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The Via Francigena reaches asphalt on the edge of Bolsena

Water point on the Via Francigena

Rough stretch of track on the Via Francigena

Turn left here on the Via Francigena cycle route (or carry on ahead to follow EuroVelo5 and turn left on the main road).

The Via Francigena continues straight ahead past this quarry access.

Cyclists following the Via Francigena should turn left here (can you see the tiny blue and white marker?).

Modal filter on the Via Francigena, but cyclists should stick to the road to the right.

Blue and white markers for the Via Francigena cycle route and shared-use footway into San Lorenzo Nuovo

The Via Francigena cycle route now turns right here on the edge of San Lorenzo Nuovo

Via Francigena markers well hidden under the tree to the right.

Blue and white marker for cyclists on the Via Francigena as well as hikers' signs.

The first sign of the Via Francigena leaving Acquapendente - in Lazio cyclists need to look for these small blue and white markers rather than signs for walkers.

Unsigned, but the Via Francigena turns right here

Bike rental, Acquapendente

The Via Francigena turns right immediately before a water point and the main road.

Cyclists should follow the arrow here to rejoin the walkers' Via Francigena.

There are no separate signs in Lazio for cyclists on the Via Francigena, but they should take the first turning to the left to avoid a rough stretch of path.

No Entry except passenger cars - no mention of cycles.

The Via Francigena forking right into Proceno, the first village in Lazio - where the cycle route is hardly signposted at all.

The barely finished Porta del Lazio rest spot, looking into Tuscany.

The barely finished Porta del Lazio rest spot - the border of Tuscany and Lazio is on the ridge ahead.

The Via Francigena turns left here onto another gravel road.

Turn left on the Via Francigena in southern Tuscany

Cyclists and walkers on the Via Francigena should turn right on the main road and then at once left.

Both roads really do lead to Rome, it seems.

Way-point on the Via Francigena in southern Tuscany - but hikers and cyclists should take the road in the background to avoid a short stretch of main road.

Rest stop and water point on the Via Francigena in southern Tuscany - but it should be clearer that hikers and cyclists can turn left here to avoid a short stretch of main road.

A bridge on the Via Francigena in southern Tuscany, with a pair of hikers ahead

In the middle of nowhere (on the Via Francigena in southern Tuscany) this seems to be the base of Radicofani e-bike rent & tours (www.radicofaniebike.it/en)

The Via Francigena on a gravel road south from Radicofani

The Via Francigena going downhill on a gravel road - take care

There are regular water points along this section of the Via Francigena south from Radicofani, with clear indications of the distance to the next one.

The Via Francigena on a gravel road south from Radicofani

A photo showing just how restrictive the A frames on the trail over the RSPB's Ham Wall reserve are. The handlebars on the bike shown are 44cm wide. There is an identical A frame at the eastern end of the reserve. See also photo #176055 ... [more]

The barrier chicane at the end of the off road section of the Strawberry Line / NCN33 from Cheddar to Axbridge. The section of path from Sharpham Road to Cheddar Road is reasonably well surfaced and wide, although it is normally busy with ... [more]

A glimpse of the racks at Gunton Station.

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Route signs for the Via Francigena and L'Eroica cycle routes [the section to the south is horribly corrugated, if I remember rightly]

An A frame at the western entrance to the RSPB Ham Wall reserve. Gap through the frame is just 60cm. Note that the gate alongside the A frame here has a RADAR lock, but the gate at the other end of the trail beside a similar A frame has a ... [more]

The Strawberry Line / NCN26 path behind Wideatts Road in Cheddar. This is a shared path which is narrow with an uneven and loose surface, and is badly lit. The entrance to the path at Valley Line Industrial Park is especially restrictive.

Access onto NCN33 / Brean Down Way from Wayacre Drove. The path is accessed through the space on the right of the gate, which is usually locked. The space is a reasonable width at over 1.5m, although the surface is loose and it is right b ... [more]

Manchester HOME First Street . Novel bicycle parking . Peloton with yellow in the lead.

One of two kissing gates on the Brean Down Way / NCN33 between Uphill and Brean. Like the other gate the space on this one is restricted and overgrown. There is just sufficient space for a standard cycle - a tandem, bike and trailer, or a ... [more]

A swing gate on the NCN33 / Brean Down Way. Return spring is very strong, and the latch is stiff to operate. This is one of three similar gates on this section of pathway.

