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Cycle route sign.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route sign.

Cycle route signs.

Cycle route signs. The sign towards the Council Offices and St. Martin's Church is facing the wrong direction. It needs to be turned back to back into the countraflow cycle lane at the end of North Holmes Road.

Local cycle route signs.

Local cycle route signs.

Local cycle route signs.

Local cycle route sign.

Local cycle route sign.

Local cycle route sign.

The cycle path between Artillery Street and Military Road.

Great Stour Way cycle route between Chartham and Canterbury.

Great Stour Way cycle route between Chartham and Canterbury.

Sign guiding cyclists towards destinations from Canterbury West railway station.

New cycle parking installed as part of the Westgate Towers motor traffic closure experiment.

Access control at the Canterbury end of The Escape Route.

Motorcycle inhibitor at access into Sturry Road Community Park. The gap at the top is 59cm wide. The gap at the bottom is 83cm wide. A cargo trailer should be able to fit through here.

Sign towards Canterbury on National Cycle Route 18 which at this point is called the Pilgrims Cycle Trail.

Sign towards Ashford on National Cycle Route 18 which at this point is called the Pilgrims Cycle Trail.

The gaps between the wood at the end of this bridge are a safety hazard to cyclists.

Staff cycle parking at Canterbury City Council.

Ramp to bridge over the river Stour. When approaching from the bridge the slots can be dangerous.

Bridge over the river Stour.

Cycle bridge over the river Stour.

Replacement cycle parking installed outside Waitrose. The cycle parking has been moved away from the building to give enough room for access. This solves the issue shown in #35629.

A stylish bench next to the riverside cycle path.

The new riverside cycle route beside Kingsbrook Park is now open.

New cycle stands at Kent & Canterbury Hospital. These replace the stands shown in photo #29392.

Cycle parking at the rear of Waitrose. Poorly visible.

Replacement cycle parking installed outside Waitrose. The spacing between stands is now fine (the previous stands were too close together), but the stands have been placed too close to the building. These stands have now been moved further ... [more]

The cycle path through the Horses & Goats Tunnel is now lit.

The cycle path to the Horses & Goats Tunnel is now lit.

Cycle parking at Sainsburys.

Riverside views from the bench and cycle parking beside the Great Stour Way.

Cycle route sign to the left towards Westgate Gardens following National Cycle Route 1. Also follow this route to reach Canterbury City Centre (This is slightly shorter than the City Centre route shown on the finger sign at this location to ... [more]

Cycle route signs: - to Wincheap (Turn left); - along the Crab & Winkle Way which forms the part of National Cycle Route 1 to Whitstable (Turn left); - to the Great Stour Way traffic-free riverside cycle path which forms part of National ... [more]

Cycle route sign to the right towards Westgate Gardens following National Cycle Route 1. Also follow this route to reach Canterbury City Centre (This is slightly shorter than the City Centre route shown on the finger sign at this location t ... [more]

Cycle route signs towards: - Westgate Gardens (About turn to cycle there, or walk through the gate just beyond this sign to walk into the gardens which are the other side of the wall); - Canterbury West railway station (About turn, then c ... [more]

Cycle route sign to the left towards Westgate Gardens and Canterbury West railway station following National Cycle Route 1. Follow this route to reach Canterbury City Centre. Also follow NCR1 in this direction to reach Fordwich, Sandwich, D ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Wincheap (turn left); - Chartham (turn left, follow the signs for the Great Stour Way). This left turn is the beginning of National Cycle Route 18 via Chartham, Wye, Ashford, Tentenden, and finishing at Royal T ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Wincheap (turn right); - Chartham (turn right, follow the signs for the Great Stour Way). This right turn is the beginning of National Cycle Route 18 via Chartham, Wye, Ashford, Tentenden, and finishing at Roya ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Canterbury High School (Turn left and briefly uphill and across the bridge); - Westgate Gardens (Turn right, downhill); - Canterbury West railway station (Turn right, downhill); Canterbury City Centre is reach ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Wincheap (Turn left, pass around car park edge); - Great Stour Way (Turn left, pass around car park edge). The traffic-free riverside cycle path to the village of Chartham which forms part of National Cycle Route ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Westgate Gardens (Turn right); - Canterbury West railway station (Turn right); - Crab & Winkle Way (Turn right). The Crab & Winkle Way forms part of National Cycle Route 1; - Wincheap (About turn, pass around ca ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Canterbury City Centre and Wincheap (turn sharp left then cross the bridge shortly thereafter). - Westgate Gardens (About turn); - Canterbury West railway station (About turn); - Crab & Winkle Way (About turn). ... [more]

