The Festival Way is one of the popular routes created as part of the Cycling City programme between 2008-2011. Much time was spent on trying to link up this route with Long Ashton, Backwell and Nailsea but there remains an awkward missing link around Ashton Park school, UWE Bower Ashton campus, and Ashton Court Park. John Grimshaw has produced a detailed report examining the alternatives. The clear conclusion is that a route across the bottom of Ashton Court would be by far the best option.

You can read the version of the report from April 2015 here: Ashton Court missing link (JG) 13042015.

In thinking about this missing link it’s important to also consider the Clanage Road roundabout with Blackmoors Lane by Ashton Park School.