Barrier chicane at the point where the Strawberry Line / NCN26 merges with the pavement on Station Road in Sandford. The barrier spacing is not as bad as some at just over 1m, but the barriers are placed partway up a fairly steep slope, ... [more]

Barrier chicane at the northern end of the NCN3 / NCN33 path between Bawdrip and Cossington. The gap between the barriers is 1m, and may be difficult for some types of cycle to navigate.

Junction of Wrington Road with the A370 / Bristol Road in Congresbury. There is a pass through opposite into a contraflow cycle lane on Wood Hill - unfortunately most map systems show this as one way, not taking into account the contraflow ... [more]

Norton Radstock Greenway exit onto A367 Bath Road in Radstock. Although it is shared path and exits onto a shared pavement the design is not bad. There is a barrier between the path and road to prevent young children using the path from c ... [more]

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  • Icon 176218 Ground gets muddy. Needs mesh or path through grass
  • Icon 176217 Nowhere to go safely from here. Safe crossing of Church Street needed
  • Icon 176151 This footpath section is littered with abandoned scrap cars that are used for drug dropoffs. It is environmentally hazardous and is encouraging fly tipping. Numerous children use this footpath as their means to getting to school and it is not fit for purpose. Clear the junk cars that have been abandoned by the family who live there BUT Do Not Own the Land, yet claim they do. Check with the Parish council!!!!!
  • Icon 176150 This is a crazy busy road, LGV's mixing it up with schoolchildren, mums with pushchairs, cyclists and angry SUV drivers. Wholesale changes need to be made to prevent carmageddon. The whole town centre from this point on jams up every day. Make it more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists and less attractive for car drivers, restrictions on LGV's, smaller delivery vehicles can be used. This is a residential area, please help make it more pleasant. Can't believe you listened to the few complaints on the proposed cycle lanes earlier in the year, that was very disappointing. People need to be nudged to change behaviour. Your role as the local Highways Authority is to lead.
  • Icon 176149 The pavement on Manilla Street has been badly damaged. This damage is adjacent to the large building site at the eastern end of the road. The pavement by the dropped kerb at the entrance to the building site is now so smashed that a wheelchair user would not be able to use this section. In addition, today (25.11.21) the pavement was completely blocked by the builders, but no ramp was provided for wheelchair or buggy users to get down on to the road to cross to the opposite pavement. A safe and accessible pavement is crucial on this street as it is used as a rat-run by drivers avoiding the roundabout on Marsh Wall and cars and vans regularly drive past at high speed. The pavement on each side is not very wide and an accident could occur if a pedestrian is forced into the street when a speeding van is coming through. More considerate building practices are needed by this company, wider pavement with adequate dropped kerbs needs to be maintained and speed checks need to be undertaken in this area, please.
  • Icon 176148 Dangerous road for cyclists, as cars speed along this road and pass very close. A dedicated cycle lane is required to safely link Spalding and Pinchbeck. This would allow adults to bike to and from Pinchbeck and school kids to safely cycle to schools reducing the need for parents to drive and inturn reduce emissions and congestion. This could easily be accomplished by making the Spalding to Pinchbeck road one way, and then Wardentree Lane links back to Spalding (or bypass for heavy goods). The other half of the Spalding to Pinchbeck road can then be converted to a dedicated cycle lane.
  • Icon 176147 This road needs to be changed to stop people parking when kids are going to school and leaving. Cars parking down this road, makes it very dangerous for kids to bike to school, and also dangerous for kids to cross roads. Only a matter of time until somebody gets hurt.
  • Icon 176146 Shared use path to the station from the car dealership getting very overgrown with invasive Buddleia and other shrubs.
  • Icon 176145 Please put a safe pavement from Short Ferry caravan park to Fiskerton. Since we haven't got a bus now as the original bus route was taken away. Our nearest bus is Fiskerton approx 2.5 miles on a dangerous road. There is a grass verge but it's not really suitable. There is a national cycle way and walk way on the opposite bank from Bardney to Lincoln but no access for us to be safe. The road being a classified B which unfortunately very large lorries use it to cut thru from Bardney to Lincoln. With boy racers and speeding motor cyclists it's a danger to walk. Just one side will be perfect please.
  • Icon 176144 Interesting story about Portugal's bike industry, based in Agueda - www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59386433
  • Icon 176143 Cycle path too narrow for cyclists and walkers. Improve by removing grassy area and replacing with path - all the way to Harmston
  • Icon 176141 The path from the A57 to the Pyewipe is too narrow to get two bikes past each other…one person has to go in the rough grass. Saxilby is getting much bigger and we should be encouraging more people to cycle commute. I think improvements to this path would do this. Also consider improving the surface which is getting very rough and in some places has a dangerous camber towards the canal.

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