Cycle routes sign for: - Westgate Gardens (Follow left fork); - Canterbury West railway station (Follow left fork); - Crab & Winkle Way (Follow left fork). The Crab & Winkle Way forms part of National Cycle Route 1. - Canterbury City Ce ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Great Stour Way, the traffic-free riverside cycle path to the village of Chartham which forms part of National Cycle Route 18. Beyond Chartham NCR18 reaches Wye, Ashford, Tenterden, and Royal Tunbridge Wells via qu ... [more]

Cycle route sign for: - Westgate Gardens (turn sharp back right); - Canterbury West railway station (turn sharp back right); - Crab & Winkle Way (turn sharp back right). The Crab & Winkle Way forms part of National Cycle Route 1. Turn ... [more]

Cycle route sign towards Canterbury City Centre and Wincheap. Cross the bridge immediately to the right. Canterbury East railway station can be reached by following the subsequent City Centre signs.

Cycle route sign towards Canterbury City Centre and Wincheap. Cross the bridge immediately to the left. Canterbury East railway station can be reached by following the subsequent City Centre signs.

Cycle route sign for: - Westgate Gardens (turn left, then sharp back right at the next junction a few metres away). Follow the signs for Westgate Gardens to head towards Canterbury West railway station; - Canterbury High School (turn left ... [more]

Cycle route signs for: - Westgate Gardens (turn left and head along path through grassed area); - Canterbury High School (turn left and head along path through grassed area). Provides an alternative to the cycle path beside the main road, ... [more]

This vehicle is part obstructing access to the cycle route. It's also parked partially across the pavement and across some double-yellow lines on the corner of the road.

This vehicle is part obstructing access to the cycle route. It's also parked partially across the pavement and across some double-yellow lines on the corner of the road.

Cycle route sign to turn left onto the cycle path through the "Horses & Goats tunnel" towards Canterbury City Centre and Canterbury High School. Canterbury East railway station and the Great Stour Way cycle path, which forms part of Nationa ... [more]

Cycle route signs towards: - Wincheap (behind, pass through the "Horses & Goats Tunnel" beneath the railway); - City Centre and Canterbury High School (turn right). Canterbury East railway station and the Great Stour Way cycle path, which ... [more]

Cycle route signs towards: - Wincheap (turn left, pass through the "Horses & Goats Tunnel" beneath the railway); - City Centre and Canterbury High School (behind). Canterbury East railway station and the Great Stour Way cycle path, which ... [more]

Cycle route sign towards Canterbury City Centre and Canterbury High School. Canterbury East railway station can be reached by following the Canterbury City Centre signs. The Great Stour Way cycle path, which forms part of National Cycle ... [more]

Cycle route sign towards Wincheap. Turn right following the riverside path. Access is via the "Horses & Goats tunnel".

Cycle route signs for: - Canterbury High School. The Great Stour Way traffic-free riverside cycle path which forms part of National Cycle Route 18 can also be reached this way; - Wincheap (behind, pass over small bridge); - Canterbury Ci ... [more]

Cycle route sign towards Wincheap. Turn right then cross over the small bridge.

Cycle route signs for: - Canterbury City Centre (turn left, pass beneath main road); - Wincheap (turn left, pass over small bridge); - Westgate Gardens (turn right and head along path through grassed area); - Canterbury High School (tur ... [more]

Cycle route sign for the cycle path beside the main road, Rheims Way, towards Canterbury High School. Replaces the sign in photo #22556.

