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Covered cycle parking at Darwood Car Park, St Ives

Houghton Mill - recently in the news becuase of their commissioning of a new mill stone to grind the flour.

Recently upgraded surface through 'The Thicket'

Recently upgraded surface through 'The Thicket'.

Pub in Wareseley

Gamlingay Road, Wareseley

Approaching Waresley on Grandsden Road

Bridleway near Great Grandsden

Quiet road near Great Grandsden

Great Grandsden

Great Grandsden

Great Grandsden

Fox Street, Great Grandsden

Great Grandsden

Access ramp Great Grandsden

30 mph Great Grandsden

Approaching Great Grandsden

Approaching Great Grandsden – a road safety 'think' campaign.

Caxton Road

Improvements on the Houghton to St Ives riverside route. The track has been widened, levelled and resurfaced. Negotiating bollards placed to presumably prevent motorised access.

Improvements to the riverside route between Houghton and St Ives. The track has been widened, levelled and resurfaced. Approaching a set of bollards presumably to restrict motorised access.

Improvements to the riverside route between Houghton and St Ives. The path has been widened, levelled and resurfaced.

The Thicket Path from St Ives to Houghton has been widened and resurfaced along its central section. (March 2013) (There's a short section at the St Ives end which is still under construction, whilst a long section closer to Houghton is ... [more]

Route to Houghton Mill (National Trust) for the bridleway to Hemingford Abbots and a back road to St Ives.

Back way out of St Ives

Back way out of St Ives

This seems bizarre - no motor vehicles on St Ives Bridge, unless they happen to be over 3 tonnes?

The traffic-free St Ives Bridge

The traffic-free St Ives Bridge

Great, but does it matter which side of the sign cyclists go, on a traffic-free road?

Start of path (through the arch) across the meadows to Hemingford Grey

Buses and cycle contraflow only - good, but why does the sign show two lanes for motor traffic?

Just a tiny Ouse Valley Way marker - but local cyclists do cut through the churchyard

Start of direct route from St Ives to Houghton and Huntingdon - cyclists should avoid this first footpath section by going around to the right/north.

Start of Barnes Walk towards Houghton (& footbridge to Holt Island nature reserve)

Footpath section of direct route from Houghton to St Ives - turn left/north before you get here.

End of the direct route from Houghton to St Ives - signposting needed.

Tree-lined avenue entering St Ives

Barrier at the entry to The Thicket reserve - on an unsigned direct route from Houghton to St Ives.

Thicket Road - an unsigned direct route from Houghton to St Ives.

Thicket Road - an unsigned direct route from Houghton to St Ives.

Start of asphalt route to St Ives - totally unsigned.

Bridleway skirting around Houghton

Just a dead end sign - but there's an asphalt route for cyclists all the way to St Ives!

Cyclist right beneath No Cycling sign on the National Trust's Houghton Mill.

Just beyond this is a bridleway sign - but they definitely don't want you cycling past the National Trust's Houghton Mill.

The Green, Houghton - it would be lovely if this was on a signed cycle route.

Cycle stand (presumably) between car-parking spaces in a new housing development

Shared-use cycleway past new housing development

Cheap shared-use path by a busy main room - there's plenty of scope for a good riverside route in the park to the right.

Poor provision for cyclists (despite the route sign)

There's a contraflow cycle-lane in the mid-distance, but it's not clear if there's a legal way to get there.

The pedestrianised main shopping street of Huntingdon - cycles only permitted 4pm-10am, it seems.

Limited cycle parking at Huntingdonshire District Council offices (also visible in the mid-distance)

Start of shared-use path on Huntingdon's hectic one-way system

Route signs (also across the road)

NCN route 51 on footbridge by Godmanchester bridge - bikes should be wheeled [but there's a proposal in 2021 for a pandemic pop-up closure of the bridge to motor traffic]

Cyclists Dismount sign on NCN route 51 at Godmanchester bridge

Shared-use cycleway passing under the A14 viaduct (being patched together to last a few more years) - I didn't see any Route 51 markings at all in Godmanchester.

Start of shared-use footway to Godmanchester bridge

To Cambridge via the busway...

The Chinese Bridge, Godmanchester - not a cycle route

Poor cycle access to Godmanchester bridge - sudden end of shared-use path.

Poor cycle access to Godmanchester bridge

Crossing needed to link cycleways here

Link to riverside route to Huntingdon

The Grove is a handy cut-off avoiding the main road junction - but its loose surface seems designed to keep cyclists away.

Church Lane, Hartford

It's not really possible to use this footpath around Hartford church for cycling.

There's a footpath between Hartford churchyard and the river, but it would be nice to have a cycle route through the churchyard.

Brief stretch of the old road into Huntingdon now closed except for buses (one way) and cycles (two ways).

Brief stretch of the old road into Huntingdon now closed except for buses (one way) and cycles (two ways).

Brief stretch of the old road into Huntingdon now closed except for buses (one way) and cycles (two ways).

Brief stretch of the old road into Huntingdon now closed except for buses (one way) and cycles (two ways).

Cycleway past Hartford Marina

Cycleway past Hartford Marina

After a couple of hundred metres on a half-decent shared-use path, cyclists have to cross back to the other side of the A road.

There's a half-decent shared-use path from Houghton to Huntingdon - crossing to the far side of the A road for a few hundred metres, then crossing back.

The Houghton bypass - why isn't a cycle route signed through the village?

Dangerously narrow shared-use path by the A road between St Ives and Huntingdon

Unfriendly two-stage caged crossings (even on a road to nowhere)

The shared-use footway briefly becomes wide enough passing a new housing development.

Dangerously narrow shared-use cycleway

Cycleway emerging from new housing development onto what seems to be a shared-use footway

What happens when incompetent planners and developers build a cycleway and then fail to provide access to it.

What happens when incompetent planners and developers build a cycleway and then fail to provide access to it.

The developers have planted a hedge to block access to the cycleway.

The developers have planted a hedge to block access to the cycleway - that won't last long.

There's a fair-sized dropping-off area to the right.

Crossing to cycleway by new housing development, St Ives

It's rather random to provide a shared-use footway right alongside an on-road cycle lane.

Nice traditional bike shop in St Ives

Busway flooding May 1 2012 after heavy rain

Bridleway on old Roman road

Byway on old Roman road

Byway on old Roman road

Segregated cycle track around the east edge of St Neots

The direct road to Abbotsley and the Gransdens from St Neots has been crudely cut off.

Traffic calming with two cycle bypasses in Eynesbury

This footbridge could be improved for cycling

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