cycle parking at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle parking at Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

Move onto the path. This transition needs work

No Entry except cycles. Need to establish a proper cycle contra flow or block this to traffic coming off the A2.

Keep going. London Road connects to the cycle path. Need signage here

Crossing point to Harbledown. It's a bit rubbish really.

Track on the right could be developed into a proper path and then a better crossing point installed at the end

At this T junction turn left onto the major road and Canterbury

Turn right for Faversham and London

Straight on for Canterbury through Upper Harbledown.

Turn left for Canterbury. Need some signage

This is the old London Road. It could do with a little TLC. The cycle signs on the left are irrelevant and should be removed

The darker tarmac in the middle of the picture is the start of the old London Road. When safe, move onto it and keep going. This transition needs work.

Again this section work and more contradictory signage. Path needs to be wider and bobbled slabs replaced.

This section needs sorting out. Watch for vehicles on the petrol station slip road

Turn left up here takes you into Blean woods and you can follow New Road, a wide earth road, all the way to Rough Common on the outskirts of Canterbury. A lovely way to approach the City

Cycle path to Canterbury. Make up your mind!

Cycle parking at Surestart centre.

Falala Way cycle path.

New cycle parking outside new university accommodation. UPDATE: The cycle parking has now been removed just a few days after it was installed. The railings remain however.

New cycle parking in Canterbury city centre near to the Cathedral.

Cycle parking at a business unit.

Cycle parking at Reculver school.

This Altira Park business park has a very wide cycle path.

Cycle parking at Premier Inn.

Bridge towards Canterbury East railway station. Cyclists need to dismout when using this bridge.

Bridge away from Canterbury East station towards Canterbury's city centre. Cyclists need to dismount when using this bridge.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle path towards Lansdown Road.

Cycle path towards Canterbury East station.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Wheeling strip for bicycles.

Wheeling strip for bicycles.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign. Ignore the NCR18 marking, which is historic but not longer accurate.

Cycle parking is required at Bekesbourne railway station.

No spaces are left at this cycle parking. More cycle parking capacity is needed.

Best Lane is being repaved. As part of the repaving new cycle parking has been installed. However for some reason fewer stands have been installed. See #25189 for what it used to look like.

Seen on Cushing Walk, presumably named after the horror film actor, this gate offers a crushing grisly death (illustrated) to pedestrians and children, in the name of convenient car parking.

Some cycle parking in Whitstable back street.

Congestion on Whitstable high street, as viewed from upper deck of a bus.

The A299 is crossed by the Crab and Winkle way here on a farmers accommodation bridge. The old route of the railway line can just be made out in this photo by the slightly raised banks either side of this modern dual carriageway.

Riders on a Kent Bike Week event enjoying a recently resurfaced downhill bit of the Crab and Winkle way.

Crab and Winkle way runs through farmland

The crab and winkle way turns off this short on-road section.

Bit of cycle related artwork being passed by a Kent County Council Bike Week ride

Cycle parking in the corner of the car park furthest from the station entrance.

Steps up to Whitstable Station south side

The sign says that no horses, horse and carts or pedestrians are allowed on the A299. Apparently it previously showed that cyclists were prohibited too, but has been edited to remove that restriction. Cycling on that road may be permitted b ... [more]

Heavy and busy traffic on the road here make this cycleway a rather depressing cycle ride. This lorry was in the layby two days running and the rear wheels of the trailer unit seemed to be locked up with a green cable lock which seemed e ... [more]

Cycle path alongside Thanet Way

A toucan crossing of Thanet Way.

Crossing an arm of a busy roundabout.

Narrow cycle route underneath pedestrian bridge

Heavily overgrown cycle path

Thanet Way cycle path

Narrow cycle path between back gardens and the railway.

Patronizing signage screams CYCLISTS DISMOUNT THROUGH TUNNEL.

Discrete artwork marks this end of the Crab and Winkle way in Whitstable.

The no cycling markings here are being left to fade as this will eventually become NCN15.

Although cycling is not strictly permitted along here it is already quite a popular route and plans are in place to formalise this.

Resident's motor vehicles are allowed along this beach hut access road, but those pesky cyclists are not welcome, with a threat of a £500 fine set as recently as 2010. But we hear that progress has been made towards formally permitting ... [more]

Cycle parking down there on St. George's Terrace

Some bike racks near the dodgems.

Outside a kiosk on Herne Bay pier - we set this up!

Outside a kiosk on Herne Bay Pier.

Bike hire

The threat here is that if you dive or jump a submarine bike or shopping trolley will be your downfall.

Cycling towards Herne Bay - the joins in this concrete road punctuate this section.

NCN 15 along here is a concrete track, there are lots of walkers.

There are quite a few signs like this that read: "Cyclists please moderate your speed and give way to pedestrians"

The view towards Herne Bay, the road is one-way here.

Cycle parking and some toilets. The path up the hill goes on for a bit and eventually there's some steps up onto the road. The path along the coast is wide and flat but there are some no cycling signs that are widely ignored and apparentl ... [more]

Whitstable is about a mile downhill on this quite busy road. The other way is to follow NCN1 along to the Crab and Winkle Way - an old railway line, but that's a mile along quite a depressing cycle route that runs alongside a dual carriagew ... [more]

The picturesque village of Stodmarsh on NCR1 between Canterbury and Sandwich.

Following NCR1 towards Richborough power station (on the horizon). The power station was demolished in spring 2012.

NCR1 through coppiced woodland.

Approaching the village of Stodmarsh via NCR1.

This historic building beside NCR1 in Canterbury has a leaning doorway.

Fordwich is a picturesque village on NCR1 between Canterbury and Sandwich. Here an oasthouse can be seen.

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