Cycle route sign for the cycle path beside the main road, Rheims Way, towards Canterbury High School. Replaces the sign in photo #22556, which is viewed from the reverse side.

Cycle route sign towards Canterbury City Centre (passes beneath the main road) and Wincheap (pass over the bridge seen in the lower right of the photo. Replaces the sign in photo #29307.

Cycle parking at the side of the new Marlowe Theatre. Unfortunately its location is poorly signed.

Cycle parking at the side of the new Marlowe Theatre. Unfortunately its location is poorly signed.

There's a need for better cycle parking at Canterbury's Morrisons than the edge of a trolley park.

New bench and cycle parking installed beside the popular Great Stour Way cycle path between Canterbury and Chartham. Details of the bench here: http://www.spokeseastkent.org.uk/blog/2011/08/20/new-picnic-bench-installed-on-the-great-stour-w ... [more]

Motorists regularly entirely block the mandatory contraflow cycle lane here in Old Ruttington Lane. Vehicle registrations GF52 RTV and MX02 WAE are shown here.

Low security cycle parking. There's enough space for some Sheffield stands here instead.

Turn left onto the Falala Way shared-use cycle path to follow National Cycle Route 1 towards Canterbury City Council's offices, Fordwich, Sandwich, Deal, and Dover (the last the long way). Continue ahead to follow Regional Cycle Route 16 ... [more]

This short section of cycle path links the toucan crossing over Military Road with New Ruttington Lane.

National Cycle Route 1 crosses Military Road via this toucan crossing.

National Cycle Route 1 crosses Military Road via this toucan crossing.

Turn left (north-west) at the toucan crossing onto a short section of cycle path to reach the Northgate area of the city and the City Centre. Turn right (south-east) at the toucan crossing to reach Canterbury Christ Church University (th ... [more]

Turn right (north-west) at the toucan crossing onto a short section of cycle path to reach the Northgate area of the city and the City Centre. Turn left (south-east) at the toucan crossing to reach Canterbury Christ Church University (th ... [more]

A short section of cycle path links the end of New Ruttington Lane with the toucan crossing over Military Road.

National Cycle Route 1 towards Fordwich, Sandwich, Deal, and Dover continues straight ahead into New Ruttington Lane here.

Numerous potholes on this section of National Cycle Route 1. Reported via www.kent.gov.uk/khsfaults on 2011-Apr-13 with reference 26714.

Potholes and generally poor road surface outside Canterbury's Job Centre on this portion of National Cycle Route 1.

High Street St. Gregory's offers a useful cycle cut-through.

Palace Street, branded the King's Mile, is pretty cycle friendly. However at times it can be quite busy with pedestrians and the parallel King Street to the west offers an easier way to cycle into the city centre.

Builders working on Canterbury's new Marlowe Theatre have inconsiderately fenced in some adjacent cycle parking, rendering it inaccessible.

Sizable pothole at the side of the road. Reported via www.kent.gov.uk/khsfaults on 2011-Apr-13 with reference 26710.

Pothole reported via www.kent.gov.uk/khsfaults on 2011-Apr-13 with reference 26708.

Mill Lane (St. Radigund's) is divided by bollards, between which the signed cycle route passes.

Cycle link signs via Mill Lane (St. Radigund's) towards the University of Kent and the St. Dunstan's area of the city.

National Cycle Route 1 turns left here. To head into the city centre turn right and cycle down King Street.

National Cycle Route 1 follows a short one-way circuit here, turning right into Knotts Lane, as signposted beneath the right-hand No Entry sign.

Cycle route signs along National Cycle Route 1. Also a cycle route sign towards the City Centre via Mill Lane (next to The Millers Arms pub).

Cycle route signs along National Cycle Route 1 viewed from Mill Lane, which provides a cycle route towards the City Centre. Head right (east) on NCR1 towards the Northgate area of the city and (not signed) towards Fordwich, Sandwich, Deal, ... [more]

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